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Charlotte Talks With Mike Collins
50 minutes | a day ago
Politics Monday: Trump's Ascent - And Exit - Coincide With Rising Authoritarianism
Ruth Ben-Ghiat sent up a red flag in January 2017 that an authoritarian was about to take office. Have the ensuing years only proven her right?
49 minutes | 8 days ago
Politics Monday: If America's Early Presidents Checked On How Things Are Going, What Would They Think?
The Founding Fathers still loom large in American politics, but who inspired them when it came to starting this “Great Experiment” in government?
49 minutes | 11 days ago
Local News Roundup: Gov. Cooper Says Coronavirus Numbers 'Too High;' Hot Spot Map; Zoning Change On West Side
The state launches a color-coded map to help pinpoint COVID-19 hot spots as our numbers rise to uncomfortably high levels. City Council OKs a zoning change on Charlotte’s west side, but not everyone is happy.
49 minutes | 12 days ago
Charlotte’s First Citywide Plan Since 1975 Charts Growth For The Next 20 Years
We delve into the first master plan for growth Charlotte has had since 1975. How the Charlotte 2040 Plan will help us grow in a safe, inclusive, environmentally sustainable way.
49 minutes | 14 days ago
An Uphill Battle For Charlotte's Black And Latino Businesses
The pandemic has been disastrous for the economy as a whole, but the worst effects have been felt disproportionately by Black and Latino communities. As the pandemic drags on, we sit down with Charlotte’s Black and Latino business leaders and analysts to understand what is behind these racial disparities and what solutions might lead us towards a more equitable economy.
46 minutes | 15 days ago
Politics Monday: Black Voters Saved Joe Biden's Campaign - Twice
Black voters are largely responsible for Joe Biden winning the presidency. What organization went into mobilizing the Black vote, and what do they hope to see from the Biden-Harris administration?
50 minutes | 18 days ago
Local News Roundup: COVID-19 Cases On The Rise; CMS Delays Middle School Return; Thom Tillis Holds Onto Senate Seat
Gov. Roy Cooper extends Phase 3 and orders lower limits for indoor gatherings as COVID cases rise. CMS pauses its plan to bring middle school students back – but they’re blaming a bus driver shortage. Thom Tillis declares victory as Cal Cunningham concedes. And Mecklenburg County is one of five counties cutting ties with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare.
50 minutes | 20 days ago
Caring For America's Veterans
American soldiers put their lives on the line to serve. But when they return home, many struggle desperately to maintain their mental health. On Veteran's Day, we speak with health professionals, scientists, and a decorated veteran who has navigated the transition from soldier to civilian in order to understand the intricacies of mental health in the armed forces, and how America can better care for its veterans.
49 minutes | 21 days ago
CMPD Chief Jennings On Charlotte's Rising Homicide Count, Policy Changes, Distrust In Police
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings and his department are grappling with a rise in homicides and the "reimagining" of law enforcement.
50 minutes | 22 days ago
Politics Monday: What Happened With The Polls?
Was it pollsters who whiffed, or the media who built up expectations ahead of Election Day?
49 minutes | 25 days ago
Local News Roundup: Post-Election Edition
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The latest on a surprising and lingering election. No violence was reported at election locations but there was one arrest. Charlotte’s three bond referenda coast to victory and we get a COVID-19 update.
49 minutes | a month ago
Charlotte Talks: How To Heal A Divided Nation
In the wake of perhaps the most divisive election in recent memory, is there anything that can be done to reunite a deeply divided America?
49 minutes | a month ago
Voters Deliver Their Verdicts
The wild election year crossed the finish line in record fashion, but the voters' verdicts on the presidency are still being deciphered.
20 minutes | a month ago
An Election Day Civics Refresher: What Does The Constitution Actually Say?
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. We get a refresher on how our democracy is supposed to work.
29 minutes | a month ago
Election Day Is Finally Here: Charlotte Talks Checks In At The Polls
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. We check in to see how Election Day is unfolding around the Charlotte region.
17 minutes | a month ago
Politics Monday: Election Nights Have Been A Mix Of Drama And Gimmicks
This Election Day eve marks 100 years since presidential elections entered a new era with the first commercial radio broadcast of election returns.
32 minutes | a month ago
Politics Monday: As The Finish Line Nears, Election Could Hinge On North Carolina
The end is near. 1,382 days after Donald Trump filed for reelection — on the same day as his inauguration — the finish line of the 2020 election is within reach, and the results in the Carolinas will have national consequences.
49 minutes | a month ago
Local News Roundup: Early Voting Numbers; NC Absentee Ballot Ruling; Eastland Mall Changes
When Charlotte’s Major League Soccer team chose the old Eastland Mall site for its headquarters and practice fields, it was hailed as manna from heaven. Scratch that. Change of plans. We’ll fill you in on that and on new safety reforms at CMPD, CMS plans for returning students to the classroom even as COVID-19 cases rise, and the record turnout for early voting and mail in ballots. What does that portend? Those stories and more on the local news roundup.
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