Balanced Debate For The Old North State.
THIS WEEK'S NC SPIN is more refreshing than cold watermelon on a hot summer day. We begin with Governor Cooper's veto on the bill that would require Sheriffs to obey ICE. What to do with the 900 million dollar budget surplus? Should we spend it, save it or return it to taxpayers? And did the NCAA punt on establishing more academic controls on college sports? Of course the panel also tells us something we don't know. This week the panel is Rick Henderson, Editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal, former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr; former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker; and Chris Fitzsimon, director of The Newsroom. Join us Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and SUNDAY NC SPIN VIEWERS: Our Sunday airing will be at 5:30 a.m. again this week, but you can always stream the show at your leisure from our website ncspin.com THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
My Spin by Tom Campbell
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