If you monitored mainstream media coverage of the major political parties’ national conventions, you witnessed very different narratives emerging from Tampa and Charlotte. Jon Ham analyzes the media coverage during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Speaking of the Charlotte convention, well-known national political analysts Charlie Cook and David Gergen offered thoughts about recent polling data during a Charlotte session sponsored by Elon University. You’ll hear highlights from their presentations. Sticking with one of the top national political topics, Job Creators Alliance member Billie Redmond discusses that group’s goals.

Terry Stoops discusses the impact of the State Board of Education’s decision to approve 25 new charter schools, and you’ll learn why the state recently reached a multimillion-dollar deal with the feds to end a lawsuit over the treatment of mentally ill people in North Carolina adult care homes and hospitals.