What Matters-Rep. Nelson Dollar-Tuesday, April 25, 2017-27 Minutes

Mark speak with Rep. Nelson Dollar(R-Wake) about his bill to give victims of crimes more rights such as being informed when their assailant is freed on parole, which would give voters a chance to amend the North Carolina Constitution to recognize victim’s rights. Also Dollar talks about his bill to allow taxpayers to check off on their taxes if they’d like to use part of their refund to go to breast and cervical cancer research.

 

What Matters-Dr. Charles Sikes-Monday, April 24, 2017-39 Minutes

This Monday, Mark brings on Dr. Charles Sikes, past president of the NC Optometric Society, to respond to the assertions made by representatives of the ophthalmologists that allowing HB36 to pass, which would allow optometrists to perform certain surgeries and advanced eye care procedures, would not be safe for patients.

What Matters-Landon Stevens and Donald Bryson-Friday, April 21, 2017-37 Minutes

Mark speaks with Landon Stevens, director of Policy with Strata Solar, to discusses a recent study by Utah State University that found that North Carolina Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (REPS) have led to a loss of income. Following Stevens is Donald Bryson, state director of Americans for Prosperity North Carolina to clarify the confusion that exists when the renewable energy folks say they have created thousands of jobs but studies show that mandates have cost jobs in the state.

What Matters-Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger (Ret)-Thursday, April 20, 2017- 31 Minutes

Mark brings on Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger (Ret), author of eight books including in Why We Lost:  A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, to talk about the topic at his upcoming appearance on April 25 at the ICON Lecture Series, “Slow Death: Assessing America’s War on Terrorism.” Bolger says that America has been fighting the war on terror and has not seemed to make noticeable progress, partially because the U.S. has chosen to fight this war on the terms of our enemies. For details on Gen. Bolger’s April 25 appearance at the ICON Lecture Series, click here for details.