04 May 2017

What Matters-Chief Justice Mark Martin-Thursday, May 4, 2017-34 Minutes

Mark speaks with Mark Martin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, about his support for legislation that would change the current law that allows 16 and 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in the state’s criminal justice system by having them charged in juvenile court. North Carolina is the last state that still charges minors as adults in that situation.

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03 May 2017

What Matters-Kinston Mayor BJ Murphy-Wednesday, May 3, 2017-19 Minutes

Mark speaks with Kinston Mayor  BJ Murphy about the coming flooding in his area from the absolute drenching the Triangle got last week that could see the Neuse River crest higher than it did during Hurricane Fran. The flooding oddly coincides with his trip to Washington D.C. to meet with some of the state’s congressional delegation to seek assistance with the flooding and with prevention of future flooding in his area of the state.

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02 May 2017

What Matters-Speaker Tim Moore-Tuesday, May 2, 2017-23 Minutes

Mark brings on North Carolina Speaker of the House Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to talk about last week’s crazy sessions leading up to the crossover deadline wherein the sheer number of bills being heard on the House floor had the speaker sounding a lot like an auctioneer at a cattle auction rather than the leader of the House of Representatives. But looking forward after crossover, what is to come in the next few weeks to come at the General Assembly?

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01 May 2017

What Matters-Jenna Ashley Robinson and Anna Beavon Gravely-Monday, May 1, 2017-28 Minutes

Mark is joined on the show by Jenna Ashley Robinson, president of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, and Anna Beavon Gravely, spokeswoman of Generation Opportunity NC to discuss their article, NC Joins Growing List of States Seeking to Protect Campus Free Speech. The two talk about the growing lack of tolerance for free speech in our society and the outright intolerance and opposition to free speech on university campuses.

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28 Apr 2017

What Matters-Hans Von Spakovsky-Friday, April 28, 2017-21 Minutes

Mark speaks with Hans Von Spakovsky, a legal expert with the Heritage Foundation, about the apparent showboating done by District Federal Court Judge William Orrick who issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities and if we are likely to see more or less judicial activism now that Justice Neil Gorsuch has been seated on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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27 Apr 2017

What Matters-Brenda Berg-Thursday, April 27, 2017-27 Minutes

Mark speaks with Brenda Berg, president and CEO of BEST NC, a non-profit, nonpartisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving North Carolina’s education system through policy and advocacy. Brenda talks about whether the education establishment in the state will respond in a business-like manner to the growing demand for school choice – seeing it as competition and evaluate what is needed to better position public schools as a viable choice for parents who don’t see it that way now – or, continuing to do things as they have always been done, and heralding more money as the answer.

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26 Apr 2017

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