Capital Tonight episodes

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.

Capital Tonight Sept. 11: Analysis of Pres. Obama’s ISIS plan

On Capital Tonight: Now that President Obama has presented his plan to confront ISIS, what challenges will we face in the Middle East? We get analysis from David Schanzer of Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. Lawmakers Nathan Baskerville and Charles Jeter debate if teacher pay will be an issue in the next term of the General Assembly. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Sept. 10: Historic preservation tax credits

On Capital Tonight: With the historic preservation tax credits expiring soon, property owners and municipalities won’t get much help from the state to save historic buildings. We talk with Preservation NC director Myrick Howard. Our Advocates Becki Gray and Rob Schofield debate teacher pay, coal ash clean-up and more. Watch the program here.