Archive for May, 2012

SPIN This Week – June 3rd

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we will discuss The House Budget, Fracking on the fast track, Redistricting Reform and Rising tides. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are panelists Brad Crone, Political Consultant, Connie Wilson, Former Legislator, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, and John Hood, President of the John Locke Foundation. Air Times […]

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What Would You Say to Graduates?

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you were asked to deliver the high school commencement address what would you say to those completing this big milestone event in their lives? I’ve sat through a few graduation exercises for children, family members, even now a grandchild and I honestly confess I can’t remember anything that was said, most particularly my own […]

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What are we going to do about it?

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

I like to be with smart and articulate people. Jim Brinkley, Vice Chairman of MorganStanley SmithBarney qualifies as one, so it was a pleasure to be in his company recently. The thrust of his conversation was that we live in a time of high volatility, but that very volatility produces great opportunity if we are […]

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When will it end?

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The academic scandal at UNC is bad and we hope system president Tom Ross and chancellor Holden Thorp will rid our flagship university of classes little more than a sham. But this is only a first step to restoring integrity. The complex financial tightrope administrators must walk complicates what might appear to be black and […]

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SPIN This Week – Bob Schieffer Interview

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week’s NC SPIN program will feature highlights from Tom Campbell’s recent interview with CBS News legend, Bob Schieffer.  Schieffer shared fascinating stories and perspective spanning a news career focused on telling the stories of our time. He also provides candid insight on his hopes and concerns for our country and the world. Tune in, […]

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SPIN This Week – May 13th

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week on NC SPIN we will discuss Winners and Losers in Primary Elections, Short session begins Wednesday and The last word: Gift or contribution? Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are panelists Rufus Edmisten, former Secretary of State and Attorney General, Henry Hinton, host of Eastern NC’s “Talk of the Town,” Chris Fitzsimon, Director […]

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Boxing Out

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

This isn’t Bev Perdue’s first rodeo. She knew full well that her budget proposals were dead on arrival at the General Assembly, but she was thinking ahead to the fall elections and, even though she isn’t running, she is trying to position Democrats to run against the legislature in the fall. Their popularity ratings are […]

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NC Needs an Unaffiliated Gubernatorial Candidate

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

We now know the gubernatorial candidates from the two parties who will face off in November and strongly suspect how the respective campaigns will be waged. Republican Pat McCrory has to move toward the middle for unaffiliated and moderate voters he needs in order to win. He will rail against the Democratic governors of the […]

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Early Election Analysis

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune in this week’s NC SPIN for more in-depth analysis on the elections, but here is some early analysis on Tuesday’s primary election. The turnout was a bit higher than most expected. The average in recent primaries has been 25 percent. 34 percent voted in this election and about 25 percent of the 2.1 million […]

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Primary Predictions – Audience Survey

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s your SPIN on Tuesday’s Primary Election – Audience Survey Responses Question 1. Regarding early voting: I already voted. 29.2% I plan to vote early. 27.0% I plan to vote May 8th. 43.8% I do not plan to vote. 0.0% Question 2. On the Marriage Amendment, I will vote: In favor 55.1% Opposed 39.3% Not […]

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