Monthly Archives: August 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.

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.

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.

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.