Monday, March 18, 2019 Mike Collins sits down with political commentator, author Marc Lamont Hill to talk about the subjects of police violence, the reasons for it and how to reduce the incidences of it.
Friday, March 15, 2019 Mike Collins and a panel of reporters cover this week's top stories: Candidate filing is open this week for the new 9th Congressional District election and more search warrants are filed as the investigation continues. The Panthers get serious about moving their headquarters and practice facility to South Carolina. And that nationwide college admissions scheme hits home.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Mayor Vi Lyles is back on "Charlotte Talks" for another edition of Mike and the Mayor to discuss two recent trips to Washington, D.C., her new Immigrant Community Committee, and other issues important to the Queen City.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 How is it that the United States became "the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world?" Mike Collins examines the causes and solutions with local OB-GYNs and others. This program originally aired Aug. 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 North Carolinians can’t seem to agree about what to do with Confederate monuments and other memorials of the Civil War. A series of programs over the last two months titled “Beyond the Myths: The American Civil War in History and Memory” concludes Wednesday.
Friday, March 8, 2019 Dates for the new election in the 9th Congressional district have been set and Republicans are throwing hats into the ring. Rayquan Borum’s murder case goes to the jury after Borum declines to testify. Mayor Vi Lyles is the only U.S. mayor named to the newly formed American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, and Gov. Cooper releases his budget recommendations.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 Mike sits down with religious experts to discuss some of the sex scandals facing some denominations and how churches are dealing with the reality of LGBTQ people and same-sex marriage.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 President Trump wants to end HIV transmissions in the U.S. by the end of the next decade by targeting "hot spots" across the country, including Mecklenburg County. Is that an achievable goal? How did Mecklenburg and other parts of the South become the epicenter of new HIV cases in America?
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 The history of rock and roll is peppered with gun violence. Local author and playwright Jeff Jackson uses that history to ask some important questions in his latest novel, "Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel. "
Monday, March 4, 2019 Can Americans disagree politely anymore? In an increasingly polarized political climate, it certainly doesn’t seem like it. But, that’s the idea an upcoming forum at Queens University of Charlotte called “Can We Talk?” will explore.
Friday, March 1, 2019 McCrae Dowless, the central figure in the 9th District Election fraud investigation is charged with obstruction and illegal ballot possession. Mark Harris decides not to run again in that race. Gov. Roy Cooper outlines his priorities for the state. Another gun turns up at a CMS school, and the murder trial of Rayquan Boram begins.
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 Charlotte filmmaker Fred Murphy uses his work to explore race relations from both black and white points of view. What he’s learned about the past and how to move forward. We also hear from local historians about Charlotte's history with race.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 Rather than fade into the background after his 2017 firing, former FBI director James Comey has become a highly-visible critic of President Trump and what Comey views as the president's attack on values. Ahead of a March visit to Charlotte, Mike Collins talks with Comey about his outspoken views on the Trump presidency and more.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 State and national politics are moving at break-neck speed from a new election in the 9th Congressional District to a national emergency facing legislative pressure. Today, a recap of what's happened in the last week and what it all means. On Thursday during the N.C. State Board of Ethics and Elections hearing on the 9th Congressional District, Republican candidate Mark Harris, who the board refused to seat after unofficial results put him in the lead, called for a new...
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 The Smithville neighborhood in Cornelius is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in the county. Created in 1908, it was settled by descendants of enslaved people. The population there is declining, and revitalization attempts have been slow, but that may be about to change. We talk about why and what activism may mean for Smithville.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 The 9th Congressional District will now have a new election. Despite random security checks, a CMS student is found with a gun on campus. They’ve selected the jury in the Rayquan Borum case. He faces murder charges in the death of Justin Carr. And All-Star Weekend is behind us. How are the reviews? Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 Recent arrests by ICE agents have stoked fears in the immigrant community but Immigration and Customs Enforcement says this is the new normal. Mike hears from ICE and others this hour.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 Should Mecklenburg County's sales tax be raised to shore up funding for the Arts & Science Council and the local arts sector? That's a question Mecklenburg voters could face this fall. Mike Collins talks with the ASC about its funding challenges and the request for taxpayer help.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 Combating America's opioid crisis is an international effort. The State Department's James Walsh is playing a role in that fight, and he joins Mike Collins for a look at what the government is doing abroad to address opioid use at home.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 Hate crimes and incidents of hate speech are on the rise – sometimes with deadly consequences. In Charlotte and North Carolina, a lot of the hate speech seen on college campuses is facilitated by social media. Last fall two Davidson College students shared hate speech on social media and no longer attend the college. At Queens University of Charlotte, a swastika was drawn on a whiteboard. Other incidents were reported on campuses around the state. In classrooms from...