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  • Hosted by Mike Collins

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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.

Mark Hames / The Charlotte Observer


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wells Fargo is cleaning up the mess brought on by the bogus account scandal.  They've taken steps to punish those involved and will soon release the results of their own investigation. Mike Collins gets an update from banking reporters.

Tuesday, March 14,  2017

What turns a world renowned dinosaur expert into a curator for an exhibit on Mongol warrior, Genghis Khan? "Dino Don" joins Mike Collins for the answer on the Charlotte Talks.

Originally aired on January 3, 2017

Clarence Maurice

Monday, March 13, 2017

Are the dearth of workforce housing in Charlotte, the lack of upward mobility, the resegregation of our schools and last year’s riots all connected?  Clint Smith believes so and wrote about it in The New Yorker.  He tells host Mike Collins more when Charlotte Talks.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Passionate response to immigration enforcement spills into a Mecklenburg County Commission meeting, the field of mayoral candidates grows and traffic cameras may make a comeback. Mike Collins and the roundup reporters cover those stories and more on the local news roundup.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

We hear about the power of love notes from Hyong Yi, who has been spreading those notes to strangers since his wife’s death.  It started in Charlotte, but has now gone global. Mike Collins talks with Yi about his love story.

This show originally aired Jan. 23, 2017.