News and Views with NC Policy Watch's Chris Fitzsimon
By NC Policy Watch
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||CleanWhitney Tucker of NC Child discusses child welfare, the opioid epidemic and the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book||--||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Crowder of PolicyLink discusses employment equity in rural North Carolina||Read the report: Advancing Employment Equity in Rural North Carolina||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Deb Butler discusses the six constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot this fall||--||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTessie Castillo of the NC Harm Reduction Coalition discusses combating the state’s opioid epidemic||--||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Dodson, Executive Director of MDC, discusses economic mobility and the State of the South||--||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnvironmental reporter Lisa Sorg discusses a possible cancer cluster in the western part of the state, GenX water pollution, and the latest on the MVP natural gas pipeline.||--||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonnie Bechard with the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear||Bonnie Bechard with the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear tells us about the League’s new report that raises serious questions about the curriculum used by the schools that receive state voucher funds.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation consultant and former NC Teacher of the Year James E. Ford||Former North Carolina Teacher of the Year and education consultant James Ford weighs in on the highlights and shortcomings of this summer’s legislative session.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNCAE President Mark Jewell discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly in education policy this legislative session||--||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristina Adeleke of the NC AIDS Action Network and Venita Ray with the Southern AIDS Coalition||The South is home to more than one-half (52%) of the undiagnosed infections in the United States. Consequently, fewer Southerners living with HIV receive timely medical care or treatment. We discuss the issue with Christina Adeleke of the NC AIDS Actio.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer UNC system President and current Volcker Alliance chief Tom Ross discusses his new campaign to end political gerrymandering||--||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey||State Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey discusses the power struggle between the board and the state superintendent, education funding, poverty and other hot button education issues facing the state.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemocracy NC Executive Director Tomas Lopez on voter ID||Democracy NC Executive Director Tomas Lopez discusses the controversial plan to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot requiring a photo voter ID.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNC Child’s Rob Thompson discusses a controversial budget provision that supplants federal funding intended to reduce childcare waiting lists||--||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Marcia Morey discusses school safety, North Carolina’s need for a red-flag law and other effort to stem gun violence||--||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Gillooly, policy director for the ACLU of North Carolina, discusses the Campaign for Smart Justice||Sarah Gillooly discusses the push for reforms on bail, sentencing, and prosecutorial practices.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Graig Meyer on the missed opportunities in the legislature’s budget||--||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Parker and Allan Freyer discuss the campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022||Sarah Parker, owner of the Durham Catering Company and Allan Freyer of the Workers’ Rights Project discuss urging passage of legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 an hour by 2020 and $15 an hour by 2022.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAttorney Daniel Bowes with the Second Chance Initiative||Attorney Daniel Bowes with the Second Chance Initiative discusses the collateral consequences of criminal convictions and the trouble with ever-increasing court fines and fees.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Mike Woodard discusses education funding, budget negotiations, and net neutrality protections||--||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJane Pinsky, director of the Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform, discusses the need to end gerrymandering and create greater transparency in the state budget process||--||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducators Aspen Bishop, LaTekka Lewis, Emily Rex and Katie Meyers discuss why this year’s demonstrations are about far more than teacher take-home pay||--||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRep. Cynthia Ball discusses budget negotiations, transparency and the massive demonstration by North Carolina teachers||--||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Michael Leachman, Director of State Fiscal Research with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities||--||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDurham County veteran teacher Dov Rosenberg on the Rally for Respect at the General Assembly||--||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just one side
This show is liberal. Almost every if not every segment is against the republicans of NC. I guess the rest of the media is not enough they need Sunday morning radio too.
Debt, why do Americans not care?
Informative and helpful local NC news
Interesting interviews and backstory on what’s going on with NC’s general assembly.