Archive for March, 2018

NC SPIN episode #1011 Air Date 03/29/2018

| March 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

Topics: Duke Energy seeks Rate Increase Court Update Primary Election in 6 Weeks MAP Verdict Tell us something we don’t know   Panelists: Chris Fitzsimom, Columnist and Author Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation Howard Lee, Former Senator and Board of Education Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom Campbell, Moderator

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Rip Van Winkle or Dixie Dynamo? Which North Carolina are we?

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and moderator, NC SPIN, March 29, 2018. “You ain’t from around here, are you?” This question may not be grammatically correct but it is an increasingly accurate observation about our state. According to the Carolina Population Center, a valuable research resource at UNC Chapel Hill, 43% of our state population was […]

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Can we reduce invisible unemployment?

| March 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Dr. Mike Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, Marcy 30, 2018. We’ve seen great improvement in reducing unemployment in both the nation and North Carolina in recent years. Many economists think the most frequently cited jobless rate could fall under four percent this year. Indeed, there is already talk of the labor market being at […]

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Community colleges deserve more than lip service

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, March 28, 2018. It has long been commonplace for North Carolina politicians to lavish generous praise on community colleges. Alas, this praise is more often a sort of rote incantation than a real statement of priorities. Let’s change that. North Carolina’s community colleges are critically important, […]

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Are North Carolina’s kids too fat to fight?

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Peg O’Connell, health care advocate and NC SPIN panelist, March 29. 2018 A recent national report found that obesity among active duty service members increased 61% between 2002 and 2011, and is impacting recruitment, as the Pentagon projects that by 2030, 64% of potential recruits will not qualify for service because of their weight. […]

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I’m not a RINO but a real Republican

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Bob Orr, former Supreme Court Justice and NC SPIN panelist, printed by permission of the author, March 29, 2018. RINO – a derogatory term – stands for “Republicans In Name Only.” It’s derisively used by certain activists who think their brand of Republicanism is the only acceptable kind. Actually, it’s those so-called activists who […]

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Don’t close charter public schools

| March 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Phil Kirk, former Chair, State Board of Education and NC SPIN panelist, March 29, 2018. The recent recommendation from the North Carolina Justice Center that the state close charter   public schools which aren’t diverse makes no sense whatsoever. The Justice Center staff, which has opposed charter public schools from day one, must not understand […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? John Hood”

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the March 23rd program: In this video John Hood discusses what he didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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After SPIN! Video – “What Didn’t You Get To Say? Gene Arnold”

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! Video from the March 23rd program: In this video Gene Arnold discusses what he didn’t get to say on last weeks show.

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After SPIN! Video – “Should we change how we elect judges in NC?”

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to John and Dennis – It’s been some weeks since we heard anything regarding the redistricting of judges or the way we put them on the bench. We understand this might be part of the discussion in the short session of the legislature that convenes May 16th. In the meantime a legislative […]

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