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Mike Collins

Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins is this region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, growth, the arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to people in the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. 

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Truth, Lies and Realities of the Operating Room
1:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

Truth, Lies and Realities of the Operating Room

"The Ralph Nader of Medicine" is the guest on the next edition of Charlotte Talks. Dr. Fred Ernst will join us to talk about his new book, Truth, Lies, and the O.R. The book is a primer on anesthesia, surgery and surgeries done in office settings that seeks to educate people when making decisions about medical procedures. We'll talk about all of that and about awareness under general anesthesia, malpractice issues and more on the next Charlotte Talks. Guest Dr. Fred Ernst - Author, Truth, Lies, and the O.R.

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Medical Myths
1:00 pm
Mon September 1, 2008

Medical Myths

The New Auto Industry
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2008

The New Auto Industry

Girls on the Run
1:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2008

Girls on the Run

Open Phones
1:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2008

Open Phones

Talking With Your Aging Parents
1:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2008

Talking With Your Aging Parents

Health Issues and Germs
1:00 pm
Tue July 22, 2008

Health Issues and Germs

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A continuation of our discussion from last month about antibiotics, anti-bacterial resistant bugs and more on this edition of Charlotte Talks. Dr. Michael Hudson from UNC Charlotte's Biology department is back to continue the discussion about bacteria and about the efforts of the research division in the UNCC Biology department to develop technologies to get rid of the stronger, drug-resistant bacteria. Guest Dr. Michael Hudson - Chair of the Biology Department, UNC Charlotte

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Average Joes
1:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2008

Average Joes

Average Joes It's the July installment of our Average Joes Panel. We're joined by two men and two women; two are independents, one a Republican and the other a Democrat who doesn't like the "liberal" label; they're an assistant superintendent, a history teacher, an IT student and the manager of a Christian publication. Join these four Charlotte Talks listeners to discuss the topics they care about, like education, the election, the environment, living in Charlotte and more! Guests Melanie Cogdill Maggie Coleman Rob DePaola Ron Wright

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The Physics of NASCAR
1:00 pm
Mon July 7, 2008

The Physics of NASCAR

The Physics of NASCAR Diandra Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist and author of the recent book, The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed. She joins us on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins to talk about how she became fascinated with NASCAR through her professional expertise and we'll talk about some of the physics involved in stock car racing - two things you might not think go together! Guest Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky - physicist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Author, The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed

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Ira Flatow and Science Education
1:00 pm
Fri July 4, 2008

Ira Flatow and Science Education

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