Capital Tonight episodes

Capital Tonight July 29: State Budget Director Lee Roberts

capital_tonight_29jpgOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 28: Former DOT Secretary Tony Tata

TATAOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 27: Future of Opportunity Scholarships

CT_0728On 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.

Capital Tonight July 24: Bow Tie Caucus

btc 0724On 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.

Capital Tonight July 23: Lawmakers on Budget Process

capital_tonight_22jpgOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 22: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

capital_tonight_23jpgOn Capital Tonight: As Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton makes a fundraising stop in North Carolina, what does she need to do to win the state in 2016? We ask Scott Huffmon of Winthrop University and Joe Stewart of the NC Free Enterprise Foundation. Our Advocates Becki Gray and Rob Schofield look at the feud between Gov. Pat McCrory and Sen. Harry Brown over the state Senate’s sales tax plan. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight July 21: Presidential Primary

prez_primaryOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 20: DENR Secretary Donald van der Vaart

van de vaartOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 17: Bow Tie Caucus

Cap_Tonight_071715_FullOn 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.

Capital Tonight July 15: Congressmen on Iran Deal

cap_tonight_15_jpgOn 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.