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

    Plastic bag ban should go

    A major reason why paper bags are more expensive than plastic ones is that it takes about 40 times as much energy to make and transport the paper ones.

  • Quick Takes

    Cooper calls for removal of Confederate monuments

    In a post on the Medium.com website, on Tuesday Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper called for the removal or relocation of monuments honoring Confederates from state property. Cooper also asked the General Assembly to repeal a 2015 law barring local governments from removing those statues or monuments without the legislature’s…

  • Quick Takes

    Senators to call hearing into Cooper’s handling of GenX

    RALEIGH — N.C. senators plan to address Gov. Roy Cooper’s handling of the GenX chemical controversy in an upcoming legislative hearing. The senators announced the hearing a day after their deadline for Cooper’s administration to respond to a list of more than 20 questions about the issue. No date…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Company-sponsored apprenticeships help solve labor shortages

    DURHAM — A traditional four-year college degree isn’t the only path to a successful career. Simon Mitchell would know. Mitchell, who is 20, is an apprentice at Cary-based Buhler Aeroglide, a European manufacturing company. In 2014, Mitchell joined Mason Hurlbut and Luke Fouts to participate in Buhler’s apprenticeship pilot…