Crucial Conversation — Duke’s Dan River coal ash disaster: What happened? How big is the problem? What’s next?

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An NC Policy Watch, Crucial Conversation luncheon— Duke’s Dan River coal ash disaster: What happened? How big is the problem? What’s next? Click here to register Featuring Amy Adams of the group Appalachian Voices and State Rep. Pricey Harrison Coal – for thousands of years, humans have found it difficult to live without this [Continue Reading...]


*New Date* Crucial Conversation — The outlook for 2014: Featuring Tom Jensen and Chris Fitzsimon

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NC Policy Watch invites you to a very special Crucial Conversation breakfast— **NOTE: Please notice that the date for this event has been changed from its original listing date to Tuesday, Feb 4, due to inclement weather.** The outlook for 2014: Featuring Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling and Chris Fitzsimon of NC Policy Watch [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation — The truth about the Affordable Care Act and what it really means for American health care consumers

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NC Policy Watch and the North Carolina Health Access Coalition invite you to a very special Crucial Conversation breakfast— The truth about the Affordable Care Act and what it really means for American health care consumers Click here to register Featuring Lynn Quincy, Senior Policy Analyst at Consumers Union – publisher of Consumer Reports [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation — Parents in life, strangers on paper: How NC laws barring second-parent adoption and same-sex marriage jeopardizes families, children

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NC Policy Watch, the ACLU of North Carolina and Equality North Carolina are proud to announce a very special Crucial Conversation — Parents in life, strangers on paper: How North Carolina laws barring second-parent adoption and marriage for same-sex couples jeopardize families and their children. Click here to register Featuring Chris Brook, [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation — Getting our heads out of the sand: The facts about sea level rise and the future of the North Carolina coastline

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An NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon— Getting our heads out of the sand: The facts about sea level rise and the future of the North Carolina coastline Click here to register Featuring Dr. Robert S. Young, Professor of Geology and Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation: Worse than NAFTA? Lori Wallach discusses the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”

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An NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon— Worse than NAFTA? Why North Carolinians should be very, very worried about the so-called “Trans-Pacific Partnership.” Click here to register Featuring Lori Wallach, Director of the Global Trade Watch Division at the national advocacy group Public Citizen. Co-sponsored by AFL-CIO of North CarolinaWitness [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation: What’s next for our public schools? With June Atkinson

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An NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon— What’s next for our public schools? A conversation with June Atkinson, North Carolina’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Click here to register As all who follow the public policy debates in North Carolina are well-aware, the 2013 legislative session was one of the most controversial in decades. Nowhere [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation: The truth about NC’s Medicaid program — with Ron Pollack of Families USA

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NC Policy Watch and the Health Advocacy Team at the North Carolina Justice Center are proud to announce a very special and timely Crucial Conversation luncheon: The truth about North Carolina’s Medicaid program: Why it’s not “broken” or in need of privatization featuring one of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on health care [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation: Why courts matter (and why North Carolinians should be paying a lot more attention to them)

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NC Policy Watch and the North Carolina Justice Center are proud to announce a very special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Why courts matter (and why North Carolinians should be paying a lot more attention to them) Featuring the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr., Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit If [Continue Reading...]


Crucial Conversation in Charlotte: Tax the poor, feed the rich? — with Dr. Katherine Newman and Alexandra Sirota

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NC Policy Watch comes to Charlotte— Tax the poor, feed the rich? Why making North Carolina’s tax system even more regressive is a terrible idea Featuring nationally acclaimed author and policy expert, Dr. Katherine Newman. Click here to register. North Carolina’s elected leaders have promised to enact major tax policy reform legislation this year. [Continue Reading...]