26 Aug 2016

What Matters for Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mark speaks with Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) about the upcoming session and the effect of having a number of prominent conservatives leaving the House and Senate ahead of the Long Session, beginning in January. Mark speaks with Nick Ochsner, an investigative reporter with WBTV, about his recent stories in the news. Mark also speaks with Dr. Bob Luebke about the change at several of the state’s universities to lower tuition to $500 to allow those of lower economic means to afford to attend the universities. Mark finishes up the show with Rep. Mark Meadows, discussing his stance on refugee resettlement in North Carolina.

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24 Aug 2016

What Matters for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mark speaks with Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) about school construction cost studies and what can be done to help poorer counties. Mark speaks with Sen. Tom McGinnis (R-Anson) about the school study and what his counties need to succeed. Mark speaks with James Sherk, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, about what the effect of $15 an hour minimum wages would have in America. Mark speaks with Mark Braden, former general counsel to the Republican National Committee, about voter fraud and whether it really exists.

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23 Aug 2016

What Matters for Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mark speaks with Steve Beaman, chairman of the Society to Advance Financial Education, about the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s economic policy plans. Mark speaks with Robert Rector, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation, about his recent article in the National Review, “Welfare Reform: Two Decades of Success” and the result of reforms to welfare passed 20 years ago. Mark speaks with Donald Bryson, state director for Americans for Prosperity in North Carolina, about what the organization is doing during the election season heading up to November. Mark speaks with Daniel Horowitz, senior editor at Conservative Review, about his recent book, “Stolen Sovereignty: How to Stop Unelected Judges from Transforming America” and how unbridled judicial activism is changing the fabric of America.

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22 Aug 2016

What Matters for Monday, August 22, 2016

Mark speaks with Joseph Krmpotich about his experiences as a millineal and the way that his generation is viewed. Joseph also speaks about the presidential campaign coming up in November. Mark speaks with Mayor Doug Jackson, of Winterville, about his town on the edge of Greenville in Eastern North Carolina. Mark speaks with Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca about the goings on of the day in an informal back and forth with the leader of the conservative think tank. Mark speaks with Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) about judicial activism and Attorney General Roy Cooper’s seeming inability to complete his duties to the state.

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19 Aug 2016

What Matters for Friday, August 19, 2016

Mark speaks with Rep. Virginia Foxx about her book “God in the House” as well as her thoughts on judicial activism and more. Mark speaks with retired Brigadier General Tony Tata about the military situation in Afghanistan and Syria as ISIS continues to fight to gain more territory in the region. Mark speaks with Tim Boyum, Time Warner Cable News anchor, about the election, new unemployment numbers in the state and more. Mark speaks with Nat Malkus, of the American Enterprise Institute, about charter schools and his recent article “A Different Kind of Charter Diversity.” To hear more listen in…

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18 Aug 2016

What Matters for Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mark speaks with Rep. John Bell IV (R-Wayne) about the recent shake-ups at the Legislature as many legislators have left from both chambers this year. Most recently former Rep. Mike Hager, who served as House Majority Leader, resigned his seat this week to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with his family. Mark speaks with Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca about the results of the institute’s annual poll of unaffiliated voters in the state, the fastest growing group of voters. Mark speaks with Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to Republican candidate Donald Trump, about his campaign and more. Mark speaks with Han Van Spakovsky, of the Heritage Foundation, about his recent article, “Why does DHS want to designate election booths’ critical infrastructure?” To find out more listen in…

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18 Aug 2016

What Matters for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mark speaks with Civitas Institute Communications Coordinator Demi Dowdy about vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s political rally here in the Old North State and the people who she met at the rally. Demi says that it seems that more people were voting against Donald Trump instead of voting for Hillary Clinton. Mark speaks with Dan Gerlach, president of the Golden Leaf Foundation, about their recent $45 million grant to NC State’s plant research facility. The grant will be paid over several years to the university, which has been a large recipient of grants from the Foundation, which seeks to help improve the economic client of North Carolina’s tobacco farmers. Marks also speaks with Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, about the recent court-martial of Marine Land Cpl. Monifa Sterling over her written paper strips of scripture she kept at her work space. Mark speaks with Stephanie Keaveney, policy associate with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education, about her article, “These Professors Are Working to Restore Free Speech on Campus.” To find out more listen in…

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