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.

  • Quick Takes

    Cooper chooses proponent of film subsidies, tax credits for cabinet post

    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has chosen a vocal proponent of government film subsidies and historic tax credits for secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. Cooper’s pick, Susi Hamilton, a Democrat, served in the state House representing New Hanover County. During her tenure in the state House, Hamilton pushed for…

  • Quick Takes

    Robeson County school board fuzzy about transparency rules

    PEMBROKE — The Robeson County school board is apparently confused about its own transparency policies and the North Carolina Open Meetings Law. The board violated a court order when it voted, 6-4, on Jan. 10 to fire former Superintendent Tommy Lowry and hire Dr. Thomas Graves, an education…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Dollar: Trump HHS likely to kill Cooper’s Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan to expand Medicaid is likely to die soon after Donald Trump takes office, a key state lawmaker says. State House Appropriations Committee Chairman Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, said President Trump will place “a new group in charge” unlikely to support Medicaid expansion in the way the outgoing…

  • CJ Exclusives

    A.G.’s top deputy supported legislative slush funds

    N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s selection for chief deputy attorney general wrote a legal memo supporting “contingency funds” that were outside legislative oversight in an opinion that seemed to be at odds with his boss at the time, Roy Cooper, who now is North Carolina’s governor. More than a…

  • Daily Journal

    Convention center surviving because taxpayers subsidize it

    The first week of January, Triangle Business Journal ran a story with the headline, “Raleigh Convention Center director wants to double its size.” In it, Doug Grissom, director of the Raleigh Convention Center, said there was more demand than the center could meet and that he’d like to double…