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The Political Path For North Carolina

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A young boy drinks from a segregated water fountain in front of a courthouse in Halifax, NC, 1938

Is North Carolina moving toward prosperity and justice for all, or is the state repeating political mistakes of the past? That is a question a state lawmaker and history professor were both keen to explore. 

North Carolina Democratic Rep. Verla Insko and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill history professor Jim Leloudis are taking a deep dive into the history of state politics and policies from the 1860s until today. They will share their analysis and personal reflections at the upcoming panel discussion "North Carolina Politics and Policies: Then and Now” hosted by Carolina Public Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters building.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Insko and Leloudis about transformative moments in the state’s political history.

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Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.