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Clayton Henkel

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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
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Clayton Henkel's articles and posts

Radio Interviews

Author and gerrymandering expert David Daley discusses the secret files of GOP political operative Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandering as NC lawmakers advance the latest redistricting maps


Author and gerrymandering expert David Daley discusses the secret files of GOP political operative Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandering as NC prepares its latest redistricting maps, and his upcoming book: Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy.  Daley’s reporting has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Slate, the Washington Post, and New York magazine. He is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor of Salon.

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Steven Edwards discusses the consequences of rising court debt and life in a “debtors’ prison”


Earlier this year, Steven Edwards landed on the cover of an important report by the American Civil Liberties Union detailing the impact of rising court fines and fees. Edwards fell on hard times after losing his leg and his brother in a 2003 car accident. He later served a two-year sentence on drug charges, and left prison owing $1,354.50 in court debt. But simply the inability to repay those court-costs landed Edwards back in jail years later, even though he faced no new charges. He was trapped in a modern-day debtors’ prison.

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Representative Robert Reives discusses the Superior Court ruling striking down gerrymandered legislative districts


Representative Robert Reives discusses the Superior Court ruling striking down gerrymandered legislative districts and requiring the General Assembly to redraw those maps by September 18th in time to be used for the 2020 elections. Rep. Reives also discusses education funding, immigration reform, and restorative justice.

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Chief Justice Cheri Beasley discusses the School Justice Partnership, court fines and fees and the court’s bicentennial celebration


Chief Justice Cheri Beasley joins us to discuss the School Justice Partnership, court funding, and court fines and fees and the impact of low-income North Carolinians. Beasley also discusses Second Chance legislation and the bicentennial celebration of NC’s court system.

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Robin Madison of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle discusses food insecurity in North Carolina


Robin Madison of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle discusses food insecurity in North Carolina, efforts to help hungry children and seniors, and what changes to SNAP benefits could mean for the state’s food banks. Learn more at FoodShuttle.org.

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Senator Mujtaba Mohammed on the endless legislative session, school safety and the governor’s veto of anti-immigrant legislation

Senator Mujtaba Mohammed weighs in on the state of the endless 2019 legislative session, school safety and the veto of HB370 anti-immigrant legislation.

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Attorney Jack Holtzman with the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina

 

Civil rights attorney Jack Holtzman with the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina explains why housing discrimination remains a big problem in North Carolina.

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