CJ Radio

  • Auditor describes role as taxpayers’ ‘watchdog’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 770: State Auditor Beth Wood continues to pursue her goal of ensuring that state agencies spend billions of taxpayer dollars appropriately each year. Wood says her work as taxpayer “watchdog” has revealed patterns of repeated violations of standard accounting practices. She explains her…

  • Trump’s tariffs would hurt American consumers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 769: President Trump wants new tariffs on foreign-made washing machines, solar panels, and other items. These tariffs would amount to a tax on American consumers. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist, explains why these tariffs represent a bad approach to public policy.

  • State department considers future with driverless cars

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 769: Driverless cars are on their way to N.C. highways. The state Department of Transportation is devoting some attention now to issues that must be addressed to accommodate those cars. Kevin Lacy, state traffic engineer, outlined some key questions N.C. DOT is considering…

  • Statewide political program marks milestone, moves to new home

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 769: Much has changed in N.C. politics during the past 19 years. The “NC SPIN” program has documented those changes for television viewers across the state. Now, after celebrating the milestone of its 1,000th episode, “NC SPIN” has moved to a new home…

  • Cooper raises eyebrows with $58 million pipeline fund

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 769: Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration ended months of speculation by approving a key water-quality permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. While complaints from environmental activists grabbed headlines, Cooper also raised eyebrows by announcing the creation of a new fund totaling nearly $58 million.