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October 4 Crucial Conversion – NC’s deadliest policy failure (and how Virginia solved the problem)

Join us as we hear from one of the policy experts who helped make Virginia's Medicaid expansion a reality, Kenneth Gilliam of the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis...

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Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s constitutional amendments blitz: What should be done?

Join us for a vitally important Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s constitutional amendments blitz: What should be done?

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Prof. Peter Edelman discusses his new book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Join us for a very special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Prof. Peter Edelman discusses his new book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America Register here In addition to exposing racially biased policing, the ...
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Crucial Conversation: Public schools in crisis

As veteran state education policy analyst Kris Nordstrom detailed in his recent report, The Unraveling—Poorly-crafted Education Policies Are Failing North Carolina’s Children, North Carolina has lost its way when it comes to public schools:

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Crucial Conversation – The national immigration debate in the era of Trump: Where do things stand? What will happen next?

Join us on Tuesday December 5, as we welcome American Immigration Council Executive Director Beth Werlin to North Carolina and hear her update on (and assessment of) the immigration battles in Washington.

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Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s independent judiciary: Will it survive the current partisan battle?

Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s independent judiciary: Will it survive the current partisan battle? Register here There is an unprecedented war underway over the future of the North Carolina’s judiciary. For some time now, conservative supermajorities in the ...
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Crucial Conversation luncheon: Hurricane Matthew one year later

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Hurricane Matthew one year later: What happened, what hasn’t and how can we do better in the future? On October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on North Carolina. The resulting flooding impacted 50 counties in the eastern part of the state, damaging more than 800,000 homes and over 300,000 businesses, while displacing 3,744 residents, and causing closures in 34 school systems. In all, the storm caused $2.8 billion in damages and another $2 billion in lost economic activity.

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Crucial Conversation luncheon: Prof. Bryant Simon discusses his new book, “The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government and Cheap Lives”

For those too young or too new to North Carolina to remember, the horrific 1991 chicken plant fire at imperial Foods in Hamlet, North Carolina killed 25 workers and injured another 55. Workers were unable to escape the blaze because the plant’s owner, Emmett J. Roe, kept the doors padlocked and the windows boarded because he thought his low-wage workers might steal chicken.

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Crucial Conversation – The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors?

Please join us August 15 for a very special Crucial Conversation – The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors? In one of the brighter and under-reported developments of the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers took some important steps to secure consistent, quality care for seniors. Among the important accomplishments:

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Crucial Conversation Luncheon – Prof. Nancy MacLean on her provocative new book, “Democracy in Chains”

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Prof. Nancy MacLean on her provocative new book, “Democracy in Chains” Nancy MacLean is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S., whose new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.”

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Crucial Conversation luncheon: The crises surrounding the Trump presidency

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon. The crises surrounding the Trump presidency:  A conversation with nationally acclaimed scholar, author and commentator Neil Siegel Click here to register. As FBI and congressional investigations into the troubled ...
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