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Ep106: Kyle Petty

CharlotteFive's Sean Clark-Weis and Sallie Funderburk sit down with Kyle Petty to discuss his racing career, his music career, and philanthropy work.

Duration: 00:31:54

Ep105: ESPN's 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" Director Rory Karpf

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.”

Duration: 00:23:14

Ep104: How to Change Charlotte with Queen City Forward's Amy Chiou

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.

Duration: 00:33:01

Ep103: Entrepreneurship in Charlotte w/ AvidXchange, The Waggle Company and Recess Charlotte

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.

Duration: 00:33:31

Ep102: Molly Grantham

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.

Duration: 00:26:12

Ep101: Toussaint Romain

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 You can follow him on Twitter @RomainEsq.

Duration: 00:41:54

Ep100: "No More Free Passes" for Bad Craft Beer w/ @AllTheWells

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

Duration: 00:27:22

Ep99: Charlotte City Elections Preview

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...

Duration: 00:22:19

Ep98: Introducing the CharlotteFive Panel!

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...

Duration: 00:31:29

Ep97: Charlotte Mayoral Forum w/ Vi Lyles and Kenny Smith at 35Below

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

Duration: 00:57:05

Ep96: Corey Inscoe's Final Episode - Charlotte Trivia Returns!

CharlotteFive's Corey Inscoe says good-bye in the only way he wanted to: by playing a game of Charlotte Trivia! He takes on Sallie Funderburk as Quiz Master Richard Brooke tries to stump both of them.

Duration: 00:38:25

Ep95: TEDxCLT 2017

CharlotteFive gets a preview of 2017's TEDxCLT.

Duration: 00:39:45

Ep94: Power Ranking Charlotte Fall Activities

CharlotteFive's Corey Inscoe, Sallie Funderburk, and Richard Brooke Power Rank the best Charlotte Fall Activities. There is also a very important discussion about Thanksgiving foods and Christmas music.

Duration: 00:38:59

Ep93: Swimmers Madison Kennedy and Roy Burch at 35Below

Madison Kennedy and Roy Burch are speakers at the 35Below Speaker Series. They joined us at Vivace for a breakfast that discussed maintaining an elite level mindset for both swimmers and as a professional.

Duration: 00:43:44

Ep92: Chef Alyssa's Kitchen

The CharlotteFive Podcast gets out of the studio and heads into Chef Alyssa's Kitchen for a cooking session with the Charlotte Chef. We are joined by Chef Alyssa and her husband (and business partner) Andrew Wilen. Chef Alyssa's Kitchen hosts cooking classes and catering events throughout Charlotte and they opened their doors in 2013. You can follow Chef Alyssa's Kitchen on Instagram @ChefAlyssaCLT

Duration: 00:39:16

Ep91: Varian Shrum discusses Camp North End

CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk and Corey Inscoe discuss the perfect day in the South End neighborhood. Then, Varian Shrum joins the show to discuss Camp North End--a new development of an old factory site north of Uptown.

Duration: 00:54:44

Ep90: Digi-Bridge Founder David Jessup Jr.

CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk and Corey Inscoe discuss the top things to do in Charlotte for the Month of September. Then, David Jessup Jr. joins the show. David is the founder of Digi-Bridge. Digi-Bridge is an organization that offers "STEAM" courses--that's sciences, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics--for students in their programs. They also provides consultation for schools and organizations for classroom design and set up, and advocate for ways to bridge the digital...

Duration: 00:40:19

Ep89: Joanne Spataro and Griffin Van Malssen Review Teen Movies

CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk and Corey Inscoe discuss how the make the most out of a your long weekend for Labor Day, and where you should watch your favorite college football team at a Charlotte Watch Party. Then, Joanne Spataro and Griffin Van Malssen join the show. They are the co-hosts of the "I was a Teenage Movie Critic" podcast. The pair wrote for the Charlotte Observer's Kidflix/Teen Screens Colum between October 1997 and May 2002 when they were teenagers. They reviewed kid...

Duration: 00:46:46

Ep88: Charlotte Pride

CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk and Corey Inscoe discuss the perfect day in Plaza Midwood. Then, Matt Comer of Charlotte Pride joins the show. Charlotte Pride presents programs, projects, and activities that promote and educate the LGBTQ community in the Charlotte area. This weekend is the Charlotte Pride parade and festival, which will occur over Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please visit VIP Tickets can be purchased here:

Duration: 00:44:30

Ep87: What are your Charlotte Sins?

CharlotteFive's Sallie Funderburk, Corey Inscoe, and Richard Brooke confess their Charlotte Sins. Do you have a Charlotte Sin you need to confess? Get in touch with CharlotteFive! Email: Facebook: CharlotteFiveNews Twitter: Charlotte_Five Instagram: CLT5

Duration: 00:52:26

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