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(RTP 65) Unveiling the Truth: Perspective on NC’s Lottery Surplus, Need-Based Grants, & More

In the latest episode of the Roundtable Talk podcast, hosts Ruben Castellon, Hal Nunn, and Chris Holland tackle a range of topics that resonate deeply with a religiously and politically conservative audience. From the politics surrounding the North Carolina Lottery Surplus to the complexities of need-based grants for schools, the episode is a treasure trove of insights and perspectives.

The Politics of the Lottery Surplus

The episode kicks off with a deep dive into the North Carolina Lottery Surplus. Ruben Castellon points out that politics often plays a significant role in how these funds are allocated, stating, “It’s always about their own personal gain and not what’s best for the people that we took an oath to serve.”

Need-Based Grants: What You Need to Know

The hosts also discuss the often-misunderstood topic of need-based grants for schools. Chris Holland emphasizes the importance of understanding the grant application process and the role of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in it.

The Controversy of Land Banking

Land banking, a topic that has sparked debates between school boards and county commissioners, also finds a place in the discussion. Ruben Castellon argues that it is the school board’s responsibility to plan and determine the need for new schools, not the county commissioners.

Fraudulent Concealed Carry Permits: A Warning

Chris Holland issues a stern warning about the rise of fraudulent concealed carry permits. He stresses the importance of following the proper procedures in North Carolina, which includes eight hours of instruction and range time with a qualified instructor.

The Importance of Parental Involvement

Hal Nunn encourages parents and guardians to attend the upcoming Hoke County Board of Education meeting. “We don’t need Facebook Warriors; there’s a lot of those. We need people on the ground,” he says, emphasizing the importance of real-world action over online activism.


This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in conservative perspectives on current events and local issues. With topics ranging from the state lottery to school grants and concealed carry permits, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion. Tune in to the Roundtable Talk podcast today!

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