Charlotte Talks

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Billy Graham, the Charlotte native who became "America's pastor," has died at age 99. A look at his life and legacy, and then the political passions being stirred over guns after the Florida high school shooting.

Charlotte Talks: NC Environmental Update

Feb 20, 2018
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Tuesday February 20, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks, we get an update on some of the key environmental issues facing North Carolina.  Mike sits down with a panel of reporters and environmentalists  to discuss some of the important issues in 2018.

Charlotte Talks: An Interview With Dan Rather

Feb 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dan Rather, a journalist who has covered all the major events of our lifetime and who continues to work at the age of 86.  Mike Collins talks to Rather about his storied career and get his thoughts on the media, politics and his new book What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.

Friday, February 16, 2018

After this week's deadly shooting at a school in Florida, local officials are talking about the need for better security at our local schools. We'll talk about what was said. At least 45 people were arrested in Charlotte this week in a “coordinated takedown” of violent offenders.  We get into who was arrested and why it happened now.  Election filing opens. Details on who’s running and the races to watch.  Mike Collins and the roundup reporters go through those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup. 

Charlotte Talks: Lawyers Waging Fight For Democracy

Feb 14, 2018
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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

American Bar Association president Hilarie Bass is concerned about creeping political influence on the judicial branch of government. She joins guest host Michael Bitzer to discuss challenges facing the judiciary.

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

The Charlotte area’s rate of HIV infection is more than double the national average. Guest host Alex Olgin looks at what's being done to change that.

Charlotte Talks: North Carolina Education Update

Feb 13, 2018
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks, with the school year near the halfway point, we get an update on some of the key challenges facing CMS.  Mike sits down with a panel of reporters to follow up on some of the issues facing schools in the area

Federal Bureau of investigation

Monday, February 12, 2018

The legacy of Waco and the confrontation between the Branch Davidian religious cult and the FBI that led to the deaths of nearly 80 people 25 years ago this month.

Friday, February 9, 2018

On the Local News Roundup, the Supreme Court rejects legislative districts drawn by federal judges.  What this means for this year’s election.  Carolina’s Healthcare System changes its name to Atrium – but why?  And speaking of names, the hashtag #droptheUNC is gaining attention.  What does UNC-Charlotte think about that?  That and more on the Local News Roundup.

Mayor Vi Lyles on Charlotte Talks for "Mike and the Mayor."
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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says she's worried that the city's income diversity will be hurt if it continues to lose affordable housing units and doesn't improve its bus system.