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Monday, February 13, 2017

Transgender people have been in a spotlight since HB2, but they and their parents have been navigating uncharted territory far longer. Mike Collins hears the stories of three Charlotte parents of transgender children.

Friday, February 10, 2017

North Carolina fights President Trump's immigrant and refugee ban. The clock is ticking on more sports losses tied to House Bill 2. Charlotte School of Law plans to stay open for at least two more years. Mike Collins and a panel of reporters discuss the week's news.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mayor Jennifer Roberts discusses the State of the City, the on-going HB2 confrontation, Major League Soccer and more. Plus, a look at the impact of the president’s travel ban on Charlotte's refugee community.

'Banktown' Watches As Trump Targets Dodd-Frank

Feb 7, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2016

Dodd-Frank, the legislation that brought more oversight to Wall Street and banks, is under review. Mike Collins hears opposing views on the law and how Charlotte's banks are reacting.

Women's March attendees at Romare Bearden Park
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Where do the recent Women’s Marches fit in with the overall arch of the women’s movement through time – and how do today’s women keep the momentum going?  Mike Collins finds out, when he talks to women who were at the marches in D.C. and in Charlotte.

Erin Keever

Monday, February 6, 2017

Margaret Spellings, president of the UNC system, talks about her strategic plan for the school, improving cost-efficiency and graduation rates. And chimes in on the nominee for her old job - secretary of Education.

Charlotte makes the pitch for Major League Soccer without the city’s participation.  Crime is up at CMS and CMPD looks at crime stats city-wide for 2016.  Mike Collins and a panel of Charlotte reporters cover those stories and more on the local news roundup when Charlotte Talks.

Donald Trump names Neil Gorsuch as his first Supreme Court nominee.  If confirmed, how might a 5-4 balance on the court impact North Carolina issues like legislative districting, LGBT rights and more?  Hear from judicial experts when Charlotte Talks. 

Smog cloaks the Charlotte skyline in 2011.
Todd Sumlin / Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Nearly all climate scientists and a growing number of meteorologists believe climate change is real. We talk to a scientist and two meteorologists about the causes and effects of that change.

Can Charlotte Hit Its Affordable Housing Goal?

Jan 30, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017

Charlotte wants to build 5,000 affordable housing units in three years, but it seems they have few tools at their disposal to make it happen. What can they do?