CJ Radio

  • Regulations block innovation in funeral industry

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: Regulations are creating obstacles to innovation in the funeral industry. It’s the subject of Carolina Journal’s latest cover story. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains how government rules are blocking practitioners from meeting people’s changing needs.

  • Western Governors University announces formal N.C. presence

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: You can’t get much further east in the United States than North Carolina. That’s not stopping online Western Governors University from setting up shop in the Tar Heel State. State officials and university leaders recently unveiled WGU North Carolina during a ceremony…

  • Locke’s ideas make him strong candidate for first ‘modern’ economist

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: The 17th-century English philosopher John Locke is known for his influence on the American Founders’ political principles. Duke University professor Michael Munger says Locke also could be dubbed the first “modern” economist. Munger points to a little-known 1695 Locke essay, Venditio, that…

  • Debates focus on school construction, choice, and teacher pay

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 756: Recent “Hometown Debates” sponsored by the Institute of Political Leadership in Rocky Mount, Burlington, and Newton highlighted key points of debate involving N.C. public education. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, served as a panelist in each debate.

  • Trump administration scuttles Obama Clean Power Plan

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 755: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not move forward with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. While some environmental activists decry the EPA’s reversal on the power plan, Jon Sanders believes the decision represents good news. The John Locke Foundation’s director of…

  • Duke speech highlights key national security challenges

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 755: The United States faces a host of national security challenges. During a recent speech at Duke University, former Obama administration homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco detailed some of those threats and the Trump administration’s response to them.

  • Expertise can be misused in public policy debates

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 755: Most of us rely on experts to help guide at least some of our decisions. But expertise can be misused, especially in the political process. Andrew Taylor, professor of political science at N.C. State University, wrote a recent Carolina Journal column outlining…

  • N.C. attorney general bucks Trump on Obamacare subsidies

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 755: State Attorney General Josh Stein has latched onto national campaigns designed to resist Trump administration policies, including on involving Affordable Care Act subsidies. Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, analyzes Stein’s actions. Guze assesses whether North Carolinians stand to…