Balanced Debate For The Old North State.

We've got a blockbuster show for you this week on NC SPIN. We begin with the bombshell dropped Monday by ECU interim channellor Dan Gerlach, that argues with the decision Vidant Health made in excluding board membership from the UNC Board of Governors. We then discuss the Opioid Epidemic claiming four lives every day in our state, then  ask if a jury made the correct decision in finding Bishop William Barber guilty of trespassing at the legislature. And we are surprised when the panel tells us something we don't know. This week's panel is former Attorney General and Secretary of State, Rufus Edmisten; Becki Gray, Sr. Vice President of the John Locke Foundation; Syndicated columnist and author John Hood; and Rob Schofield, Director of NC Policy Watch. Tom Campbell moderates NC SPIN, which can be seen on UNC TV Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and on the NC Channel Friday night at 10 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 10 a.m. And you can always video stream at your leisure anytime after 5 p.m. Friday at ncspin.com 

NC SPIN episode #1074 Air Date 6/14/19

ECU appears to take UNC side on Vidant battle, North Carolina’s Opioid Crisis, Barber found guilty of trespassing in legislative building, USDA turns their back on RTP, Tell us something we don’t know    Watch NC SPIN     Previous Episodes

NC SPIN episode #1074   |   Air Date June 14, 2019

My Spin by Tom Campbell

All hands on deck for the Opioid Epidemic

We have come together to lick polio, measles and other illnesses. 4 people per day are dying from the Opioid epidemic and we need to attack it vigorously. Read More

10:03 a.m. Thursday





Boost health access by lowering costs

82 of our 100 counties, mostly rural, rate poorly in access to healthcare. But the gap doesn't have to be as big as it is now. Better access to healthcare will keep rural North Carolinians healthier and doesn't have to cost more.    Read More

by John Hood   |   10:30 a.m. Thursday



Nothing funny or foolish

When the legislature created the consolidated university system we have today all schools immediately wanted to expand offerings and become stronger. It took someone with discipline and planning skills to mold the new system. Ray Dawson was that person.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   9:58 a.m. Thursday













Good citizenship requires skepticism

John Adams said, "Facts are stubborn things and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." Do we follow this practice today?    Read More

by John Hood   |   May 30, 2019

Turmoil at UNC Children's hospital

Ellen Gabler writes in the New York Times about serious problems with pediatric cardiology surgery at the North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill    Read More

May 30, 2019