CJ Radio (Page 4)

  • North Carolina could be dubbed ‘school choice state’

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: Home schools educated more than 127,000 North Carolina students in the last academic year, while private school enrollment topped 100,000 for the first time. This growth prompted Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, to recommend that North Carolina…

  • Employment picture varies widely across N.C. counties

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: North Carolina’s unemployment rate has dropped by more than one full percentage point during the past year, dropping most recently to 4.2 percent. But that headline rate masks wide variations among the 100 counties. N.C. State University economist Michael Walden has examined…

  • Recent N.C. tax reforms attract positive national attention

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: North Carolina has attracted national attention in recent years because of the positive effects of its tax reforms. Joseph Henchman, executive vice president of the Tax Foundation, explains why North Carolina’s reforms offer a good example for other states across the country.

  • Solar views lead to hot water for two N.C. State researchers

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 742: Two N.C. State University researchers say the university has silenced them because they’ve raised concerns about potential negative impacts from utility-scale solar energy projects in North Carolina. In a Carolina Journal exclusive, Associate Editor Dan Way has documented evidence of the university’s…

  • Carolina Journal Radio No. 742: N.C. State researchers say school silenced their solar views

    Two N.C. State University researchers say the university has silenced them because they’ve raised concerns about potential negative impacts from utility-scale solar energy projects in North Carolina. In a Carolina Journal exclusive, Associate Editor Dan Way has documented evidence of the university’s efforts to downplay the researchers’ work. North Carolina…

  • Urban growth generates transit concerns

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 741: Urban growth often leads to growing concerns about transportation and public transit. As the Triangle copes with these issues, retired Duke professor John Staddon has been studying how other communities have addressed transit concerns. Staddon shares his findings. He offers suggestions about…

  • N.C. lawmakers continue to debate use of targeted tax incentives

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 741: North Carolina lawmakers continue to debate whether and how to use targeted tax incentives to lure new jobs into the state. A recent N.C. House committee meeting featured debate about proposals to tweak incentives rules in ways that could favor poorer rural…

  • Terrorist attack’s impact prompts lawsuit against Twitter

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 741: The daughter of North Carolina-based former Ambassador Jim Cain serves as lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Twitter. Cameron Cain and a co-plaintiff contend that the social media giant has not taken adequate stops to block ISIS from using Twitter to plan…