A weekly, one-hour newsmagazine on North Carolina, Carolina Journal Radio is hosted by Donna Martinez and Mitch Kokai and features a diverse mix of guests and topics. Education reform, tax policy, the state legislature, affirmative action, air pollution, freedom of the press and the courts – these are just a few of the subjects that Carolina Journal Radio has tackled since the program began production in 2003.

  • CJ Exclusives

    State Appeals Redistricting Order to U.S. Supreme Court

    RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court will take a second look at a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s 2011 redistricting plan, as the state made an emergency appeal to the justices to stay a trial-court order invalidating the 1st and 12th Congressional Districts. Without a delay, it’s unlikely congressional primaries can …

  • Quick Takes

    Campaign dispatch, February 9, 2016

    • The Club for Growth PAC, which is supporting Chatham County GOP Chairman Jim Duncan in the 2nd Congressional District primary, is on the air with this ad attacking incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers. The free-market group will spend $400,000 on the ad buy. • A new High …

  • CJ Exclusives

    State: New Election Maps Would Cause Confusion, Add Costs

    RALEIGH — If a three-judge federal court panel does not freeze its order to redraw a new congressional election map by Feb. 19 the result would be voter confusion, inability to protect the integrity of the electoral process, suppressed voter and candidate turnout, and more than $12 million of increased …

  • News Article

    Short Session May Consider Legalizing Medicinal Pot

    RALEIGH — A Charlotte-area state representative says making medical marijuana available for people suffering from terminal illnesses would bolster the General Assembly’s recent record of crafting policies that show compassion for seriously ill patients. “We passed two bills dealing with CBD oil that were driven by compassion,” said Rep. Kelly Alexander, D-Mecklenburg, …

  • CJ Exclusives

    Oversight Committee Splits Over State Employee Benefits

    RALEIGH — A legislative oversight committee on Monday delayed recommending changes in supplemental state employee insurance benefits after members could not agree whether to reform the current system or overhaul it. Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, who represents a district where a large number of state employees reside, suggested reforming the …