Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications
Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. Her career has been spent in marketing, public relations and writing, and includes 11 years at The Arizona Republic, the daily newspaper serving metropolitan Phoenix. Donna co-hosts Carolina Journal Radio, JLF's weekly syndicated radio show. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is married to Rick Martinez, VP of News and Information at Curtis Media Group. Donna and Rick host "You Don't Say," a weekday radio talk show heard from the Triangle through eastern North Carolina on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. She and Rick live in Wake County with their dogs Tony, Bo, and Hank.

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 1)

  • A Blog Worth Revisiting: Amazon Winner Will Be a Financial Loser

    An October entry from our Jon Sanders is worth a second read in light of news that Raleigh has made the top 20 list for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters. University of Georgia economics professor Jeffrey Dorfman tries to warn state and city leaders against enticing Amazon to locate its second headquarter campus…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2018
  • New Home For NC SPIN After 1,000-Show Milestone

    John Hood. Becki Gray. Rick Henderson. They’re regular panelists on NC SPIN, which has a new home beginning Friday night, Jan. 19, as Carolina Journal reports via this Q&A between Mitch Kokai and NC SPIN creator and host Tom Campbell. MK: … You referenced this: the change in the…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2018
  • Supreme Court Blocks Lower-Court Ruling Throwing Out N.C. Congressional Map

    Breaking Thursday night, from Carolina Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower-court ruling that would have forced N.C. lawmakers to draw a new congressional election map next week. The high court granted a stay of the lower court’s ruling “pending the timely filing and disposition of an…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
  • Don’t Be Evil? In Ironic Twist, Google Steps All Over Its Own Motto

    Fascinating piece by our Jon Guze, director of legal studies, who analyzes a lawsuit filed by a former Google employee who was fired. Take, for example, the collection of posts from Google’s in-house message boards attached to the complaint as Exhibit B. Here are a few examples (out of…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
  • Be Skeptical of the Government’s Pronouncements on Good Food/Bad Food

    Richard Morrison looks at the government food pyramid and cautions us to be careful with government pronouncements of what’s good and what’s bad. Starting in the late 1980s, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General took the lead in waging the federal government’s war on dietary fat. This led…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2018
  • Are Lawmakers Getting the Run-Around From This State Agency?

    The state Department of Health of Human Service is required to create a watchdog agency to look at its operations, but so far, crickets from the agency. And lawmakers seem to have had enough, as Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal. Take, for example, these comments from Sen. Ralph…
    Donna Martinez, January 17, 2018
  • Who Supports & Who Opposes The Atlantic Coast Pipeline?

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the debate in North Carolina over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, January 17, 2018
  • Do We Spend Enough Time With Our Kids?

    New data from Pew Research shows that most parents don’t think they spend enough time with their kids. U.S. fathers today are spending more timecaring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Still, most (63%) say they spend too little time with their kids and a…
    Donna Martinez, January 16, 2018