Charlotte Talks

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.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

On this edition of Charlotte Talks, we start something new:  Monthly conversations with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles on the most important issues facing the city,  like affordable housing, domestic violence, and growth

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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

What’s happening in the battle among grocers for your food dollar? Mike Collins and industry experts check in on the Store Wars.

Charlotte Talks: Combating The Rise In Hate Crimes

Feb 6, 2018
Rev. Chris Ayers of Wedgewood Church addressed the crowd at Monday's vigil.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Charlotte ranks near the top in the nation for the number of active hate groups.  Crimes against American Muslims are at their highest levels since 9-11.  Recently, a local church was defaced with anti LGBTQ slurs. Mike sits down with community members who are working to bring unity to Charlotte.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

After losing our Amazon bid because we don’t have enough tech workers, what our city is doing to strengthen our tech workforce.

Friday, February 2 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup, local pundits and lawmakers react to President Trump’s State of the Union speech.   Our city council holds a retreat in Durham.  We tell you what they talked about.  Duke Energy customers don’t like the company’s request to increase rates.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fighting "Imposter Syndrome," that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you aren't up to the job and may be found out. Then we shift focus to harnessing your personal style to increase your productivity.

Charlotte Talks: State Of The Union Recap

Jan 31, 2018
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Wednesday, Jan. 31 2018

President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address. Guest host Michael Bitzer gets morning-after analysis from political watchers and lawmakers.

Ryan Gustman

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 

Finding adequate health care in rural North Carolina is a challenge.  Twenty counties don’t have a pediatrician.  Twenty-six don’t have an OBGYN.  Psychiatrists are MIA in 32 North Carolina counties and to make matters worse, many hospitals in rural areas are closing their doors due in large part to the lack of proper Medicaid coverage for the working poor. Mike sits down with those who are working to solve our state's rural health care crisis.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

CATS CEO John Lewis shares his "big-idea" plans for the future. Rail to Matthews, Lake Norman and the Airport. Why we need it and how he can get it done.