CJ Radio (Page 2)

  • New law expands N.C. ballot access, cancels 2018 judicial primaries

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 754: Legislators returned to Raleigh recently to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of an election-related bill. The new law loosens restrictions for third parties and unaffiliated candidates who want access to the state’s election ballot. It also lowers the threshold from 40 percent…

  • Goldwater advances free-market, limited-government ideas at state level

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 754: Fans of North Carolina’s Campus Free Speech Act can give much of the credit to the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix, Arizona-based free-market think tank that has been pushing for similar legislation in states across the country. During a recent visit to North…

  • New law offers greater protection for free speech on campus

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 754: Free speech will get additional attention and protection on N.C. public college campuses. That’s thanks to the Campus Free Speech Act state lawmakers approved this year. Jenna Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, explains why this legislation…

  • N.C. ramps up film incentive program, bucking national trend

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 753: North Carolina lawmakers recently reopened the door for companies seeking state film incentives. Jon Sanders, the John Locke Foundation’s director of regulatory studies, explains why that decision means bad news for the state’s taxpayers.

  • Raleigh attorney in line for seat on federal bench

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 753: Raleigh attorney Thomas Farr has been nominated to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court. Senators from both parties questioned Farr during a recent confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. You’ll hear questions and answers about Farr’s judicial philosophy and his…

  • Popularity plays important role throughout our lives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 753: Like it or not, popularity plays a key role in our lives. Mitch Prinstein, professor of psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill, explores that role in the book Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World. Prinstein distinguishes between two different types of…

  • New Outer Banks passenger ferry plan generates questions

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 753: The N.C. Department of Transportation believes enough people will want to pay $15 apiece for pedestrian-only access to Ocracoke Island to justify a $6 million passenger ferry program. Carolina Journal’s latest cover story examines the DOT Ferry Division’s plan. Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson…