After almost 18 years on N.C. airwaves, Carolina Journal Radio airs its final program this weekend.

Andy Jackson explains how state lawmakers can take steps to prevent state agencies from bypassing N.C. laws through collusive lawsuit settlements. Jordan Roberts offers alternatives to the governor’s preferred policy of Medicaid expansion.

Georgetown constitutional law professor Randy Barnett discusses the role of legal precedent for supporters of the legal concept of originalism. Economist Donald Boudreaux of George Mason University delves into disagreements among different strands of free-trade supporters.

Plus Donna Martinez and Mitch Kokai offer closing thoughts about the program. They also highlight for listeners new options for keeping up with North Carolina’s most important political and public policy stories.