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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.

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.

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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.

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704-549-9323


Episodes

Charlotte Talks: From Jaws To Shark Week, Our Fear And Fascination With Sharks

7/2/2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 Everything you need to know about sharks. Despite conditioning from Steven Spielberg, shark expert William McKeever says we shouldn’t fear sharks. We’re more of a threat to them and we find out why. This show originally aired August 12, 2019.

Duration:00:49:06

Charlotte Talks: New CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings Shares His Vision For Policing

7/2/2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020 We meet the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's new chief, Johnny Jennings, on his second day on the job to talk about his vision and the challenges police face as residents demand social justice.

Duration:00:14:42

Charlotte Talks: Holiday Travel Amid The Pandemic

7/2/2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020 It’s summer, and as the economy begins to open up, people tired of being cooped up may want to travel. As we approach the July 4 weekend, many people are thinking about vacations. Mike Collins asks his guests what is safe to do, where it’s safe to go and stay and more.

Duration:00:35:20

Charlotte Talks: American Democracy Is Struggling. How Can We Fix It?

7/1/2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 From the coronavirus pandemic to reckoning with systemic racism, America is facing multiple crises, all during an election year. Author David Litt argues the only way to truly resolve these conflicts is to revitalize our democracy from the ground up.

Duration:00:49:05

Charlotte Talks: 'Wilmington's Lie' Reveals 1898 'Race Riot' Was White Supremacist Coup

6/30/2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 The Wilmington massacre of 1898 was long labeled a race riot, but it was actually a bloody coup orchestrated by white supremacists. Journalist David Zucchino shares the story. This show originally aired Feb. 20, 2020.

Duration:00:49:07

Charlotte Talks Politics: Polls Don't Look Good For Trump, But It's A Long Way To Election Day

6/29/2020
Monday, June 29, 2020 Election polling is one of the few campaign norms still intact during the pandemic. What are they telling us about the race, and has polling changed since Donald Trump's 2016 Electoral College surprise?

Duration:00:49:39

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Mandatory Face Masks; No Phase 3; Deadly Beatties Ford Shooting

6/26/2020
Friday, June 26, 2020 Gov. Roy Cooper delays moving to Phase 3 of reopening and mandates masks be worn in public. A block party on Beatties Ford Road turns deadly – with multiple fatalities and no witnesses willing to come forward. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney makes July 1 his last day, and CMS plans to change the names of schools with ties to racism or slavery.

Duration:00:49:08

Charlotte Talks: Work From Home ... Forever?

6/24/2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, much of America’s workforce has gone virtual. Working from home took a little getting used to at first. Now it’s working so well that some believe this could become a permanent fact of life. How long might working from home last?

Duration:00:45:57

Charlotte Talks: COVID Trends 'Moving In The Wrong Direction.' Will NC's Reopening Move To Phase 3?

6/24/2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 North Carolina could transition to the next phase of its coronavirus reopening on Friday, but the state's top health official said "key metrics ... are moving in the wrong direction," and the spread of COVID-19 was still "significant."

Duration:00:49:08

Charlotte Talks: Is It Time To Rethink Our Cities? Charlotte's Planning Director Thinks So.

6/23/2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 How do we rethink America’s cities in the face of new calls for racial justice and a pandemic that encourages working from home and social distancing? Charlotte's city planner Taiwo Jaiyeoba shares his thoughts on h ow these two forces may shape the city's future.

Duration:00:49:05

Charlotte Talks Politics: DACA Stays For Now. What Other Immigration Moves Are Looming?

6/22/2020
Monday, June 22, 2020 The celebration over the U.S. Supreme Court's DACA ruling might be short-lived. The president said he would renew his push to end the program. But it's not the only move the White House has taken in recent days to continue its campaign of tightening immigration.

Duration:00:49:07

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

6/19/2020
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.

Duration:00:51:27

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

6/18/2020
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?

Duration:00:49:25

Charlotte Talks: Why Does America Memorialize The Confederacy?

6/17/2020
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

Duration:00:49:34

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

6/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:48:31

Charlotte Talks Politics: The Race For The United States Senate

6/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:26

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

6/12/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:06

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

6/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:25

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

6/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:49:06

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

6/9/2020
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?

Duration:00:49:07