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Jenifer Roser

Monday, January 16, 2017

The story of a Charlotte-bound US Airways flight's emergency landing in the Hudson River was captured in the film Sully. We hear from some of the passengers on the eight year anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson.'

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dylann Roof gets death. The City Council says it's not considering reinstating Charlotte's non-discrimination ordinance. Roy Cooper is flexing his muscles. The future looks dim for Charlotte School of Law. Mike Collins and our panel of reporters discuss those stories and more on the Local News Roundup.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

We get the Charlotte point of view on our schism with Raleigh from two City Council members. Then, 'An American in Paris,' the Broadway musical version is in town and we talk to the leads about this hit treasure.

Chris Miller / WFAE

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon joins Mike Collins for a special conversation from the NASCAR Hall of Fame to talk about his career, his latest endeavors, his Children’s Foundation and more.  

Understanding Social Justice Through The Arts

Jan 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Social justice and the arts. How they can work together to help us process social upheaval in ways mere words cannot.


Charlotte Area Transit System CEO John Lewis joins Mike Collins to discuss the milestones in store for 2017, including the opening of the Blue Line Extension and groundbreaking of the next segment of the streetcar.

Tom Ashbrook by Liz Linder Photography

On Point’s Tom Ashbrook joins host Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters to talk about the swearing in of our new Governor Roy Cooper; Dylann Roof taking control of the sentencing phase of his trial; on-going problems at Charlotte School of Law-- and much more.  


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Two state senators, a Republican and a Democrat, talk about the lack of trust between Charlotte and Raleigh, how to rebuild that trust and what happens to HB2.

Genghis Khan Exhibit Creator 'Dino Don' Lessem

Jan 3, 2017

Wednesday, January 4 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 next Charlotte Talks.

Michael Bethea / WFAE

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hugh McColl and Harvey Gantt join Mike Collins to discuss "The Charlotte Way," and whether it should be scrapped as a means of responding to economic and societal issues. Maybe it's time for a new way of facing those problems.