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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.