With new candidates emerging regularly in the 2016 presidential race, North Carolina’s earlier placement in the nomination process could lead to a more important role for the Tar Heel State. Rick Henderson dissects the latest presidential election news during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops recaps his recent testimony for the state academic standards commission that’s studying potential replacement of Common Core. George Mason University economist Peter Boettke pans so-called “emergency room economics.”

Freshman U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis outlines ongoing concerns about problems at Veterans Affairs hospitals. Plus you’ll hear highlights from a news conference announcing the end of a long-running legal battle over replacement of the Bonner Bridge at North Carolina’s Outer Banks.