As major deadlines approach for the new federal health care law, WTKF’s Lockwood Phillips enlisted the help this week of John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo. She discussed the North Carolina impact of the federal law during her first appearance on “Viewpoints Radio.” Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins Talk Radio WPTF’s Bill LuMaye this afternoon to discuss the week’s top CJ stories.

JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray returns to News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” this evening to take part in the program’s regular Friday “Bow Tie Caucus” of political experts. Gray appears this weekend on Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics” program, and she continues her regular appearances Monday and Friday on WTSB Radio.

Gray recapped the North Carolina General Assembly’s 2013 legislative session during speeches this week for the Beaufort County Republican Club and the J.C. Harward Barn Gang in Wake County.

N.C. Education Alliance Director Lindalyn Kakadelis discussed Common Core public school standards during a speech to the Winston-Salem Republican Club. At that meeting, WFDD Radio interviewed Kakadelis. She also discussed teacher salaries and education budget issues with Phillips on WTKF.

Director of Communications Mitch Kokai highlighted the week’s major state government news during his latest appearance with Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. Kokai discussed a Wake County high school’s student handbook controversy with WTVD Television.