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.

  • Interviews

    Interview: Assessing impact of Scalia’s death on U.S. Supreme Court

    RALEIGH — The unexpected death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia overshadowed all other news emerging from the U.S. Supreme Court during the past year. Pundits and legal theorists will be assessing Scalia’s long-term significance for years to come. In the meantime, Ilya Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review,…

  • Carolina Beat

    Professors restoring free speech on campus

    Four classically liberal professors and an economist named Adam Smith walk into a room. No, this isn’t the beginning of a bad joke; it was the first event of the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas conference held Aug. 11 at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. The annual conference, now…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Limits on craft beer distribution subject of planned documentary

    RALEIGH — While some of North Carolina’s craft breweries are gearing up for a 2017 legislative fight related to the distribution of their beer, Raleigh’s Lucas Smith is developing a documentary to tell the story of how some of the state’s beers get from the brewery to the taproom. Smith…

  • Daily Journal

    Focus on removing barriers in 2017

    RALEIGH — This is the third part of a three-part series looking ahead to N.C. legislative priorities for 2017. Follow the links to read part 1 and part 2. Often the best thing government can do is get out of the way. We’ve seen the results of that…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Attorney: Feds abusing asset forfeiture to harass business owner

    GREENSBORO — The federal government committed a “massive violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments” by seizing nearly $5 million, 40 vehicles, and four properties of a Greensboro small business owner while also breaching laws and federal policies controlling civil asset forfeiture cases, then hiding court actions it filed against…