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Capital Tonight Oct. 21: UNC President Search

captonight_21_jpgOn Capital Tonight: The search for the next UNC president is nearing an end, but it has been a rocky process. We talk with Jane Stancill of the Raleigh News & Observer and Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal about the issues. Our Advocates Sam Spencer and Tyler Cralle talk about Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to run for president. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Oct. 20: Attitudes of Millennial Voters

CT1020On Capital Tonight: Political observers are looking at the attitudes of Millennial voters ahead of the 2016 election. Joe Stewart of the NC Free Enterprise Foundation and Rebecca Tippett of Carolina Demography join us in studio. Our Insiders Chad Adams and Morgan Jackson talk the gubernatorial race. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Oct. 19: DC View of NC Races

CapitalTonight_1019On Capital Tonight: Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball gives us a national outlook of North Carolina’s statewide races in 2016. Gary Robertson of the Associated Press and Pat Gannon of NC Insiders looks at why some young lawmakers are not running for re-election in 2016. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Interview: Money in Politics

money_politics_jpgCapital Tonight Anchor Tim Boyum talks about money and politics and the potential impact on civil rights with State Sen. Floyd McKissick (D-Durham), Chris Kromm with the Institute for Southern Studies and John Bonifaz with Free Speech for People. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Oct. 16: Dan McCorkle and Larry Shaheen

bowtie_caucus_jpgOn Capital Tonight: After a week of announcements of who’s in and who’s out in the 2016 election, the Bow Tie Caucus wraps up the week in politics. Democrat Dan McCorkle and Republican Larry Shaheen join host Tim Boyum to debate the highs and lows of the week. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Oct 15: Dr. June Atkinson

CapT1015On Capital Tonight: We sit down with NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, June Atkinson and also chat with State Reps. Duane Hall and Craig Horn. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Oct. 14: Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane

cap_tonight_14_jpgOn Capital Tonight: Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane talks about her goals for her third term, growth in the capital city, and development of Dix Park. Our Advocates Mitch Kokai and Kerra Bolton take on the US Senate race as Democrat Deborah Ross joins. Watch the program here.

Deborah Ross Adds Name to US Senate Candidate List

Deborah_RossRALEIGH—A former state legislator is hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr.

Deborah Ross announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination in a video shortly after Tuesday night’s Democractic presidential debate.

Ross served in the house for 10 years before leaving in 2013 to become a transit authority attorney. Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey and state senator Joel Ford of Charlotte have also decided to or are considering entering the race.

UNC Leaders Expedite Pace to Replace Tom Ross as System Head

UNC_old_wellCARY—The committee looking for a new president of the state’s public university system is picking up the pace.

The 11-member search committee is meeting Wednesday in Cary. They have met nine times in the last month with hopes of finding a successor for Tom Ross by the end of the year.  The full, 32-member board of governors is expected to meet on Oct. 30.

Gov. McCrory has until the end of that day to accept or veto a law requiring the search committee to offer three finalists to the entire board rather than a top candidate.

Capital Tonight Oct. 13: Weather Impact on State Agriculture

CT_1013_FULLOn Capital Tonight: It’s been a tough year for North Carolina farmers. Larry Wooten of Farm Bureau and Richard Reich of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services talks how the state’s top industry may take a hit this year. Our Insiders Brian Lewis and Doug Raymond look at Council of State races, Rep. Renee Ellmers’ primary troubles, and the gubernatorial race. Watch the program here.