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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Live from 7th Street Market in Uptown

12/14/2018
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Friday, December 14th 2018 There's more troubling news about election fraud in the 9th Congressional district. Winter weather closes schools adding to days needed to be made up. Another electric scooter company comes to town. Will this finally prompt regulation? Join us at 7th Street Market as Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories.

Duration:00:49:30

Charlotte Talks: Mike and the Mayor

12/13/2018
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Thursday, December 13th 2018 Mike Collins and Mayor Vi Lyles discuss successful efforts to bring Honeywell’s Corporate Headquarter to town and keep Lending Tree here, as well as news that Charlotte City Council has put off any decision of four-year terms. They'll also look back on 2018 and some of the most notable developments including the mayor’s success in bringing the 2020 Republican Convention to town, and having voters say yes to affordable housing bonds.

Duration:00:40:43

Charlotte Talks: Updates On The 9th Congressional District

12/12/2018
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 This hour we take a deep dive into what may have happened as a result of alleged election fraud in the 9th Congressional District, plus the latest on Voter ID laws and other political topics.

Duration:00:40:45

Charlotte Talks: Mecklenburg's New Commissioners On All-Democratic Board, Revaluation, Priorities

12/11/2018
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 We have a new Mecklenburg County Commission made up of three men and six women – all Democrats. Mike Collins sits down with the four newcomers to find out what they see as the commission’s priorities.

Duration:00:49:33

Charlotte Talks: What Does It Take To Send A President Packing? History Offers A Guide

12/10/2018
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Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Impeachment might have been a rallying cry for some Democrats in the midterm, but it's a road rarely traveled. Author David Priess has explored America's history of removing chief executives from the Oval Office, either at the ballot box or through other means. He sits down with guest host Erik Spanberg.

Duration:00:49:11

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: 9th District Race Still Not Resolved; McFadden Ends 287(g); More

12/7/2018
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Friday, December 7th, 2018 Evidence of fraud mounts in the 9th Congressional District race in North Carolina between Mark Harris and Dan McCready. McCready joins us to talk about his decision to retract his concession. Sheriff Garry McFadden has a busy first day in office. Representatives from area suburbs meet with CMS to see if they can find common ground. And we detail the Honeywell deal.

Duration:00:49:49

Charlotte Talks: Keeping Print Alive

12/6/2018
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Thursday, December 6, 2018 The newspaper industry has shed 60% of its jobs since 1990. Despite this decline in the health of print publications and print journalism, Mike hears from three local editors about why print isn’t dead and why alternative publications still matter.

Duration:00:41:21

Charlotte Talks: Remembering George H.W. Bush

12/4/2018
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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 As the country honors former President George H.W. Bush, Mike Collins gathers reflections on a life of leadership and devotion to a country the 41st president imagined as kinder and gentler.

Duration:00:40:29

Charlotte Talks: Meck GOP Assesses Future After Midterm Rout

12/4/2018
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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 T he November election left Mecklenburg County Republicans wondering about their party's future in local politics. Mike Collins talks with GOP veterans, including two who experienced blue wave defeats.

Duration:00:41:00

Charlotte Talks: Happy Birthday, Charlotte! Local Historians On The Queen City's 250th Anniversary

12/3/2018
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Monday, December 3, 2018 Our town’s 250th Birthday. Charlotte Town was born on December 3rd, 1768, which makes us older than the US, and several historians help us look back on our history.

Duration:00:40:25

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: 9th District Race Not Certified; Atrium Health Hacked; Voter ID

11/29/2018
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Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 The North Carolina elections board declines to certify the 9th Congressional District race citing “unfortunate activities.” City Council unanimously agrees on changes to make it easier for neighborhoods to slow traffic. And Atrium Health is breached with hackers accessing the healthcare system’s billing records. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories on Charlotte Talks ' Local News Roundup.

Duration:00:49:09

Charlotte Talks: Examining The Future Of Energy In North Carolina

11/29/2018
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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 There are competing ideas of what that future of energy looks like, and how best to achieve it. Mike Collins and industry watchers discuss those different - and differing - options.

Duration:00:49:04

Charlotte Talks: Vietnam POW Reflects On Captivity

11/28/2018
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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 Vietnam POW and North Carolina native Lt. Col. Barry Bridger talks about his time in the Hanoi Hilton, and explores the parallels between that war and today's conflicts.

Duration:00:49:09

Charlotte Talks: Should Charlotte's City Council Move From Two-Year To Four-Year Terms?

11/27/2018
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Charlotte City Council is considering four-year terms, but a recent poll indicates Charlotteans are overwhelmingly opposed. We hear from two council members on opposite sides of this debate. What do you think? Should city council move from two-year to four-year terms? Vote in WFAE's poll.

Duration:00:32:14

Charlotte Talks: What To Expect With Mecklenburg County's 2019 Property Revaluation

11/27/2018
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 What to expect as Mecklenburg County undertakes property revaluation, the first in 8 years. This process didn’t go well last time, but they say improvements have been made. Still, what could your tax bill look like? We examine that.

Duration:00:16:53

Charlotte Talks: After The Midterm, What's Next For Health Care Policy?

11/26/2018
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Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Health care was the number one issue for many voters in the midterm. Mike Collins and health care experts examine what the election outcome will mean for the Affordable Care Act, pre-existing conditions, and Medicaid expansion.

Duration:00:49:10

Charlotte Talks: Amazon Goes On A Shopping Spree

11/23/2018
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Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 Amazon has been filling its cart with all kinds of businesses, from a grocery store to a pharmacy. What used to be a book seller is now a seller of everything. What's behind this? This program originally aired Aug. 14, 2018

Duration:00:49:09

Charlotte Talks: The Fight Over Your Grocery Dollar

11/22/2018
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Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 Before settling in for your Thanksgiving meal, Mike Collins and supermarket industry experts take a look at the heated battle among grocery stores for your food dollar, and why Charlotte has become ground zero. This program originally aired Feb. 7, 2018

Duration:00:49:09

Charlotte Talks: Get Moving! New Guidelines Show Benefits Of Even Small Amounts of Exercise

11/21/2018
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Most of us don't get enough exercise. But new federal guidelines have good news for all of us – even short bursts of activity can make a difference. We examine that.

Duration:00:49:05

Charlotte Talks: Helping Those In Need This Holiday Season

11/20/2018
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 United Way of Central Carolinas has a new CEO. Guest host David Boraks sits down with Laura Clark to discuss the United Way's mission, and how the organization is helping those across Charlotte’s many neighborhoods. Also, what other social service organizationsare doing as winter approaches.

Duration:00:49:09