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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    Blue-ribbon group studies prospects for N.C. infrastructure fund

    From Carolina Journal Program No. 697: It doesn’t attract as many headlines as taxes or education, but North Carolina’s infrastructure is attracting attention from state legislators. A blue-ribbon commission is looking into the state’s infrastructure needs. One idea involves a state infrastructure fund. You’ll hear highlights from the commission’s…

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    State budget director assesses ‘Carolina Comeback’ claims

    From Carolina Journal Program No. 697: Much discussion on the campaign trail this fall involves the “Carolina Comeback.” Republican Gov. Pat McCrory uses that name to describe the state’s economic growth during his term in office. Meanwhile, McCrory’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Roy Cooper, disputes the notion of a…

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    JLF’s Jon Guze assesses the ‘Ban the Box’ movement

    Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, analyzes the “Ban the Box” movement involving employment application forms and questions involving criminal history. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio.

  • CJ Exclusives

    Analysts: N.C. races will remain tight until election day

    RALEIGH — House Bill 2 might not be the albatross for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election bid many pundits and Democrats have suggested, and his decisive response to late October’s Charlotte riots could give him an electoral boost, based on recent election polls and the views of several political observers.


Short takes on the news of the day in North Carolina and around the country.