Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks: State Of The Union Recap

Jan 31, 2018
Flickr / Michael Vadon

Wednesday, Jan. 31 2018

President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address. Guest host Michael Bitzer gets morning-after analysis from political watchers and lawmakers.

Ryan Gustman

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 

Finding adequate health care in rural North Carolina is a challenge.  Twenty counties don’t have a pediatrician.  Twenty-six don’t have an OBGYN.  Psychiatrists are MIA in 32 North Carolina counties and to make matters worse, many hospitals in rural areas are closing their doors due in large part to the lack of proper Medicaid coverage for the working poor. Mike sits down with those who are working to solve our state's rural health care crisis.

Flickr/Daniel Lobo

Monday, January 29, 2018

CATS CEO John Lewis shares his "big-idea" plans for the future. Rail to Matthews, Lake Norman and the Airport. Why we need it and how he can get it done.

Friday, January 26, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup, did an NCDOT advisory group have a meeting that violated open meeting laws this week? A raucous, contentious school board meeting ends with CMS taking a stronger stand for LGBTQ students.  City Council reinstates TV broadcasts of their twice-monthly public forums.  Last week, Amazon turned Charlotte down, and this week we learned why.  Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters expound on those stories and more.

Charlotte Talks: It All Goes Back To January 1973

Jan 24, 2018
Chris Miller / WFAE

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

The events of January 1973 put the country on a course that has led to today's political divisions, from the Roe v Wade decision to the Vietnam War.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

This past weekend saw the second women’s march in Charlotte with about 5,000 people filling the streets. That work was the work of organizers. This is difficult work, a fact sometimes overlooked even by those who advocate for change. Mike talks with those who are interested in making that political change happen.

Flickr/Robert Scoble

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Queen City loses out on what has been described as the economic development project of the decade. We look at what we might have done wrong and then get an update on the flu season. Just how bad is it here?

Davie Hinshaw / The Charlotte Observer

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 19, 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.