Dr. Peter Morris, director of Urban Ministries of Wake County, discusses hunger, homelessness and healthcare needs in North Carolina.
Jane Pinsky, Director of the NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform discusses election irregularities in NC’s 9th congressional district, the flawed ethics investigation process and the need for nonpartisan redistricting reform.
Will Munn, policy analyst with the NC Budget & Tax Center discusses his report Powering Up Prosperity: Accelerating Businesses of Color in North Carolina. Other issues discussed: race, the economy, and how business accelerators can boost minority-owned businesses.
UNC Law Professor Gene Nichol discusses his new book: “The Faces of Poverty: Stories From Our Invisible Citizens”
Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina. He was director of the UNC Poverty Center (2008-2015) until it was closed by the Board of Governors for publishing articles critical of the governor and General Assembly. Since 2015, his research has been supported by the N.C. Poverty Research Fund. Nichol is author of THE FACES OF POVERTY IN NORTH CAROLINA: Stories From Our Invisible Citizens (UNC Press, 2018)
The number of uninsured children nationwide increased by about 276,000 children last year, the first significant increase in a decade, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.The analysis shows that in North Carolina, 119,000 or 4.8 percent of the state’s children remain without health coverage. We discuss the findings and the need for Medicaid expansion with Ciara Zachary.
Kristin Collins of the Center for Death Penalty litigation discusses North Carolina’s obsolete and unfairly applied capital punishment laws. Read their report: Unequal Justice.