Radio Interviews

Radio Interviews


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.


Davidson College political scientist Susan Roberts offers her prognostication on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, with a look ahead to the potential impact on the fall elections.


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.


Elon poll director Jason Husser on what voters know and don’t know about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the fall ballot.


Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue discusses the six proposed amendments to North Carolina’s constitution and the political turmoil in Washington, D.C. and Raleigh.

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