Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Foreign Policy With David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf
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From Iraq to Syria, from Iran to Libya, Afghanistan, Russia and Pakistan, and with issues from torture to domestic surveillance programs and foreign crises, there’s certainly a lot to discuss when it comes to America’s foreign policy strategy. America’s interests and actions around the world over the past decade and beyond are the focus of a forthcoming book by Foreign Policy CEO and editor-at-large David Rothkopf. He’ll join us to talk about the conclusions he’s come up with regarding the major international decisions made during the Bush and Obama years.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

CHS Mental Health Center & Telepsychiatry

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Carolinas HealthCare System has always been an innovator, launching a nationally known stroke center and a massive children’s hospital. Now they’ve turned their attention to making behavioral and mental health far more accessible across their system. They’ve recently launched a pilot program to bring behavioral health care to primary care offices around the region. To do so they are implementing a rising new type of medicine called telemedicine, in this case, telepsychiatry. 

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Summertime Food & Drink

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The temperature is creeping up, swimsuits are being donned and grills are being fired up! Its summertime in the Queen City and that means there are lots of seasonal foods to be eaten and refreshing beverages to be drunk. But that’s not all: There are also a ton of farmer’s markets to check out for juicy berries, food events nearly every weekend and restaurants changes that may be worth checking out. Next time on Charlotte Talks, we’ll be joined by three area professionals to devour the yummy details.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

NC State Republican Party

After a century in the minority, the North Carolina Republican party seized power in 2010.  Since then, the party has been busy establishing a brand and advancing their agenda. With a Republican governor and resources from national groups, we'll talk with a leader of the state party about the midterm elections and their hopes for the state.

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

A Conversation With NC Democratic Party Executive Director

Midterm election season is in full swing. In North Carolina education reform and a pay raise for teachers is being hotly debated. Renewal of a large film incentive package is on the table, calls for infrastructure spending is rising and there are extremely tight races in districts all over the state. Several scandals have emerged, challenging both parties' images. Money is pouring in from outside of North Carolina with plenty of national interest on some local races. Against that backdrop we will talk to officials in the state Democratic and Republican parties in successive weeks. First up, the Democrats. 

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Yoga And Building Community

Our yogi guests today demonstrating a few of their favorite poses. Clockwise from top left: Mary Lou Buck (Cornwell Center & YWCA), Liza Morgan (Yoga One & Yoga on Tap), Adam Whiting (Y2, NoDa Yoga & Big Horizon Yoga) and Stacy Winslow (Evolution Yoga NC)
Alexia Gyorody

The popularity of yoga seems to be exploding.  An exercise for the body, the mind and, some say, the soul –there were only a few places to practice yoga in Charlotte a few years ago and now there are dozens. We’re going to talk to some local yogis about this phenomenon. They say yoga is for everyone, not just affluent, flexible folks. But just how affordable is it and who are all these people stretching into strange positions?

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Plastics And The Environment

Entangled Green Sea Turtle. NOAA diver works to release a green sea turtle entangled in a derelict fishing net in Hawaii
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Plastics have become a huge part of our lives, whether in the form of bottles, bags, or packaging. The hope is that these items are reused or recycled, but recycling programs can be expensive, and many items end up in landfills or, worse, in our waterways. Our guests today are working to educate people on what happens to plastics. We meet a representative from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, an artist who uses plastic debris to create environmental art, and a local sustainability officer.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

E-Waste & Recycling Electronics

In this photo from 2001, a migrant child sits atop a pile of unrecyclable computer waste imported to Guiya, China, from other countries.
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When it comes to things like smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs, many of us migrate quickly from old devices to the newest and think nothing of tossing the old stuff out. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste or e-waste is produced every year in the U.S. alone. Some of these things end up in landfills and that can be very bad for the environment. On this Earth Day, we look at some possible solutions.

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Charlotte Talks
5:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Paper Promises

Cover of Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order

As we know, there’s ongoing financial uncertainty going on around the world, and although we think of our economic crisis as a new thing, our guest today says different. Philip Coggan, a columnist for The Economist, says that the accumulation of debt that we’re seeing world wide is an age-old problem.

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Charlotte Talks
5:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

What The President Can And Cannot Do

President Obama in the Oval Office.
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During election season there is no lack of blame to go around between the presidential candidates but how much can the president truly do? Our panel of political experts says there is often a misconception on exactly what the president can and cannot do so we’ll take a look at the extent of presidential power, both real and perceived.

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