Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews

More than 7,000 North Carolina teachers left the profession last year, according to the state’s newest annual teacher turnover report. While legislative leaders say that’s an improvement over recent years, veteran educators remain concerned. State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more teachers of color to the profession.

Learn more about Ford’s work at the Center for Racial Equity in Education.


Dr. Michael Bitzer, chair of the political science department at Catawba College, discusses the State of the Union,  the impeachment trial of President Trump and the outcome of the Democratic presidential caucus in Iowa.

Ian Vandewalker, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United ruling that did so much to unleash dark money spending on American elections. (PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of Brennan Center for Justice)

NC Housing Coalition director Samuel Gunter on the disinvestment in public housing, the latest on McDougald Terrace and the impact of spiraling housing costs on North Carolina families.

NC Community College System President Peter Hans discusses the effort to dramatically increase the number of North Carolinians who hold post-secondary degrees or credentials. Click here to learn more about the You Hire Education campaign.

WRAL-TV producer Clay Johnson on the upcoming documentary “Out of the Darkness” that examines a startling rise in the suicide rate among NC teens. “Out of the Darkness” debuts on Jan. 23, 2020. Learn more here.

Matt Ellinwood, Director of the Education & Law Project at the NC Justice Center, discusses adequacy and equity in school funding in the wake of the WestEd/Leandro report, which recommends nearly $8 billion in additional public school funding be allocated in the next seven years for North Carolina’s public schools. Read the findings in the WestEd report here.

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