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.

  • Daily Journal

    Leaked email tells little about state of N.C. campaigns

    News flash: Republicans often use fear of Democratic politicians and policies to motivate the GOP base. I hear many of you muttering, “Thanks, Captain Obvious.” But that opening line wasn’t meant for you. Instead it was designed to calm some giddy left-of-center partisans. They overreacted to a recently “leaked” email…

  • Quick Takes

    Spellings reviews state of UNC system in annual address

    CHARLOTTE — The University of North Carolina is in good shape, but the 17-school system is ever in need of improvement. So said UNC President Margaret Spellings on Monday, March 19, during a “state of the university” address. University performance is looking up, she said, pointing…

  • Video

    Carolina Journal editor examines future of nonprofit journalism

    Nonprofit journalism plays an increasingly important role in covering events and issues that impact our lives. Among the recent evidence of this change: Carolina Journal‘s three recent awards from the N.C. Press Association. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson discussed the awards and larger issues facing nonprofit journalism during a presentation Monday for…

  • Radio

    Hood offers ideas for advancing public policy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 774: There’s no simple blueprint for advancing public policy goals. But John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood recently offered some ideas during a presentation for the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. Hood’s advice boiled down to four basic messages: dream big, start small;…

  • Radio

    N.C. economist projects challenges 30 years in the future

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 774: Most of us wonder what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week, or next year. Some look ahead five or 10 years. N.C. State University economist Michael Walden focuses even further in the future. Walden’s latest book projects North Carolina top challenges and…