Ongoing state budget negotiations and the latest polling data in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race served as the chief topics during Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson‘s latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Henderson also continues his weekly “On The Trail” electoral updates with Donna Martinez on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.

John Locke Foundation President John Hood discussed the budget stalemate with Henry Hinton on WTIB Radio. Martinez served as Bill LuMaye’s guest host Tuesday on Talk Radio WPTF. Martinez interviewed CJ education contributor Kristen Blair, who discussed the “summer slide” and its impact on children’s education, and JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray, who spent an hour analyzing the latest developments in the North Carolina legislative session. Gray continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio.

Director of Communications Mitch Kokai filled in for LuMaye on Thursday. He joined Demetri Ravanos on WPTF Friday morning to discuss the political implications of recent crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.