This weekend’s special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio focuses on interesting topics covered during this especially interesting year.

Jon Guze analyzes new Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s likely impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, while constitutional scholar Ilan Wurman discusses his introductory book on originalism, the philosophy that guides Barrett’s work as a judge and justice.

On the campaign trail, President-elect Joe Biden relied on energy and environmental ideas from U.S. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly known as AOC. “The Right AOC,” Amy Cooke, explains why the other AOC is wrong. Terry Stoops bats back another bad idea from the political left. He explains why North Carolinians would pay dearly if the state ended its ban on public-sector collective bargaining.

Plus you’ll hear UNC System President Peter Hans outline some of the university system’s challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.