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Perspective from PoliticsNC
Listen in as Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss the goings-on in Raleigh and around the Tar Heel State. This is Perspective, from PoliticsNC.

Perspective: August 21
Aug 21 • 17 min
Special elections go to the polls, ICE bill sent to the Governor’s desk and the budget stalemate persists.
Daily Perspective: August 15
Aug 15 • 17 min
Today in the Daily Perspective: the state budget is still in a deadlock over Medicaid expansion Cooper leads Republican challengers in the latest Civitas poll Biden still leads the field of Democrats vying for the presidential nomination
Perspective: Medicaid Expansion with Graig Meyer
Aug 8 • 15 min
Rep. Meyer brings us up-to-date on the state of the budget negotiations, and talks about Medicaid Expansion for North Carolina.
Daily Perspective July 29th
Jul 29 • 13 min
Today’s Daily Perspective.
Daily Perspective: July 23
Jul 23 • 14 min
Daily Perspective: July 8
Jul 8 • 13 min
In today’s Daily Perspective: Medicaid Expansion and the veto override, and a look at the US Senate race as fundraising numbers are released by some of the campaigns.
Daily Perspective: July 3rd
Jul 3 • 21 min
On the final episode of the week, we cover Medicaid expansion, Thomas Jefferson and the first three Q2 fundraising numbers out of the Democrats running for president. Visit our site to read more!
Daily Perspective: July 1
Jul 1 • 12 min
We drop in for what will probably be the only podcast this holiday week, covering the gerrymandering decision last week and a bit of a bad week for Lt. Gov and 2020 gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest.
Daily Perspective: June 24
Jun 24 • 12 min
Rep. Larry Pittman adds more to his history of outlandish statements, this time comparing Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler.
Daily Perspective: June 19
Jun 19 • 9 min
Though Eric Mansfield and Cal Cunningham are making the biggest splash, today we examine two other candidates in the Democratic primary who have been running for a few months now: Erica Smith and Trevor Fuller, and what it takes for them to compete in a…
Daily Perspective: June 18
Jun 18 • 13 min
Eric Mansfield joins Cal Cunningham this week as the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor swells to four.
Daily Perspective: June 17
Jun 17 • 11 min
North Carolina Democrats land a top-tier candidate for US Senate, as Cal Cunningham switches races. He had been running for Lt. Gov before.
Daily Perspective: June 13
Jun 13 • 10 min
Mark Walker is officially NOT running to primary Thom Tillis; Medicaid expansion is still on the table in this budget.
Daily Perspective: June 12
Jun 12 • 13 min
More speculation about Mark Walker as a potential primary challenger to Thom Tillis; How do Democrats win statewide in North Carolina?
Daily Perspective: June 11
Jun 11 • 14 min
North Carolina’s history of political moderation stands in sharp contrast to the governing principles of the current North Carolina GOP; Biden stands athwart the Democratic field, with a message of compromise and moderation.
Daily Perspective: June 7th
Jun 7 • 11 min
Documents showing the machinations of the Republican Party’s mapmaker come into play legally and a brief update on the Thom Tillis primary battle.
Daily Perspective: June 5
Jun 5 • 10 min
The abortion override is taking place today in the NC House, and we briefly discuss how the post-recession recovery has not been the uniquely North Carolina miracle Republicans would have you think.
Daily Perspective: June 4th
Jun 4 • 10 min
Today, we tackle the Emerson poll showing Democrats exceeding expectations and Republicans with an uphill battle in the 2020 elections in North Carolina.
Perspective: May 28
May 28 • 24 min
This week, we tackle the Thom Tillis primary, the Democrats’ economic message and the beginning of the state budget process.
Perspective: May 15
May 15 • 25 min
NC09, Thom Tillis vs Garland Tucker and the Democratic presidential primary.
Perspective: May 6
May 6 • 18 min
Crossover, the budget, Medicaid expansion, and a primary challenger for Thom Tillis in the form of Garland Tucker. That’s all in today’s Perspective, from
Perspective: April 12th
Apr 12 • 23 min
Special elections, Winston-Salem gerrymandering and public education — all covered in this week’s Perspective from
Perspective: April 5th
Apr 5 • 21 min
Back from a week of no recordings, we tackle the Lindberg bribery scandal.
Perspective: March 22
Mar 22 • 23 min
Division in NC-09 on the Republican side, the UNC Board of Governors, Kimberley Reynolds exits NCDP.
Perspective: March 15th
Mar 15 • 25 min
Thom Tillis and his flip-flop, the trajectory of conservatism under Trump, the future of Raleigh after Nancy McFarlane and more.
Perspective: March 7th
Mar 8 • 20 min
Wherein we discuss NC09 and NC03, the Governor’s budget rollout and more.
Perspective: February 28th
Feb 28 • 20 min
Mark Meadows, Mark Harris and Judge Collins all feature in today’s Perspective.
Perspective: February 22nd
Feb 22 • 18 min
Big news out of NC-09 this week, along with the prospect of Sen. Thom Tillis voting on whether or not to uphold Trump’s emergency declaration, and the addition of a new candidate in the presidential primaries on the Democratic side.
Talking with June Atkinson
Feb 21 • 27 min
June Atkinson is the former State Superintendent in North Carolina. We talked about education in the Tar Heel state.
Talking with Wayne Goodwin
Feb 21 • 17 min
Wayne Goodwin is the current Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. He joined me to discuss the debacle that is the North Carolina 9th Congressional District.
Perspective: February 15th
Feb 15 • 18 min
Perspective on the week.
Talking with Rep. Graig Meyer
Feb 14 • 22 min
PoliticsNC talks to Rep. Graig Meyer in the NC General Assembly, covering the 2018 election, the 2019 session and what to look for moving forward.
Perspective: February 8th
Feb 8 • 21 min
Scandal in Virginia, racist yearbooks in North Carolina and a few more 2020 presidential contenders.
Perspective: February 1st
Feb 1 • 19 min
We tackle Medicaid expansion, 2020 in North Carolina, the new elections board and more.
Talking with Deborah Ross
Jan 29 • 18 min
In this episode, Kirk talks with Deborah Ross, Democratic nominee for US Senate in 2016.
Perspective: January 24th
Jan 24 • 19 min
Listen in as Thomas Mills and Kirk Kovach discuss the UNC system, Speaker Tim Moore, Senator Richard Burr’s comments on the shutdown and more. Read us at
Talking with Cal Cunningham
Jan 21 • 21 min
Cal Cunningham is running in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor. Here’s his campaign website if you would like to learn more about his candidacy:
Perspective: January 17th
Jan 18 • 22 min
This is the first of our weekly Perspective episodes, where Thomas Mills breaks down the top stories in North Carolina and looks ahead to the week to come. In this episode, we tackled the 9th Congressional District controversy, the Folt - Silent Sam…
Talking with Rep. Robert Reives
Jan 10 • 18 min
In this first interview, Kirk talks with Representative Robert Reives about the most recent election, its impact on the General Assembly, slights from Amazon & Apple, and a lot more. Give it a listen!