Today was our 100th episode! We had a surprise call from Governor Pat McCrory to congratulate Chad on his 100th Episode. Followed by in-studio guest Vice Chairwoman of the NCGOP Michele Nix. At the top of the second hour, Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation called in with congratulations followed by Jeff Moore of the North State Journal who discussed his breaking story on the Secretary of State’s office. In the final half hour, we were joined in-studio by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest who was one of our first guests when the show started.
In the first hour, Chad discusses the NCAA’s pull out of NC. In the second hour, Dr. Roy Cordato joined to discuss current events.
In the first hour we had Jon Ham, the former publisher of the Carolina Journal, joining us by phone. Chad and Jon discussed the NCAA moving games out of NC and the Hillary Clinton health situation.
In the second hour, Chad welcomed State Executive Director Donald Bryson and Communications Director Joseph Kyzer from Americans for Prosperity NC into the studio to discuss current events and AFP’s new education campaign about Deborah Ross. Their new website www.costofross.com is set to be online today and was unveiled on the Chad Adams Show.
Today’s show began with special guest Eric Trump, son of Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump spent the first two segments talking about his father and growing up Trump.
At the bottom of the first hour, our producer, Aimee, joined us from her trip to Florence, Italy. Chad and Aimee discussed how Europeans are viewing the US elections. Aimee indicated that there was not much coverage; although she said today’s headlines point to Hillary Clinton’s health issue yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial.
In the second hour, Ray Nothstine, deputy opinion editor of the North State Journal joined Chad to discuss his latest pieces in the paper as well as his thought on the election.
Hello, we are live from Orlando at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans For Prosperity. This morning we are with activists from across the country who will be hearing from conservative leaders today and tomorrow. Right out of the gate we talked about an article from USA Today on Obamacare premium increases. With insurance companies dropping out of exchanges and low enrollment numbers higher costs are inevitable. North Carolina is projected to see one of the largest premiums increases in the country. Silence from the NC media on this one.
Donald Bryson, State Director for AFP-NC stopped by to discuss the ongoing challenge to keep activists informed and engaged. Bryson said the goal is to show appreciation for the activists who knock on doors and work phone banks. We discussed the importance of holding true to free-market principles regardless of political party. This idea was echoed by Akash Chougule, Senior Policy Advisor for AFP, who joined us on the show later. We discussed how AFP’s message resonates with Americans of diverse backgrounds. We also discussed the importance of state issues. More often than not state issues get less attention than national issues, but AFP wants to hold all elected official accountable and draw attention to issues close to home.
We caught up with Deputy State Director for AFP-NC, Tyler Voigt. We discussed how to communicate the success of conservative free-market principles in NC. Tyler said the grassroots activists are the ones communicating AFP’s message by going door to door and making phone calls. We discussed the different issues AFP plans to focus on as we move into the next legislative session, including renewable energy reform needed in NC.
Mac Zimmerman, Director of Policy at AFP joined us. We discussed the senate race, Burr v Ross. Our senate race is among the few which will determine if Republicans will continue to hold the majority in the US Senate. AFP plans to hold anti-free market candidates accountable for their voting record. On the NC level, Deborah Ross has supported higher taxes, which translates into higher costs for consumers. The race is close and not focused on issues most effecting North Carolinians.
Arthur Brooks, President of American Enterprise Institute was on the program. We discussed how different the American Dream is for the next generation. The economic policy being advocated by the left, particularly a higher minimum wage, is not enough to lift people out of poverty. Minimum wage has been proven to destroy jobs for the most vulnerable in our society. Brooks shared why he is so passionate about economic policy and restoring the American Dream for those in society who find it difficult to obtain. We also talked about Brooks’ transition from musician to independent advocate, very interesting!
Ending the show with the Pope’s call for repentance for Climate Change, which he says is a sin against God. Pope Francis made a list of sins committed against the environment. Will he issue an edict against organic foods? Something to look for ahead. And this probably didn’t do a lot of good for the Catholic faithful
Enjoy your weekend folks!