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