Carolina Journal Radio

This week's program

As budget negotiations continue toward adopting a new General Fund budget for North Carolina’s new fiscal year, which begins July 1, the N.C. Senate is the latest group to offer up its recommendations. John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discusses priorities in the Senate plan and explains the principles that overlap between the Senate, House, and Gov. Pat McCrory. Then we turn to a fascinating discussion of public policy views on the Right. Conservatives and libertarians can act as either allies or antagonists, but writer Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review believes the two groups will need to work together more consistently in the future. He sets out a road map for that cooperation in the book The Conservatarian Manifesto. Then we look at a debate over fairness for state distilleries. Lawmakers are moving forward with measures to loosen state restrictions on North Carolina distilleries selling limited amounts of their product on site. You’ll hear highlights from a recent state House debate on the topic. That’s followed by an update on higher education. Technological advances continue to challenge traditional ways of doing business, including the business of business education. Mark McNeilly, a former marketing executive and current lecturer for the UNC-Chapel Hill business school, explains key elements of UNC’s online master’s of business administration program. Next, we turn to history expert Troy Kickler, founding director of the N.C. History Project, for a look at the significance of Magna Carta. Signed in 1215 and celebrating its 800th anniversary this month, Magna Carta is considered foundational to the ideas of liberty and freedom.

History

Since 1991, Carolina Journal – the monthly newspaper of the John Locke Foundation – has provided thousands of readers with in-depth reporting, informed analysis, and incisive commentary about the most pressing state and local issues in North Carolina. With a particular emphasis on state government, politics, the General Assembly, education, and local government, Carolina Journal has offered unique insights and ideas to the public policy debate.

Its related newsletter, Carolina Journal Weekly Report, delivers timely news and analysis by fax and email. And its popular web site, Carolina Journal.com, serves as a “one-stop shop” for elected officials, government leaders, journalists, lobbyists, and political insiders who visit every day to read exclusive stories, commentaries, and daily news links to the best reporting and commentary in the North Carolina print and broadcast media.

Now Carolina Journal’s trademark blend of news, analysis, and commentary is available on the airwaves as Carolina Journal Radio.

A weekly, one-hour newsmagazine, Carolina Journal Radio is hosted by Donna Martinez and Mitch Kokai and features a diverse mix of guests and topics. Education reform, tax policy, the state legislature, affirmative action, air pollution, freedom of the press and the courts – these are just a few of the subjects that Carolina Journal Radio has tackled since the program began production in 2003.

Broadcast each weekend on 20 commercial radio stations – from the mountains to the coast – Carolina Journal Radio is a one-of-a-kind program that seeks to inform and elevate the discussion of North Carolina's most critical issues, and to do so in a fair, entertaining, and thought-provoking way.

Carolina Journal Radio Podcast

Carolina Journal Radio is now available as a podcast, for listening directly on your computer, or synching to a portable MP3 player, such as an iPod. You will need a podcast application, such as iTunes (available for Windows and Mac OS X) to access the podcast. New episodes will be posted the week after they air on the radio.

Podcast FeedIf you are using iTunes, you can subscribe to the podcast via this direct link to CJ Radio at the iTunes Music Store. To subscribe to the podcast with another application: right-click on the orange feed icon, copy the link, and paste it into the subscription field of your podcasting software (in iTunes, go to the "Advanced" menu and select "Subscribe to Podcast").

For More Information

The program is a co-production of the John Locke Foundation and Carolina Broadcasting Systems Inc., both based in Raleigh. Inquiries about guests and topics should be directed to the Locke Foundation at 919-828-3876. Inquiries about the show’s production, distribution, and advertising opportunities should be directed to Carolina Broadcasting at 919-832-1416.

Listeners who would like to receive a weekly e-mail containing advance notice of upcoming Carolina Journal Radio guests and topics should email Mitch Kokai.

Where to Hear the Program

Stations currently in the Carolina Journal Radio Network include:

Coverage Area

Station

Time(s)

Albemarle/Concord

WSPC

AM 1010

Saturdays 11am

Asheville

WWNC

AM 570

Sundays 7pm

Burlington

WBAG

AM 1150

Saturdays 6am

Elizabeth City

WGAI

AM 560

Saturdays 6am

Fayetteville

WFNC

AM 640

Saturdays 1pm

Gastonia/Charlotte

WZRH

AM 960

Saturdays 2pm

Goldsboro

WGBR

AM 1150

Saturdays 6pm

Greensboro/Burlington

WSML

AM 1200

Saturdays 12pm

Hendersonville

WHKP

AM 1450

Sundays 6pm

Jacksonville

WJNC

AM 1240

Sundays 7am

Newport/New Bern

WTKF

FM 107.3

Sundays 7am

Siler City

WNCA

AM 1570

Sat. 11am, Sun. 6am

Smithfield

WTSB

AM 1090

Saturdays 3pm

Southern Pines

WEEB

AM 990

Sundays 7pm

Wilmington

WAAV

AM 980

Sat. 8am, Sun. 9am


Stay tuned for upcoming announcements of additional stations joining the network.

Interested North Carolinians can also subscribe to a monthly tape or CD containing two full-length episodes of Carolina Journal Radio. It’s a great way to catch up on programs listeners may have missed or for those without a local affiliate to listen to the show. Contact Mitch Kokai for more information.