Charlotte Talks

Monday, October 30, 2017

Host Mike Collins sits down with the new president of Central Piedmont Community College, Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer. She shares her vision for the school and her focus on student success with an eye toward economic mobility for Charlotteans.

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

North Carolina's largest mental health care provider has been accused of misuse of public funds. Mike Collins looks into the controversy, then talks with visually-impaired artists making art.

Friday, October 20 2017

On the news roundup, Mike Collins and area reporters cover the week's top stories: Charlotte’s bid to be Amazon’s second headquarters has been submitted.  Early voting starts this week. The county commission reached a deal for CMPD to patrol rural areas around Charlotte.  

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Wednesday, October 18 2017

The Boy Scouts have decided to let girls into their program, sparking mixed reactions.  The Girl Scouts see this as a calculated business maneuver.  We go through the decision and hear multiple perspectives.  Then, Matthew Bourne’s adaption of the Oscar winning film 'The Red Shoes'.  The world-renowned choreographer tells us about his dance theatre production about to open at the Belk Theatre.

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Our roundtable of reporters has details on the protest arising from the latest CMPD video.  The public gives input on Charlotte’s Amazon bid and Michael Jordan makes his largest donation ever for family clinics.  The local news roundup. 

Friday, October 6 2017

On the local news roundup, state lawmakers are back in session – a special session – and override gubernatorial vetoes while pushing to redraw judicial districts.  Cam Newton's remarks about a female reporter in a press conference go viral. The State Supreme Court dismisses a last-chance appeal to halt the I-77 toll lanes.  The homicide count in Charlotte continues to rise, and in fact, officials adjust the count for 2016.  And President Trump arrives here this weekend. Mike Collins covers those topics and more on the local news roundup.

Charlotte Talks: NASCAR's Back in Town

Oct 4, 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of this season. The 42-year-old driver has won 26 times on NASCAR's top circuit.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

It’s race week again as NASCAR prepares for the Bank of America 500 and surrounding events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  NASCAR stars from all over the country are coming to town, and attention is focused on local NASCAR royalty as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. prepares for his final race at the end of the season.  We talk about that with analysts from the Motor Racing Network and NBC Sports, and also revisit our previous conversations with Jeff Gordon and Humpy Wheeler.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The shooting this Sunday night in Las Vegas has put gun control front and center of many political conversations but we’re also talking about race as the result of President Trump’s comments about the NFL and Charlottesville and the Supreme Court is back in session with cases that could have an impact here.  Mike Collins and political experts give us a political update.

Friday, September 29, 2017

On the local news roundup, NFL protests spark nationwide discussions about athletes, teams and First Amendment rights but the Panthers don’t take part.  Prayer returns to City Council while Rowan County Commissioners seek court permission to say Christian prayer.  The Citizen Review Board rules against CMPD for the first time in its history.  And Hurricane Maria prompts evacuations along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters cover those and other stories when Charlotte Talks.

Charlotte Talks: The Future of Energy

Sep 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

The way Americans consume and produce energy is changing and diversifying. The future of energy in all its forms takes center stage in Charlotte, as an energy hub city- we’ll explore what that future may hold, when Charlotte Talks, with guest host David Boraks.

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