Carolina Journal Radio marks its 700th consecutive weekly episode with highlights from more than a dozen years of insightful interviews about politics, public policy, and history. You’ll hear highlights from one-on-one conversations with Fred Barnes, Arthur Brooks, Charles Cooke, Steve Forbes, Jonah Goldberg, Mary Katharine Ham, Bill Kristol, Ed Morrissey, Deroy Murdock, Charles Murray, Peggy Noonan, Michael Novak, P.J. O’Rourke, Ramesh Ponnuru, Virginia Postrel, John Stossel, Cal Thomas, Walter Williams, and Gordon Wood.

Chris Edwards of the libertarian Cato Institute explains why N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory earned one of only five A grades issued to governors across the country for his state’s fiscal policy. You’ll also hear highlights from a recent report about structural problems the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division has detected in eight years worth of reports on state government agencies.

Kory Swanson promotes two upcoming John Locke Foundation events emphasizing presidential history. Plus you’ll hear an update on the state’s latest mental hospital construction work.