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Charlotte Talks

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Launched in April 1998, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins has become the region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the to… read more

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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise In Meck Co.; Cam Newton Out

March 27th, 2020


Friday, March 27 2020 The impact of the coronavirus on the Charlotte region grows as more businesses close and we’re told to stay home. We also …

Charlotte Talks: Next Three Weeks Will Be Key For Weathering Coronavirus, Mayor Lyles Says

March 26th, 2020


Thursday, March 26, 2020 The Charlotte area's reaction to the coronavirus shifted Thursday with the beginning of a three-week "stay at home" order for Mecklenburg County. Mayor Vi Lyles said "it's the only way" to …

Charlotte Talks: No School. No Playground. No Friends Over. Helping Children Navigate Coronavirus

March 26th, 2020


Thursday, March 26, 2020 The world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus, especially for children. There's a lot that adults don't …

Charlotte Talks: How Local Businesses Are Coping With Coronavirus, Stay-At-Home Order

March 25th, 2020


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons have been ordered to close along with restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic. We find out how they intend to weather the storm, especially now that …

Charlotte Talks: 'Triumph Of Doubt' Author Argues Science Can Be Bought

March 24th, 2020


Tuesday, March 23, 2020 In an age of disinformation and fake news, science is considered an antidote. But when science damages a company’s profits, there are scientists-for-hire to shift the narrative. Author David …

Charlotte Talks Politics: Coronavirus And Economy Turn Election On Its Head

March 23rd, 2020


Monday, March 23, 2020 Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that the dust was settling on an impeachment trial and Bernie Sanders was seen as a runaway train in the Democratic presidential race?

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Coronavirus Affects Daily Life In Mecklenburg And Beyond

March 19th, 2020


Friday, March 20, 2020 The impact of the coronavirus becomes clear in Mecklenburg County and around the state as commerce shuts down and the number of local cases begins to rise. It’s a new world, and our roundtable of …

Charlotte Talks: Work In The Time Of Coronavirus

March 19th, 2020


Thursday, March 19, 2020 The United States takes pride in its work culture, and one major aspect is spending long hours at the office. Suddenly and …

Charlotte Talks: The Impact Of The 2020 Census

March 18th, 2020


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Once a decade the government embarks on a simple task: a count of every single person in the United States. Yet, simple …

Charlotte Talks: Economy Comes Down With Shivers From Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020


Tuesday, March 17, 2020 For the third time in a week, steep stock losses over coronavirus concerns triggered a halt in trading Monday. But that's just one layer of the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Charlotte Talks: Your Questions About Coronavirus Answered

March 16th, 2020


Monday, March 16, 2020 Now that cases of COVID-19 have appeared in the Charlotte area, Mike Collins and a panel of experts spent an hour answering …

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Coronavirus Now Present In Mecklenburg; Mass Cancellations

March 13th, 2020


Friday, March 13, 2020 The coronavirus has arrived in Mecklenburg County. Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency in order to unlock federal funds to fight the coronavirus. We look at local efforts to help us avoid …

Charlotte Talks: Bestselling Author And Creator Of 'Bones' Kathy Reichs Talks About Her Latest Book

March 12th, 2020


Thursday, March 12, 2020 Charlotte's most successful author and most well-known forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs joins Mike to talk about her …

Charlotte Talks: Mecklenburg County And North Carolina Respond To Coronavirus Outbreak

March 11th, 2020


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 A local update on what public health officials are doing to keep abreast of the coronavirus. So far, we haven’t been affected here in Mecklenburg County, but the governor declared a state of …

Charlotte Talks: Diagnosing America's High Health Care Costs

March 10th, 2020


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 America spends more on health care on a per capita basis than the rest of the developed world, yet we're getting less care. Dr. Marty Makary says it's time for patients - and his own industry - …

Charlotte Talks Politics: Candidates Used To Overlook Affordable Housing. Not In 2020.

March 9th, 2020


Monday, March 9, 2020 The affordable housing crisis has made its way into the Democratic presidential race, more so than in any previous election.

Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Super Tuesday Results; Local Preparation For Coronavirus

March 5th, 2020


Friday, March 6, 2020 State officials are advising residents to stay calm in the face of the first patient in North Carolina with coronavirus. …

Charlotte Talks: Is The American Dream Attainable In Charlotte? It Depends On Where You Live.

March 5th, 2020


Thursday, March 5, 2020 Is fixing our city’s upward mobility challenge really possible? Harvard University researchers think so and one of them will make that case.

Charlotte Talks: The 2020 Landscape, Post-Super Tuesday

March 4th, 2020


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Super Tuesday was the most important day of the Democratic primary calendar. What will the results mean for the rest of the …

Charlotte Talks: North Carolina Helped Give Rise To Super Tuesday In The 1980s

March 3rd, 2020


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday has been around for decades, but it really came into its own in the 1988 presidential race when North Carolina …

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