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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    Gov. McCrory concedes, urges working with Cooper

    RALEIGH — In a video message released at noon Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the 2016 election to Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory said “being the 74th governor of North Carolina has been a privilege and an honor,” but he respects “the outcome of the closest governor’s race in modern…

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    Report exposes confusing N.C. school funding system

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: Few people understand the details of North Carolina’s multibillion-dollar public education budget. The General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division released a recent report highlighting the lack of transparency in school funding. It also suggested that wealthier school systems are likely to take a…

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    Academic freedom re-assessed in the age of political correctness

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: Colleges and universities have touted the value of academic freedom for centuries. But the concept of academic freedom takes on a new dimension during the age of political correctness on campus. The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy recently released…

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    N.C. needs to shift away from top-down approach to education

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 707: People from across the political spectrum want to see improvement in North Carolina’s public schools. Former state Rep. Marcus Brandon approaches that goal now as executive director of the education advocacy group Carolina CAN. Brandon says one key component of the effort…