People in Politics - 9/4/11 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
Saturday, 03 September 2011 23:00

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In the wake of Hurricane Irene,’s Josh Ellis reports on the political spin over recovery money coming from some politicians. Then we hear N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis describe what he saw when he surveyed Irene damage from a helicopter. Tillis also comments on recent protests at his town hall meetings, a potential same-sex marriage amendment to the N.C. Constitution, and the possibility of providing compensation to victims of the state’s eugenics program. Then host Donna Martinez revisits the political money trail with Jonathan Kappler of the N. C. Free Enterprise Foundation, who details fundraising by both major N.C. political parties in the first half of the year. Kappler also analyzes new congressional election maps. That’s followed by comments from Republican Mike Beitler, who is seeking the GOP nomination for Secretary of State. And finally, the John Edwards legal saga gets an update when we revisit a recent roundtable discussion about Edwards, as well as the political future for several vulnerable members of the N.C. congressional delegation and the presidential race. Martinez is joined by N.C. Evening News Host Mike Davis and Rick Martinez, news director for, the N.C. News Network, and NewsRadio 680 WPTF in Raleigh for that discussion.

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