Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks: Bosses Behaving Badly

Jan 8, 2018
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Monday, Jan. 8, 2017

A look at the cultures of fear, abuse and misbehavior in the workplace that are coming to light. How does this behavior start?  What should you do about it? 

Friday, January 5, 2018

On the next local news roundup, weather leads the New Year’s news with frigid, single digit temperatures and (for some) snow.  The cold hits the city’s homeless population hard and there have been multiple power outages as well.  The Panthers suffer a disappointing loss to Atlanta setting us up for a difficult playoff this weekend.  And there are updates on the Panthers sale, a county land swap and judicial redistricting.  Our roundtable of reporters joins Mike Collins to detail those stories and more.

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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

2017 was great for stocks and hiring. Will this economic rise continue in 2018? What effect will we see from the new tax cuts? Mike Collins asks economists to dust off their crystal balls.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's a new year, but the city still faces many of its old problems. One of them - a lack of economic mobility - is being confronted head-on by an educator and a business executive. An update on their progress.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mecklenburg County and others across the country are trying to reduce jail populations by addressing the financial restraints that keep people behind bars. Mike Collins looks at how the justice system is trying to create change from within.

Monday, January 1, 2018

In a divided nation, can we find common ground in our shared humanity? Public Radio’s Krista Tippett is looking for an answer. She sits down with Mike Collins for a 'civil conversation.'

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

A year-in-review edition of the Local News Roundup - from political changes and Charlotte's rising murder count, to the swift downfall of Jerry Richardson and the roll back of House Bill 2. 

Charlotte Talks: Ric Flair, The Nature Boy

Dec 27, 2017
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wrestler Ric Flair is one of Charlotte’s most famous characters. Although he now lives in Atlanta, longtime Charlotteans still claim him as their own. His heyday as a wrestler in the 1980’s and 90’s and the glamour life he led is part of a 30 for 30 documentary on ESPN by another Charlottean, Rory Karpf. Guest host Erik Spanberg is joined by Rory Karpf to talk about Ric Flair, the "Nature Boy."

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Are you a liar? You bet you are but the real you is emerging through your online activities. What Big Data knows about the real you.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Mike Collins talks with culinary and cultural historian Michael Twitty and others about southern food roots and about Twitty's new book The Cooking Gene, about how he traced his ancestry back to 1624 in North Carolina and the part food plays in his personal history and in the history of the South.