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    The Creation of Dorothea Dix Park

    Featuring Kate Pearce: Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh
    on May 14, 2018
    Nearly two decades in the making, Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park, is charting a path to become America’s next great urban park. This presentation from the City of Raleigh’s Dix expert…
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    The Populist Paradox: Small Business and American Politics in the 20th Century

    Featuring Benjamin Waterhouse: Associate Professor of History and Grauer Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill
    on April 30, 2018
    Today, many small business owners see government as their biggest obstacle, but that was not always the case. In this presentation, Prof. Waterhouse recounts the history of small business political…
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    Fixing Our Crumbling Water Infrastructure: Open Competition

    Featuring Michael Power: Senior Director of State Government Affairs, Southern Region, American Chemistry Council
    on April 16, 2018
    North Carolina’s aging water infrastructure is crumbling. Due to outdated policies, modernization of water infrastructure is costing more than it should. In this presentation, Michael Power will explain his view…
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    Overcriminalization—A North Carolina Issue

    Featuring Jessica Smith: W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC-Chapel Hill
    on April 9, 2018
    Think a messy criminal code doesn’t matter? Think again. North Carolina’s lack of a streamlined, comprehensive, orderly, and principled criminal code creates costly inefficiencies in the criminal justice system, opportunities…
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    Are the Midterm Elections a Referendum on President Trump and the GOP?

    Featuring Marc Rotterman, Partner, Old School Productions; Host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman on UNC-TV
    on April 2, 2018
    Conventional wisdom and the media narrative say a national “blue wave” is on the horizon this fall in reaction to President Trump and Republicans. In this presentation, veteran political analyst…
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    Have Our Institutions Failed Us?

    Featuring Yuval Levin: Editor of National Affairs, Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
    on March 26, 2018
    Americans’ attitudes toward the key institutions of public life – particularly in government, but more broadly as well – have been changing quite dramatically.  The resulting expectations have helped create…
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    Nonprofit Journalists Move to the Adult Table

    Featuring Rick Henderson: Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
    on March 19, 2018
    As the number of traditional media outlets have declined for economic reasons, some gaps in coverage increasingly are being filled by nonprofit groups. Many of them are staffed by journalists…
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    A New Way to See the State Budget

    Featuring Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, John Locke Foundation
    on March 12, 2018
    Money may not make the world go round, but it does provide the fuel for state government. Every policy discussion eventually comes down to a question of dollars and cents.