A weekly, one-hour newsmagazine on North Carolina, 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.

  • CJ Exclusives

    N.C. State free-speech decision could set precedent

    RALEIGH — North Carolina State University recently tossed out a rule that evangelical campus group Grace Christian Life said blocked its free-speech rights, a move that may set a precedent for statewide reform of controversial speech policies on University of North Carolina system campuses. GCL on Tuesday abandoned a lawsuit against…

  • Daily Journal

    Public dissatisfaction is hardly new

    After being “underwater” for quite a while, Obama’s approval ratings began moving into positive territory several months ago as it became clear that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would likely succeed him.

  • CJ Exclusives

    Next treasurer likely to face tougher scrutiny on outside employment

    An “ill-advised decision” by state Treasurer Janet Cowell to take positions on two outside corporate boards led to a discussion Thursday by the boards of trustees of the state’s pension plans on enacting secondary employment restrictions on future treasurers. “It’s in my opinion that there are no looming ethics breaches,…

  • Parting Shot

    PARODY: N.C. Democratic delegates plan soft drink offensive

    RALEIGH — A contentious issue is bubbling up between North Carolina’s 121 delegates to the Democratic National Convention and national party leaders, and it has nothing to with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders No, it’s not politics at issue, but soft drinks. North Carolina’s national convention-goers are notorious for imbibing…