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Inside Politics: Election 2022
Every other Tuesday.

The podcast looking at this year's election, Inside Politics: Election 2022 will talk about the big issues like North Carolina's new political maps, the leadership of the political parties, race and equity, and the happenings on the campaign trail. We'll also look at the role of the coronavirus pandemic in campaign messaging and political advertising. We'll see where the candidates are connecting — and where there are disconnects.

Hosted by WFAE's political reporter Steve Harrison and former Charlotte Observer reporters Tim Funk and Jim Morrill.

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  • In this week’s episode of Inside Politics: Election 2022, we’re going to discuss the race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina. It’s expected that former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will win the Democratic primary on May 17. On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former Gov. Pat McCrory are the leading contenders.
  • In this episode of Inside Politics: Election 2022, we take a look at Charlotte City Council. Specifically, we're going to dig into the race for the council's four at-large seats. That’s where former Mayor Patrick Cannon is running in the Democratic primary on May 17. Cannon spent time in federal prison for accepting $50,000 in cash and gifts when he was on council and mayor.
  • We hear from Aimy Steele, founder and executive director of the New North Carolina Project. Then, Chris Cooper, a political scientist at Western Carolina University, joins us to talk about the rise of the unaffiliated voter in North Carolina.
  • In the first episode of Inside Politics: Election 2022, we discuss the political maps in place for North Carolina’s congressional and legislative races. Then we’ll assess the state of North Carolina’s Democratic and Republican parties, and their challenges.
  • One of three hosts of Inside Politics, Jim Morrill is a native of the Chicago area who's worked in the Carolinas since 1979. He covered politics and government for the Charlotte Observer for almost 40 years.
  • One of three hosts of Inside Politics, Tim Funk spent most of his 40-year journalism career at The Charlotte Observer, covering politics in its Raleigh bureau and, later, as its Washington correspondent.
  • One of three hosts of Inside Politics, Steve Harrison is WFAE's politics and government reporter.
  • Veteran journalists Steve Harrison, Tim Funk and Jim Morrill host this political podcast. They'll talk about the big issues like North Carolina's new political maps, race and equity, the leadership of the political parties and the happenings on the campaign trail.A new episode lands every other Tuesday, beginning March 29, 2022.