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NC Congressman calls for CDC chief to resign over coordination with union on school reopening guidance
May 07, 202100:53:5149.34 MB

NC Congressman calls for CDC chief to resign over coordination with union on school reopening guidance

North Carolina Congressman Greg Murphy, MD says the head of the CDC needs to resign, after reports that the health agency wrote its school reopening guidance based on what the national teachers union wanted. In my interview with the Republican Representative from NC's Third District, Dr. Murphy says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should not be influenced by political special interests when crafting medical guidance for the nation. Plus, why...

NC GOP moves to scrap Jim Crow-era pistol permits, adopt police reforms, and have teachers' lesson plans posted online
May 06, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC GOP moves to scrap Jim Crow-era pistol permits, adopt police reforms, and have teachers' lesson plans posted online

North Carolina moves closer to eliminating the century-old, Jim Crow-era 'pistol purchase permit' system that opponents say was designed to keep Blacks from owning firearms. The lawmakers passed a bunch of police reform legislation, as well. Also, the General Assembly wants teachers to post their lesson plans online for parents to view... prompting outrage from the teachers' union. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.co...

NC could make criminal expunction easier. Plus, the 'Antifa Inn' anti-cop marquee prompts outrage.
May 05, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC could make criminal expunction easier. Plus, the 'Antifa Inn' anti-cop marquee prompts outrage.

It's the crazy season in the North Carolina General Assembly, as lawmakers try to get their bills passed before the May 13 "crossover" deadline. One bill, dubbed the Clean Slate Act, would allow people to get certain criminal records expunged if they stay out of trouble. Marc Hyden from the R Street Intitute joins me to discuss. Plus, the owners of a Haywood County motel and RV park sparked outraged after posting ACAB (which stands for All Cops Are Bas**rd...

Despite denials, Wake County Schools using Critical Race Theory trainings
May 04, 202100:53:5149.34 MB

Despite denials, Wake County Schools using Critical Race Theory trainings

North State Journal reporter A.P. Dillon has the exclusive story of how Wake County Public Schools has been contracting with The Equity Collaborative to run 'training' and 'coaching sessions' over the past several years. One scheduled training event called "Intro to Critical Race Theory" was canceled after Dillon and the North State Journal made a public records request for the course materials. School officials say the course didn't go through the "normal...

NC Lt. Gov. defends voter ID at Congressional hearing: 'DC doesn't know better than people of NC'
May 03, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC Lt. Gov. defends voter ID at Congressional hearing: 'DC doesn't know better than people of NC'

Two North Carolina political figures featured prominently in a recent Congressional hearing on voter suppression and election integrity. Progressive activist and founder of the "Moral Monday" movement in NC, Rev. William Barber, alleged racism as the driving force behind Republican election-related legislation. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who is Black, defended voter ID, and said called it insulting for Democrats to assume Blacks cannot get a fr...

Biden's speech & NC's body cam law
May 02, 202100:19:5918.34 MB

Biden's speech & NC's body cam law

I joined Joe Catenacci on his morning show in Wilmington to discuss President Joe Biden's speech before Congress, as well as the North Carolina law governing the release of police body cam footage - and its role in the Andrew Brown case out of Elizabeth City, NC. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All the taxes going up!
May 01, 202100:08:357.91 MB

All the taxes going up!

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show on WWNC in Asheville to rant about how all the taxes that are going up. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC's outdoor mask mandate is lifted... which I lifted for myself about a year ago.
April 30, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC's outdoor mask mandate is lifted... which I lifted for myself about a year ago.

It's never made sense to force people to wear a mask outside. Good ventilation has always been an ignored key in reducing coronavirus transmission. But after a year of mandating it, the North Carolina Governor says we are free to be maskless outside. (Gee! Thanks!) Also, he expects to lift all other restrictions on capacity, distancing, and gatherings on June 1.... but NOT the mask mandate for INDOORS. If we want that order lifted, he demands we get 2/3rds...

Biden's Jekyll & Hide address to the nation
April 29, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Biden's Jekyll & Hide address to the nation

President Joe Biden offered a conflicting vision and assessment of the nation in his first address to a joint session of Congress. We're inherently and structurally racist, yet we're the greatest country in the world. We need to pass a jobs bill, yet he's already overseen the biggest job growth in 100 days ever seen. Vaccines are the key to returning to normal, yet the chamber was limited to 200 people... spaced 3 miles apart from each other... wearing mas...

Shock: Judge rules on body cam video release in Andrew Brown case
April 28, 202100:53:5149.35 MB

Shock: Judge rules on body cam video release in Andrew Brown case

A breakdown of the North Carolina law controlling the release of police body cam footage, and how it is impacting the police shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. in Elizabeth City, NC. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC Congressman calls for CDC chief to resign over coordination with union on school reopening guidance