Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews

Meredith College Political Scientist David McLennan discusses takeaways from the 2018 mid-term elections, the repudiation of Trump and the possibility of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

Rep. Grier Martin discusses the end of the GOP Supermajority in the state legislature, the prospect of ending gerrymandering and concerns about the upcoming lame duck, special session.

Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director of the NC Council of Churches, discusses efforts to combat gun violence and the recent irrational fears about immigrants.

Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center, discusses the vital importance of the mid-term elections and the special legislative session that follows.

Kate Woomer-Deters, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Rights Project.
Veteran immigration rights attorney Kate Woomer-Deters discusses birthright citizenship, the restrictive ‘public charge’ rule, and the latest anti-immigration proposals being advanced by the Trump administration. Learn more about the ‘public charge’ rule here.

Michael Mitchell with the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities discusses state cuts to higher education that threaten access and equity. Read the CBPP’s new report: Unkept Promises.

Budget & Tax Center analyst Brian Kennedy on the enormous challenges involving race and poverty exposed by Hurricane Florence.

Adrienne Kennedy and Shalonda Regan of Robeson County discuss rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Florence and where recovery dollars could best be used.

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Ward on the long road to recovery for students and teachers affected by the hurricane. Ward chairs the Florence Aid to Students and Teachers of North Carolina – FAST NC. FAST NC will take donations through the existing NC Education Fund and will work with local superintendents, charter school directors, and statewide associations to identify needs and direct funding.

Sarah Gillooly discusses the American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice and efforts to cut North Carolina’s debilitating incarceration rate. Read the ACLU’s full report here.

Secretary of State Elaine Marshall weighs in on the constitutional amendments on the fall ballot, and what you need to know before making a charitable donation to aid hurricane victims.

NC Policy Watch Courts and Law reporter Melissa Boughton discusses the latest developments surrounding voting rights and the 2018 elections.  We also discuss how voting sites are faring after Hurricane Florence.

Grady McCallie with the NC Conservation Network discusses some of the huge environmental challenges facing North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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