CJ Radio (Page 5)

  • New commission hears testimony from injured student-athlete

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 805: A new state commission is focusing on the fair treatment of college student-athletes in North Carolina. During the group’s first meeting, some of the most compelling testimony came from lobbyist David Collins, a former UNC-Chapel Hill football player. Collins explained how a…

  • National expert rebuts myth about private school science education

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 805: School choice faces a number of attacks from critics. One of the most common criticisms involves standards at private schools that see increased enrollment thanks to school voucher programs. Matthew Ladner, senior research fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, explains why those…

  • Libertarian group flunks Cooper despite N.C.’s strong fiscal health

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 805: Gov. Roy Cooper is one of just two Southern governors — and eight nationwide — to earn F grades in the libertarian Cato Institute’s latest “Fiscal Report Card for America’s Governors.” Cooper earns this failing grade despite the fact that other measures…

  • Florence’s flooding creates challenges for N.C. schools

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: Some public school students missed weeks of classroom instruction because of Hurricane Florence. State lawmakers have granted local school systems flexibility in making up that lost time. But that still leaves school systems with challenges in trying to educate thousands of students.

  • Lawmaker highlights problems linked to Lyme disease

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: Before he leaves office at the end of the year, Rep. Bert Jones, R-Rockingham, is trying to draw attention to the danger of Lyme disease. During a recent hearing, Jones and Lyme disease patient Nia Davenport described some of the problems associated…

  • N.C. expert helps federal Justice Department address campus free speech

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 804: North Carolina’s Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, recently took part in a U.S. Justice Department forum addressing free speech on college campuses. Shibley discussed recent improvements in campus speech codes. He also identified ongoing challenges,…