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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Business of Social Media
1:00 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Business of Social Media

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A Nation of Farmers
1:00 pm
Thu July 9, 2009

A Nation of Farmers

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Historic View of Charlotte
1:00 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Historic View of Charlotte

Historic View of Charlotte Guest Host Chris Clackum hosts a conversation about Charlotte's history, including some well-known events you may know, and some you may not have heard about. Long-time Charlotte historian Mary Kratt has just released a new book about the Queen City, Charlotte North Carolina: A Brief History. She joins us for a look back. Guest Mary Kratt - Author of Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History Charlotte Talks | A New Historic Charlotte? Charlotte Talks | Finding Historic Charlotte

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Green Living and Energy Efficiency
1:00 pm
Fri March 13, 2009

Green Living and Energy Efficiency

Green Living and Energy Efficiency Join us for a conversation about green living- from compact fluorescents to solar panels. We'll find out how to make your home more energy efficient and ways to make your life more environmentally-friendly. Charlotte Talks recorded this show last weekend at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in front of a live audience. GuestsDona Stankus - Building Programs Manager, NC Solar Center Keith Davis - President, Residential Technologies, Inc. Laurel Elam - Project Manager, Appalachian State University Energy Center

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Inauguration Day 2009
12:00 pm
Tue January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009

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Charlotte Talks Christmas Special
12:00 pm
Thu December 25, 2008

Charlotte Talks Christmas Special

Charlotte Talks Christmas Special Join us for a special Christmas Day edition of Charlotte Talks. We'll look back on holidays past. From the life and times of Charles Dickens to Depression era Christmases in Charlotte. And of course, we'll share A Cup of Christmas Tea.

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Soul Food &Charlotte: The Opera
12:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2008

Soul Food &Charlotte: The Opera

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Mecklenburg Creeks
12:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2008

Mecklenburg Creeks

Mecklenburg Creeks Charlotte may not have a majestic river running through it but we do have a vast creek system, which is vital to the health of our watershed and wildlife. But now, its health is in trouble- from erosion, pollution and damage from disappearing wetlands caused by growth. We'll get an update on our creek system when Charlotte Talks. Guests Rusty Rozzelle - Program Manager, Mecklenburg County Water Quality David Kroening - Analyst, Mecklenburg County Surface Water Systems Daryl Hammock - Manager, Environmental Permitting & Water Quality, City of Charlotte

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Education Expert Jonathan Kozol
12:00 pm
Mon November 10, 2008

Education Expert Jonathan Kozol

Education Expert Jonathan Kozol Jonathan Kozol is perhaps one of the biggest critics of this nation's education system, but his criticism is aimed at making our schools better. He shares his recommendations and addresses the mania of testing over teaching on the next Charlotte Talks. GuestJonathan Kozol - Educator and activist. Author of The Shame of the Nation, Letters to a Young Teacher, Savage Inequalities This conversation was prerecorded as part of Lenoir Rhyne's Visiting Writers Series For web extras from this show, check out Charlotte Blogs

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Congressional Candidates
1:00 pm
Tue October 28, 2008

Congressional Candidates

Congressional Candidates Our conversations with candidates continue today on Charlotte Talks. Today we'll speak with the candidates for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District seat. Harry Taylor, Charlotte businessman and Democratic candidate will go first and then incumbent Sue Myrick will join us. Guests Harry Taylor - Democratic Congressional Candidate, NC 9th District Rep. Sue Myrick - Republican Congressional Candidate, NC 9th Distict

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