His boss faced a fine, but he’s heading to federal prison for a year. What’s the significance of the recent criminal sentencing of Ruffin Poole, a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley? Rick Henderson addresses that question during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
Speaking of controversy surrounding Easley, that’s one of the topics Don Carrington discusses during a review of top stories from Carolina Journal’s first 20 years.
You’ll hear a legislative debate about a bill dubbed the Energy Jobs Act, and you’ll learn more about Andrew Johnson, the Raleigh native who became the first U.S. president to face impeachment. University of Tennessee historian Paul Bergeron discusses Johnson’s political philosophy, while author David O. Stewart dissects the impeachment and trial that took place in the years immediately following the Civil War.