Years after the Randy Parton Theatre turned into a well-publicized flop for Roanoke Rapids taxpayers, Carolina Journal has uncovered another Parton-related development plagued by problems in western North Carolina. Rick Henderson discusses the topic in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

You’ll also hear highlights from recent legislative debates over “pension spiking” and the future of Common Core public school standards in North Carolina, along with parents’ pleas for increased funding of North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarship program.

Troy Kickler explains the significance of a recent statewide tour featuring North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment.