Archive for September, 2012

SPIN This Week – September 30

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weeks show is a special Carolina Collection interview with former Senator Jim Broyhill. Enjoy the stories and recounting of the significant role Jim and his family have played in our state. This program is excerpted from an hour-long interview which is available from NC SPIN.   Air Times

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A Healthier NC

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Polls don’t reflect it, the media isn’t reporting it and our leaders are not talking about it but the number one issue today is healthcare. Our current healthcare system is unsustainable and threatens to bankrupt this country. Most all factions, including doctors, insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, public health advocates, lawyers, governments and a myriad […]

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Debunking the Gubernatorial Election

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The two candidates for governor have spent lots of energy and money debating whether North Carolina has lost our mojo, pointing out who is to blame. With days remaining before the November 6th elections, it’s time to debunk the rhetoric. North Carolina has lost significant momentum since the 1990’s. We never fully recovered from the […]

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SPIN This Week – September 23

| September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tune in for a special  edition of NC SPIN. This week we discuss higher education in our state, both at the university and community college levels. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Peter Hans, Chair of the UNC Board of Governors, Scott Ralls, President of the NC Community Colleges, Steve Ballard, Chancellor of East […]

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Purpling

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today’s political lexicon identifies states that vote Republican as red states, while states voting Democratic are blue. Until recently North Carolina was undeniably blue but a current description might color us purple, the result from mixing the two colors together. When I first started covering North Carolina politics there were three Democrats registered to every […]

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Who is the ACC Kidding?

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

John Swofford and ACC officials keep a straight face in justifying why they wooed and won Notre Dame to become a partial member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They can spend energy describing this as a “perfect compromise,” but that dog won’t hunt. This was one more example of the money grab that is big […]

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SPIN This Week – September 16th

| September 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Tune in for a special healthcare edition of NC SPIN. Healthcare is one of North Carolina’s largest concerns and this week we have four of North Carolina’s healthcare leaders to discuss where we are and what can be done to provide and pay for healthcare for our citizens. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Bob […]

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What would Harry have said…..

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perhaps you, like me, watched the two infomercials staged as political conventions. There were highlights in both. In the GOP convention we were struck by Ann Romney’s great speech in support of her husband and particularly aimed to women. The line that grabbed me was, “We’re too smart to know there aren’t easy answers. But […]

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SPIN This Week – September 9

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tune into NC SPIN this week as our panelists discuss State Government Reorganization, Court ruling says at-risk children must be admitted to pre-K, The New Curriculum and Election update Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are  Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, Henry Hinton, host of Eastern NC’s “Talk of the Town”,  John Hood, President […]

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Six Key Issues for the election and 2013

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The last presidential election that focused squarely on issues was the 1972 Nixon-McGovern campaign. Since then campaigns have spent more time and money framing their opponent than dealing with issues. Without honest discussion those campaigns fail us in making informed decisions about where the candidate stands. There are six key issues those who want to […]

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