Happy “Back to the Future” day! Yes, it’s the day Doc Brown takes Marty to in the second movie in the franchise and it’s being celebrated around the world to Chad’s amazement and producer Lisa’s delight. After a few minutes chatting about the phenomena, it’s back to business. Chad shares an article from “The New York Post” titled ‘Donald Trump is doing America a Service.’ While he doesn’t agree with the whole article, he especially likes how writer Bob McManus phrased why he thought Trump continues to poll well no matter what controversial thing he says. McManus says Trump resonates to voters, just like his very simple and relevant message because, “Disquiet rooted in a persistently weak economy, a chaotic foreign policy, growing national-security concerns and domestic social turmoil is aggravated by the sense that dissent — or even questioning conventional wisdom as defined by America’s condescending elites — is not only improper, but also immoral.” Then, Carolina Plott Hound Cofounder Paul Chesser is in studio. He and Chad talk about Janet Cowell’s retirement and how many thought she would be chosen as the next leader of the UNC system. Paul tells Chad one of the stories that got the most clicks the past week was by an NC State student who compared Democratic Senatorial candidate Mayor Chris Rey to the main character on the NBC show “Parks and Rec.” It’s always amusing what makes people click on a story.
In the second hour, Students for Liberty Executive Director (and former Mayor of Coats), Johnny Shull, is in studio to discuss the situation with the UNC Board of Governors and who would be the best candidate to run the UNC system. Johnny tells Chad there are systemic problems with higher education in the country. He says the system which was already on the decline, started to fail massively with the advent of the ‘No Child Left Behind’ program. He tells Chad, “What we saw with ‘No Child Left Behind’ is instructors teaching to the test and not instructing.” He tells Chad having to work with the UNC faculty may be challenging for Margaret Spellings. Her past experience hasn’t given her the political and educational background he feels is needed to win the respect of the educational community. Chad asks if we’ve cheapened higher ed in the country with online and community college programs. Johnny says he thinks the breadth of opportunities available are a good thing, but it still matters where you receive your degree. Chad asks if he thinks Spellings is the best choice for the position. Johnny clarifies he doesn’t. They also delve into the presidential candidates, what republicans are doing right and what they aren’t, and so much more. It’s an enlightening look at politics locally and nationally from someone who’s been on the inside.
And did you know eating late (after 6 p.m.) can make you gain weight? You did? So does almost everyone. Therefore, we needed to study this because?
We’re talking sanctuary cities and more on tomorrow’s show.