Charlotte Talks

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mecklenburg County computers suffer a ransomware attack.  Duke Energy is also hacked.  Charlotte's new mayor and city council members are sworn in. And North Carolina’s Senators help pass the GOP tax bill. Our roundtable of reporters joins Mike Collins to talk about the week's local news when Charlotte Talks. 

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

County Manager Dena Diorio joins host Mike Collins with the latest on Mecklenburg County’s ransomware attack... and Todd Moss, once the top U.S. diplomat in West Africa, talks about his experiences and diplomacy, as well as his series of fictional international thrillers inspired by his diplomatic work.

Charlotte Talks: Inside The Minds Of Dogs

Dec 6, 2017
Chris Miller / WFAE

Wednesday, December 6, 2017  

Brain research isn’t just for humans. Dr. Gregory Berns has been using it to get inside the minds of dogs. Mike Collins asks what they're thinking.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We hear from three returning city council members who will be joining a new group in which the majority are under 40. Their thoughts on this generational divide and on our new mayor.

Davie Hinshaw and John D. Simmons / The Charlotte Observer

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Mayor Jennifer Roberts sums up her tenure on her last day in office, and her successor, Vi Lyles, looks ahead to her swearing-in.

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

State health officials take over at Cardinal Innovations. Mayor Roberts' tenure draws to a close. Mecklenburg County's first African-American district attorney is sworn in. A look back at those stories and others with our panel of reporters.

Diedra Laird / The Charlotte Observer

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

What will the younger faces elected to Charlotte City Council bring to the table? Three of the soon-to-be-sworn-in Council members join Mike Collins.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

All about a place ordinary North Carolinians love to visit but a place built for the high and mighty: Biltmore House. Mike Collins explores it’s fascinating history.

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Charlotte Observer/David T. Foster III

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gentrification can spruce up neighborhoods but it can also price long-term residents out. We examine that and hear about what may be a first-of-its-kind effort to slow gentrification down.