Republican Paul Newby has taken over as chief justice of the N.C. Supreme Court and head of the state’s judicial branch. Rick Henderson analyzes Newby’s likely impact as chief justice during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Historian Wilfred McClay discusses his new American history textbook, Land of Hope. You’ll hear UNC System President Peter Hans outline key COVID-related challenges state university campuses will face during the spring semester.

Plus you’ll learn more about two of North Carolina’s new statewide elected officials. Becki Gray will discuss new Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson. Plus you’ll hear from new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt.