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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 topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. Follow along: @CharlotteTalks.
||CleanCharlotte Talks: The Life and Legacy of Billy Graham||Thursday, February 22, 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks, native son of Charlotte, evangelist to millions and religious counselor to Presidents all the way back to Harry Truman, the Reverend Billy Graham has died. Rev. Graham died at his Western North||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWFAE's Public Conversation On Building An Inclusive City||We are in a unique moment: Many of Charlotte’s top leaders are African-American. We talk with some of them - Mayor Vi Lyles, Police Chief Kerr Putney, DA Spencer Merriweather, and City Manager Marcus Jones in a special WFAE Public Conversation - "Buil||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Remembering Billy Graham; The Politics Of Guns||Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2018 Billy Graham, the Charlotte native who became "America's pastor," has died at age 99. A look at his life and legacy, and then the political passions being stirred over guns after the Florida high school shooting.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: NC Environmental Update||Tuesday February 20, 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks, we get an update on some of the key environmental issues facing North Carolina. Mike sits down with a panel of reporters and environmentalists to discuss some of the important issues in 2018.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: An Interview With Dan Rather||Monday, February 19, 2018 Dan Rather, a journalist who has covered all the major events of our lifetime and who continues to work at the age of 86. Mike Collins talks to Rather about his storied career and get his thoughts on the media, politics and his||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Local Response to Florida Shooting; Election Season Opens||Friday, February 16, 2018 After this week's deadly shooting at a school in Florida, local officials are talking about the need for better security at our local schools. We'll talk about what was said. At least 45 people were arrested in Charlotte this||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Lawyers Waging Fight For Democracy||Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 American Bar Association president Hilarie Bass is concerned about creeping political influence on the judicial branch of government. She joins guest host Michael Bitzer to discuss challenges facing the judiciary.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: The South Is The New Epicenter Of HIV||Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 The Charlotte area’s rate of HIV infection is more than double the national average. Guest host Alex Olgin looks at what's being done to change that.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: North Carolina Education Update||Tuesday, February 13, 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks, with the school year near the halfway point, we get an update on some of the key challenges facing CMS. Mike sits down with a panel of reporters to follow up on some of the issues facing schools in||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: The Real Story Behind The Waco Siege From People Who Were There||Monday, February 12, 2018 The legacy of Waco and the confrontation between the Branch Davidian religious cult and the FBI that led to the deaths of nearly 80 people 25 years ago this month.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks Local News Roundup: New Name for Carolinas Healthcare; Legislative Redistrict Update||Friday, February 9, 2018 On the Local News Roundup, the Supreme Court rejects legislative districts drawn by federal judges. What this means for this year’s election. Carolina’s Healthcare System changes its name to Atrium – but why? And speaking||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike and the Mayor: Charlotte Talks Begins Monthly Chats With Vi Lyles||Thursday, February 8, 2018 On this edition of Charlotte Talks, we start something new: Monthly conversations with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles on the most important issues facing the city, like affordable housing, domestic violence, and growth .||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Grocers Fight For Ground In Charlotte's Store Wars||Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 What’s happening in the battle among grocers for your food dollar? Mike Collins and industry experts check in on the Store Wars.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Combating The Rise In Hate Crimes||Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Charlotte ranks near the top in the nation for the number of active hate groups. Crimes against American Muslims are at their highest levels since 9-11. Recently, a local church was defaced with anti LGBTQ slurs. Mike sits down||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Growing Charlotte's Tech Sector And Tech Talent Pipeline||Monday, February 5, 2018 After losing our Amazon bid because we don’t have enough tech workers, what our city is doing to strengthen our tech workforce.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks Friday News Roundup: Local Reaction to SOTU; City Council Retreat in Durham||Friday, February 2 2018 On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup, local pundits and lawmakers react to President Trump’s State of the Union speech. Our city council holds a retreat in Durham. We tell you what they talked about. Duke Energy custo||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: Fighting 'Imposter Syndrome,' Improving Productivity||Thursday, February 1, 2018 Fighting "Imposter Syndrome," that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you aren't up to the job and may be found out. Then we shift focus to harnessing your personal style to increase your productivity.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: State Of The Union Recap||Wednesday, Jan. 31 2018 President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address. Guest host Michael Bitzer gets morning-after analysis from political watchers and lawmakers.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: North Carolina's Rural Health Crisis||Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Finding adequate health care in rural North Carolina is a challenge . Twenty counties don’t have a pediatrician. Twenty-six don’t have an OBGYN. Psychiatrists are MIA in 32 North Carolina counties and to make matters worse, ma||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlotte Talks: CATS CEO John Lewis On Light Rail Extension And The System's Future Plans||Monday, January 29, 2018 CATS CEO John Lewis shares his "big-idea" plans for the future. Rail to Matthews, Lake Norman and the Airport. Why we need it and how he can get it done.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Mike Collins is an awesome host that talks about topics that interest me.
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