A glaring omission from this year’s presidential debates was the Federal Reserve’s role in contributing to the nation’s flagging economy. John Locke Foundation Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato publicized the Fed’s dubious decisions during his latest appearance this week with Chad Adams on the WLTT Radio morning program.

Speaking of elections, Director of Communications Mitch Kokai offered News 14 Carolina viewers analysis of the last presidential debate. Kokai also discussed with WTVD Television the electoral implications of a recent scandal involving two members of the Wake County school board.

WSOC Television called on Meck Deck blogger and Policy Analyst Michael Lowrey‘s aviation expertise for a story on Southwest Airlines‘ presence at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. WPTF Radio enlisted Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson to discuss the latest developments in a censorship story involving the N.C. Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. WPTF also interviewed JLF Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops about newly released North Carolina public education data.

In addition to air time, JLF experts continue to take part in public events across the state. The Henderson Daily Dispatch publicized Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray‘s recent participation in a “Reclaim America Now” rally at Vance-Granville Community College. Gray continues her semiweekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio, and she’s scheduled to take part in that station’s live broadcast from a rally in Johnston County featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

N.C. State University’s Technician noted Executive Vice President Kory Swanson‘s work as moderator for a Young Americans for Liberty debate involving conservative, liberal, and libertarian speakers. 

N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler will deliver a lecture today at Barton College on the Southern economy and home front during the Civil War.