CJRadio

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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    Changing N.C. education culture to produce better results

    North Carolina has made great strides in improving education options over the past six years, but much work still needs to be done. That was one of the key messages former state Rep. Marcus Brandon shared during a presentation Monday to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. Brandon, now executive…

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    N.C. seeks federal waiver to restructure Medicaid program

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a waiver from the federal government to proceed with Medicaid reform. Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation health and human services policy analyst, discusses the waiver process. She explains why North Carolina would…

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    Performance plays no role in UNC chancellors’ latest raises

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: Seven of the University of North Carolina system’s chancellors will see pay hikes beyond the general statewide state employee pay raises included in the latest N.C. budget. Included are raises of as much as $56,000. None of the raises is based on…

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    N.C. CON law fails to meet its goals

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law was designed to help control health care costs by giving state government oversight of new medical facilities and large-scale equipment. The reality has been far different from the original projections. Chris Koopman, research fellow with the Project for…

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    Democrats, Republicans scrap for N.C. electoral support

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 692: North Carolina could prove to be a key player in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican opponent Donald Trump both seem to sense the Tar Heel State’s importance. They’ve made multiple appearances here since…

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    Major parties jostle for N.C. electoral votes

    North Carolina could prove to be a key player in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican opponent Donald Trump both seem to sense the Tar Heel State’s importance. They’ve made multiple appearances here since securing their respective parties’ nominations. They’ve also sent…