Archives by: Clayton Henkel

Clayton Henkel

About the author

Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.
clayton@ncpolicywatch.com
919-861-2067

Clayton Henkel's articles and posts

Radio Interviews

Matt Ellinwood, director of the Education & Law Project


Matt Ellinwood, director of the Education & Law Project of the NC Justice Center, discusses the upcoming legislative session, a multi-billion dollar school bond initiative, and why early childhood literacy rates continue to suffer due to a lack of resources.

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Radio Interviews

Chavi Koneru and Ricky Leung, co-founders of North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT)


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are among the fastest growing groups of North Carolinians in the 21st Century. However there have been no one on the state policy scene who could speak with an informed voice about the needs of these communities. Chavi Koneru and Ricky Leung, co-founders of North Carolina Asian Americans Together, join us this week to discuss the mission of their organization, voting rights, increasing representation in elected office and the importance of the 2020 Census.

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Defending Democracy Radio Interviews

Jane Pinsky, Director of the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform


Jane Pinsky, Director of the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform discusses election irregularities in NC’s 9th congressional district, the flawed ethics investigation process and the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform.

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Will Munn, policy analyst with the NC Budget & Tax Center

Will Munn, policy analyst with the NC Budget & Tax Center discusses his report Powering Up Prosperity: Accelerating Businesses of Color in North Carolina. Other issues discussed: race, the economy, and how business accelerators can boost minority-owned businesses.

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Morgan Wittman Gramann, Director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health


Morgan Wittman Gramann, Director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health discusses teen tobacco use and vaping, obesity prevention and the need to combat chronic health problems in our state.

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Education Top Story

Monday numbers: A closer look at Read to Achieve and early childhood literacy

The State Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2019 this week. Members will discuss the findings of a new statewide report on North Carolina's Read to Achieve program. The initiative passed by the General Assembly in 2012 was designed to insure students could read at grade-level by third grade.

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Radio Interviews

2018: Year in review – Part I


2018: Year in review – Part I (From Hurricane Florence’s fury, to NC’s recovery to dire new warnings of climate change)

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