Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks: CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

May 1, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.
Jennifer Worsham / WFAE

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Education is making headlines around the country as school safety becomes a key issue.  That’s certainly a topic of conversation here, along with CMS doing a delicate dance with Matthews where they want to start their own charter schools.  Sex education, truancy and the budget are also in the news.  Host Mike Collins sits down with CMS superintendent Clayton Wilcox to talk all those things and more.

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute/Mary Newsom

Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring is here. Time to get out and walk the neighborhood and we’ll hear how you can do that and learn about those neighborhoods during a Charlotte City Walk. These walks give you a snapshot of a growing city today and of its history and examine the city’s biggest issues. We’ll find out more in the first part of the program and then, the Tom Dooley Project. It celebrates a legend used for years to teach children how to make good choices.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The fight is on between Matthews and CMS.  Town officials want to open the door to running their own charter school.  CMPD officers continue to pitch for higher pay.  Affordable housing was a focus this week at City Council, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan tells shareholders the bank is standing firm on a decision not to serve some gun makers.  Those stories and more with Mike Collins and guests on the Local News Roundup.

Mark Hames / Charlotte Observer

Thursday, April 26, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks an update on the toll lanes on I-77 as well as a comparison of that road to one in Wake County and to the Peach Pass in Atlanta and how it affects congestion

Irwin Carmichael campaign

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The upcoming primary for Mecklenburg County sheriff could determine the future of the 287(g) program at the Mecklenburg jail. Incumbent Irwin Carmichael wants to keep it, but his challengers, Antoine Ensley and Garry McFadden, want it gone. WFAE's David Boraks sits down with the three candidates.

Jennifer Worsham

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

District Attorney candidates Spencer Merriweather, the incumbent, and challenger Toussaint Romain, share their thoughts on how that office should be operated.

Former Bank of America chairman and chief executive Hugh McColl talks with Mike Collins at the Charlotte Talks 20th anniversary celebration.
Jeff Cravotta / WFAE

Monday, April 23, 2018

Best-selling North Carolina author Charles Frazier talks about his new historical novel about the first lady of the Confederacy, and Hugh McColl shares thoughts about Charlotte, leadership and more.

WFAE celebrated the 20th anniversary of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins at the Foundation for the Carolinas.
Jeff Cravotta / WFAE

Photos from the 20th-anniversary celebration of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins at the Foundation for the Carolinas Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Click the photo to open the photo gallery.)

Friday, April 20, 2018

A deadly prison riot in South Carolina ends with seven inmates dead and 17 injured.  City Council’s Lawana Mayfield turns heads after a post she made on Facebook speculating that the 9-11 attacks weren’t real.  Vice President Mike Pence visit Charlotte Friday to stump for Robert Pittenger.  And another chapter in the unfolding Atrium health saga.  All that and more on the 20th Anniversary edition of Charlotte Talks.

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Curious about how Mike Collins has aged over the past 20 years? Scroll down to see photos of the Charlotte Talks host since the beginning of the show.