Sinopse

Launched in April 1998, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins has become the region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. Follow along: @CharlotteTalks.

Episódios

  • Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: CLT Leaders Call Racism Public Health Crisis Eastland Mall

    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: CLT Leaders Call Racism 'Public Health Crisis'; Eastland Mall

    19/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Friday, June 19, 2020 Charlotte enters its third week of protests over the death of George Floyd and this week, Mecklenburg County Commission declares racism “a public health crisis.” DACA is upheld. A CMS principal is suspended in a controversy over racism. Questions about broken promises arise over the RNC pullout, and City Council unanimously OKs Eastland Mall rezoning.

  • Charlotte Talks: Have Todays Protests Sparked A New Civil Rights Movement?

    Charlotte Talks: Have Today's Protests Sparked A New Civil Rights Movement?

    18/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 Since the killing of George Floyd, hundreds of thousands of protesters have been marching across the country demanding legislative changes as concepts like institutional and systemic racism become household conversations. Is this the beginning of the modern-day civil rights movement?

  • Charlotte Talks: Why Does America Memorialize The Confederacy?

    Charlotte Talks: Why Does America Memorialize The Confederacy?

    17/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 The nationwide uproar over police brutality and racism has led to the toppling and removal of Confederate monuments. How did these icons become part of the landscape in the first place? This program originally aired March 12, 2019

  • Charlotte Talks: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney, Sheriff Garry McFadden On Protests And Policy Changes

    Charlotte Talks: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney, Sheriff Garry McFadden On Protests And Policy Changes

    16/06/2020 Duração: 48min

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 After weeks of demonstrations demanding a new approach to policing, we hear from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney and Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden about their departments’ reactions to these demands and their new policy proposals.

  • Charlotte Talks Politics: The Race For The United States Senate

    Charlotte Talks Politics: The Race For The United States Senate

    15/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Monday, June 15, 2020 Control of the United States Senate this November could come down to North Carolina. Millions of dollars will be spent, polls show a dead-heat and the results will impact both the state, and the entire nation, for years to come.

  • Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Smaller RNC, Local Police Reforms, New Mural On Tryon Street

    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Smaller RNC, Local Police Reforms, New Mural On Tryon Street

    12/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Friday, June 12, 2020 Tensions have lessened at Charlotte protests. A block of Tryon Street in uptown became a work of art. The governor pledged to review police policies throughout the state, and the RNC is eyeing Jacksonville, Florida, for its big night.

  • Charlotte Talks: From The Pandemic To Protests, Surveillance Could Surge

    Charlotte Talks: From The Pandemic To Protests, Surveillance Could Surge

    11/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 As both the pandemic and nationwide protests continue, experts worry this is accelerating an already growing area of concern: surveillance. From big tech monitoring our activity online to police surveillance of protests, we take a look at the growing prevalence of eavesdropping.

  • Charlotte Talks: Mayor Vi Lyles On Protests, COVID-19 And The RNC

    Charlotte Talks: Mayor Vi Lyles On Protests, COVID-19 And The RNC

    10/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles joins us talks about the police response to recent protests, her business recovery program in the shadow of COVID-19 and where things stand with the Republican National Convention.

  • Charlotte Talks: Will Our Arts And Entertainment Sector Survive The Pandemic?

    Charlotte Talks: Will Our Arts And Entertainment Sector Survive The Pandemic?

    09/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Theaters around the nation are dark. Those who work in them are out of jobs. And even as we begin to reopen, venues designed to hold thousands face the challenge posed by social distance requirements. Can the arts survive?

  • Charlotte Talks Politics: New Calls For Police Reform. Will Anything Change?

    Charlotte Talks Politics: New Calls For Police Reform. Will Anything Change?

    08/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Monday, June 8, 2020 Police reform has been bandied about for years, and it's back at the forefront because of the killing of George Floyd. What would real reform look like? Is there political will to get it done?

  • Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Charlotte Protests, CMPD Response RNC May Leave Charlotte

    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Charlotte Protests, CMPD Response; RNC May Leave Charlotte

    05/06/2020 Duração: 57min

    Friday, June 5, 2020 Charlotte has joined cities around the nation in protesting the death of George Floyd. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in various parts of town. We update you on the demonstrations – peaceful and chaotic – and the police response. Threats to move the Republican National Convention out of town may become reality, and we'll take a look at the consequences. Plus, we'll have the latest on the coronavirus — the spike in cases and what that may mean for Phase 3.

  • Charlotte Talks: Press Freedom And Censorship Amid Nationwide Unrest

    Charlotte Talks: Press Freedom And Censorship Amid Nationwide Unrest

    03/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Thursday, June 4, 2020 As journalists take to both the streets and social media to report on nationwide protests over George Floyd’s killing, charges of censorship are being levied from the media to the president to protestors. We take a look at free speech in troubled times.

  • Charlotte Talks: Its Hard Being Black In This Country. A Conversation With Bakari Sellers

    Charlotte Talks: 'It's Hard Being Black In This Country.' A Conversation With Bakari Sellers

    03/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 CNN political analyst and former South Carolina lawmaker Bakari Sellers on the national unrest over the police killing of George Floyd, the steps he says the government – and the country – need to take in response, and how rural black America is vanishing.

  • Charlotte Talks: George Floyd Death Stirs Anger In Charlotte

    Charlotte Talks: George Floyd Death Stirs Anger In Charlotte

    02/06/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 We hear from some of the people protesting on Charlotte streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What they hoped to accomplish and what they feel they did.

  • Charlotte Talks Politics: America On Edge, Heading For A Long, Hot Summer

    Charlotte Talks Politics: America On Edge, Heading For A Long, Hot Summer

    01/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Monday, June 1, 2020 Temperatures are rising, from Minneapolis and Washington to Charlotte. On Politics Monday, a recap of weekend protests and the latest on the showdown over the Republican convention.

  • Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Phase 2 Continues Trump Gives Cooper Ultimatum On RNC

    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Phase 2 Continues; Trump Gives Cooper Ultimatum On RNC

    29/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Friday, May 29, 2020 It’s a game of chicken between Donald Trump and Gov. Roy Cooper over the RNC. A recap of COVID-19’s impact on Charlotte. CMS approves next year’s calendar with a starting date of Aug. 17, but we don’t know what form school will take. And the investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s stock trades continue even as the Justice Department drops investigations into other senators.

  • Charlotte Talks: Galileo And The Legacy Of Science Denial

    Charlotte Talks: Galileo And The Legacy Of Science Denial

    28/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 Nearly 400 years ago, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was prosecuted for suggesting that the earth was not, after all, the center of the universe. Today, scientists are facing a skepticism that is strikingly similar to 17 th century Italy.

  • Statewide Special: Our Pandemic Summer

    Statewide Special: 'Our Pandemic Summer'

    27/05/2020 Duração: 50min

    Wednesday, May 27, 9 a.m. As part of a look across North Carolina through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic and summer, Charlotte Talks' Mike Collins and WFAE political reporter and Inside Politics host Steve Harrison will discuss the status of this summer's scheduled RNC in Charlotte, which is up in the air due to COVID-19.

  • Charlotte Talks: Minding Your Mental Health And Self-Care Needs During The Pandemic

    Charlotte Talks: Minding Your Mental Health And Self-Care Needs During The Pandemic

    26/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Many people are staying at home. Others have had to stop work. Most of us are separated to some degree from family, friends and co-workers. The changes we’re experiencing can cause anxiety and depression. Mental health experts share some tips on managing the stress of all this. This show originally aired April 23, 2020.

  • Charlotte Talks: The Band Of Brothers Who Shaped History

    Charlotte Talks: The 'Band Of Brothers' Who Shaped History

    25/05/2020 Duração: 49min

    Monday, May 25, 2020 A Memorial Day conversation with the co-creator of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries, Erik Jendresen, and the stories of the soldiers who liberated Europe 75 years ago this month. This program originally aired June 6, 2019.

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