31 Jul 2015

What Matters for Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Friday listeners! It’s a free for all on today’s show and Chad is following the shiny object on topics. What’s your flag? Can you hang the American flag and the North Carolina flag in your neighborhood? A Brunswick County HOA says you can’t. What about blue moons? Did you know a mistake in a magazine in the 1940’s has led us to misunderstand the real definition of a blue moon for decades? And do you want a robot calling your baseball game? It may be coming to a baseball park near you soon.


In the second hour, News14’s Tim Boyum is in studio for an amusing and informative half-hour recap of the biggest news stories of the week. Chad, Tim and Lisa kickoff the conversation with a few fun stories about slipups they’ve made while on-the-air after Chad makes a small slipup himself. Chad and Tim then quickly get into the recently released fundraising numbers for the possible state gubernatorial candidates. The budget and the lack of progress the legislature has made comes up next.


Finally, Chad concludes the show with a bizarre story about humongous snails in Florida that climb trees and eat stucco off homes. Trust me, it’ll give you the heebie-jeebies and/or give you a good laugh!


That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend everybody!

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30 Jul 2015

What Matters for Friday, July 31, 2015

It’s hard NOT to get excited about today’s show. Chad starts off with his disgust over the latest video released about Planned Parenthood. He was so disturbed by the article, he couldn’t read it over the air, but questioned where the agency’s supporters are and why they aren’t commenting over the outrageous videos. And, time is running out for legislators to pass a budget or continuing resolution, AGAIN. Chad shares nothing has been done to move the process or resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions has been accomplished. Then, John Locke Chief Economist Dr. Roy Cordato is in studio to give us a lesson in why the economy cannot support an increase in the minimum wage to the level that the President and other groups are asking. He also explains the origin of the minimum wage.


In hour two, Benjamin Hedin, author of “In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now” is in studio. The book discusses how America has progressed on matters of race over the last 50 years. Hedin is in Raleigh for a book signing at Quail Ridge Books & Music. Ben and Chad get into a discussion over the racial differences between the 60’s and today. Ben and Chad talk education inequality, the next election, what he learned from researching this book and where the “Black Lives Matter” movement is going. Finally, do you know where your city rates on the cockroach scale? Chad will tell you where the most cockroaches reside. And what about nutrition labels on food? Does it really help people choose healthier foods? Did you really not know fast food was bad for you before the government told you?
This is truly a show you don’t want to miss (or maybe just want to hear a few times to make sure you heard what you thought you heard the first time).

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29 Jul 2015

What Matters for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy hump day everyone! So much to talk about – so little time. Chad started the show with the latest on the Tony Tata-Governor McCrory debacle. Why did Tata really resign from his position as head of the DOT? It was an awfully swift exit for sure. Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security David Schanzer, joins Chad from a conference on terrorism in Washington to discuss the Iran deal, the latest threat from ISIS and homegrown terrorism. It’s a fascinating and terrifying conversation from which you can’t stop listening.

In the second hour, Carolina Plott Hound Co-founder, Paul Chesser, talks with Chad about all the news that is worth a link. It’s a great show you’ll want to hear, maybe two or three times.

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28 Jul 2015

What Matters for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday was chock full of news. Chad started the show with the news about the resignation of DOT Secretary Tony Tata, then moved to the hubbub over Monday’s tweet by the head of the state Republican party. Chad also read the letter written by State NAACP Chapter President William Barber to Governor McCrory. It asks for a meeting with the Governor to discuss creating a bill to ban the sale of Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates and other issues he’d like seen passed, both left- and right-leaning.

In hour two, Don Bryson, North Carolina Deputy State Director of Americans for Prosperity, was in studio. Don says AFP has five key issues on which they focus: Certificate of Need, Spending Controls, Tax Cuts, the Renewable Portfolio Standard, and Renewable Energy Tax Credits. Chad and Don also discussed the upcoming Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus, Ohio in August. Chad will be broadcasting live from the event. If you want to attend, registration runs through this Friday. Chad concluded the show sharing remarks from the Governor’s office on the budget surplus and how he wants to utilize the extra funds.

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27 Jul 2015

What Matters for Monday, July 27, 2015

It’s Monday and a full show! We kicked off our first Mayor Monday segment with Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears. Chad and Mayor Sears talked the legislature’s delay in passing a budget, proposed changes in sales tax distribution and how it will affect their budget, clean water and keeping the I-440 beltline extension Orange. It’s an interesting conversation that will keep you laughing while informing you, too.

In the second hour, Civitas President Francis De Luca and Chad start off with a discussion of a biographical article on NAACP Chapter President Dr. William Barber posted on WRAL. They also discuss the upcoming August Annual Unaffiliated Poll luncheons. The first is August 20th with guest non-partisan political analyst John Davis at the Raleigh Marriott. The second is August 25th at the Marriot South Park in Charlotte. Both begin at noon. And, Francis brings up how much money is being SAVED by the General Assembly not passing a budget. Finally, do regulations take away some of your rights? You might be surprised how many have and those that are planned for the future that will continue to do so.

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24 Jul 2015

What Matters for Friday, July 24, 2015

Happy Friday everyone! It’s another dynamic show covering a wide range of topics. Chad started off talking about a letter to the editor written by the Governor that appeared in “The Charlotte Observer,” not something you see Governors do, and perhaps not a good idea. Then Civitas Center for Law and Freedom Attorney Elliot Engstrom was in studio to give an update on H.B. 13 concerning specifically the Kindergarten Health Assessment Form and potential ramifications. Elliot explains that depending on how the final bill reads, the amendments to the bill support or undermine the causes of privacy and parental rights.

In hour two, News14’s Tim Boyum is in studio to discuss the big news stories of the week. He and Chad have a blast chatting about topics ranging from elections to the latest on Sons of Confederate Veterans license tags.

That’s all for this week. We’ve got a great show planned for Monday that you won’t want to miss. Have a great weekend everybody!

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23 Jul 2015

What Matters for Thursday, July 23, 2015

We thought we might need an ark to get to the studio today as storms rolled through the area, but as always, it was well worth the rowing. Chad kicked off talking Uber versus taxis and cities who are taking issue with the private vehicle transportation service. The sun came out over the studios in time for John Locke Foundation Director of Education Studies, Terry Stoops, to join Chad. They discussed school choice, how correlations can be distorted and changes that are being made to Kindergarten health assessment forms due to suits filed by groups like Civitas and parents pushing back over unnecessary information asked on the forms.

In hour two, 3rd District Congressman Walter Jones discusses two bills he co-sponsored. H.R. 3011, known as Kate’s Law, would ensure any adult illegal immigrant who is deported from the U.S. and comes back into the country illegally will face of sentence of no less than five years in prison. H.R. 3009, Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, would deny federal funding to sanctuary cities across the nation. If you remember, Chad shared last week that some of the biggest cities in our state are sanctuary cities. That means protection is provided to illegal aliens, including those that have committed violent crimes, at the taxpayer’s expense. The bill passed the House by a vote of 241-179 just prior to Congressman Jones joining Chad on the show. It’s a riveting conversation you don’t want to miss.

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