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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?

Iranian-born Elham Rabiei (left) and Lebanese Ossama Tfeily protested. Both are U.S. citizens and know people affected by Trump's order.
David Boraks / WFAE

Monday, January 30, 2017

First, local reaction to President Trump's temporary ban on refugees. Then, digital assistants are becoming more numerous and are taking on new tasks. But that requires them to listen to our every word.  What are they doing with what they’re hearing?  Should we be concerned?  

Friday, January 27, 2017

This week, the Charlotte City Council and County Commission both considered spending on a Major League Soccer stadium- with very different results.  Former Governor Pat McCrory is heckled in Washington D.C. and South Carolina's Nikki Haley is headed to New York.  Host Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks local news round up.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Health care in America after the repeal of Obamacare. What might consumers expect? How will it impact the health care system? Experts share their thoughts on the health of health care now and then.

Charlotte School Of Law's Struggles

Jan 25, 2017
Julie Rose / WFAE

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

How did Charlotte School of Law wind up in its shaky position? Can they figure out a way to stay afloat? Mike Collins and guests, including a School of Law student and a former professor, look at the pressures facing North Carolina's largest law school.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Is spending $87.5 million tax dollars for a new stadium for Major League Soccer a good deal - if Charlotte can get a team? We hear from both sides and then you decide.

Emily T. Andress

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 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.

January 20, 2017

The Inauguration, the protests, who's going and who isn't. Local nominees to the new president’s cabinet, an update on the Charlotte School of Law and more.  Mike Collins and a panel of reporters touch on these stories and more during the local news roundup on this edition of Charlotte Talks.

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Martin Luther King used religion as a basis for his fight for civil rights. It’s happening again today with a slightly different focus. A look at religion’s role in addressing social justice.