Thousands of protesting public school teachers greeted lawmakers returning to Raleigh last week. Terry Stoops places those teachers’ complaints in context for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Joseph Coletti explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget proposal would guarantee future tax hikes. Elon University law professor Scott Gaylord and West Virginia economics professor Bryan McCannon examine judicial selection in North Carolina.

Plus Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon discusses his office’s efforts to help combat the opioid epidemic.