Dr. Peter Morris, director of Urban Ministries of Wake County, discusses the realities of poverty for thousands of North Carolina families.
Urban Ministries of Wake County engages our community to serve and advocate on behalf of those affected by poverty by providing food and nutrition, promoting health and wellness, and by laying the foundations of home. Learn how to help here.
Reporter Greg Childress joins us to discuss 2020 education issues, including the ongoing battle over the state budget and teacher pay raises that never materialized in 2019
Reporter Greg Childress joins us to discuss education issues including the ongoing battle over the state budget and teacher pay raises that never materialized in 2019. We also discuss future leadership for the NC Department of Public Instruction.
Courts & Law reporter Melissa Boughton on 2020 court races, issues before the Supreme Court and why the battle for redistricting reform is heating-up in the New Year
Courts & Law reporter Melissa Boughton on why the battle for redistricting reform is heating up once again in the New Year. Also discussed: voter ID, this year’s state Supreme Court races, and issues before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cheri Beasley became North Carolina’s first-ever Black female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in February. It was our honor to sit down with Beasley earlier this year to discuss the School Justice Partnership, Second Chance legislation and the impact of rising court fines and fees on low-income North Carolinians.
It can be hard to find things to cheer about these days in the contentious world of public policy, but Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry is doing some important work to change that situation. We sat down with Deberry to discuss changes she has implemented in the DA’s Office to improve the administration of justice.
From combating the opioid crisis, to fighting to find justice for sexual assault victims, to blocking an e-cigarette industry that is hooking teenagers, Attorney General Josh Stein has been at the center of it all this year. We recently sat down with Stein to learn more about those legal challenges, and what’s on the horizon for the A-G’s office.
NC Policy Watch Managing Editor Billy Ball discusses efforts to reduce the number of children facing short-term suspensions
NC Policy Watch Managing Editor Billy Ball discusses efforts to reduce the number of children facing short-term suspensions in our public schools.
Read Ball’s recent story: The lingering inequality of school discipline in North Carolina
Rep. Grier Martin looks ahead to 2020 and assesses the shortcomings of the 2019 legislative session – including a lack of teacher pay raises, failure to enact independent redistricting reform, and the decision not to expand Medicaid.
Representative Grier Martin also weighs in on the turmoil facing higher education and the UNC system’s Board of Governors.
Economist Patrick McHugh of the NC Budget & Tax Center discusses the hard truth about North Carolina’s economy
Patrick McHugh, senior economic analyst for the NC Budget & Tax Center, discusses the state of the economy and employment equity. Read more of Patrick’s work here, including The State of Working North Carolina.