Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: CHS, UNC Health Care To Combine Operations

Sep 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

The first day of school for CMS was not without a few bumps in the road- including a wheel falling off a school bus.  Donations from the Carolinas are making their way to Houston to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The General Assembly has approved new legislative districts maps.  City Council responds to an affordable housing report, and Carolinas HealthCare System will join with UNC Health Care to create one of the largest hospital/medical systems in the nation. Mike Collins and a panel of Charlotte reporters look at those stories and more on the local news roundup. 

Clockwise from top left: Tom Bullock, Glenn Burkins, Ann Doss Helms, Nick Ochsner

On this edition of the local news roundup…

The first day of school for CMS was Monday, and not without a few “bumps” in the road, including the wheels falling off of one of the buses. This school year, parents will certainly be watching to see how the district will run under new superintendent Clayton Wilcox and CMS officials will be watching enrollment to see how the new student assignment plan has affected whether families leave the system. 

On Thursday,  Carolinas HealthCare System announced that it will join with UNC Health Care to create one of the largest hospital/medical systems in the nation. We'll dive into the details of the merge.

Hurricane Harvey ravaged Houston and other coastal areas with historic amounts of rainfall this week, prompting donations and help from the Carolinas and around the country. Meanwhile, closer to home, Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the Atlantic and is expected to turn into a hurricane by the end of the week.

The North Carolina General Assembly has approved new legislative district maps, replacing the maps that were ruled to be illegal racial gerrymanders. Critics say that the new maps aren’t much better- we’ll hear details.

City Council members are responding to an affordable housing report that says that the need for affordable housing in Charlotte is around 34,000, far more than the 5000 units that the council pledged to create. What was their response?  

Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, WFAE reporter. 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer.

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com

Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV News