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A Chance In The World: Growing Up In Foster Care

May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11 2017

Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton has a personal success story of facing seemingly insurmountable odds in the foster care system. After years in the system and enduring neglect and abuse, he emerged as a success. He tells Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins his story and talks about how he helps others in the same situation, by telling his story

Chris Miller / WFAE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The school board hears from Charlotte-Mecklenburg parents about the new student assignment plan. Then, we hear about the city's study of farmers markets. Are they in need of help?

Flickr user/eggrole

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Popular support for the medical use of marijuana has never been higher, but the Trump administration may have a contrary opinion. Could the patchwork of state laws governing cannabis be replaced by a federal law? A conversation about that.

Growth And Development Shape Funky Plaza Midwood

May 8, 2017
Charlotte Observer / Jeff Siner

Monday, May 8, 2017

What happens when mega development moves into the neighborhood? We head to Plaza Midwood where a tiny bar has become the poster child for rapid growth in an old neighborhood.

Friday, May 5 2017

Charlotte’s city manager proposes spending increases but no increase in property tax. Toll road opponents lose in court. CMS works on explaining their new assignment plan.  And Duke Energy holds their annual meeting online but real protestors show up anyway. Host Mike Collins and the roundup reporters cover those stories and more on the Friday news roundup.

Jeff Siner / The Charlotte Observer

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The end of an era and the beginning of one.  First, how NASCAR plans on revitalizing their sport. Then, the FCC’s plans to roll back net neutrality.  What would this new Internet reality mean to you?

Duke Energy Solar farm near Elizabeth City NC
Duke Energy

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Our state is second in the nation for installed solar capacity but Duke Energy is pushing for rule changes that advocates say could hurt that growth. We find out more.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

America’s pre-eminent First Amendment Lawyer, Floyd Abrams, joins Mike Collins for a discussion about the history of that amendment and what he sees as threats to free speech.

After Rowdy Meeting, What's Next For Wells Fargo?

May 1, 2017
Wells Fargo sign at a bank branch
Flickr / Mike Mozart

Monday, May 1, 2017

The chairman of Wells Fargo's board says a "message of dissatisfaction" was heard loud and clear at the bank's rowdy annual meeting. With that out of the way, what lies ahead for the bank?

Guest host Tom Bullock

Friday, April 28 2017

On the local news roundup: new school boundaries for CMS.  Different atmospheres at the annual Bank of America and Wells Fargo shareholder meetings. Craft brewers stymied in their efforts to grow, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. turns in the keys. Host Mike Collins and the roundup reporters cover those stories and much more.