Multiple groups have touted North Carolina’s strong economy and fiscal health in recent years. That didn’t stop the libertarian Cato Institute from assigning Gov. Roy Cooper a grade of F in a recent fiscal report card. Cato’s Chris Edwards explains why Cooper earns poor marks in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Dan Way reports contrasting assessments of hog lagoons’ ability to withstand the challenges of Hurricane Florence. Matthew Ladner of the Charles Koch Institute responds to a common, misguided attack on school choice programs.

Lobbyist and former UNC-Chapel Hill football player David Collins outlines the story of his ongoing medical concerns for a new commission studying the fair treatment of student-athletes in North Carolina. Plus you’ll hear state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson discuss issues related to public school safety.