Mecklenburg County voters recently rejected a sales-tax increase for “arts and parks.” Joseph Coletti places that vote in context of N.C. counties’ overall record on recent sales-tax votes for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jordan Roberts discusses his work with a group called RIP Medical Debt. Roberts hopes to help erase millions of dollars of old medical debt in central North Carolina. American University professor Seth Gershenson explains how a teacher’s race can play a major role in boosting charter school students’ success.

State Sen. Jim Davis recaps recent N.C. laws designed to fight the opioid crisis. Plus you’ll hear highlights from the ongoing legislative fight over cutting the state business franchise tax.