Charlotte Talks on WFAE

Weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2008

Thoughts and Lamentations on Urban Education

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Two inner city school teachers have written a fascinating account of daily life in the urban high school classroom. Their self published book is called "Thoughts and Lamentations on Urban Education" and it's a candid read. These two dedicated teachers join us for the hour. Guests: GranVille Caldwell - High school teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and co-author Ryan Marshall - High school teacher in Cabarrus County Schools and co-author Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org, or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2008

Ethos Consortium

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2008

Drought and Water Technology

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Drought and new water technologies will be the topic of today's show. We'll be joined by the founder of a company in Britain who has developed a new water purification system. We'll talk about the success this new idea is having abroad and what it might take to get new water technologies like this to the States and into drought-ridden North Carolina. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

African-Americans in the Media

We'll take a look at how African-Americans are portrayed in comic strips and comic books as well as in media in general. We'll also talk about the increasing number of African-Americans serving as reporters, anchors and editors. Guests Dr. Taimi Olsen - Assistant Professor of English, Tusculum College Carlton Hargro - Editor, Creative Loafing Jarvis Holliday - Associate Editor, Charlotte Magazine Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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Trust for Public Land On this installment of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, we're joined by the national president of the Trust for Public Land, Will Rogers. We'll talk about the organization's 10 years in the Charlotte region and what it has done locally and nationally to help preserve and protect land for future generations. Join us to discuss some of the latest projects going on here, like the Carolina Thread Trail, greenway preservation and more. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment on Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2008

Bullying in Schools

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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The Last Dropout The high dropout rate continues to impact school systems across the country. Communities in Schools founder Bill Milliken has written a book about what he calls an epidemic. We'll talk to Milliken about the impact on schools, families, and society when kids dropout of school. Guests Bill Milliken - Author, The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! More information: www.thelastdropout.com Bill Anderson - Executive Director, Communities in Schools Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Children's Theatre / Blumenthal Broadway Series

We'll check in with the Children's Theatre of Charlotte as they open Survivng the Applewhites, a play for teens and young adults by local Newbury award winning author Stephanie Tolan. Then we visit with the lead actors for the touring version of the musical based on Adam Sandler's hit movie The Wedding Singer. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2008

Infertility and Egg Donorship

Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri February 29, 2008

Generational Racism

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Guest Host Chris Clackum interviews Chuck Underwood, author of "Generational Imperative." In his book, Mr. Underwood examines the 5 generations of the 20th century. He contends that these 5 generations have been instrumental in dealing with, and largely overcoming, racism. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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