CJ Radio #610: Legislators Could Tackle Key Education...01/25/15
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...
CJ Radio #599: Takeaways From The UNC-CH "Paper Classes" Scandal
The story of so-called "paper classes" for student athletes at UNC-Chapel Hill has rocked North Carolina's higher education community. The release last month of a 131-page report by an independent investigator has shined the light on a number of...
CJ Radio #598: War On Education, Or War On The Truth?
Defenders of the status quo in public education are continuing to say that fiscal reformers in the North Carolina General Assembly have damaged schools and children with their policy decisions. Not so, says Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundations'...
CJ Radio #597: Supreme Court: Voting Law Changes Are Enforceable
The highest court in the land has weighed in on North Carolina's election reform law. Critics of the changes continue to say the legislature that passed the law, are disenfranchising voters. Carolina Journal's Rick Henderson explains the U.S. Supreme...
CJ Radio #596: Stifling Competition: Repeal Certificate Of Need Law
Considering all the talk about the need to lower health care costs, one would think there would be more serious discussion about the state law that impedes the very competition that leads to lower costs. John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services...
CJ Radio #595: Progressives Spin Data On Education Funding
Education is always high on the list of concerns for parents and taxpayers, but this year's midterm election has catapulted the issue of state spending onto the national stage. John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies, Terry...
CJ Radio #594: 30 Days & Counting For Hagan, Tillis & Haugh
Most polls show Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan with a lead over her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, North Carolina's House Speaker. But with roughly 30 days to go, the third candidate in the race, Libertarian Sean Haugh, the man expected to...
CJ Radio #593: The Good & The Bad of N.C.'s Student Test Scores
New statewide test scores and graduation rates for North Carolina public school students have been released. The results have generated very interesting discussion. John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies, Terry Stoops,...
CJ Radio #592: N.C. Makes Right Decision Not To Expand Medicaid
North Carolina is one of the states that has chosen not to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act say the move will cost the state billions, but John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Analyst Katherine Restrepo...
CJ Radio #591: Judicial Appointments and The General Election
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin to the Chief Justice seat on North Carolina's highest court, effectively making Martin the incumbent in his General Election race against Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis. Carolina Journal...
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