This week we’re discussing a recent Politico forecast that designated the North Carolina gubernatorial race as a toss up. Although Democrats would like to think Gov. Cooper sits on a relatively safe perch, recent polling indicates his job approval has declined as of late. We’ll also share the latest Gallup findings on public perception of capitalism and discuss reasons for its concerning decline in favorability. And, it wouldn’t be the start of the Christmas season if we didn’t kick it off with a robust conversation on the best (and worst) holiday music.