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Former North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Bob Orr is the guest on this week's episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast. Orr talks about judicial races on the midterm ballot, his continued frustrations with President Donald Trump, the chances he'll still be a Republican in 2020, and the verdict from a federal corruption trial that concluded this week.
As Florence recovery marches on across portions of North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper calls on the Legislature to appropriate a $750 million down payment. His request came the same week as a new report out from the United Nations on the short-term effects of climate change.
Testimony about sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, new campaign ads in competitive Congressional races, and the most Gerrymandered maps in the country. Chris Cooper, Professor and head of the Department of Political science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University, returns to the WUNCPolitics podcast to weigh-in on the mid-terms and the GOP's defense of state supermajorities.
Colleges campuses are again bustling and that means more young adults seeking mental health services. Taylor Knopf , a reporter with NC Health News, joins WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii to discuss the increasing demand on campus , as well as efforts to try to improve upon infant mortality rates and childhood poverty in the state.