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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.

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.

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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.

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@WFAE

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English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes

CMS Keeps Mask Mandate; Union County Schools Could Face Legal Action; 598 Mecklenburg Employees Suspended

9/17/2021
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted this week to maintain a mask mandate in schools, while Lincoln County's school board voted to make masks optional. Union County Public Schools stopped contact tracing and quarantines, but state health officials told the school board there to follow COVID-19 requirements or face possible legal action. Mecklenburg County employees are suspended for noncompliance of COVID testing rules and fear is high at three area schools connected to recent...

Duration:00:40:35

Historian Karen Cox: We Have 'No Common Ground' On Confederate Monuments

9/16/2021
Why we don’t seem to share any common ground when it comes to agreeing on the causes of the Civil War or the meaning or fate of Confederate monuments.

Duration:00:42:27

Criminalizing Kids And A Look At School Discipline

9/15/2021
The Center for Public Integrity recently found that Black students and students with disabilities are more likely to be referred to law enforcement.

Duration:00:39:48

Charlotte's Real Estate Market Is So Hot, Investors Want In, Too

9/14/2021
We take another look at our white-hot real estate market and the many factors that continue to drive up demand, reducing the city’s housing inventory to a historic low.

Duration:00:41:19

Can Religion and Science Coexist? Former NC Governor Says Yes, Again, in His Revised Book

9/13/2021
Can religion and science coexist? Former Gov. James Martin thinks so. His book "Revelation Through Science," which looks at the relationship between religion and science, has recently been revised. He talks about how faith and science can support one another and how religion and politics have affected science research.

Duration:00:40:40

Local News Roundup: COVID-19 Cases Rise In Schools, 3-Year-Old Killed By Gun Violence, Redistricting Begins In Charlotte

9/10/2021
On the Local News Roundup: COVID-19 cases rise along with clusters in area schools. Union County sticks with its optional mask policy and a 3-year-old is a victim of gun violence in Charlotte.

Duration:00:44:29

The Future Of Transportation In Charlotte

9/9/2021
The 2020 census tells us our population is growing — but we already knew that. So how do we handle future growth and keep commute times reasonable? We look at what the city is considering when it comes to transportation, as well as our current options and how they might expand.

Duration:00:42:07

Waxhaw, Indian Trail Mayors Discuss Growth And Downtowns In Union County

9/8/2021
Charlotte Talks heads to Union County to talk to the mayors of Waxhaw and Indian Trial about the challenges they’re facing and what they have to offer.

Duration:00:42:40

The Price We Pay: Health Care Transparency

9/7/2021
This week on “Charlotte Talks,” we’re going to continue to take a deeper look at WFAE’s health care series The Price We Pay and ask these questions: Why do we spend so much on care, and could hospital price transparency help with these costs?

Duration:00:43:09

The Language Of Liberty: A Citizen's Vocabulary

9/6/2021
Most people agree that our collective civics education is somewhat lacking. Ed Hagenstein is working to remedy that. We learn some of the most important terms in politics today.

Duration:00:49:26

Local News Roundup: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge In Charlotte Area, Mask Mandate Goes Into Effect, School Test Results Are In

9/3/2021
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike in the Charlotte area as health officials beg people to get vaccinated. And after a year of online education for many, state test scores look bad. We'll talk about those stories and more on the Local News Roundup.

Duration:00:44:38

New Census Data Means More Representation – And Redistricting – For North Carolina

9/2/2021
It's time to redraw the political districts mandated by new census data. It involves a new congressional district for North Carolina, but, if past is prologue, it will also involve politics.

Duration:00:32:14

Mayors Of Rock Hill, Fort Mill Discuss Pandemic Challenges, Downtown Revitalization, Affordable Housing And More

9/1/2021
Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins puts Rock Hill and Fort Mill in the spotlight as we continue our series where we talk to the mayors of towns surrounding Charlotte about the challenges they’re facing and what they have to offer.

Duration:00:49:24

The Price We Pay: The Longevity of Working-Age Americans

8/31/2021
Americans with a bachelor’s degree are doing OK, but people without one are getting sicker. Why? We talk with a couple of experts and a medical professional to learn why and how having a higher education can greatly impact your quality of life.

Duration:00:49:25

How Sorting And Segregation Formed Charlotte

8/30/2021
Like many cities, Charlotte is divided along racial and socioeconomic lines. Those divisions developed over time, but not necessarily in the time period you might think.

Duration:00:49:24

How Health Professionals Are Fighting Misinformation About COVID-19

8/27/2021
Misinformation about COVID-19 is running rampant on social media and its viral spread has had consequences. We talk to health professionals about their fight to contain the flood of misinformation about the coronavirus.

Duration:00:42:01

Local News Roundup: Back To School; COVID-19 Cases Rise; Mask Mandates Go Into Effect

8/27/2021
On the Local News Roundup: It was back to school this week for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and we go over how it went. COVID-19 continues its rampage as cases rise. Mask mandates go into effect around the region, and a new study gives Charlotte’s transit plan high marks.

Duration:00:42:46

Mayors From Matthews, Mint Hill On Pandemic Challenges, Growth And Economy

8/25/2021
"Charlotte Talks" host Mike Collins puts Matthews and Mint Hill in the spotlight as we continue to talk to the mayors of towns surrounding Charlotte about the challenges they face — including population growth, economic recovery and the COVID-19 delta variant.

Duration:00:30:55

‘The Price We Pay’: How Can Your ZIP Code Determine Your Life Expectancy?

8/24/2021
There's a 12-year difference in the life expectancy of people who live in the ZIP codes that house the Grier Heights Community Center and the Mint Museum's Randolph Road location, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The neighborhoods are just a three-minute drive apart. We take a deeper look and ask local and national experts about the social drivers of health and how those factors impact life expectancy.

Duration:00:49:23

Students, Teachers Head Back To The Classroom For Another Pandemic School Year

8/23/2021
It’s back to the classroom for students and teachers as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and surrounding districts head back to school. We'll talk about what to expect this school year as the pandemic drags on.

Duration:00:49:24