CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • Audit raises questions about N.C. alcohol control policies

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 798: A recent state audit criticized the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission for millions of dollars of waste over more than a decade. Some observers hope the audit will help spark interest in privatizing state alcohol sales. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, analyzes…

  • UNC Board of Governors chairman outlines key priorities

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 798: Greenville businessman Harry Smith recently took over as chairman of the UNC System’s Board of Governors. During his first meeting as chairman, Smith outlined for colleagues his priorities for the board, which oversees 16 university campuses and the N.C. School of Science…

  • Researchers dissect key findings from NCSU school voucher study

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 798: Advocates of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship school voucher program recently touted results of a study from N.C. State University. It documented the vouchers’ “positive, large, and statistically significant” benefits for low-income students. Two of the key NCSU researchers, assistant professor Anna Egalite…

  • New school year means school supply bills for N.C. families

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 798: Most school-age children are back in classrooms after summer break. Their families recently encountered the annual trip to the store to buy new school supplies. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research and resident scholar, crunches the numbers to determine…

  • Former N.C. governors unite against proposed amendments

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 797: North Carolina’s five living former governors have united in opposition to two proposed amendments. One would change the way the state fills judicial vacancies. The other would change the makeup of the state elections board and assign the General Assembly the ultimate…

  • Small businesses once saw government as key political ally

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 797: Small business leaders today often point to government regulation as one of the largest obstacles blocking their growth and success. But that attitude about government is a relatively new development in the history of American small business. UNC-Chapel Hill history professor Benjamin…