Posted in July 2011

Job Number One

While recent announcements of company expansions and relocations in the Carolinas offer some hope that the region’s economy is improving, double-digit unemployment remains the reality in both states. On this program, the state chamber chiefs Lew Ebert of the N.C. Chamber of Commerce and Otis Rawl of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce discuss the initiatives … Continue reading

Lanier Cansler

North Carolina’s aging and growing population, along with the policies related to health care reform, are projected to double the number of people enrolled in Medicare. The $12 billion question for N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler is how to manage the skyrocketing cost for publicly administered healthcare. Emma Littlejohn of … Continue reading

Paralyzing Politics

While boisterous political pundits occupy airtime on cable channels and sling words across blogs on the internet, Furman University President Rod Smolla witnesses first-hand the impression this discourse has on young people. On this program, the constitutional scholar shares his thoughts on the downside of social media, the transformative force of the internet on politics, and … Continue reading