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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The homicide rate is rising here and around the country. The CDC calls it a public health crisis. Why is this happening and what’s being done to reverse it? We find out.

Tuesday, March 28 2017

Best selling author Greg Iles has just released the final book in his Natchez Burning trilogy. Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal is joined by Iles to discuss the latest book, Mississippi Blood - and the true events that inspired it, when Charlotte Talks.

Monday, March 27, 2017

There’s a lot going on in Washington and Raleigh. We have a new president and a new governor and both are finding things a bit of a slog. Three political scientists reflect on it all.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Another HB2 repeal proposal comes to the legislature from a candidate for Charlotte mayor as the controversial law turns one-year old.  And state Republican lawmakers play roles in moving the heath care bill through Congress.  Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters review the week's news.

A police officer wearing a body cam.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

More body cameras are coming to CMPD. They’re supposed to increase transparency, especially in light of the Keith Scott shooting. A closer look.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President Trump’s budget proposes funding cuts to regulatory and research-based agencies and would also impact state programs. We look at how this state might fare environmentally.

Retailers Rattled By Store Closings, Online Shopping

Mar 20, 2017
Flickr / Mike Mozart

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Old-line brick and mortar stores are reeling as they lose sales to online retailers.  What will this mean for these venerable stores? For malls? For you?

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act has critics even within the GOP. Experts say it may cost more and grow the number of uninsured. We take a closer look.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Roy Cooper delivers his State of the State Address and calls for an HB2 repeal.  The GOP responds by blaming the governor for the bill’s continued existence.  Mayoral Candidate Joel Ford gets in trouble after using .GIFs in a tweet to an activist.  Mike Collins and the news roundup panel cover those stories and more on the local news round up when Charlotte Talks.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What’s next for the old Eastland Mall site? We examine that and listen back to our 2005 interview with fitness guru Richard Simmons, who seems to have vanished from the public eye.