North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham could help determine which party controls that chamber for the next two years. Rick Henderson highlights key developments in the hotly contested race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Becki Gray assesses the significance of a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling restoring constitutional amendments for voter ID and a lower income tax cap. Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center discusses N.C. universities’ attempts to reopen campuses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plus you’ll hear from two state senators. Sen. Deanna Ballard, R-Watauga, highlights key K-12 education challenges linked to COVID-19. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, explains why state lawmakers decided to send $335 checks to parents across North Carolina.