National Democratic leaders want their candidate for the 2020 U.S. Senate race to avoid grass-roots campaigning and instead raise as much money as possible for negative ads against the Republican incumbent. That was the gist of a secret recording that emerged recently in the campaign. Rick Henderson analyzes the impact of that recording for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops dissects the news that North Carolina’s second-largest school district reported an unexpected enrollment drop for the new school year. Jon Guze explains how the N.C. Constitution’s anti-monopoly clause could play a role in an upcoming court case challenging state health care restrictions.

N.C. State political scientist Andrew Taylor examines new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s potential impact on the controversial Brexit process. Plus you’ll hear arguments for and against reforming North Carolina’s electoral redistricting process.