… sing “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for the 37th time, why not hit scan on your radio dial?

You might find a station playing this weekend’s Carolina Journal Radio.

Joe Coletti will put on his budget expert’s hat for us again, while the Pope Center’s new executive vice president — Jane Shaw — will share her ideas about the center’s program for 2007.

Sticking with the higher education theme, Gary Hull will tell us about his new private, for-profit Founders College.

We’ll have a report about a proposal to tighten the challeging unconstitutional taxes in North Carolina.

And we’ll wrap up the program with a festive topic: Dave Fussell‘s take on winemaking in the Tar Heel state.