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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    Border-adjustment tax draws fire from retailers, consumer advocates

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: A controversial proposal from Washington, D.C., could force North Carolina families to pay hundreds of dollars more each year in taxes on everyday household items. It’s called the border-adjustment tax. Andy Ellen, president and general counsel of the N.C. Retail Merchants Association,…

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    N.C. officials place increased focus on human trafficking

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 740: North Carolina lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are focusing increased attention on the problem of human trafficking. The latest Carolina Journal cover package details those efforts. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains how state legislation approved this year targets trafficking in new ways. Henderson…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Multilingual notaries in demand, hard to find

    Spanish-speaking customers frequently came to Concepto Latino in Durham for notary public services. Then Washington politics had an indirect hand in elevating the volume. “I know that when President Trump started initiating his immigration actions a lot of people were bringing in letters to notarize,” showing they were in the…

  • Daily Journal

    Shrinking government takes courage

    When it comes to acting on fiscally conservative principles, there are important differences between Republican lawmakers in Raleigh and Republican politicians in Washington, D.C.