Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jordan Roberts assesses the debate over Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. Robert Pondiscio of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute addresses the mixed record of education reform in recent years.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from two recent legislative debates. One involves the controversial proposal to compel N.C. sheriffs to work with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The second examines a proposal to loosen state restrictions on craft distilleries.