John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Cooper suit, redistricting reform, other hot issues lead to on-air, in-person appearances

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Triangle radio listeners will learn this afternoon the latest developments in a 13-year-old libel suit filed against N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper. Carolina Journal Executive Editor Don Carrington, who has been covering the case for the past two months, will join Bill LuMaye to share details on Talk Radio WPTF. LuMaye recently discussed teacher turnover in North Carolina’s public schools with John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops.

CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson appears this weekend on Curtis Media Group’s “People in Politics” to discuss top political news, including a Democratic state representative’s resignation this week in the wake of felony tax-related charges.

WFMY Television interviewed Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry for a story about concerns surrounding the lack of transparency in a Greensboro city loan program for affordable housing construction. 

Speaking of television, Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray returns to the statewide syndicated “N.C. Spin” program this weekend to analyze the week’s top political and policy stories. Gray continues twice-weekly appearances on WTSB Radio. She discussed the need for redistricting reform during a panel discussion this week in Apex. Gray recapped this year’s legislative developments and previewed the 2014 General Assembly during a speech at Carolina Meadows. Gray and Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo headed to Florida for a health care summit led by the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Director of Communications Mitch Kokai recapped the week’s top state government news for Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio.

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