CJ Radio #619: NC Left Repeats False Claim About Income...03/29/15
With the deadline for filing income tax returns rapidly approaching, North Carolinians in every income group are finding that their state income tax burden is lower. That's thanks to historic tax reform passed by the General Assembly and signed into...
CJ Radio #618: JLF Targeted By Progressives On U.S. Senate Panel
The John Locke Foundation prides itself on making an impact on public policy in our state. For 25 years, our researchers, analysts and writers have received accolades. But now JLF is getting the attention from an unwanted source: progressive Democrats...
CJ Radio #617: Diet Blogger Prevails Over N.C. Regulatory Board
For three years, Carolina Journal has followed the free speech plight of Stanly County resident Steve Cooksey. He's been engaged in a legal battle with the N.C. Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, which told him he needed a government license to offer...
CJ Radio #616: 2016: Who's Up, Who's Down, Who Wants Another Shot
The 2016 election season is already shaping up to be a fascinating battle of ideas in our state. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson assesses the potential Lt. Gov. rematch between Democrat Linda Coleman and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest....
CJ Radio #615: Supreme Court To Hear Obamacare Case March 4
On March 4, the U.S. Supreme is scheduled to hear orgal argument in a case that will either uphold or gut a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. John Locke Foundation Health Care Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo explains that the...
CJ Radio #614: Boosting Transparency Via Letter Grades For Schools
We're used to report cards for school kids, but in North Carolina, public schools themselves are now receiving letter grades, A through F. With the first round of grades just released, John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies,...
CJ Radio #613: Good News/Bad News In State Of The State Speech
Gov. Pat McCrory has delivered his second State of the State speech before a packed gathering of state legislators and cabinet officials. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson delves into the speech for ideas that can be embraced by...
CJ Radio #612: Ranking North Carolina's Embrace Of Freedom
Scholarly research has established that places with smaller, less costly, less monopolistic governments tend to experience higher rates of economic growth and social progress. John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies, Terry...
CJ Radio #611: How Tom Ross Can Maximize His Final Year At UNC
It's time for new blood at the helm of the UNC system, according to the UNC Board of Governors. Tom Ross, who has led the system for four years, will leave his post at the end of 2015. Jane Shaw, president of the Pope Center for Higher Education...
CJ Radio #610: Legislators Could Tackle Key Education Reforms
K-12 education comprises nearly 38 percent of the state's General Fund operating budget, and it gets lots of legislative attention. But in addition to the funding issue, state legislators will make consequential decisions about other education issues...
CJ Radio #609: Legislature Should Split Education Committees
During each legislative session, education is at the forefront of budget and policy discussions. Expenditures on elementary, secondary, and higher education make up 58 percent of the state's General Fund budget. With so much at stake, it would be wise...
CJ Radio #608: New Legislature Faces Key Issues/Decisions
The General Assembly won't start its 2015 session in earnest for a few days, but very soon, members will get together for a short organizational meeting. It's just the beginning of what is shaping up as a fascinating session, according to John Locke...
CJ Radio #607: Milestone: JLF Celebrates 25th Anniversary
2015 represents a major milestone for the John Locke Foundation. The organization will celebrate its silver anniversary – 25 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina, working to advance the defense of freedom and free markets. As the new...
CJ Radio #606: CJ Radio's Most Fascinating Interviews Of 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting interviews from the past year. North Carolina continues to seek ways to encourage job creation, and the policy debate focuses on the best way to do that. Analysis...
CJ Radio #605: Guiding Principles For Medicaid Reform
What is the best way to reform and improve North Carolina's trouble health insurance program for the poor and disabled? That is the question being considered by legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory. Any reform effort should following several guiding...
CJ Radio #604: Biased? AP History Course Comes Under Scrutiny
A new advanced placement course in U.S. History that's being used in North Carolina schools is now the subject of a serious debate over exactly what information students should be taught about our country's founding. Dr. Terry Stoops, the John Locke...
CJ Radio #603: A Profile Of N.C.'s New House Leadership Team
With Sen.-Elect Thom Tillis heading to Washington and leaving his North Carolina House Speakership behind, a new leadership team will take their seats in the House in January. John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach, Becki Gray, offers a...
CJ Radio #602: Common Core Panel: Is There Money To Do Our Work?
The old adage says money makes the world go around, but is money necessary in order for a special state commission to meet its goal of reviewing N.C.'s K-12 education standards? John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies, Terry...
CJ Radio #601: Leadership Change Looms As Tillis Heads To D.C.
Soon the North Carolina House of Representatives will choose a leader for the chamber as Thom Tillis heads to Washington to take his seat in the U.S. Senate. John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray explains the role of the...
CJ Radio #600: 600th Program Celebration: The Best Of CJ Radio
Carolina Journal Radio has been documenting, dissecting, and analyzing politics and public policy for more than 11 years. In this 600th edition of Carolina Journal Radio, you'll hear highlights form some of the well-known guests who've shared their...
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