Gov. Beverly Perdue had a tough opening year in office. She compiled some of the nation?s lowest approval ratings and angered critics by supporting tax increases in the current state budget. John Hood assesses Perdue?s past performance and looks ahead to 2010 in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Speaking of 2010, some Republicans hope, and some Democrats fear, that this year could mirror 1994 in its election results. N.C. State political science chairman Andrew Taylor will help us examine the reasons why some political observers are drawing parallels between the current political climate and the year that spawned the ?Republican Revolution.?

The new year is also leading to plenty of forecasts, and we?ll hear what the new CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, recently had to say publicly about the economic picture in North Carolina and the nation.

Plus we?ll examine hot higher education issues. George Leef will explain how left-of-center political ideology is infecting education schools, while UNC-Wilmington criminology professor Mike Adams will discuss his efforts to fight intellectual intolerance on the state?s university campuses.