A weekly, one-hour newsmagazine on North Carolina, Carolina Journal Radio is hosted by Donna Martinez and Mitch Kokai and features a diverse mix of guests and topics. Education reform, tax policy, the state legislature, affirmative action, air pollution, freedom of the press and the courts – these are just a few of the subjects that Carolina Journal Radio has tackled since the program began production in 2003.

  • Daily Journal

    Road Policies Deserve Attention

    North Carolina’s new “Strategy Mobility Formula” will have the effect of shifting scarce road dollars from projects that would have transported relatively few people to those that will transport lots of people.

  • Quick Takes

    Campaign dispatch, April 26, 2016

    • Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has produced the first ad for his re-election campaign, and it focuses on his leadership of the opposition to the Charlotte “bathroom” ordinance, which resulted in House Bill 2. • A fascinating op-ed column in the Los Angeles Times by law professors from William & Mary …

  • Daily Journal

    North Carolina’s Dwindling Obamacare Options

    RALEIGH — The irony of Obamacare is that its health insurance exchanges are suffering from a problem that was supposed to be avoided – what health economists call adverse selection.  When health insurance plans must cover people with pre-existing conditions and they are not allowed to charge premiums that reflect …

  • CJ Exclusives

    Judges, Academics Tackle Redistricting Reform

    DURHAM — North Carolina’s constantly shifting population and demographics, and the sour taste both Democrats and Republicans have experienced as a minority party with no meaningful role in the legislative redistricting process, could offer strong incentives to transform redistricting to a nonpartisan, independent commission model, a group of academics, analysts, …

  • Quick Takes

    Bills Would End I-77 HOT Lanes Project

    Two bills have been filed — one by a Democrat, the other by Republicans — that would terminate the Interstate 77 toll agreement in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Mecklenburg County Democratic Rep. Tricia Cotham, who is a candidate for the 12th Congressional District, filed one of the bills. The Republican …