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Former Gov. Jim Martin And Biographer John Hood

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In the early '80s, Jim Martin was Mecklenburg County’s Republican congressman. He would go on to hold the governor’s office for eight years. It was a job he initially balked at considering, figuring he wouldn’t like it-- but his eight years in office may have been the starting point for the Republican domination of state government we’re witnessing today. Governor Martin is the subject of a new biography and he joins us along with his biographer to talk about life, politics and more.

Guests
Jim Martin
- former North Carolina governor

John Hood - author, Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans; chairman of the board, John Locke Foundation