crucial conversation


Don’t miss this Thursday’s Crucial Conversation luncheon on Hurricane Matthew

BY: - October 16, 2017

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Hurricane Matthew one year later: What happened, what hasn’t and how can we do better in the future? Click here to register On October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall on North Carolina. The resulting flooding impacted 50 counties in the eastern part of the state, […]


Policy issues impacting NC seniors the subject of August 15 luncheon

BY: - August 8, 2017

Please join us August 15 for a very special Crucial Conversation – The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors? Click here to register In one of the brighter and underreported developments of the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers took some important steps to secure consistent, quality care for seniors. […]


Author of “Democracy in Chains” to headline July 26 luncheon

BY: - July 12, 2017

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Prof. Nancy MacLean on her provocative new book, “Democracy in Chains”  Click here to register. Prof. Nancy MacLean of Duke University is an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century U.S., whose new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, has […]

How much does NC invest in you? Three things to know before the NC Senate releases its proposed budget

BY: - May 9, 2017

How much does NC invest in you? The short answer: not enough. 1) The State of North Carolina ranks 43rd in the country in total state expenditures per capita.  In other words, there are 42 other states in the country that invest more on each individual living in their state. This is not good news […]


Lawmakers advance anti-immigrant bill; Come learn more at next week’s Policy Watch breakfast

BY: - April 13, 2017

In case you missed it, a North Carolina Senate committee advanced a positively Trump-like bill this week that would purport to cut off state funding to cities that are not in “compliance” (whatever that means) with state laws related to immigration. While the bill in question is so poorly drafted and illogical as to be […]


Chris Brook of the ACLU of NC speaks about HB2 litigation

BY: - March 25, 2017

At this past Thursday’s Crucial Conversation (“One year later: What now for HB2?”)  multiple audience members asked ACLU of NC legal director Chris Brook for his take on the impact of the Trump administration on HB2, as well as the broader question of what the fight over HB2 means for LGBTQ rights more generally. “There’s […]


Crucial Conversation luncheon: HB2 on its one-year anniversary

BY: - March 16, 2017

NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: An expert panel discusses the state of North Carolina’s infamous discrimination law on its one-year anniversary Click here to register Amazingly, Thursday, March 23 marks the one-year anniversary of HB2 – the LGBTQ discrimination law that will forever be known by the name it received during […]


Last call for tomorrow’s Crucial Conversation luncheon with Dr. William Spriggs

BY: - January 17, 2017

A few seats still remain for tomorrow’s Crucial Conversation luncheon: What is the true state of the economy and how do we make it work for everyone? Featuring special guest, Dr. William Spriggs, Chief Economist for the national AFL-CIO. Click here to register — Here are the details: As new administrations take office in Washington […]


Seats still available for next week’s election post mortem luncheon

BY: - November 11, 2016

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 16 as NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon: Making sense of the 2016 election: What happened? Why? What now? Click here to register One of the most contentious elections in recent American history is now in the books and North Carolinians are confronting some important lessons  — some […]


National Common Cause president to headline Raleigh luncheon next Wednesday, October 5

BY: - September 27, 2016

Join us October 5th as N.C. Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Karen Hobert Flynn, President of the national nonprofit watchdog, Common Cause: How do we repair our broken democracy? Click here to register Has American democracy reached a crisis point? If the 2016 election campaign is any indication, this seems a fair […]


Seats going fast for next week’s luncheon with pollster Tom Jensen

BY: - September 16, 2016

Be sure to join us Thursday, September 22 for a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: A 2016 election preview Featuring Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling Click here to register The 2016 election is headed into the homestretch and absentee voting by mail is already underway. Join us as we learn the details of where things […]


Don’t miss next week’s luncheon with national consumer rights advocate Tom Feltner

BY: - July 18, 2016

Be sure to RSVP for the next NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon: Predatory payday lenders: Is North Carolina rid of them for good or will they make a comeback? Featuring Tom Feltner of the Consumer Federation of America Register here It’s been 15 years since North Carolina became the first state in the U.S. […]