This week on the Friday News Roundup: Former Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones loses his battle with cancer. Charlotte immigrants are nervous in the face of ICE arrests. Governor Cooper strikes out with his HB2 compromise. Mike Collins and area journalists discuss those stories and more.
The dawn of corporate and consumer activism in the Donald Trump era, plus the Tony-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mike Collins speaks with the show's lead actor and producer.
There’s a very slow growing trend in America: maternity and paternity leave. Other industrialized nations have made this mandatory for years. Not us – but the trend is growing and we take a closer look.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.