The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate has attracted new attention to one of Ryan’s top issues: entitlement reform. John Hood examines the long-term problems associated with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

As Republicans prepare for their national convention, Carolina Journal staffers are preparing to head to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention in early September. Rick Henderson will detail CJ’s convention coverage plans.

You’ll hear highlights from a recent luncheon co-sponsored by the John Locke Foundation honoring the late economist Milton Friedman on what would have been his 100th birthday. Plus you’ll learn why former GOP presidential candidate John McCain and two other U.S. senators recently visited Fayetteville to discuss potential defense cuts.

Duke professor John Staddon also joins us to discuss key themes from his latest book, The Malign Hand of the Markets.