Archive for December, 2018

As of Friday noon we have no State Board of Elections. What now?

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Dr. Michael Bitzer, Catawba College Professor of Political Science, December 28, 2018, How Did We Get To This Point With The NC State Board of Elections? With yesterday’s news (I’m afraid to call it a bombshell because North Carolina’s political landscape is littered with craters nowadays of exploding news), I took to twitter to […]

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NC SPIN episode #1050 Air Date 12/28/2018

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: One great tradition of UNC-TV was when the late Bill Friday would always invite the sitting governor to come on his NC People program to discuss the year just ending and talk about what the governor wanted to accomplish in the coming year. We are pleased to continue that tradition and honored that Governor […]

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Peace at Christmas

| December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, December 27, 2018. It was Christmas Eve 1914. World War I was in its early stages and trench warfare was the rule of the day. Soldiers on opposing sides could hear the bullets whistling overhead coming from trenches, often no more than 100 yards from theirs. […]

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After SPIN! Video – “What was the biggest news story of 2018?”

| December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “The NC Spin annual tradition – Tom asks the panelists to tell us what the biggest news story was in 2018.

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Do politicians really want to lead?

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by John Hood, Syndicated columnist and NC SPIN panelist, December 26, 2018. As another year draws to a close, a year of Democratic resurgence in both national and local politics, I offer this challenge to incumbent and newly elected lawmakers alike. Do you really want to be leaders? Or do you just want to be […]

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Who should be the NC SPIN Tar Heel of the Year?

| December 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Tom Campbell, Producer and Moderator of NC SPIN, December 26, 2018. Every year, at year’s end, our NC SPIN panelists and I select one person or group to be named the NC SPIN Tar Heel of the Year. As you might expect, these selections often come from the political realm, however not always. This […]

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The real winner in the Apple sweepstakes: North Carolina

| December 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Rick Henderson, Editor-in-chief, Carolina Journal and NC SPIN panelist, December 21, 2018. Was Apple’s choice of Austin, Texas, over the Research Triangle for its new, $1 billion campus a win or a loss for North Carolina?  The answer isn’t as obvious as local boosters would have you believe. Sure, the sudden infusion of capital […]

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The year in review: Lawmakers can do better for NC families, kids

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Melissa Boughton, NC Policy Watch, December 26, 2018. The end of the year is near, and as we reflect on the biggest news, it’s also important to highlight what stories were near and dear to our heart. There were two meaningful stories that I covered this year — one about the struggles that people […]

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Will the economy retreat in 2019?

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Mike Walden, NCSU Professor of Economics, December 21, 2018. It’s that time of year when economists are looked to as fortune-tellers. The fortune, in this case, is our collective well-being tied to growth in the overall economy. Of course, no economist – no matter how well-trained – can perfectly predict the future of a […]

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Play the famous North Carolinian game this New Year’s Eve

| December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

by D. G. Martin, One-on-one and host of NC Bookwatch on UNC-TV, December 24, 2018. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the arrival of “The World Almanac and Book of Facts.” Its thousand pages of fine print are a valuable resource. But there is a problem. When I gave a copy […]

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