Listeners of Talk Radio WPTF’s afternoon-drive program had a chance in the past week to hear four hours of John Locke Foundation President John Hood. In addition to his regularly scheduled guest appearance with Bill LuMaye this week, Hood subbed for LuMaye as guest host of the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. program one week ago.

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins LuMaye this afternoon to discuss the week’s top legislative news and major CJ stories. You can hear Henderson at noon today as he participates in a political roundtable discussion on WUNC Public Radio’s “The State of Things.” Henderson discusses the debate over controversial abortion regulations during this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics.”

JLF Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo also enlightened WPTF listeners this week. She discussed the Obama administration’s decision to delay until 2015 a key provision of the federal health care law: the employer mandate. Lindalyn Kakadelis of the N.C. Education Alliance discussed school testing issues with Lockwood Phillips on his WTKF “Viewpoints Radio” program.

Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray focuses largely on top legislative developments during her updates Monday and Friday for WTSB Radio listeners. Gray also discussed the General Assembly’s activity during a presentation this week to the Carolina Preserve Republican group.

In addition to radio and personal appearances, JLF staffers continue to earn television air time. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai popped up on Triangle TV screens three times. Kokai critiqued new targeted tax incentives for GE Aviation in a report on WTVD. Both WTVD and News 14 Carolina asked Kokai about a New York Times editorial that criticized North Carolina’s Republican elected officials. The Triad’s WGHP Television aired the WTVD report.