CJ Radio (Page 4)

  • New Mexico offers N.C. policymakers good licensing reform ideas

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 794: New Mexico is taking new steps to reform its system of occupational licensing. Jon Sanders, John Locke Foundation director of regulatory studies, analyzes the western state’s actions. He discusses possible implications for occupational licensing in North Carolina.

  • Fayetteville man leads federal department handling veterans’ issues

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 794: A Fayetteville man will lead the federal government department charged with handling veterans affairs. The U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie to serve as secretary of the department that oversees veterans’ services. You’ll hear highlights from Wilkie’s confirmation hearing.

  • Politics as performance changes American government institutions

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 794: More and more elected leaders treat politics as a type of performance. That approach has helped transform American politics. Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, is working on a book that explores the transformation. He shared insights from his research during a…

  • Few raise questions about GenX’s impact in solar panels

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 793: GenX dumped in the Cape Fear River has generated plenty of headlines. But there’s been much less publicity surrounding the presence of GenX and related chemicals in solar panels that dot the N.C. landscape. Dan Way, associate editor of Carolina Journal, reports…

  • Rebutting myths about free trade’s impact

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 793: Much of the recent debate about American trade involves popular myths. Bryan Riley, director of the Free Trade Initiative at the National Taxpayers Union, rebutted some of those myths during a recent panel discussion in Raleigh. Riley touts the benefits of free…

  • States turning to taxation in latest response to opioid epidemic

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 793: As stories about a national opioid epidemic continue to generate headlines, more and more states are considering new taxes on opioid drugs. Patrick Gleason, vice president of state affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, analyzes the growing interest in targeting opioids for…

  • New study raises questions about value of taxpayer-funded pre-K

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 793: A new Vanderbilt University report questions the academic benefits of Tennessee’s prekindergarten program. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president of research and director of education studies, assesses the new research and discusses its implications for state pre-K programs in North Carolina.