State legislators recently debated the flow of Syrian refugees into North Carolina, a controversial private prison maintenance contract, and a closed-door vote to boost the pay of University of North Carolina chancellors. Rick Henderson dissects the General Assembly’s responses to those hot-button issues during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops responds to state Senate leader Phil Berger’s recent comments critiquing both UNC education schools and state government’s continued state spending on teachers’ assistants. Katherine Restrepo explains the potential benefits of direct primary care.

Stephen Pociask of the American Consumer Institute explains how North Carolina’s current auto insurance system penalizes safe drivers. Plus you’ll hear highlights from former N.C. congressman Robin Hayes’ tribute to his colleague, the late Howard Coble.