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.

  • CJ Exclusives

    Newton, Stein offer sharp contrasts in AG debate

    ASHEBORO — Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein agreed on many topics during a debate by the attorney general candidates Tuesday night, but the dueling lawyers did it in sometimes disagreeable fashion on the details. Newton said Stein was hiding “his troubling record as a far left liberal,” and…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Trump draws boisterous crowd in Kenansville

    KENANSVILLE — Before several thousand backers at the Duplin County Events Center late Tuesday afternoon, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pledged, if elected, to remove from Washington the influence of “the global special interests seeking to run our lives,” for whom Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is “the vessel.” The address…

  • Daily Journal

    Who wanted higher sales taxes?

    From 2001 to 2009, North Carolina Democrats proposed and voted for higher sales taxes repeatedly. Republicans, then in the minority, opposed them.

  • Opinion Article

    Campaign update: September 20, 2016

    • The latest Elon University Poll suggests that House Bill 2 may not be the GOP-killer Democrats expected. While a near-majority of likely voters opposes the “bathroom bill” (49.5 percent against, 39.5 percent for), that opposition hasn’t doomed the re-election prospects of Gov. Pat McCrory. The incumbent Republican leads Democratic…

  • CJ Exclusives

    Berry, Meeker offer contrasting views of labor regulation

    RALEIGH — Former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, a Democrat, says if he is elected state labor commissioner he would pursue businesses committing safety, wage, and benefit violations aggressively, filing lawsuits if he must. Republican incumbent Cherie Berry counters that adversarial relations harm the state economically when other methods are available…