State lawmakers head back to work Wednesday in Raleigh. Becki Gray analyzes top issues on the legislative agenda for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Rick Henderson discusses a teacher protest planned for the legislative session’s opening day, including some school boards’ decisions to close school because of the anticipated high number of teacher absences. National Affairs Editor Yuval Levin explains why he believes there’s a “search for solidarity” during these times of sharp political divisions.

Duke professor Aaron Chatterji explores corporate CEOs’ political activism. Plus you’ll hear why U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis believes the “proof is in the paycheck” when it comes to the impact of recent federal tax reforms.