Charlotte Talks

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Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Domestic violence is being called an "epidemic" in Charlotte, as was apparent in a string of domestic violence-related murders this month. Mike Collins talks with those on the front line of domestic violence.

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Amazon releases their short list for new headquarter cities, and Charlotte doesn't make the cut. We’re hit with snow and cold.  Emergency shelters open for the homeless.  The women’s march steps off again this weekend.  Domestic violence deaths spiked this month. Host Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters cover those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Friday News Roundup.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

As the weather turns brutal again, what's being done to shelter the homeless? Mike Collins looks into that, then former ambassador Ryan Crocker discusses continued conflict in the Middle East and turmoil in the diplomatic corps.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Last year started with women’s marches and ended with the "Me Too" movement. With more marches planned in 2018 we hear about what’s next for both movements.

Charlotte women marched in Washington, D.C., one year ago, then returned to Charlotte to help form a new women's organization. From left, Marsha Ford, Ellen Dalton Creede, Jan Anderson, Toni Freeman, Kay Ethridge.
Kay Ethridge

A year after unprecedented demonstrations in cities around the world, organizers behind the Women's March are planning to do it again. Fueled in part by the #MeToo movement and the upcoming midterm elections, anniversary marches are being planned in a number of cities, including Charlotte, on Jan. 20. Ahead of these events, we want to hear your thoughts about the movement and its staying power.

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Monday, January 15, 2018 

Martin Luther King used religion as a basis for his fight for civil rights. It's happening again today with a slightly different focus. Religion's role in addressing social justice.

Friday January 12, 2018

A murder suspect ambushes officers outside CMPD. Federal judges call North Carolina’s congressional district maps unconstitutional.  The Panthers season ends, and the team is now on the block. And light rail gets ready to open to the North. Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more. 

Flickr/ Mike MacKenzie

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The impact of the proliferation of "Fake News" along with accusations of Fake News on local journalism. Do you trust us? Mike Collins talks with local journalists about fake news, trust in the media, and the health of local journalism.

Diedra Laird / The Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

It's already an election year, and Tuesday's gerrymandering ruling has already provided a jolt to North Carolina politics. Mike Collins and political experts look at the impact of the ruling, and the landscape heading into the mid-term elections.

In February, workers used a giant crane to lower a containment vessel ring into place at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County, S.C.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Customers of electric utility SCANA have been stuck paying for a failed nuclear project in South Carolina, but relief may be in sight.  Virginia’s Dominion Energy wants to buy the debt-laden utility, so Mike Collins and area reporters sit down to discuss the likelihood of that purchase being approved.  Then, WBTV News Anchor Molly Grantham has written a book about her life,  on- and off-camera as a working mom.  She’s frank about  her experiences and shares her thoughts.