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    Connecting Rural North Carolina To High-Speed Broadband

    Featuring Angie Knight: Superintendent, Graham County Schools / Rep. Jason Saine: District 97 (Lincoln), North Carolina House of Representatives / Becki Gray: Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation / Jon Sanders: Research Editor and Senior Fellow, Regulatory Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on March 29, 2021
    When Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 lockdowns forced millions of North Carolinians to communicate for school and work through computers, the need for high-speed broadband connections across our state…
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    The SAVE Act: Expanding Access To Medical Care, Empowering Skilled Professionals

    Featuring Sen. Joyce Krawiec: District 31 (Davie, Forsyth), North Carolina Senate / Robert Whitehurst, CRNA: President, Advanced Anesthesia Solutions / Dennis A. Taylor: President, North Carolina Nurses Association / Jordan Roberts: Government Affairs Associate, John Locke Foundation
    on March 22, 2021
    Even before COVID-19 hit our state, a shortage of medical professionals plagued North Carolina, meaning that finding medical care could be tough, particularly for those living in…
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    Virtual Civitas Poll Lunch

    Featuring Andy Taylor: Professor of Political Science, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University / Donald Bryson: President and Chief Strategy Officer, John Locke Foundation
    on March 18, 2021
    Join Locke President, Donald Bryson, and guest commentator, Professor Andrew Taylor of NC State, to discuss some of the top hot button issues across North Carolina.
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    The High Stakes of H.R. 1: Election Integrity, Speech, and Privacy

    Featuring Bradley A. Smith: Chairman, Institute for Free Speech; Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission / Rep. David Rouzer: NC-7th District, U.S. House of Representatives / Dr. Andy Jackson: Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity, John Locke Foundation / Jon Guze: Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on March 15, 2021
    It is called the “For the People Act of 2021.” It’s anything but. Passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 220…
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    Viewpoint Diversity On North Carolina College Campuses

    Featuring George R. La Noue: Research Professor of Political Science & Research Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County / Mark McNeilly: Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School / Jenna Robinson: President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal / Mitch Kokai: Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
    on March 8, 2021
    We’ve long thought of the college campus as a marketplace of ideas where young people are encouraged to feed their curiosity, to open their minds to new perspectives, to…
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    North Carolina’s Prospects For COVID-19 Economic Recovery

    Featuring Rep. Dean Arp: North Carolina House of Representatives / Edward J. Lopez: Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University / Brian Balfour: Senior Vice President of Research, John Locke Foundation / Andy Ellen: President and General Counsel, N.C. Retail Merchants Association
    on March 1, 2021
    How well can the North Carolina economy respond to a shock like the COVID-19 pandemic? A new assessment co-authored by Western Carolina University Professor Edward Lopez reviews the…
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    Economic Liberty: Defending NC’s Unique Constitutional Protections

    Featuring Judge Richard Dietz: North Carolina Court of Appeals / Jeanette Doran: President and General Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law / Jon Guze: Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on February 22, 2021
    North Carolina’s constitution contains a unique collection of clauses intended to protect economic liberty. The framers added them at various points in our history to prevent corporate…
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    The 1776 Commission Report

    Featuring Rep. Ted Budd: NC-13th District, U.S. House of Representatives / Tom Lindsay: Member, The President's Advisory 1776 Commission; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation / Phillip W. Magness: Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research / Dr. Terry Stoops: Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
    on February 15, 2021
    Partisan political disputes aren’t the only conflicts driving wedges in our country.  The very vision of who we are as Americans, what our country represents, the principles on…
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    Battling Poverty: Are we winning or losing?

    Featuring Brooke Medina: Vice President of Communications, John Locke Foundation / Ray Nothstine: Opinion Editor, Carolina Journal / Mike Walden: William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, North Carolina State University / Joseph Coletti: Senior Fellow, Fiscal Studies, John Locke Foundation
    on February 8, 2021
    The idea of people being hungry or homeless is abhorrent to all of us, regardless of our ideological or political beliefs. How society should address these terrible problems is where…