Margaret Spellings, the former secretary of education and current president of the UNC system, says after two years on the job there is still more work to be done to lower the cost of a UNC education and she needs the legislature's help to keep the momentum going.
Students here and around the nation walk out to protest a lack of action on guns. A possible new owner of the Panthers emerges, and the Lynx Blue Line rides north. Those and other stories on the Local News Roundup.
Mike Collins' guest is also Oprah’s all-time favorite guest. Dr. Tererai Trent is an internationally known humanitarian, educator and author whose latest book recently won the 2018 NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary work. She rose from humble beginnings in a farming community in Zimbabwe and went on to receive her Ph.D. in America. She uses her story to inspire others to achieve and follow their dreams.
The sale of the Panthers appears to be gaining momentum. Atrium Health leaves UNC Health Care waiting at the altar. The president's steel tariff could have a ripple effect in the Carolinas. Mike Collins and a reporters roundtable look at the week's news.
On this edition of Charlotte Talks, Mayor Vi Lyles returns for the second of her monthly chats with Mike Collins to discuss several important issues facing the city. She believes keeping the Panthers is a top priority when it comes to economic development. She’ll tell us why and share her thoughts on not being on Amazon’s list. We’ll also talk about CMPD staffing concerns just days after officers asked for a raise and her proposal to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. You're invited to ask her your questions as well, at 704-926-9323, on Twitter @charlottetalks, or by emailing email@example.com.