10 Aug 2015

What Matters for Monday, August 10, 2015

In today’s show, our host Chad Adams begins with discussing the never-ending budget talks and continues to enlighten our listeners as he stays at the frontline of this high profile issue in our state. In the second half of the first hour Mayor of Bellhaven, Adam O’Neal, comes on air and discusses the issues they are facing concerning the fight to get a hospital approved.

In the second hour, Chad keeps us up to date in other state policy issues as well as other national headlines and news that you’ll get here first on, What matters with Chad Adams.

That’s all for our glorious Monday. Stay tuned for tomorrow and the rest of the week for a number of host that will be discussing hot topic issues. Have a great evening everyone!!


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07 Aug 2015

What Matters for Friday, August 7, 2015

Today’s show capped off an exciting week on What Matters with Chad Adams. Chad shared his thoughts on the first republican presidential candidate’s debate. A caller from Sanford said he felt Donald Trump was like a rodeo clown that took the bull’s focus off the cowboys so they could safely get away – a good analogy. Up next, Chad spoke with Janie Wagstaff, President and Founding Board Member of the ICON Lecture Series. This grassroots group brings speakers to the area to educate the public on issues of importance to the state and nation.

News14’s Tim Boyum is in studio in the second hour. He and Chad discuss all the week’s news worth mentioning. Tim says there were a lot of OMG moments in Thursday night’s GOP debates. Chad segues into the latest happenings in the legislature and Tim gets a laugh when he says, “It’s like sands through the hour glass…”

That’s all for this week. Next week, General Tony Tata, a New York Times bestselling author, the Mayor of Belhaven and more surprises in store because Chad Adams knows What Matters to you. Have a great weekend everyone!

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06 Aug 2015

What Matters for Thursday, August 6, 2015

There’s a whole lot that matters today, and Chad gets to the core of the important issues. One he really gets into is the request by Blue Cross Blue Shield to raise rates on Obamacare plans by as much as 35 percent. Chad calls bull on the reasons the company cites for the increase. Next up, N.C. State University Professor of Political Science Dr. Andrew Taylor talks the dynamics of the first debate on FOX. Dr. Taylor tells Chad the candidates in the 5 p.m. debate are being compared to sitting “at the kid’s table.” Chad says the main event could be a competition of “zingers.” Dr. Taylor agrees there will be obvious winners and losers even though there may not be a lot of viewers. So, what changes after tonight? Dr. Taylor tells Chad, unless Donald Trump does something crazy, not a lot.

In hour two, Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation is in studio to talk the latest on Common Core, charter schools, and even the presidential debate. He and Chad chat about how these issues might lose or gain voters for candidates based on the aforementioned issues.

On tomorrow’s show, News14’s Tim Boyum and ICON Lecture Series President and Founding Board Member Janie Wagstaff.

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05 Aug 2015

What Matters for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Did you know intelligent people aren’t necessarily intelligent? Chad says that may be what many of our elected officials suffer from. The article Chad references says many who consider themselves of above average intelligence are ignorant, arrogant, cognitively lazy and close-minded. Then, 47th District Senator Ralph Hise who represents Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties talks to Chad about charter school funding, school vouchers and when a budget will be passed.

Paul updates Chad on the controversial several billion dollar transportation-infrastructure bond being voted on in the House. Chad says there is somewhat of an insurrection by more conservative GOP members of the House. Chad and Paul also get into the resignation of Dr. Aldona Vos. Finally, Chad closes out the show with a simple question to lawmakers – one constituents should ask before they mark their ballot, “Why did they decide to represent the state and/or county and why do they continue to run?” Their answers might surprise you. And, did you know eating spicy foods, like those made with curry, just might extend your life? A new study says it’s true. So pile on the hot sauce next time you’re aching for barbeque.

On tomorrow’s show, Dr. Andrew Taylor will discuss what we can expect from the first GOP presidential debate and John Locke’s own Terry Stoop will be in studio. Another fantastic show you won’t want to miss (try saying that three times quickly). Have a great evening everyone!

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04 Aug 2015

What Matters for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What a great show today! Chad started out with more issues of campaign corruption. When we have a Representative who reports spending $19K on clothing, there’s a problem. Then Chad talks with Rhona Sherrill, a Brunswick County homeowner, who is having issues with her HOA. They say her protective covenant does not allow homeowner’s to fly two flags (like the U.S. and North Carolina) at the same time. It’s a dumbfounding situation that you don’t want to miss.


In hour two, Don Bryson, North Carolina Deputy State Director of Americans for Prosperity, was in studio. He and Chad discuss Rep. Jason Saine’s unbelievable spending of almost $20K just for clothing, the lack of a budget and what issues are keeping legislators from moving forward, why AFP didn’t invited GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump to the upcoming Defending the Dream summit in Ohio and shares that AFP will be having Town Halls across the state starting this Fall.


Chad rounds out the show with an article on news bias and why people in the media become left- or right-leaning. Chad also makes the hilarious revelation his Dad had a vintage 1980’s ‘Member’s Only’ jacket which got so disgusting, Chad and his Mom threw it out. His Dad never forgot that his jacket was disposed of even after it was replaced. And how do you live to be 110? Seems a shot of scotch and three beers gets you to 105, then after that it’s all blessings.


On tomorrow’s show, Senator Ralph Hise and Carolina Plott Hound’s Paul Chesser.

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03 Aug 2015

What Matters for Monday, August 3, 2015

It’s the start of a full week of exciting shows with a lineup of guests you will not want to miss! Corruption is the theme of the first half-hour. Chad discusses the indictment of former Executive Director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina. Cope allegedly used the association’s credit cards to pay for almost half-a-million dollars in personal items like plastic surgery, home renovations, appliances, vacations, hotel rooms, and massages. During the second half-hour, New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw joins Chad to talk what’s happening in the city’s wards. Home of the original state capitol, New Bern is definitely a city “on the grow.” Chad and Mayor Outlaw talk the budget and how a delay in passage affects them and what a change in the sales tax could mean to their bottom line.

In hour two, Civitas President Francis De Luca is in studio. Chad and Francis go into the latest cases of campaign corruption and how candidates can get away with this for so long. That segues into alternative energy credits and the renewable mandate. Francis and Chad discuss why legislators don’t “see the light” when it comes to recognizing the increased cost of generating power using alternative energy over conventional methods like nuclear energy.

Francis hangs out for the second half-hour to get into some of the possible reasons behind the departure of DOT Secretary Tony Tata. Did he leave to be an author or to run for an office seat in the state or in Congress? His departure also brings up questions over how consultant funds were spent. As Francis points out, if Tata never runs for office, North Carolinians will never know. The big news is the move of the dates for the CLC Conference to March 4-5, 2016 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh. This is a time to learn more about the candidates, how to use social media, be more informed and become an active part of the election process.

On Tuesday’s show, Brunswick County resident Rhona Sherrill will join us. Ms. Sherrill is fighting her HOA over flying the American AND North Carolina flag on her own property at the same time. It’s another show you don’t want to miss!

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