Left-of-center partisans and pundits publicized a recent New York Times editorial that criticized North Carolina government’s Republican leaders. John Hood explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why there’s no need to worry about that editorial.

Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discusses the latest trends in summer reading programs at North Carolina colleges and universities. Jane Pinsky of the N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform explains why her group continues to push for a change in the way North Carolina draws election maps.

Speaking of reform, you’ll hear legislative debate over the latest round of regulatory reform. Plus Gov. Pat McCrory offers an assessment of key highlights from his first six months in office.