Charlotte Talks

Tom Ashbrook by Liz Linder Photography

On Point’s Tom Ashbrook joins host Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters to talk about the swearing in of our new Governor Roy Cooper; Dylann Roof taking control of the sentencing phase of his trial; on-going problems at Charlotte School of Law-- and much more.  

Genghis Khan Exhibit Creator 'Dino Don' Lessem

Jan 3, 2017

Wednesday, January 4 2017

What turns a world renowned dinosaur expert into a curator for an exhibit on Mongol warrior, Genghis Khan? "Dino Don" joins Mike Collins for the answer on the next Charlotte Talks.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

Charlotte and Raleigh go at it again over HB2.  Governor McCrory signs a bill diminishing his successor’s power.  Charlotte School of Law faces yet another crisis.  Those stories and more with Mike Collins and the roundup panel, on this week's local news roundup.

Will 2017 Be A Good Year For The Economy And You?

Dec 16, 2016
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Aired on Monday, December 19, 2016

Given the rising stock market and rising interest rates, will it be a good year for the economy and for you? Host Mike Collins is joined by financial planner Larry Carroll and economist Mark Vitner to look into our financial crystal ball at 2017.

Aired on Friday, December 2, 2016

Roy Cooper sets his inauguration date for governor as Pat McCrory concedes and meets with Donald Trump. Political maneuvering begins in the race for Charlotte mayor. The Panthers return from the West Coast empty-handed. Those and other stories on the Local News Roundup with guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal.

Smog cloaks the Charlotte skyline in 2011.
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Aired on Tuesday, December 6 2016

A partnership that includes the EPA, Aclima and Google Earth is bringing new technology to Charlotte to help us assess air quality to improve future development.  What will that mean for Charlotte communities? Host Mike Collins finds out.

Monday, November, 28

The 1971 uprising of inmates at Attica State Prison turned violent but brought attention to the treatment of prisoners. We talk with an historian about the legacy of Attica.

The North Carolina governor’s race is still undecided more than a week after Election Day. Smoke filters into Charlotte from wildfires in the mountains... and the toxicology report is back on Keith Scott.  Those and other stories on the local news roundup.

North Carolina voters played a big role in the outcome of the presidential race, but the governor’s race is still too close to call.  Our panel of reporters will look at that, and at some of the other shakeups and outcomes in state-based races.  Also, CMS takes a vote on the magnet school lottery, and the Hornets are off to a flying start.  

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The latest and greatest in technology from gadgets to big screen, 4K OLED TVs. What’s ready to buy, what you should wait to buy and what’s affordable – all well before Black Friday sales.

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