Some left-of-center groups want newly re-elected N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby to recuse himself from a likely Supreme Court case involving the state’s latest election maps. John Hood critiques the case for recusal during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law discusses a recent court ruling against Durham’s “outlaw” hot dog vendor, and Vikram Rao of the N.C. Energy Consortium discusses “the promise and the peril” of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for shale gas.

N.C. State economist Michael Walden discusses factors contributing to North Carolina’s unusually high unemployment rate, and you’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate about the future of the taxpayer-owned North Carolina Railroad.