We’ve launched a podcast! The idea behind INDYcast is to give our readers another way to dig into the best of news and culture from all over the Triangle. 

This week staff writer and host Leigh Tauss speaks to editor in chief Jeffrey Billman and staff writer Sarah Willets about the upcoming election and Smithfield Foods’ decision to cover its many hog-waste lagoons in North Carolina and elsewhere. Also, state representative Marcia Morey joins us to talk about Marsy’s Law, a victims’ rights amendment you’ll see on the ballot this election that, Morey says, carries with it potentially harmful consequences for the justice system and the rights of defendants. Finally, music editor Allison Hussey fills us in on shows in the Triangle you won’t want to miss.

Check it out, and let us know what you think! We’d love to know what you want to hear in future episodes. 

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