Monthly Archives: August 2015

What Matters for Friday, August 28, 2015

Chad starts today’s show with some interesting observations about flags and news coverage. Is the LGBT “rainbow” flag a symbol of hate? Should it be banned? It’s a hot topic in NC and all over the country. Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided not to retry the police officer who shot and killed a black man after a mistrial was declared in his first trial. The AG’s sense of timing is peculiar. The announcement was made in Charlotte on the same day the Panthers play there first pre-season game. Kind of makes you go, “Hmmm.”

So you thought Joe Bastardi (Chief Meteorologist of was just a world-class weather prognosticator? Listen to his conversation today with Chad. Joe can create storms on his own! He doesn’t have to wait for Mother Nature. And he gets the weather right, too. Sea level rise? Arctic sea ice melt? Say what?

Tim Boyum from News14 Carolina is in the studio for his regular Friday appearance. You’ll enjoy hearing his take on today’s politics.

Chad winds up the week’s broadcasts with a discussion of the results from a recent Civitas poll. A lot of politicians who think they’re safe may need to pay close attention to what the voters are saying as Republicans are not polling the way they may think. The poll should be a wake-up call.

That’s “What’s Happening with Chad Adams”. Thanks for listening!

What Matters for Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to Thursday and another continuing resolution from state lawmakers. Chad starts off going through what has been accomplished on the budget today at the legislature. It seems to have come to verbal sparring over whether to pass another resolution or stay through the weekend and get the job done. Then, Grassroots NC Development Director and Triangle Shooting Academy spokesperson Josette Chmiel discusses gun rights and Wednesday’s tragic shooting in Virginia. Chad asks why it seems that the weapons get blamed in some shootings while the shooter gets blamed in other cases. Josette says when the Constitution was written, there were no automatic weapons, but yet, guns, except in the most unusual of cases, do not kill by themselves and we still have the right to carry them. She points out that many North Carolina sheriffs have concealed carry permit money in their budget, but don’t support their constituents having the permits. She stresses to keep Second Amendment rights intact, people have to become actively and not passively involved.

Discussing the perfect storm of subsidies and global warming, Dr. Roy Cordato, from the John Locke Foundation, joins Chad in studio. Chad explains that Dr. Cordato can’t stand subsidies or global warming, so a recent attack on the Koch Brothers by the White House had him fired up. Chad reads a statement from the Koch brothers saying corporate subsidies are the equivalent of corporate welfare. Dr. Cordato shares that the President believes that crony capitalism is the equivalent of the free market system. Chad and Dr. Cordato agree that many on the left don’t seem to understand the definition of free market.

Finally, Demi tells Chad about the most tweeted about topics. She shares that McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers a second and some interesting tweets by Hillary Clinton. It’s both a serious and light look at today’s most interesting and topical tweets.

On tomorrow’s show, Weatherbell Chief Meteorologist Joe Bastardi tells us whether to worry about Tropical Storm Erika and News14’s Tim Boyum will be in studio to tall all the news worthy of discussion.


What Matters for Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The news was horrifying this hump day with the murder of a reporter and cameraman on live t.v. by a disgruntled former co-worker. If that’s not enough to shock you, Chad shares some of the reasons why “the Don” Donald Trump is doing so well in the race to be the next GOP candidate for President. One of the most mentioned by all socio-economic groups was the perception that he speaks his mind, he’s hard on issues, and doesn’t back down. Chad says our local lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would do well to take note of the reason’s Trump is so popular because they could fall victim to the same perception issues if not. Next up is Carolina Plott Hound co-founder Paul Chesser. He and Chad discuss the Virginia shooting, the fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, Charlie Daniels’ open letter to Congress, Wilmington’s Mayor asking the community to step up to help reduce violence in the community and much more. You could say there was a lot to talk about.

In the second hour, Chad begins by reading an open letter to Congress from native North Carolinian Charlie Daniels. Arriving slightly late, District 6 Senator Harry Brown joins Chad. Senator Brown shares the latest on the budget including where some of the $21.7 billion would be spent. He listed the raises for state employees, teachers, magistrates and members of the court and personal income tax changes to be included in an incentive package. Chad also brings up the issue of solar subsidies. Senator Brown says he feels strongly the Senate will let that sunset at the end of the year, but says they’ll be a delay on the renewable energy mandate. Senator Brown says school choice should be expanded. It’s a not to miss interview that answers many of your questions.

Finally, Civitas Communications Coordinator Demi Dowdy joins Chad to discuss some of the more interesting tweets of the day.

What Matters for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Looks like another month without a budget. Chad tells us about the clock on Carolina Plott Hound that will keep running until the compromise committee finally agrees on how to distribute the $21.74 billion budget. He also shares how no one is identified in an article stating the GOP in North Carolina is trying to keep Donald Trump off the ballot. The article, released on multiple media outlets, set the party on the warpath to make sure it was clear and in fact, it’s the law, if Mr. Trump wins the primary, he will be on the ballot. Next up, Chad speaks with District 37 Representative Paul Stam. The Wake County Republican talks about his feelings concerning proposed changes to the lottery. Rep. Stam says additional ads and online tickets just make a bad situation worse and goes so far as to say the increase in advertising is really just a $30 million tax increase. He also thinks lottery advertising dollars should not be increased. Instead, he feels ads for the lottery should be truthful and not deceptive.

Joining Chad in the second hour is Americans for Prosperity Chapter President Don Bryson. He and Chad discuss a diverse range of topics including naming some of the Republican Senators who support solar subsidies. Some of those named include Senator Rabon and Senator Tillman. Bryson tells Chad that over the next few months, AFP will be focused on getting out their message, knocking on doors and spreading the word.

Finally, Chad ends the show comparing how a handful of states will decide the next president.  Scary, isn’t it?