Charlotte Talks

WFAE celebrated the 20th anniversary of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins at the Foundation for the Carolinas.
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Photos from the 20th-anniversary celebration of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins at the Foundation for the Carolinas Thursday, April 19, 2018. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

A deadly prison riot in South Carolina ends with seven inmates dead and 17 injured.  City Council’s Lawana Mayfield turns heads after a post she made on Facebook speculating that the 9-11 attacks weren’t real.  Vice President Mike Pence visit Charlotte Friday to stump for Robert Pittenger.  And another chapter in the unfolding Atrium health saga.  All that and more on the 20th Anniversary edition of Charlotte Talks.

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Curious about how Mike Collins has aged over the past 20 years? Scroll down to see photos of the Charlotte Talks host since the beginning of the show.

Richard Simmons and Mike Collins

Over the 20 years of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, there have been many notable, celebrity guests who have sat across the desk from Mike. Here are a few of those guests and some memories shared by producers of the show. 

Take a walk through memory lane as we look at the top moments and interviews on Charlotte Talks for the 20th anniversary of the show. 

WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins celebrates 20 years on air Friday, April 20. This interactive timeline highlights some of the show's top moments. 

2010 NPR, by Doby Photography

Thursday, April 19, 2018

North Carolina native and longtime NPR Newscaster Carl Kasell has died at the age of 84. Carl came to WFAE in 2005 where he talked with Mike Collins about his North Carolina roots and his many years at NPR. We listen back to that conversation.

Charlotte Talks: Reforming Our Prison Systems

Apr 18, 2018
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 

North Carolina prisons face serious troubles from staff shortages, to dangerous conditions and corruption.  We sit down with our State's Director of Prisons, two reporters who are covering this, as well as the director of NC-CURE, to discuss what can be done about this growing problem.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The suburbs helped elect Donald Trump, but in the upcoming midterms they could swing the other way. Mike Collins looks into why, and which local races could be decided by the 'burbs.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Recycling. How it works, where all the stuff we recycle goes, and how it’s used. More importantly, is recycling making a difference? We find out.