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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.

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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.

    Charlotte Talks: 'It's Hard Being Black In This Country.' A Conversation With Bakari Sellers

    Charlotte Talks: 'It's Hard Being Black In This Country.' A Conversation With Bakari Sellers

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 CNN political analyst and former South Carolina lawmaker Bakari Sellers on the national unrest over the police killing of George Floyd, the steps he says the government – and the country – need to take in response, and how rural black America is vanishing.

    • 49 min
    Charlotte Talks: George Floyd Death Stirs Anger In Charlotte

    Charlotte Talks: George Floyd Death Stirs Anger In Charlotte

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 We hear from some of the people protesting on Charlotte streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. What they hoped to accomplish and what they feel they did.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Charlotte Talks Politics: America On Edge, Heading For A Long, Hot Summer

    Charlotte Talks Politics: America On Edge, Heading For A Long, Hot Summer

    Monday, June 1, 2020 Temperatures are rising, from Minneapolis and Washington to Charlotte. On Politics Monday, a recap of weekend protests and the latest on the showdown over the Republican convention.

    • 49 min
    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Phase 2 Continues; Trump Gives Cooper Ultimatum On RNC

    Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Phase 2 Continues; Trump Gives Cooper Ultimatum On RNC

    Friday, May 29, 2020 It’s a game of chicken between Donald Trump and Gov. Roy Cooper over the RNC. A recap of COVID-19’s impact on Charlotte. CMS approves next year’s calendar with a starting date of Aug. 17, but we don’t know what form school will take. And the investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s stock trades continue even as the Justice Department drops investigations into other senators.

    • 49 min
    Charlotte Talks: Galileo And The Legacy Of Science Denial

    Charlotte Talks: Galileo And The Legacy Of Science Denial

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 Nearly 400 years ago, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was prosecuted for suggesting that the earth was not, after all, the center of the universe. Today, scientists are facing a skepticism that is strikingly similar to 17 th century Italy.

    • 49 min
    Statewide Special: 'Our Pandemic Summer'

    Statewide Special: 'Our Pandemic Summer'

    Wednesday, May 27, 9 a.m. As part of a look across North Carolina through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic and summer, Charlotte Talks' Mike Collins and WFAE political reporter and Inside Politics host Steve Harrison will discuss the status of this summer's scheduled RNC in Charlotte, which is up in the air due to COVID-19.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Jason Sisk 1 ,

Great Show

Charlotte Talks is a great talk show discussing news and events relevant to the Charlotte Region, especially the Friday News Roundup.

PS7497 ,

Great resource if you can’t listen live

This podcast is great when you can’t listen to the show live. The variety of topics are interesting and the Local News Roundup every Friday is essential listening for any Charlottean.

thislandisyourland ,

Always learn something new!

They do a great job of finding people who are always speaking expertly on the issues that affect Charlotte and the region around us. I never come away without learning something new!

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