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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    Dispelling myths surrounding climate change and CO2

    Much of the public debate surrounding global warming and climate change involves an inaccurate understanding of how carbon dioxide, CO2, actually works. Bill Lynch, author of a new book on global warming temperatures and projections, dispelled CO2 myths during a presentation Monday for the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society.

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    Critics fail to define ‘adequate’ funding for public schools

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: Public school advocates have complained that the Republican-led General Assembly has not provided “adequate funding” for schools. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and director of education studies, wishes those critics would define “adequate.”…

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    New state law to boost math scholars from low-income families

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: A 2017 newspaper investigation found that thousands of N.C. students from low-income families earned the highest possible scores on standardized math tests but did not have a chance to take advanced-level math classes. A new state law addresses the problem. You’ll hear…

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    States across U.S. have failed to budget enough money for retiree benefits

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: States across the country face a looming problem: They haven’t set aside enough money to address promised benefits for retired government workers. Leonard Gilroy, director of government reform for the libertarian Reason Foundation, explains why these unfunded liabilities represent such a substantial…

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    N.C. lawmakers tackle major issues during brief session in Raleigh

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 791: The N.C. General Assembly has concluded most of its work for the year. Lawmakers have left Raleigh and don’t plan to return until late November. Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, recaps the legislature’s key achievements during its abnormally brief…