What Matters for Monday, December 5, 2016

Mark opens today’s show with a returning guest, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC 11), to give an update on the wildfires in the western part of the state and about the hearing last week of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules where a bill was discussed that would impact all federal spending financed by fees, fines, and penalties currently administered by federal agencies, and instead require that Congressional appropriations approve this spending. On this Mayor Monday segment Mark speaks with Mayor Dana Outlaw, of New Bern, about what makes New Bern special, a bit of the history behind New Bern and the challenges of managing things in a smaller municipality. To close out the show Mark speaks with Tessie Castillo, advocacy and communications coordinator with the NC Harm Reduction Coalition, to talk about Naloxone and the 5,000+ overdose patients the drug has saved in the state since 2013 and the widespread use of heroin as a result of the growing use of opiate pain medication. Tune in for much more.