Charlotte Talks

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A look at growing pains in SouthPark with infrastructure lagging rapid development. The result: traffic congestion, lack of green space and a challenge for pedestrians. But there are plans to make improvements and we’ll hear about those in the first part of the program. Then, we recap, the on-going saga at Atrium Health where two very public contract disputes have been unfolding. Two reporters following all this have all the details and join Mike Collins for an update.

Charlotte Talks: Tide Turns Against Death Penalty

Apr 9, 2018
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Monday, April 9, 2018

North Carolina hasn't used the death penalty since 2006, and public support has dropped. What's turning the tide? Mike Collins talks with a Charlotte attorney trying to have the U.S. Supreme Court examine its constitutionality.

Friday, April 6, 2018

More headlines from Atrium Health, as nearly 100 doctors sue to be released from employment agreements.  City leaders are skeptical about bringing back red-light cameras.  Heading to the primary, 12th District Congressional Democrat Alma Adams faces millennial Democratic challengers in a battle of the generations.  And CMPD Chief Kerr Putney suggests "wanding" students to keep them safe. Mike Collins and the roundtable of reporters talks about those and other stories. 

Charlotte Talks: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Apr 5, 2018
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Thursday April 5, 2018

On Charlotte Talks, we took a look at the rising incidence of child abuse and what is being done to turn this trend around and get help for the children who need it most.  

Flickr / Henk Sijgers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, a look at where his activism was headed, and at his legacy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Queen City is named after Queen Charlotte, wife of England’s King George III.  But who was she and why do we have her name?  Queen Sophia Charlotte may have been of mixed heritage, with African ancestors.  As the city approaches its 250th anniversary, we find out more about our namesake.

The site of the former Eastland Mall on Central Avenue at Albemarle Road.
Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Monday, April 2, 2018

What to do with the old Eastland Mall site on Charlotte’s east side?  It’s been sitting vacant for years but last week four new ideas from developers were presented to Charlotte city officials.  We get reaction from experts to those proposals.

Friday, March 30th 2018

There's 'unprecedented' interest for potential bidders for the Carolina Panthers. Cardinal Health sues its former CEO, and an anesthesiology group sues Atrium Health.  People are talking about the Red Line train to Lake Norman and new ideas emerge for the old Eastland Mall site.  Those and other stories with Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the Local News Roundup.

Flickr/Mark Moz

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lower-than-normal inventories are bringing higher prices, squeezing some buyers out. And rents continue to rise despite more apartments being built. Mike Collins and local real estate experts take a deep dive into Charlotte's hot housing market. 


Wedensday, March 28, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks, the scarcity of mental health services for young people in schools has surfaced as a serious problem.  We hear from school psychologists from different systems about how they’re handling this.