Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the order for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Dan Way discusses the federal government’s new waiver permitting major changes in North Carolina’s Medicaid program. Former Yale professor William Deresiewicz offers a warning against substituting student activism for a real liberal-arts education on college campuses.

Bo Wright explains how the group Strong Towns is working to reverse the decline of many American communities. Plus you’ll hear highlights from Margaret Spellings’ news conference announcing her plans to resign in March.