Primary elections generated plenty of opportunities for John Locke Foundation experts to offer expert insights and analysis to media outlets. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray analyzed election-night returns for WRAL Television. Vice President for Marketing and Communications Donna Martinez and Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson covered the elections for an eight-station radio network from New Bern to Hendersonville led by Raleigh’s WPTF. JLF Chairman John Hood dissected election results for Pete Kaliner on WWNC Radio. Hood summarized his assessment of the election results during an appearance with guest host Mitch Kokai on WPTF. Kokai, JLF’s senior political analyst, wraps up a four-day run Friday as guest host for WPTF’s Bill LuMaye.
A New York Times column on the politics of N.C. barbecue cited the North Carolina History Project’s encyclopedia entry on colonial-era governor William Tryon. The Greensboro News and Record published City and County Policy Analyst Julie Tisdale‘s column on local governments sticking to core government functions. Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders served on a panel as the N.C. Energy Policy Council considered issues surrounding permits for solar energy facilities.
Gray will dissect the week’s most interesting political developments Friday night during an appearance on the “Bow-Tie Caucus” segment of Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Gray continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio. Martinez and Henderson pick apart the week’s top political news for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.
The N.C. Spin website promoted CJ Publisher Jon Ham‘s column on the problems created by so-called “transactional” journalism. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on the importance of anonymous political speech, Way’s article about the presidential race‘s potential impact on other N.C. races, Henderson’s column on election observations, and JLF Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on Union County’s successful use of direct primary care.