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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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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

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704-549-9323


Episodes

Local News Roundup: Union County bans fluoride in their water; the Leandro saga continues; Charlotte FC kicks off season

2/23/2024
Union County Commissioners vote no on fluoridating the water, Wells Fargo’s name is about to go up in lights, and the 30-year-old Leandro suit makes its fifth return to the State Supreme Court. Those stories and more on this week's local news roundup.

Duration:00:50:32

Grammy winner Christian McBride on 'The Movement Revisited,' his career and the future of jazz

2/22/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride shares what’s in store for Charlotte audiences when he returns to the Blumenthal this week.

Duration:00:50:30

The latest Leandro hearing at the North Carolina Supreme Court

2/21/2024
The N.C. Supreme Court will consider whether the state needs to pay around $700 million to fund education improvements, as ordered by a trial court. It’s another milestone in the landmark Leandro case, which has been in the courts for 30 years. It alleges the quality of education varies depending on the economic vitality of a particular area. We look at what’s at stake.

Duration:00:50:30

A look at Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina

2/20/2024
Since the beginning, Donald Trump has led the Republican candidate presidential contest and his lead continues to grow. That includes in North Carolina, where he leads his closest competitor, Nikki Haley, by more than 50 points. We look at the "Trumpification" of the Republican Party in North Carolina.

Duration:00:50:31

Psychedelics, no longer just party drugs — could change the way we treat mental health

2/19/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, we discuss the science behind the use of psychedelic drugs to treat PTSD, depression and other conditions.

Duration:00:50:31

Local News Roundup: City Council recriminalizes six ordinances; Buttigieg in Charlotte to announce federal funding for airports; Hornets winning streak

2/16/2024
Charlotte City Council votes to recriminalize some behavioral ordinances — after a heated debate. They also begin a series of listening sessions as the city budget process continues. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits Charlotte to announce federal funding for airports. And the Hornets have a streak of wins. Those stories and more.

Duration:00:50:30

Author Greg Jarrell on his new book 'Our Trespasses'

2/15/2024
A look at structural racism from slavery to Reconstruction, through urban renewal to today. Charlotte resident Greg Jarrell has examined the roles that race, policy, geography and theology have played in our past — and how it impacts our present — in his new book, “Our Trespasses: White Churches and the Taking of American Neighborhoods.”

Duration:00:44:03

Mayor Vi Lyles talks recriminalization of city ordinances, budget, public safety, transit and more

2/14/2024
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles joins Mike Collins for her first visit of 2024. She'll talk about the budget, public safety, quality-of-life ordinances, the UDO and more.

Duration:00:50:31

Opera singer Denyce Graves on diversity and highlighting hidden voices

2/13/2024
Acclaimed opera singer Denyce Graves is in Charlotte as part of her mission to tell the story of North Carolina native Mary Cardwell Dawson, and she shares that story on the next Charlotte Talks.

Duration:00:50:32

Getting to know traveling extraordinaire Rick Steves

2/12/2024
We get tips on traveling, how traveling has changed since the coronavirus pandemic and how to travel productively and affordably — all from Rick Steves.

Duration:00:47:51

Local News Roundup: complaints about UDO-approved triplexes; CATS ridership up; Tax rebate ahead for new owners of old Duke building

2/9/2024
The already controversial Unified Development Ordinance is receiving complaints from SouthPark about triplexes. Officials okay the $2.5 billion school bonds. And the Hornets' losing streak gets worse. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters tackle those stories and more.

Duration:00:50:34

'The Year of the Locust': Global best-selling author Terry Hayes discusses his new book

2/8/2024
Writer Terry Hayes has just released his second novel, a full decade after his internationally best-selling debut. He joins guest host Erik Spanberg to talk about writing for film, his novels about espionage and more.

Duration:00:50:33

'The Menopause Whisperer' educates Charlotteans about women's health and sex

2/7/2024
In a year when 30,000 Charlotte women will begin experiencing “the change,” we meet an OB-GYN nicknamed “the Menopause Whisper” with tips on how to get through it.

Duration:00:50:32

A look at rent-to-own and other alternative homebuying options

2/6/2024
The housing market is making it very difficult for first-time buyers to find a home they can afford. Some are taking a different approach: rent-to-own. Is this a good idea? Are there pitfalls to be aware of?

Duration:00:50:32

A closer look at continuing-care retirement communities

2/5/2024
When many reach retirement age, they choose to move into a community with others like themselves, perhaps a place that allows them to stay put while transitioning to long-term care in the future. Those places can be expensive, so where do you go if you don't have the money?

Duration:00:50:32

A closer look at continuing care retirement communities

2/5/2024
When many reach retirement age, they choose to move into a community with others like themselves, perhaps a place that allows them to stay put while transitioning to long-term care in the future. Those places can be expensive, so where do you go if you don't have the money?

Duration:00:50:22

Local News Roundup: CMS COVID-19 relief money to end; New Panthers coach and GM; Carolinas' primaries to begin; Longshot redistricting lawsuit

2/2/2024
CMS prepares for the end of COVID-19 relief money. New Carolina Panthers head coach Dave Canales arrives in Charlotte. Primaries are beginning this weekend in the Carolinas and Spirit Square meets the wrecking ball.

Duration:00:50:33

Ahead of the primaries, a look at the state of South Carolina politics

2/1/2024
Though the result may be anticlimactic, the Palmetto State is the site of the next Republican primary where Donald Trump is polling with a lead of more than 30 percentage points over Nikki Haley. With South Carolina growing in importance in the presidential selection process, we talk about the issues at play on both sides of the aisle and more.

Duration:00:50:30

Atlantic writers ask and answer: What happens if Trump wins again?

1/31/2024
On the next Charlotte Talks, journalists from The Atlantic weigh how a second term for Trump could shatter norms with the courts, military, foreign policy, immigration, abortion rights, science gender and more.

Duration:00:50:31

Amid elections, wars and news deserts, examining the state of journalism

1/30/2024
Journalism is in crisis around the world. Two local newspapers close each week in the U.S. and others are struggling to stay open. The L.A. Times and Sports Illustrated just announced mass layoffs. And there is the issue of the safety of journalists in war zones and here at home. Mike Collins and our panel of guests discuss the state of journalism and what the future may hold.

Duration:00:50:31