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

    Court: Cyberbullying law violates First Amendment

    RALEIGH — In 2009, the General Assembly passed a law prohibiting online bullying of juveniles. The rarely-used law recently was struck down as unconstitutional, with the N.C. Supreme Court holding that the poorly worded law violates First Amendment free-speech rights. During the 2011-12 school year, Dillion Price was a sophomore…

  • Video

    JLF’s bike lane report attracts attention

    The lead story at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on WTVD (ABC11) focused on a new report on bike lane spending from Julie Tisdale, John Locke Foundation city and county policy analyst. RALEIGH — Census data show that new and converted bicycle lanes represent a “poor use” of limited…

  • Quick Takes

    New community college system president will hit the road

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Community College System’s new president, James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, says that his first 90 days in office will be filled with homework and field trips as he learns about interests and needs of the NCCCS. Williamson, who took office on July 1, plans to visit…

  • CJ Exclusives

    NCGOP: Opposition to Clinton will unite Republicans

    CLEVELAND — In interviews with Carolina Journal on Tuesday afternoon, freshman U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and state Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes are confident this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland will begin spelling out the differences between the Republican and Democratic visions of America, and that a majority of…