Chris JonesHost, Weekend Edition
A self-proclaimed Public Radio Nerd, Chris Jones began working as a Weekend Host here at WFAE in 2021. He also enjoys work as a college basketball official and previously worked with Charlotte Hornets Sports & Entertainment, assisting in game day presentation and production.
Chris is a Concord native, N.C. State graduate and an adventure enthusiast.
Big hospital systems have long been getting bigger in North Carolina, with Atrium and Novant growing through mergers, acquisitions and building new medical facilities. Now, a provision in the state Senate’s proposed budget could make further expansion even easier. This and more in this week's BizWorthy.
It’s time for a fact-check of North Carolina politics. This week we’re looking at a claim made by North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who made national news when he vetoed legislation Saturday that would ban most abortions in the state after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The legislature overrode Cooper's veto in a party-line vote Tuesday. Cooper claims that the bill violates some Republican legislators’ campaign promises. In a video posted to Twitter, Cooper singles out four legislators, by name, who he said made campaign promises to protect women’s reproductive health.