Nicholas Carnes of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University discusses his new book: The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office–and What We Can Do About It.
El Pueblo’s Will Saenz discusses the resiliency of the Latinx community in politically challenging times and the 25th La Fiesta del Pueblo
Learn more about La Fiesta del Pueblo taking place September 23rd here.
MaryBe McMillan, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, discusses the reality facing workers, the fight for a $15/hr minimum wage and President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee.
While automation has no doubt caused some job losses, such a cause and effect scenario is rarely so clear-cut. WRAL documentary producer Clay Johnson discusses automation, robotics, and WRAL-TV’s latest doc “Connecting the Bots,” which airs on September 6th.
Former North Carolina Deputy Attorney General and national political commentator Hampton Dellinger explains why the presence of the controversial statue known as “Silent Sam” on the UNC Chapel Hill campus likely violated federal law. Cohen also discusses Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea to federal charges.
Read Dellinger’s recent op-ed on Silent Sam here.
A divided 3-judge panel ruled last week that referendums on two proposed North Carolina constitutional amendments that would diminish the powers of the governor if approved are misleading and should not appear on ballots in November. While legislative leaders are weighing their options, Senator Floyd McKissick is speaking out against the other four amendments slated to be on the ballot that he believes are intentionally vague and confusing for voters.
Kym Hunter, senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, discusses how the proposed constitutional amendments could be a real danger to North Carolina’s democratic institutions. Hunter also discusses the case she argued last week before a three-judge panel in Wake County that will determine the fate of those ballot initiatives.
Attorney Gerry Cohen, who served almost four decades at the legislature, shares the history of constitutional amendments. Cohen also discusses why North Carolinians cannot base their vote simply on how the amendments are labelled on the fall ballot.
Attorney General Josh Stein discusses the ‘radical’ constitutional amendments facing voters this November, protecting the overall integrity of our elections, and efforts by his office to curb opioid addiction.