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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. 

Road To Self-Driving Cars Goes Through NC

Mar 8, 2017
Flickr / NACTO

Wednesday, March 8, 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.

Davie Hinshaw / The Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NoDa’s explosive growing pains may continue for a while with the delay of the opening of the next leg of the Lynx Blue Line. Our regular "Block By Block" series continues with a look at NoDa, and then Mike Collins examines why the weather is defying the calendar.


Monday, March 6, 2017

The real estate market in Charlotte may be the hottest it’s ever been. With low inventories and interest rates, buyers have found themselves in bidding wars. Some advice for those thinking of buying or selling.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Protesters disrupt a city council meeting. School busing for choice has a price tag and now we know it.  And Governor Roy Cooper releases his first North Carolina budget proposal.  Host Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters go through those stories and more on the local news roundup when Charlotte Talks . 

David T. Foster, III / The Charlotte Observer

Thursday, March 2, 2017

After five years of work toward an ambitious goal to turn around nine west Charlotte schools, Project LIFT's superintendent joins Mike Collins to look at the results so far, and the challenges still ahead.