Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Scandal, Sickness & Secrecy — NC Election Updates

Headshots of both candidates side-by-side
Candidates' websites
/

If you had trouble keeping up with news over the weekend, you are not alone. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham admitted to extramarital sexting, while his opponent, Republican incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis tested positive for the coronavirus. Not in the top headlines: the latest in the most competitive races for State Senate seats.

Republicans currently hold a majority, with 29 out of the 50 seats. State Senate Districts 9, 24 and 31 are toss-ups and could prove the tipping point for breaking a gridlocked state government that was unable to pass a budget in 2020. What are the issues at stake in New Hanover, Alamance and Yadkin counties? Host Frank Stasio discusses the candidates, policies and accusations with WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii.

Grant Holub-Moorman coordinates events and North Carolina outreach for WUNC, including a monthly trivia night. He is a founding member of Embodied and a former producer for The State of Things.
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.
Related Stories