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  • Florence’s flooding creates challenges for N.C. schools

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: Some public school students missed weeks of classroom instruction because of Hurricane Florence. State lawmakers have granted local school systems flexibility in making up that lost time. But that still leaves school systems with challenges in trying to educate thousands of students.

  • Lawmaker highlights problems linked to Lyme disease

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: Before he leaves office at the end of the year, Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, is trying to draw attention to the danger of Lyme disease. During a recent hearing, Jones and Lyme disease patient Nia Davenport described some of the problems associated…

  • N.C. expert helps federal Justice Department address campus free speech

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: North Carolina’s Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, recently took part in a U.S. Justice Department forum addressing free speech on college campuses. Shibley discussed recent improvements in campus speech codes. He also identified ongoing challenges,…

  • State constitution expert places N.C. amendments in national context

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: N.C. voters face six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. John Dinan, professor at Wake Forest University, places North Carolina’s latest proposals in a national context. Dinan is author of the book State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American…

  • Duke professor believes arguments can help battle polarization

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: It’s no secret that American politics has become increasingly polarized. Duke University ethics professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong believes more argument could help fight that polarization. Sinnott-Armstrong explained his theory during a recent speech in Raleigh. You’ll hear highlights from his remarks.

  • New report shows improvement in N.C. colleges’ free-speech protections

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 803: Higher education watchdogs have seen good news in recent years when it comes to free-speech protections on N.C. college campuses. Jenna Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, discusses a new report that grades the campuses based on…