The University of North Carolina system will have to depend on a new leader as it deals with the prospect of large-scale budget cuts in the next year. Jane Shaw of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy will assess the impact of incoming UNC president Thomas Ross in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Joseph Coletti will respond to comments from state Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler about the difficulty of cutting the state Medicaid budget, while Daren Bakst will share his concerns about the Mexican matricula consular card.

You?ll hear highlights from a recent presentation from Becki Gray and Coletti on the importance of government transparency, and author Garland Tucker will chat with us about the reasons he?s dubbed the 1924 presidential election the ?high tide of American conservatism.?