Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Aug. 19-20 – and for proposed N.C. House and Senate maps that are expected to be revealed this weekend.
After the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and the vandalism of a statue in Durham, Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate leader Phil Berger and other state officials weighed in on what should happen to Confederate monuments on government property and how to interpret a North Carolina bill dealing with drivers who run into protesters.
Our reporter panel talks about all of that plus what to expect from the new maps – and what state government is doing to prepare for the solar eclipse on Monday. And the panel picks a Headliner of the Week. Jordan Schrader of The News & Observer hosts, with Will Doran and Andy Specht of the N&O and Colin Campbell of the N.C. Insider.