The news this week that former North Carolina governor and convicted felon Mike Easley has had his state law license restored prompted some media outlets to turn to Carolina Journal Executive Editor Don Carrington, one of the people most responsible for documenting Easley’s misdeeds and questionable conduct in office.
Carrington discussed Easley’s law license news with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio,” and Carrington’s photographs of Easley’s four homes ended up in WTVD Television’s coverage of the controversy. WTVD also interviewed John Locke Foundation Director of Communications Mitch Kokai about the controversial resignation of a woman hired to oversee the state’s N.C. Pre-K program.
CJ Publisher Jon Ham discussed gun control, media bias, and the Obama administration’s use of drones during his latest appearance with Chad Adams on WLTT Radio’s morning program. Meanwhile, CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed Medicaid, gun control, voter identification, and state boards and commissions during a conversation with Matt Mittan on WZGM/WHKP Radio. Henderson returns to the airwaves this afternoon with Bill LuMaye on Talk Radio WPTF.
WPTF Radio and the N.C. News Network featured comments from Terry Stoops, JLF Director of Research and Education Studies, on school choice options North Carolina lawmakers could address this year.
Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray continues her semiweekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio listeners. In addition to airtime, Gray traveled to Allegheny County to address the local Republican club on major issues facing the General Assembly and new McCrory administration in 2013. She will deliver the keynote address during Saturday’s Polk County GOP Lincoln Day dinner.
Executive Vice President Kory Swanson and N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler spoke to both a government class and the parent association at St. Thomas More Academy. Themes included North Carolina’s role in the American Revolution and the nation’s founding, along with the U.S. Constitution’s treatment of separation of powers and religion. Speaking of the N.C. History Project, News 14 Carolina cited NorthCarolinaHistory.org in a Black History Month feature on Levi Coffin.