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  • Voters replace longtime N.C. state school superintendent

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: North Carolina voters booted longtime State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson from office and replaced her with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board member Mark Johnson. That could lead to major changes in the way the state Department of Public Instruction operates. Terry…

  • N.C. legislators continue to look at licensing laws

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: The N.C. General Assembly continues to examine the future of occupational licensing in the state. The legislature’s Program Evaluation Division has recommended several changes to the licensing process. That includes a new commission to look into consolidation and termination of some licensing…

  • UNC free-speech advocate calls for new First Amendment training

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 706: Free speech on N.C. public university campuses has had no more vocal advocate in recent years than Mike Adams, professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During a recent speech in Raleigh, Adams explained why his latest free-speech…

  • Business tax reform would boost economy

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 705: One way to boost economic growth throughout the United States involves reform of the American system of business taxation. Curtis Dubay, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, recently discussed the need for business tax reform during a visit to Charlotte. He shares…

  • Eminent domain abuse threatens private property rights

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 705: State government can threaten private property rights when it abuses the use of its eminent domain powers. Ruth Sheehan, an attorney with the Francis law firm, has worked on property-rights issues. She discusses recent N.C. cases in which property owners have fought…

  • New UNC president wants higher education treated as civil right

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 705: Seven months after arriving in Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina system president Margaret Spellings used her official installation ceremony to make a plea for treating higher education as a new civil right. Spellings explained the importance of higher education in the…

  • Trump pulls off surprise, Burr wins third and final Senate term

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 705: Republican Donald Trump shocked many political observers by winning the presidential race, including North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes. Republican incumbent Richard Burr withstood a hard campaign from Democratic challenger Deborah Ross to win a third term as North Carolina’s senior U.S. senator.