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Plain Talk Today – January 7, 2014

Radio Wed., Jan. 8, 2014: Brian Turner, Candidate for NC House: 8:30am Here is the SHOW Voters’ Voices: Death Penalty Radio and TV NC Spin: Dec. 22, 2013: Topics: Voucher Lawsuit, Voter ID Lawsuit, Roadblock to Commerce restructuring and Tell us something we don’t know! NC Spin: Jan. 5, 2014: Topics: Looking ahead, Carolina Megalopolis, Mental Health Funding…

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100 Days and Counting

            Governor Pat McCrory’s first 100 days in office have been largely uneventful, except for a few highlighted, loosely-worded interviews, press dodges and misspeaks. Large raises for his cabinet, loosely phrased expressions about education, several pre-announcement videos and some plans lacking specific details against an ever-spoken desire to “rebrand North…

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Tanya Roberts: Is Everything Really Political?

                A few years ago I changed my voter registration to “Unaffiliated” because I was working with a few non-partisan organizations and because I was fed up with both major political parties. My young children behaved better and more honorably than anyone in the political arena – local,…

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Plain Talk Today – April 9, 2013

    Grand jury asks for investigation of Perdue donor  Some bills weaken cities | Editorials Commerce privatization More on Commerce Senator Hagan to hold Twitter town hall this morning on veteran & military family issues NC introduces bill targeting whistleblowers, investigators, & journalists who expose factory farms Today’s the day – WAD at the…

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Dylan Frick: Senate “Equalize voter rights” needs to be stopped

  I try to always keep in tune with what North Carolina politicians are doing in Raleigh, but rarely do I ever feel personally attacked by a single piece of legislation. It is common knowledge that the General Assembly, specifically many Republicans, are attempting to curb the way North Carolinians vote.  Among the proposed election…

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Tanya Roberts: Civil Dialogue about Ideas

As a social worker, I take great pride in my profession. We work to help those who are the most vulnerable among us. I believe this is also the essence of Christianity. In fact, it is grounded in most faiths, at least from what I understand of them. Most “religions” reflect groups’ desires to understand our world…