Devastation in Texas linked to Hurricane Harvey and the threat of East Coast damage from Hurricane Irma helped lead to higher prices at N.C. gas pumps. State officials also invoked North Carolina’s price-gouging law. Roy Cordato, John Locke Foundation senior economist and resident scholar, explains why the law ignores the laws of economics. He explains the link between price-gouging restrictions and gasoline shortages. While U.S. Supreme Court justices enjoy a brief break in their work, Ilya Shapiro is busy analyzing the court’s work from the past year. Shapiro is senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. During a recent visit to Raleigh to speak to the Triangle Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, Shapiro analyzed the court’s latest term in a one-on-one interview with Carolina Journal Radio. As N.C. legislators deal with court orders to redraw election maps, they’re hearing input from the public about the best way to approach that task. You’ll hear highlights from a public hearing linked to the legislative redistricting effort. State policymakers are concerned about the recent revelation that a chemical called GenX has been dumped into the Cape Fear River since the early 1980s. Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the General Assembly for more money to address the issue. Meanwhile, the legislature’s Environmental Review Commission traveled to Wilmington to take public comment on the GenX issue. You’ll hear highlights from that meeting. Telemedicine offers great promise for addressing American health care needs in the future. But Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation director of health care policy, has raised concerns about legislative proposals to create “telemedicine parity.” Restrepo explains what that concept means and why she believes it could prove counterproductive.