Opening the show today showed the disconnect between national and statewide political candidates. Though Hillary will be in Raleigh today, senate candidate Deborah Ross and aspiring governor Roy Cooper won’t be anywhere close to the event. To be a fair, Trump’s event last week was sans Gov and Sen. Burr.
We also discussed the ludicrous issue of taxpayer funding of professional sports stadiums. Wilmington tried it and was overwhelmingly rejected by taxpayers, Fayetteville will try to bypass the taxpayers and waste tens of millions of dollars and even admits it will lose money. Some things never change.
We then interviewed one of the pioneers of the charter school movement in NC, Baker Mitchell, who started four successful schools and took on the national attack against HB242 as outlined by the News & Observer today.
Second hour featured Joe Kyzer from NCAFP to discuss North Carolina’s failing schools and the Charlotte Observer’s attack against that premise. We then discussed the possibility of a cap on the NC income tax.
Finishing up the show we discussed Maine’s Gov questioning the use of food stamps for unhealthy foods while simultaneously restricting gov funded foods in the K-12 system.
We then wrapped up the show with five words of advice to graduates about money as written by fool.com. What would you five words be? I’ll stick with, “You can make a difference!”