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.
Local News Roundup: Cooper Loosens Restrictions; Educators To Receive Vaccines; Belk Bankruptcy; ASC Apology
Gov. Roy Cooper loosened COVID-19 restrictions. Teachers are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The CMS superintendent gets a raise and a contract extension. Belk files for bankruptcy. And the ASC apologizes for past behavior. Those stories and much more.
What's In Store For Belk As Charlotte Icon Enters Bankruptcy
The department store writes a new chapter in its long history: Chapter 11. The bankruptcy filing is the latest to hit the retail sector, particularly mall-based stores such as Belk, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated changes in shopping.
Working Moms Are Burned Out: We Listen In To Their 'Primal Screams'
During this pandemic, working moms are becoming increasingly burned out. The New York Times examined this in their Primal Scream series in which working moms called in to vent. We listen in and delve deeper into the topic.
Politics Monday: North Mecklenburg Pushes Back On Transit Tax Hike
All aboard on raising the transit tax? Not folks in northern Mecklenburg County, even as transit boosters promise new hope for commuter rail. Why is it a hard sell in that part of the county?
Local News Roundup: Tent City Vacate Order; COVID-19 Vaccine Update; Late Census Data May Delay Election
On the Local News Roundup: CMS started back to in-person learning this week. The waiting list for COVID-19 vaccinations grows. The Tent City of homeless people with us since last year is ordered to close. And this fall’s election for City Council and mayor may be delayed because of the census.
This Is Not Our First Pandemic. Revisiting The 1918 Flu.
In 1918, the Spanish flu ravaged the globe. One hundred years later, we consider the striking parallels and lessons to be learned in the wake of COVID-19.
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