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.

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    Efforts to ‘ban the box’ don’t require government mandate

    From Carolina Journal Program No. 697: A movement dubbed “ban the box” targets questions on employment application forms that ask an applicant to indicate whether he has a criminal record. Some employers have decided to drop those questions, and advocates want government agencies to step in force other employers…

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    Blue-ribbon group studies prospects for N.C. infrastructure fund

    From Carolina Journal Program No. 697: It doesn’t attract as many headlines as taxes or education, but North Carolina’s infrastructure is attracting attention from state legislators. A blue-ribbon commission is looking into the state’s infrastructure needs. One idea involves a state infrastructure fund. You’ll hear highlights from the commission’s…

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    State budget director assesses ‘Carolina Comeback’ claims

    From Carolina Journal Program No. 697: Much discussion on the campaign trail this fall involves the “Carolina Comeback.” Republican Gov. Pat McCrory uses that name to describe the state’s economic growth during his term in office. Meanwhile, McCrory’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper, disputes the notion of a…

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    JLF’s Jon Guze assesses the ‘Ban the Box’ movement

    Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, analyzes the “Ban the Box” movement involving employment application forms and questions involving criminal history. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.