Capital Tonight episodes
Jul 30th - 10:27 am
On Capital Tonight: As budget talks at the General Assembly drag on, state government continues to operate under a cloud of uncertainty. State Budget Director Lee Roberts talks about the governor’s hopes and priorities for the next two-year spending plan. Our Advocates Tyler Cralle and Sam Spencer parse the politics of US Rep. Mark Meadows’ push to oust House Speaker John Boehner. Watch the program here.
Jul 29th - 8:59 am
On Capital Tonight: Former DOT Secretary Tony Tata tells us why he is leaving his post after nearly two years on the job. Our Insiders Doug Raymond and Brian Lewis parse the political impact of Tata’s decision. Watch the program here.
Jul 28th - 5:42 pm
On Capital Tonight: Now that the state Supreme Court upheld the state’s opportunity scholarship program, what’s next? We ask Darrell Allison of Parents for Educational NC and Donald Dunn of Public Schools First NC. we look at the budget process at the General Assembly with Lynn Bonner of the News & Observer of Raleigh and Ben Brown of NC Insiders at our Reporter Roundtable. Watch the program here.
Jul 27th - 4:24 pm
On Capital Tonight: The Bow Tie Caucus convenes with Larry Shaheen and Dan McCorkle taking on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the presidential primary. Watch the program here.
Jul 24th - 1:08 pm
On Capital Tonight: Sens. Mike Woodard and Tommy Tucker discuss budget negotiations. Matt Ellinwood and Terry Stoops look at bills that move the oversight of public charter schools and limit the power of local school boards to sue counties. Watch the program here.
Jul 24th - 1:07 pm
Jul 22nd - 3:07 pm
On Capital Tonight: Lawmakers are moving North Carolina’s presidential primary again. Where does that put the state on the national calendar in the presidential contest? Josh Putnam of Frontloading HQ blog and John Lawson of the State Board of Elections discuss the issue. Our Insiders chad Adams and Kevin Rogers take on the politics of the primary move and more. Watch the program here.
Jul 22nd - 3:06 pm
On Capital Tonight: DENR Secretary Donald van der Vaart joins Tim Boyum to talk about his work as an environmental regulator and how the state is dealing with coal ash. Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal and Colin Campbell of the News & Observer of Raleigh join our Reporter Roundtable. Watch the program here.
Jul 20th - 10:58 am
On Capital Tonight: The Bow Tie Caucus convenes! Former Capitol Hill staffer Frank Hill and Catawba College political science professor Michael Bitzer talk budget negotiations in the General Assembly and Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field. Watch the program here.
Jul 16th - 4:08 pm
On Capital Tonight: We get reaction to the Iran nuclear deal from US Reps. Robert Pittenger and David Price. Our Advocates Thomas Mills and Francis DeLuca look at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ken Spaulding’s attack ad against Attorney General Roy Cooper. Watch the program here.