Voters recently selected two new Republican representatives for North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the special elections’ significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops assesses key trends from the latest batch of N.C. public school standardized test scores. Wellesley College sociology professor Thomas Cushman discusses the impact of political polarization on support for free speech.

Plus you’ll hear highlights from recent legislative debates involving Advanced Placement credit in UNC System schools and new protections for victims of childhood sexual abuse.