Capital Tonight episodes

Capital Tonight Aug. 26: ClearPath Founder Jay Faison

CapitalTonight825On Capital Tonight: We talk with ClearPath Foundation Jay Faison about his decision to invest $175 million to lobby the Republican Party to change its position on climate change. Our Advocates Doug Raymond and Thomas Mills take on the politics of climate change. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 25: Taxpayer Bill of Rights

CAP_TONIGHTOn Capital Tonight: The State Senate approved a provision that would add a Taxpayer Bill of Rights to the state Constitution. We talk with Sarah Curry of the John Locke Foundation and Cedric Johnson of the NC Budget & Tax Center. Our Insiders Andy Yates and Brad Crone take on the budget process, and if Donald trump should be on the ballot in North Carolina. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 24: Rep. Mark Walker

CapitalTonight820On Capital Tonight: We catch up with Rep. Mark Walker, (R) 6th District as he visits with constituents during the August congressional recess. Our Reporter Roundtable breaks down the Charlotte mayoral race. Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal and Jim Morrill of The Charlotte Observer joins Tim Boyum. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 21: State of NC Public Education

CapitalTonight821On Capital Tonight: We take a look at the state of public education in North Carolina with Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation and Keith Poston of Public School Forum of North Carolina. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 20: Sen. Richard Burr

Capital_Tonight_0821On Capital Tonight: Sen. Richard Burr talks about his role as Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman and his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Lawmakers Rep. Craig Horn (R) Union County and Rep. Rodney Moore (D) Mecklenburg County talk about budget negotiations. Watch the program here.

CapitalTonight819On Capital Tonight: Public schools will begin a new year without a finalized state budget. We talk with Leanne Winner of the NC School Boards Association. Our Advocates Becki Gray and Perry Woods tackle the latest poll numbers in the 2016 presidential race. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 18: Post-Secondary Education And The Economy

capital_tonight_19jpgOn Capital Tonight: A new study shows the importance of post-secondary education to the economy of North Carolina. We speak with the study’s authors from the NC Center for Public Policy Research. Our Insiders Kerra Bolton and Chad Adams take on the compromise state budget spending number and the 2016 US Senate race. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 17: Drones in North Carolina

dronesOn Capital Tonight: The popularity of drones for personal and commercial use has lawmakers and law enforcement concerned. We speak with Rep. John Torbett and law enforcement about rules in place to regulate the use of drones in North Carolina. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 13: Use of Solitary Confinement

c_tonight_813On Capital Tonight: A coalition is asking the US Justice Department to investigate how solitary confinement is used in North Carolina prisons. We talk with the ACLU of North Carolina, the Department of Public Safety, and Disability North Carolina about the issue. Watch the program here.

Capital Tonight Aug. 11: Donald Trump and the GOP Race

ctonight_11_jpgOn Capital Tonight: Donald Trump continues to make waves in the GOP presidential nomination race. We talk with NC State professor Andy Taylor and Public Policy Polling’s Tom Jensen. Our Insiders Malcolm Graham and Chris Sinclair take on the politics of budget negotiations at the General Assembly. Watch the program here.