A deadly attempted escape in 2017 has helped generate attention for long-festering problems inside North Carolina’s prisons. Kari Travis discusses her Carolina Journal cover story on the topic for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Katherine Restrepo examines the pros and cons of potential hospital mergers involving UNC Health Care and the former Carolinas HealthCare System, now known as Atrium. Terry Stoops responds to legislators who want North Carolina’s public school funding formula to focus more on flexibility for local school systems.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy of National Review contrasts federal law enforcement investigations involving Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And you’ll hear highlights from a state Senate proposal that would change the way North Carolina selects its judges.