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Local News Roundup: No Cancelation for I-77 Tolls; Ex-Governors Unite; Lead At Some CMS Schools

8/17/2018
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Friday, August 17th, 2018 On this week's special Local News Roundup live at The People's Market - a meeting was held this week on the fate of the I-77 toll lanes... Five former governors – Republicans and Democrats agree on something – all opposing two of the Constitutional Amendments on this fall’s ballot... Lead is found in the water at several CMS elementary schools. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters detail those and other stories.

Duration:00:48:59

Charlotte Talks: Exploring Our Neighborhoods Through Art

8/16/2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 The Levine Museum of the New South is launching a multifaceted project focusing on Charlotte’s neighborhoods. We sit down with the museum's president and new historian to talk about the new exhibit.

Duration:00:32:34

Charlotte Talks: Not Knowing How To Navigate Health Care Can Lead To Costly Choices

8/16/2018
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 Nearly half of all medical care in the U.S. takes place in emergency rooms, according to a 2017 study. But should that be the first choice when you need to see a doctor? Mike Collins talks with local medical experts about better decisions in seeking care.

Duration:00:16:53

Charlotte Talks: Why Are So Many Women Dying In Childbirth? Local Experts Discuss Troubling Trend

8/15/2018
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 How is it that the United States is "the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world?" Mike Collins examines the causes and solutions.

Duration:00:49:05

Charlotte Talks: Amazon Fills Its Cart With Companies, Acquiring Its Way Into New Industries

8/14/2018
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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?

Duration:00:49:30

Charlotte Talks: Ripple Effects Of The Great Recession, Ten Years Later

8/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:36

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Teachers Struggle to Pass Licensing Exams; Panthers vs. Bills

8/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:24

Charlotte Talks: New Troubles At Wells Fargo As The Bank Tries To Repair A Tarnished Reputation

8/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:14:11

Charlotte Talks: More For-Profit Colleges Close Their Doors. Do Students Get What They Pay For?

8/9/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:25

Charlotte Talks: NPR's David Folkenflik Surveys Rapidly-Changing Media Landscape

8/8/2018
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 A closer look at the series of media mergers, and how they impact what you watch. Mike Collins talks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:49:34

Charlotte Talks: Threats Facing North Carolina's Red Wolf Population

8/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:33

Charlotte Talks Public Conversation: 'Beyond She Says: Sexual Assault in Charlotte'

8/6/2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018 Beyond WFAE’s podcast She Says . A Public Conversation held last Thursday night with podcast host Sarah Delia, law enforcement and others about whether justice is being served.

Duration:00:49:06

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Sen. Richard Burr on Fake Facebook Accounts; I-77 Tolls Update

8/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:03

Everybody Lies: Big Data And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Ourselves

8/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:02

Everybody Lies: Big Data And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Ourselves

8/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:51:30

Charlotte Talks: Having The Cops Called For #LivingWhileBlack

8/1/2018
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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?

Duration:00:49:39

Charlotte Talks: Breaking Down Trends In Tech

7/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:34

Charlotte Talks: Are Dockless Bikes And Scooters A Fad, Or A New Era For Transportation?

7/30/2018
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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?

Duration:00:49:34

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Tolls on I-485; RNC Bid Details Released; Panthers Training Camp

7/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:35

Charlotte Talks: The Rise Of Charter Schools in North Carolina

7/26/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:19