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Friday, February 17, 2017

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. 

David Boraks

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney clarifies his department’s policy on immigrants and we gauge reaction in the local immigrant community to President Trump’s executive order.

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

L. Andrew Bell / Flickr

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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.

Michael Bethea / WFAE

Monday, February 13, 2017

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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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.

'Banktown' Watches As Trump Targets Dodd-Frank

Feb 7, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2016

Dodd-Frank, the legislation that brought more oversight to Wall Street and banks, is under review. Mike Collins hears opposing views on the law and how Charlotte's banks are reacting.

Women's March attendees at Romare Bearden Park
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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.

Erin Keever

Monday, February 6, 2017

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.