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

    Liberals change subject to H.B. 2

    if North Carolina’s economy were relatively weak or its state finances were in a shambles, the Left would want the state’s political conversation to be about these issues.

  • Quick Takes

    GOP platform urges Congress to adopt “Right to Try”

    RALEIGH — The platform adopted at this week’s Republican National Convention includes a provision urging Congress to enact “Right to Try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients the opportunity to use drugs or devices that have yet to gain Federal Drug Administration approval. The RNC platform, adopted in Cleveland,…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Audit notes financial mismanagement at Martin Community College

    RALEIGH — Martin Community College was at increased risk of fraud and its true financial picture was clouded because it lacked proper controls over financial reporting that resulted in a series of accounting errors, based on an audit of the 2014-15 school year by the Office of State Auditor. According…

  • Daily Journal

    Ambition in the eye of the beholder

    RALEIGH — The words “ambitious state budget” must test well in polls and focus groups. At least that’s what one might presume after hearing left-of-center politicians and pundits repeatedly describe North Carolina’s latest General Fund budget plan as “not ambitious.” Unable to rely on old standby clichés such as “draconian…

  • Quick Takes

    Octogenarian makes first airplane jump for Trump

    CLEVELAND — Eighty-two-year-old U.S. Army veteran Joe Muldoon made his first jump from an airplane Saturday afternoon with his 21-year-old grandson Mason. Joe, a Cleveland-area resident, said he wanted to do something special to coincide with the likely nomination of Donald Trump at this week’s Republican National Convention. On Friday,…