Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins-logo

Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins

Culture

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@WFAE

Language:

English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Local News Roundup: RFK Jr. will be on the NC ballot; Stein outpaces Robinson in political contributions; change in Checkers ownership

7/19/2024
On the local news roundup — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be on North Carolina ballots. Cornel West will not. Josh Stein is way ahead of Mark Robinson in political contributions in the gubernatorial race. A change in the Charlotte Checkers’ ownership, and the heat continues.

Duration:00:50:33

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

A look back at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany with the authors of 'Played'

7/18/2024
As we prepare for the start of the Paris Olympics, we look back at the competition and politics at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin to see what it can teach us about the past and the future.

Duration:00:50:32

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

A look at why Charlotte is bucking the national trend on homicides

7/17/2024
The Queen City is bucking a national trend. Homicides are down nationwide, but not here. Here they’re up 33%. We take a closer look.

Duration:00:50:33

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

'Back to the Future' co-creator Bob Gale discusses 'Back to the Future: The Musical'

7/16/2024
Mike Collins meets Bob Gale, co-creator and screenwriter for the "Back to the Future" films — and the man who wrote the script for "Back to the Future: The Musical," now playing in Charlotte.

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Politics Monday: Previewing the Republican National Convention

7/15/2024
We focus on the Republican National Convention, its presumptive nominee, his possible vice presidential nominee, and the party platform. Plus a document to change the nation: Project 2025.

Duration:00:50:31

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Local News Roundup: Shooting spree suspects in custody; Optimism from city manager on mobility; Copa America in Charlotte

7/12/2024
A rash of shootings in Charlotte as homicides continue to rise, bucking a national trend. Charlotte’s city manager is optimistic about our mobility plan but predicts a higher price tag. And an international soccer tournament comes to town. Mike Collins and guests discuss.

Duration:00:50:28

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Authors of 'The Fall of Roe' detail the reversal of the landmark ruling

7/11/2024
It’s been two years since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which gave women the constitutional right to an abortion. Lisa Lerer and Elizabeth Dias, authors of "The Fall of Roe," join guest host Erik Spanberg to talk about how it happened and its ongoing impact.

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

As sweltering temperatures continue, how to stay healthy and prepare for the future

7/10/2024
It’s hot and getting hotter. What’s being done to help municipalities be better prepared for the hotter temperatures climate change is ushering in?

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

What's the cost of being a whistleblower? Author Carl Elliott knows.

7/9/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, doing the right thing can often be costly for those calling out a wrong others would like concealed. We hear from a whistleblower about that cost and what makes it worth it.

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Politics Monday: Are recent national headlines impacting the presidential campaign in NC?

7/8/2024
Both Trump and Biden believe they can win North Carolina this fall. With recent Supreme Court decisions and issues facing both candidates, who has the upper hand?

Duration:00:50:30

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Charlotte faith leaders learn lessons from Northern Ireland, unite to avoid more political violence in America

7/5/2024
A group of Charlotte faith leaders went to Northern Ireland to understand The Troubles. They join Mike Collins to discuss what they learned and how it can be applied to the United States.

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Charlotte Talks gets behind the wheel with NC road trips, summer traveling tips

7/1/2024
North Carolina has a lot of choices when it comes to travel. Need summer road trip suggestions? We've got you covered.

Duration:00:50:35

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Local News Roundup: City Council's vote to renovate Bank of America Stadium; Charlotte Knights have a new owner

6/28/2024
City Council votes to contribute $650 million to refurbish Bank of America Stadium. The Charlotte Knights are sold to a New York-based company. The state’s fiscal year is about to end without a budget. The major sticking points include teacher and state employee raises. And, after two years, Madalina Cojocari’s mother has been named as a suspect in her disappearance.

Duration:00:50:28

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Do presidential debates carry the same significance as they used to? A closer look at Thursday's debate and its outcome

6/27/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, we preview the first presidential debate between President Biden and Donald Trump, look back at famous debate moments in history and discuss whether these events still serve their purpose.

Duration:00:50:35

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

More than halfway through the season, Charlotte FC has shown a lot of heart. But, can the young soccer team keep it going?

6/26/2024
As Charlotte FC enters the second half of the Major League Soccer season, we look at what their past performance this year might mean for the rest of the season — and their playoff hopes.

Duration:00:50:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Charlotte City Council's vote on Bank of America Stadium renovation contribution

6/25/2024
On the morning after Charlotte City Council votes to use $650 million to help Tepper Sports with stadium renovations, we take measure of what the decision will mean.

Duration:00:50:32

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

April Simpkins, mother of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, shares her late daughter's accomplishments and struggles in new book

6/24/2024
The story of Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, as told in the manuscript she left behind — which became the book, “By The Time You Read This." Her mother, April Simpkins, joins us to share her late daughter's story and her own.

Duration:00:50:31

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Local News Roundup: Public comments about stadium renovations; tension at County Commission meeting; new CATS management agreement

6/21/2024
On the local news roundup: a public hearing on the Panthers’ request for stadium remodeling funds gives city council “a lot to think about.” Tension at the county commission meeting regarding Pride Month. Meanwhile, Mecklenburg County Commission approves a new way to operate CATS. And CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings is disappointed by a gubernatorial veto.

Duration:00:50:32

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

A conversation with Dr. Joyce Payne, founder of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

6/19/2024
Dr. Joyce Payne, who has devoted herself to helping fund higher education for African American students since the 1980s, joins us to talk about the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Duration:00:50:31

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Investigative series '40 Acres and a Lie' explores the history of a government program that gave formerly enslaved people land titles, only to take the land back

6/18/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, we hear from the reporters who worked to reveal how dozens of Black families were denied intergenerational wealth when the federal government took their land after the Civil War.

Duration:00:50:34