Charlotte Talks

Friday January 12, 2018

A murder suspect ambushes officers outside CMPD. Federal judges call North Carolina’s congressional district maps unconstitutional.  The Panthers season ends, and the team is now on the block. And light rail gets ready to open to the North. Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more. 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The impact of the proliferation of "Fake News" along with accusations of Fake News on local journalism. Do you trust us? Mike Collins talks with local journalists about fake news, trust in the media, and the health of local journalism.

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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

It's already an election year, and Tuesday's gerrymandering ruling has already provided a jolt to North Carolina politics. Mike Collins and political experts look at the impact of the ruling, and the landscape heading into the mid-term elections.

In February, workers used a giant crane to lower a containment vessel ring into place at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County, S.C.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Customers of electric utility SCANA have been stuck paying for a failed nuclear project in South Carolina, but relief may be in sight.  Virginia’s Dominion Energy wants to buy the debt-laden utility, so Mike Collins and area reporters sit down to discuss the likelihood of that purchase being approved.  Then, WBTV News Anchor Molly Grantham has written a book about her life,  on- and off-camera as a working mom.  She’s frank about  her experiences and shares her thoughts.

Charlotte Talks: Bosses Behaving Badly

Jan 8, 2018
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Monday, Jan. 8, 2017

A look at the cultures of fear, abuse and misbehavior in the workplace that are coming to light. How does this behavior start?  What should you do about it? 

Friday, January 5, 2018

On the next local news roundup, weather leads the New Year’s news with frigid, single digit temperatures and (for some) snow.  The cold hits the city’s homeless population hard and there have been multiple power outages as well.  The Panthers suffer a disappointing loss to Atlanta setting us up for a difficult playoff this weekend.  And there are updates on the Panthers sale, a county land swap and judicial redistricting.  Our roundtable of reporters joins Mike Collins to detail those stories and more.

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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

2017 was great for stocks and hiring. Will this economic rise continue in 2018? What effect will we see from the new tax cuts? Mike Collins asks economists to dust off their crystal balls.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's a new year, but the city still faces many of its old problems. One of them - a lack of economic mobility - is being confronted head-on by an educator and a business executive. An update on their progress.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mecklenburg County and others across the country are trying to reduce jail populations by addressing the financial restraints that keep people behind bars. Mike Collins looks at how the justice system is trying to create change from within.

Monday, January 1, 2018

In a divided nation, can we find common ground in our shared humanity? Public Radio’s Krista Tippett is looking for an answer. She sits down with Mike Collins for a 'civil conversation.'