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The Porch: Snakecharmer

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Matt Bush
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Blue Ridge Public Radio

On this episode of The Porch, a production of the BPR news team, we hear from -

  • Bob Orr, former North Carolina Supreme Court justice, about what it's like to decide a gerrymandering case on the high court, and about his new podcast The Battle 4 NC-14
  • Cory Vaillancourt, politics editor for the Smoky Mountain News and BPR contributor, about the growing schism in the Republican Party and how it's showing up in North Carolina

(The BPR News Presents theme song is The Vibes by Audiobinger.  Other music featured in this episode includes Downfall by Silicon Transmitter)

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.