Monthly Archives: September 2016

What Matters for Friday, September 30, 2016

Mark opens a packed episode with Hans Von Spakosky, legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, to talk about his recent article “The Misplaced Rage in Charlotte” before moving to a discussion on the place of the free market in a crisis, such as the gasoline shortage felt in the Southeast last week. Mark speaks with Greg Pulscher, host of “Free to Brew” at about his article, “North Carolina’s Mini-Venezuela Experiment” and how price-gouging laws actually work to worsen shortages. To wrap up the show Mark reaches back to a segment on property rights and their importance to liberty in America with Francis De Luca, president of the Civitas Institute.

What Matters for Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mark speaks with CJ Bouchard, a Planet Fitness franchise owner with multiple  locations across the state, about his partnership with “Zaniac,” the after school program that teaches kids programming, 3-D printing, and other things to better educate them in areas of the STEM curriculum and then talks to Dr. Bob Luebke, education policy analyst for the Civitas Institute about the surge in demand for school choice in North Carolina.

What Matters for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mark has a packed show for Wednesday where he speaks with Stephanie Keaveney, a policy associate with the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education, and then speaks with Americans for Prosperity NC Chapter State Director Donald Bryson about the upcoming election and then finishes out the show with Matt Caulder, reporter for NC Capitol Connection and also host of The NC Gun Dad show, about the police-involved shooting in Charlotte.

What Matters for Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mark opens the show with Dr. David McLennan, professor of Political Science at Meredith University, to talk about the first Presidential debate and then speaks to John Gibbs,a political commentator and contributor to, about his views on the recent police-involved shooting as a member of the African-American community. Tune in for more.