Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Nov. 4 and 5, 2017.
We welcome reporter Taylor Knopf of N.C. Health News, who explains the connection between North Carolina’s foster care system and the opioid epidemic.
This week, judges refused to let state lawmakers make a third attempt to draw the districts that elect them. Instead, they named Nathaniel Persily, a Stanford law professor, to review state House and Senate districts in Guilford, Hoke, Cumberland, Wake and Mecklenburg counties.
On our reporter panel, we discuss what the appointment means for the 2018 elections. And we go over the numbers on how much time lawmakers are spending in Raleigh and how productive they have been while here. As always, we also pick a Headliner of the Week.
Jordan Schrader of The News & Observer hosts, with Andy Specht of the N&O and Colin Campbell and Lauren Horsch of the N.C. Insider.
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