Charlotte Talks

E2D leaders accept US award
E2D

There's a technology gap in Mecklenburg County for some local students - not at school, but at home. A North Mecklenburg group is trying to close that digital divide. And now it has been recognized as the most innovative in the nation.

A Davidson group called E2D - for Eliminate the Digital Divide - has made big strides over the past three years in closing the gap between technology haves and have-nots in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Founded three years ago, E2D provides free computers to families that lack them, along with training and low-cost internet access.

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Next Tuesday, a runoff election will decide if Dan Clodfelter or Jennifer Roberts will be the Democrat’s nominee for mayor of Charlotte. On Wednesday morning, the candidates faced off at the McGlohon Theater, in a live debate on Charlotte Talks.

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We learned something about new CMPD chief Kerr Putney on Thursday. In an appearance on Charlotte Talks, host Mike Collins asked Putney what attracted him to becoming a police officer.

"Well Mike, nothing. That’s the truth of it. I did not want to be a cop," Putney said.

In fact, Putney says he didn't care for police officers growing up in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Obviously, that changed. After 23 years on the job, Putney took over as police chief July 1st.


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In an hour-long interview with WFAE’s Charlotte Talks Monday, Governor Pat McCrory lashed out at Republican lawmakers in Raleigh for what he sees as bad and misguided legislation. This includes a proposal to redistribute sales tax and what’s become known as ‘The Magistrate Bill.’

Fine Wine In NC

Sep 8, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

There is wine and then, there’s fine wine.  Think you can tell the difference? If you can, you might be interested to know that North Carolina is the home of the largest fine wine auction in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic.  If you can’t tell the difference but would like to learn, we’ve gathered three fine wine experts to join us to talk about how to experience fine wines, whether price and quality go together, the rise in counterfeit fine wines and more.


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Friday, September 5, 2014

We’ve long heard about the difficulties faced by the parents of teenagers, but the ‘tween years can be just as bewildering. Those are the middle school years, when kids and adults must navigate an ever-changing world with children struggling to fit in even as they endure neurological and physical shifts.  We meet one woman who is trying to take the pain and mystery out of those years.

Financial Planning

Aug 11, 2014
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Monday, August 11, 2014

The stock market has been outperforming the economy and investors were just starting to get comfortable again when the market began to decline. Should we be concerned? We’ll talk to two of the city’s leading financial planners about that and about how to talk to kids about money: what do they need to know and when they need to know it.

Foreign Policy With David Rothkopf

Jun 25, 2014
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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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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. 

Summertime Food & Drink

Jun 23, 2014
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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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