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Monday, June 26, 2017

Despite all that's going on in Washington, the economy is holding steady. But that doesn't mean the status quo will last for long. A mid-year look at the economy with guest host Tom Bullock.

Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup

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Clockwise from top left: Glenn Burkins, Tom Bullock, Shawn Flynn, Erik Spanberg

This week in local news, our homicide rate rises to 46 after multiple murders in one night this week.  The mayor’s race gains candidates at a forum on Tuesday.  South Carolina Republicans win a tight Congressional race. The  Whitewater Center is sued one year after the death of a rafter who was exposed to an amoeba at the Center.  Mike Collins and the roundup reporters fill us in on those stories and more.

David T. Foster, III / The Charlotte Observer

Thursday, June 22, 2017

As more drones take flight, more problems arise. Mike Collins looks at drone regulations and confusion among some users about the rules of the skies.

Tom Bullock / WFAE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A look at the outcome of Tuesday's congressional elections in South Carolina and Georgia, and what message the parties can take from the results going into the 2018 mid-terms. Mike Collins talks with both sides of the aisle.

Jack Barsky

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A former Soviet spy, planted in America in the 1970s, comes in from the cold to talk with Mike Collins about the current investigation of Russian interference in the U.S., and to share a warning for corporate America on "the enemy within."

Monday, June 19, 2017  

In this edition of Charlotte Talks, reporter David Boraks joins host Mike Collins to discuss the Foundation for the Carolinas. David reported on the Foundation's rapid growth and influence. You can listen to that story here.

Then, we'll turn to the special election in South Carolina. Voters choose Tuesday between Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell. The winner replaces Mick Mulvaney, who resigned to become White House budget director. We'll be joined by political science professors Scott Huffmon of Winthrop University and Susan Roberts of Davidson College.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A North Carolina congressman witnesses a colleague's shooting on a Virginia ball field. Budget numbers are flying at the city, county and state levels. Crime enters as an issue in the mayor's race. Mike Collins and local reporters review with week's news.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

One of the biggest names in legal thrillers, John Grisham, ditches the courtroom for a beach read for his latest novel. He joins guest host Erik Spanberg.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Senate's Russia investigation turns to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Mike Collins recaps his testimony with a national security expert, then looks at Charlotte's burgeoning disc golf scene.

Road To Self-Driving Cars Goes Through NC

Jun 13, 2017
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Is a driver-less car in your future?  Maybe way down the road, but they’re coming. Mike Collins talks with experts about the state of self-driving technology, and North Carolina's role in its development.

This show originally aired on March 8, 2017

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