Capital Tonight episodes

Capital Tonight Sept. 12: Bow Tie Caucus

On Capital Tonight: What happens when politicians go wild and get caught in sticky situations while in office? The Bow Tie Caucus convenes to sort that out and more. Profs. Michael Bitzer and Scott Huffmon join us from Charlotte. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 25: Medicaid Restructuring

On Capital Tonight: The Department of Health and Human Services wants to restructure the state Medicaid program. DHHS Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos and State Medicaid Director Dr. Robin Cummings talk about their plans. State policy enacted by the General Assembly affects counties, both large and small. We talk with Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan and Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller about how the state’s urban areas are affected by these changes. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 24: Women in Politics

On Capital Tonight: Women may cast the deciding vote in this year’s midterm elections. We talk with Sarah Chamberlain about her nationwide conversation, Women-to-Women Tour, about how to get women interested and involved in politics. Our Advocates John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon debate how exceptional North Carolina is from the rest of the Southeast. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 23: Common Core curriculum review

On Capital Tonight: Now that the Academic Standards Review Commission has begun its work, we look at what potential direction it could go. Matt Ellinwood of NC Justice Center and Michael Mahar of NC State University join us. Our Insiders Chris Sinclair and Morgan Jackson tackle the latest developments in the US Senate race. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 22: New ozone standards

On Capital Tonight: The EPA is looking to strengthen ozone standards next year. We talk with Lew Ebert of the NC Chamber and June Blotnick of Clean Air Carolina about the potential effects of the new standards. Chris Miller of WBT-AM and Cash Michaels of The Carolinian talk Moral Monday case dismissals and the US Senate race in our reporter roundtable. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 19: Bow Tie Caucus

On Capital Tonight: Scottish voters took to the polls in droves during the independence referendum. The Bow Tie Caucus convenes to take a look at the lessons America could learn about voting turnout. James Kotecki and Jenifer Daniels join Tim Boyum. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 18: Changing Attitudes on Religion and LGBT Community

On Capital Tonight: More religious communities are accepting gay parishioners into their congregations and volunteer leadership positions. We talk with Prof. Mark Chaves of Duke University about the latest results of the National Congregations Study. Lawmakers Tom Murry and Jeff Jackson take a look at the finances of governor’s 25-year transportation proposal. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 17: Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter

On Capital Tonight: Charlotte is poised to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the country in the next few decades. We speak with Mayor Dan Clodfelter about the challenges and joys of running the state’s largest city. Advocates Donald Bryson and Allan Freyer debate raising the minimum wage and the use of economic incentives. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 16: Wrenn and Pearce on Helms-Hunt Debates

On Capital Tonight: The debates in this year’s US Senate race are garnering national attention. But the debates in the Helms-Hunt US Senate race 30 years set the standard for modern Senate races in North Carolina. We talk with Carter Wrenn and Gary Pearce — two political operatives who worked on opposite sides of that race — about how those debates shaped the election. Our Insiders Andy Yates and Perry Woods explore the optics of Gov. Chris Christie’s visit to Wilmington to campaign with Thom Tillis. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 12: Bow Tie Caucus

On Capital Tonight: What happens when politicians go wild and get caught in sticky situations while in office? The Bow Tie Caucus convenes to sort that out and more. Profs. Michael Bitzer and Scott Huffmon join us from Charlotte. Watch the program here.