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.
Dr. Christina Cowger with the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture discusses the findings of their new report: “Torture flights: North Carolina’s role in the CIA rendition and torture program”
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.
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.
NC Justice Center General Counsel Bill Rowe on where lawmakers should focus their attention in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence
Bill Rowe, General Counsel and Deputy Director of Advocacy at the North Carolina Justice Center, discusses affordable housing, environmental concerns, mental health needs, and tapping the state’s $2 billion rainy day fund in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
Andy Coburn, Associate Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, discusses beach renourishment in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.