Charlotte Talks

Friday, March 17, 2017

Roy Cooper delivers his State of the State Address and calls for an HB2 repeal.  The GOP responds by blaming the governor for the bill’s continued existence.  Mayoral Candidate Joel Ford gets in trouble after using .GIFs in a tweet to an activist.  Mike Collins and the news roundup panel cover those stories and more on the local news round up when Charlotte Talks.

Clarence Maurice

Monday, March 13, 2017

Are the dearth of workforce housing in Charlotte, the lack of upward mobility, the resegregation of our schools and last year’s riots all connected?  Clint Smith believes so and wrote about it in The New Yorker.  He tells host Mike Collins more when Charlotte Talks.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Protesters disrupt a city council meeting. School busing for choice has a price tag and now we know it.  And Governor Roy Cooper releases his first North Carolina budget proposal.  Host Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters go through those stories and more on the local news roundup when Charlotte Talks . 

Erin Keever

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A special two-hour Public Conversation about the Trump Administration’s new stand on immigration.  Who do his policies affect?  What is law enforcement’s role?  And we hear some personal stories as Mike Collins hosts a special edition of Charlotte Talks from McGlohon Theater in Uptown Charlotte. 


Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The dawn of corporate and consumer activism in the Donald Trump era, plus the Tony-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mike Collins speaks with the show's lead actor and producer.

Women's March attendees at Romare Bearden Park
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Where do the recent Women’s Marches fit in with the overall arch of the women’s movement through time – and how do today’s women keep the momentum going?  Mike Collins finds out, when he talks to women who were at the marches in D.C. and in Charlotte.

Donald Trump names Neil Gorsuch as his first Supreme Court nominee.  If confirmed, how might a 5-4 balance on the court impact North Carolina issues like legislative districting, LGBT rights and more?  Hear from judicial experts when Charlotte Talks. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

This week, the Charlotte City Council and County Commission both considered spending on a Major League Soccer stadium- with very different results.  Former Governor Pat McCrory is heckled in Washington D.C. and South Carolina's Nikki Haley is headed to New York.  Host Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks local news round up.

January 20, 2017

The Inauguration, the protests, who's going and who isn't. Local nominees to the new president’s cabinet, an update on the Charlotte School of Law and more.  Mike Collins and a panel of reporters touch on these stories and more during the local news roundup on this edition of Charlotte Talks.

Donald Trump
WRAL.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Two experts on international security and foreign policy join host Mike Collins to discuss the issues relating to the Iran Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia, the ongoing crisis in Syria and more.

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