CJ Radio (Page 8)

  • National education spending rankings questioned

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 734: The nation’s largest teachers union recently ranked North Carolina No. 43 in average per-student spending among the 50 states. Dr. Terry Stoops, the John Locke Foundation’s vice president for research, explains why the National Education Association’s numbers are not necessarily accurate, appropriate,…

  • House overwhelmingly backs Raise the Age initiative

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 734: The Raise the Age initiative reached a significant milestone when the N.C. House voted, 104-8, to approve the idea. The legislation would treat nonviolent 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders as juveniles rather than adults. You’ll hear highlights from the House’s debate on…

  • Markets can play key role in preparing for emergencies

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 734: The threat of natural disasters often prompts calls for government action. People often pay less attention to market forces that help communities prepare for disasters and other emergencies. But Ben Foster, Ph.D. student in environmental sciences and engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill, has…

  • High Point pushes questionable plan for city-funded baseball stadium

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 733: High Point is the latest North Carolina city considering spending millions of dollars for a downtown baseball stadium. Julie Tisdale, the John Locke Foundation’s city and county policy analyst, considers herself a fanatic baseball supporter. But Tisdale questions the wisdom of investing…

  • Raise the Age campaign benefits from high-profile support

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 733: The Raise the Age initiative targeting 16- and 17-year-old criminal offenders gained some additional publicity this year thanks to the endorsement of N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin. Martin named as his No. 1 legislative priority the effort to treat nonviolent…

  • Historian documents changing nature of presidential disaster management

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 733: American presidents have dealt with disasters since the nation’s earliest days. But changes in society, including expectations of presidential action and the development of a 24/7 news cycle, have changed the White House’s approach to those disasters. Presidential historian Tevi Troy documents…