CJ Radio (Page 3)

  • 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…

  • Campaign highlights underreported good news about N.C. economy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 752: North Carolina has achieved major economic gains in recent years, but those gains often have gone unreported as media outlets have focused on political infighting. Donald Bryson, N.C. state director of Americans for Prosperity, explains why his group is drawing attention to…

  • Probing the prospects for energy ‘dominance’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 752: The Trump administration has talked about achieving energy dominance. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy and senior policy analyst for the New Mexico State Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources, assesses the Trump team’s proposals.

  • Considering the impact of new N.C. AP, SAT scores

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 752: North Carolina public school students saw gains in the past year in both Advanced Placement courses and SAT scores. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, examines the data. Stoops explains whether the latest numbers represent unqualified good news.