Demonstrator turned Charlotte City Council member Braxton Winston joins the CharlotteFive Podcast to discuss his professional evolution, his political celebrity, how he wants to help the city grow, and some of his favorite restaurants in Charlotte.
Harvey B. Gantt--Charlotte's First Black Mayor--joins the show to discuss the state of the City, the future of Charlotte, the fallout from the Keith Lamont Scott protests, and his hope for the future of the city.
For more information on Harvey B. Gantt, please visit ganttcenter.org.
Episode 113 is a live recording from our 35Below Speaker Series which was a discussion with the Charlotte Hornets Executive Leadership. The panel consisted of Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Pete Guelli, Senior Vice President of Arena and Event Operations/General Manager Donna Julian and Vice President of Communications Mike Cristaldi. The panel was moderated by Caroline Portillo. Their discussion ranged from their professional experiences, regional...
CharlotteFive gets out of the studio and heads to Lumberjaxe where Sean and Sallie try their hand at throwing axes.
Lumberjaxe is a competitive ax-throwing venue in Charlotte, NC. We discuss everything from safety, concept, and competitive leagues.
The Charlotte Observer's Ely Portillo joins the Sallie Funderburk and Sean Clark-Weis to discuss future growth and developments for Charlotte in 2018, and also make some predictions about the future of the city.
CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk, Sean Clark-Weis, and Richard Brooke power rank the top 5 Charlotte Restaurant Week Deals for January 2018.
Charlotte Restaurant Week is a collection of 130 of the best restaurants in 9 counties around the metro Charlotte, NC, area and they offer 3 courses at dinner for just $30 or $35 per person from January 19-28, 2018.
Episode 109 is a live recording from our 35Below Speaker Series which was a discussion about Leadership Development. The panel consisted of Mike King and Jeff Hargett of the Ritz Carlton and was moderated by Caroline Portillo. Their discussion ranged from Leadership Development, Customer Service and continued growth.
35Below is a monthly speaker series held by the Charlotte Observer and is made possible by our title Sponsor: Charlotte Financial Group, providing Wealth Preservation, Wealth...
Sports Columnist Scott Fowler joins the CharlotteFive podcast to discuss the whirlwind from the last 72 hours. From Jerry Richardson's misconduct allegations, new COO Tina Becker, selling the Panthers as a team, and potential buyers.
CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk and Sean Clark-Weiss talk with filmmaker and documentarian Rory Karpf who has worked extensively in sports documentaries in the Carolinas. He has profiled Dale Earnhardt, Christian Laettner, and most recently, ESPN’s 30 for 30 on Ric Flair called “Nature Boy.”
The city of Charlotte is not without fault. Economic mobility is lacking, houses are not affordable, and public education systems need improvement. Queen City Forward is an organization that looks at all of these problems and encourages social entrepreneurship. Amy Chiou--it's executive director--joins us for a conversation on how to make Charlotte a better city.
Episode 103 is a live recording from our 35Below Speaker Series which was a discussion about entrepreneurship in Charlotte.
The panel consisted of Michael Praeger, CEO of Avidxchange, Meggie Williams, Founder of The Waggle Company, and Marcus Hunter, Founder of Recess Charlotte. These entrepreneurs discuss everything from how they first raised money, their first hires, and how they keep companies growing.
The event was moderated by Katie Peralta of the Charlotte Observer.
CharlotteFive's Sean Clark-Weis and Sallie Funderburk welcome on WBTV's Molly Grantham. Molly anchors WBTV News at 5:30pm and 11pm. She is an Emmy-award-winning anchor and investigative reporter who has been named TV News Reporter of the Year for both North and South Carolina. She recently published the book “Small Victories: The Off-Camera Life of an On-Camera Mom” You can follow her on Twitter @MollyGrantham.
CharlotteFive's Sean Clark-Weis and Sallie Funderburk welcome on Toussaint Romain to the show.
Toussaint, you may remember, is a Mecklenburg County public defender, who became pretty well-known after last year’s protests following the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. Since then, he has become a contributing editor to the Charlotte Observer’s editorial pages, and you can find his work online at Charlotteobserver.com. You can follow him on Twitter @RomainEsq.
CharlotteFive's Richard Brooke, Sean Clark-Weis, and Sallie Funderburk welcome on Jonathan Wells who is an advocate for independent craft beer. Jonathan recently wrote an article that ran in last week’s newsletter titled “No More Free Passes” which looked at the quality of craft beer being served by new Charlotte breweries. He comes on the show to discuss the reasoning behind the story and the subsequent reaction to it.
You can follow Jonathan on Twitter @AllTheWells
Producer Richard Brooke sits down with Dr. Michael Bitzer--Provost and Professor of Political Science from Catawba College--to preview the Charlotte Municipal Elections.
We preview the Mayoral Race between Vi Lyles and Kenny Smith, the four at-large city council elections, and the 7 district races happening in Charlotte.
We also get a pulse on the state of North and South Carolina State politics. In North Carolina, we discuss Gerrymandering, redistricting and Governor Cooper’s first...
The CharlotteFive Panel will be a collection of CharlotteFive Staffers and we will discuss current events in Charlotte, and how it affects your life.
Joining producer Richard Brooke on the panel today, is CharlotteFive’s Social Media Manager, Sallie Funderburk, CharlotteFive’s Contributing Editor Sean Clark-Weis, and the Editor in chief of South Park Magazine Caroline Portillo.
The C5 Panel discusses Charlotte’s Bid for Amazon’s HQ2, Halloween in Charlotte, the temporary protected bike...
This week's episode of the CharlotteFive podcast is a live recording from our 35 Below event which was a Mayoral forum between Democratic Candidate Vi Lyles and Republican Candidate Kenny Smith. During the event, the candidates discussed everything from public transit, attracting jobs to Charlotte, and the Non-Discrimination ordinance.
The event was moderated by Ely Portillo of the Charlotte Observer.
If you'd like to attend 35 Below, please visit http://www.charlottefive.com/35-below/