Duncan McFadyen

Weekend Edition Saturday Host/Reporter

Duncan is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Wilmington. A lifelong musician, he got his start in broadcasting as a volunteer classical music host at his hometown public radio station, WHQR. He went on to host “Morning Edition” there, and then at WCQS in Asheville.

He enjoys live music, hiking, playing the piano, Scotch whisky, and craft beer.

Duncan is an alumnus of  the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by way of Duke University .

 

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DNC 2012
11:58 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Party-Crashing The DNC To Monitor Corporate, Union Influence

The Democratic National Convention is in full swing.  The speeches have begun and so have the parties.  The Sunlight Foundation is keeping track of them, not for the celebrities, but to monitor the influence of corporations, special interest groups, and unions on lawmakers.  The group was on the ground in Tampa and is now in Charlotte for the DNC.  Keenan Stiener with the Sunlight Foundation joins WFAE's Duncan McFadyen to talk about the mix of politics and parties this week. 

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Election 2012
12:54 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

What's The Point Of Political Conventions?

DNC 2012
5:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

DNC Time: Protests Lead The Way

Yen Alcala
Julie Rose

Official DNC activities kick off with a street festival Monday Uptown. But protest activity will be underway even before then.  WFAE's Julie Rose will be following the action in the streets all week and joins  Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen for a preview.

McFadyen: When and where do we expect to see the largest protests?

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Election 2012
12:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

The Week In Politics: Running Mates, Cut And Paste Ads, And The 'Charlotte Curse'

It's been a busy week in politics: Mitt Romney has finally chosen his running mate: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. The Romney/Ryan kickoff bus tour stopped in Mooresville over the weekend. WFAE political analyst Michael Bitzer joined Duncan McFadyen to talk about all the focus North Carolina is getting in the campaign.

MCFADYEN: Let’s listen to something they [Rep. Ryan and Gov. Romney] said at that campaign stop:

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Politics
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

The Week In Politics: Chicken, Polls, And Smartphone Apps

Chick-Fil-A is North Carolina’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant.
Couche Tard/Flickr

We heard a lot about chicken last week regarding the Chick-Fil-A and gay marriage.

So, in response to that controversy, Public Policy Polling conducted a poll on . . . chicken. The poll found that Chick-Fil-A is North Carolina’s favorite fast-food chicken restaurant. It’s preferred by 40 percent of voters. KFC is second at 23 percent, followed by Bojangles at 18 percent.

And, yes, there is an ideological split. Conservatives prefer Chick-Fil-A. Liberals prefer KFC.

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