Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Is this the Government we deserve?

Posted on: March 8th, 2016 by Allison Andrews

A look at the regional implications of politics in this controversial election year. Panelists include:  Dr. Susan Roberts, Davidson, Adolphus Belk Jr., Winthrop University,  Dr. Mark Kelso, Queens College of Charlotte, Scott Baier, Clemson University

Economic Year in Review 2015

Posted on: December 19th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

What was the biggest surprise of the year? Our panel of experts includes Frank Hefner, College of Charleston, Doug Woodward, University of South Carolina, John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte, and Harry Davis, Appalachian State University.

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02)

Posted on: December 5th, 2015 by Allison Andrews

National security, direct foreign investment and the skills gap are just a few of the topics we cover with panelists John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo and Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Carolina Mayors: Asheville, Columbia, Florence

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by admin

In the age of political vitriol on display in cable news programs and on the floor of debate within law-making bodies, it’s no small wonder that cities continue to find capable, well-qualified and well-meaning leaders who volunteer for civic service. Mayors often serve in a part-time capacity to manage the full-time role of building intergovernmental collaborations while working to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of their constituents. On this program, we discuss these topics with Mayors Steve Benjamin of Columbia, Esther Manheimer of Asheville and Stephen Wukela of Florence.

Mayor Nancy McFarlane

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by admin

Now in her second term in office, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane remains focused on a regional strategy for better connectivity in the Triangle, by adding more public transportation options and keeping a watchful eye on growth. On this program, Mayor McFarlane discusses the importance of keeping citizens engaged in government and public service, as well as the allocation of educational resources through the replication of successful partnerships. Weston Andress of PNC Bank and Dr. Peter Brews of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina join the conversation.




Job Growth and Workforce Retraining

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by admin

The Carolinas continue to reap the benefits of the re-shoring of manufacturing and the rapid expansion of the aviation and automotive sectors in the region. With this growth comes the challenge of supplying well-trained workers who are up to the task of operating in advanced manufacturing facilities. On this program, Bob Morgan of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Sonny White of Midlands Technical College discuss the collaborative efforts of businesses and educators to address the skills gap in North and South Carolina, as well as the work of changing false perceptions around careers in manufacturing.


Success in Shipping

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by admin

Charleston’s ports are a key component of the region’s resurgence in manufacturing. Now, efforts to deepen the shipping channel and support larger container ships could spur even more exports of South Carolina-made products. On this program, South Carolina Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome reflects on the competiveness of the freight industry and the infrastructure investments which allow the region to lure business away from other parts of the country. Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research and Dr. Adolphus Belk, Jr. of Winthrop University join the conversation.


The Fact Checkers

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by admin

In an era of hyper-partisanship and continuous political spin, reporters often spend most of their time sifting through rhetoric to identify the facts behind policy issues. At the same time, many newsrooms are operating with fewer people to produce thoughtful and meaningful research. On this program, we discuss the role of reporters in explaining the meaning behind policy decisions and the task of monitoring the people running our government. Adam Beam of The State, Tim Boyum of News 14 Carolina, Corey Hutchins of Charleston City Paper, and Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer candidly discuss the pitfalls and passion in covering Carolina politics.


Trust in Banking

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by admin

As the head of the nation’s second largest credit union by deposits, State Employees’ Credit Union President and CEO Jim Blaine believes a simple strategy has been the key to growth. More customers have likely given credit unions a closer look in the aftermath of the nation’s financial meltdown and alleged misdeeds by some commercial banks and trading firms. On this program, Blaine discusses the rebuilding of public trust in banking and accountability of financial institutions. Russell Stall of Greenville Forward and Dr. Peter Summers, High Point University join the conversation

After the Election

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by admin

Despite polls showing a nation frustrated with Congress, more than 90% of Senate and House incumbents were reelected in November. So what does this say about the electorate and the state of politics? On this program, we’re asking our political science experts that question, along with the value of political endorsements, changing demographics and the use of technology in polling. Michael Bitzer of Catawba College, Karen Kedrowski of Winthrop University, Bob Oldendick of the University of South Carolina and Susan Roberts of Davidson College share their insight and perspectives.

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