Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Amazon has mushroomed from an online book seller to a seller of everything, gobbling up all kinds of businesses along the way. What's behind this, and what does it mean for consumers?
Monday, August 13, 2018 A decade after the Great Recession, economic historian Adam Tooze has explored the causes and the continued impact of those turbulent years. He joins guest host Erik Spanberg for a look at the current climate, from tariffs to the possibility of another recession.
Friday, August 10, 2018 CMS scrambles to fill hundreds of vacant teaching positions before schools starts. A judge declines to rule on the constitutional amendments on this fall’s ballot and the Panthers start the pre-season. Those and other stories with Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters on the Local News Roundup.
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Wells Fargo is in trouble - again. This time, bank miscalculations result in 400 people losing their homes to foreclosure. Charlotte Observer business reporter Deon Roberts joins Mike Collins to share the details.
Thursday, August 9, 2018 A closer look at for-profit colleges. A number have closed their doors recently and the government is pushing to change how these schools are regulated. Do they give students what they pay for? We look for answers.
Tuesday, August 6, 2018 Some groups are working to save animals who are on the endangered species list, even as helpful regulations are loosened. We explore those efforts nationally and hone in on North Carolina's declining red wolf population.
Friday, August 3, 2018 Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal and a roundtable of reporters tackle North Carolina Senator Richard Burr’s reaction to 32 fake Facebook accounts and their possible ties to Russia. Plus, a dockless bicycle company is moving out of the Queen City, and we'll have an update on when the I-77 Tolls may open, all on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.
Thursday, August 2, 2018 Are you a liar? You bet you are but the real you is emerging through your online activities. What Big Data knows about the real you. This show originally aired August 14, 2017.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Incidents of African Americans going about their lives having law enforcement called on them have given rise to the #LivingWhileBlack hashtag. What's at the root of these episodes, including a Fourth of July encounter in Winston-Salem?
Tuesday, June 31, 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks , we go over trends in technology from net neutrality to falling tech stocks to the arrival of 5g phone service in Charlotte. We look at that and other "techy" things affecting consumers.
Monday, July 30, 2018 Dockless bicycles and scooters are everywhere. They're as popular as they are seemingly unregulated. Is free-range biking and scooter-sharing part of the future of transportation?
Friday, July 27, 2018 Toll lanes are back in the news, but this time the lanes are on the 485 loop. We get details and reaction. Charlotte is working to keep the CIAA Tournament after 2020. Officials are preparing their bid. Documents from our Republican National Convention bid are released, revealing why the Queen City was so appealing to the GOP, and Panthers Training Camp is underway. Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters detail those and other stories.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks we discuss the declining number of students attending our state’s public schools and what impact that may have on childhood education around the state and here in Charlotte
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Former CIA director John Brennan has lately been a burr in the side of the Trump Administration. He discusses Russia's interference in the U.S. election, and other threats to national security in a conversation with Mike Collins. This program originally aired March 1, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Now that Charlotte has been chosen to host the 2020 Republican convention, how do we get ready? Mike Collins talks with some of the people tasked with executing the city's second political convention in less than a decade.
Friday, July 20, 2018 A narrow "yes" vote to support Charlotte's hosting of the 2020 Republican convention. Carolina lawmakers weigh in on President Trump's controversial meeting with Vladimir Putin. CATS begins mapping out its expansion plans. Mike Collins and a panel of reporters analyze the local headlines.