North Carolina should set up two new permanent commissions to study English and math standards tied to the controversial Common Core. That’s the recommendation from Terry Stoops, who discusses his proposal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jon Sanders discusses the John Locke Foundation’s partnership with environmental group NC WARN to sponsor a pair of forums focusing on North Carolina electricity issues.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from legislative debates about the Jordan Lake clean-up rules, the future of North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions, and a slowdown for plans to privatize portions of the state Commerce Department.