1. The Races Are In North Carolina, But The Politics Are National NPR 14:59

North Carolina has a number of high-profile races that will help to determine control of Congress — but, as is the case in much of the country, local issues have taken a backseat to national fights.

This episode: political reporter Deepa Shivaram, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.

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