Carolina Journal Radio marks its 500th edition this weekend, and you’ll hear highlights from the previous 499 programs — including observations from Steve Forbes, P.J. O’Rourke, Bill Kristol, Walter Williams, Peggy Noonan, and John Stossel.

Former North Carolina governors Jim Hunt and Jim Holshouser — Democrat and Republican, respectively — explain their support for a campaign labeled Fix the Debt, which targets the negotiations over the so-called federal fiscal cliff. John Hood offers another take on that fiscal-cliff debate.

Terry Stoops discusses some recent concerns about North Carolina’s public school end-of-grade tests, and Gregg Thompson of the National Federation of Independent Business discusses his group’s concerns about government overregulation.