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On The Rail | CATS Silver Line
John Howard, project manager of the program’s development study for Charlotte Area Transit System, is taking lessons from the past to a series of public meetings on the 26-mile line that stretches from Belmont to Matthews and cuts through Charlotte’s urban core.
Final Vance High School Yearbook
Vikki Harmon is determined to document Vance High School’s final year.
But she needs help.
Harmon, the school yearbook advisor, is leading a community-wide fundraising campaign to pay for publication and make it available to all students – no small task given the financial realities of a pandemic economy on some families. The initiative is important to give 2,100 students an opportunity to record and celebrate their stories before the school transitions to Julius Chambers High for the 2021-22 academic year.
Gibbie Harris | 2020 Newsmaker Of The Year
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris is the face of public health advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. She's kept residents abreast of data regarding infection and death rates and dispensed guidance to mitigate the coronavirus. Harris has also been an outspoken advocate for racial equity across the health spectrum as the pandemic has revealed deep gaps in access and treatment.
Darrel Williams | Excelsior Club Redevelopment
Charlotte architect Darrel Williams talks about consulting on the Excelsior Club redevelopment, the historic building's legacy and his professional journey to leading his own firm. Host: Herb White
Tom Hendrickson | New Brookhill Rebirth
Developer Tom Hendrickson talks about revitalizing Brookhill Village into a mixed-use community of market rate townhomes and affordable housing in Charlotte's booming South End district. Legal and financial hurdles were overcome to get the New Brookhill project off the ground in 2020.
Kerr Putney | Police Body Cams And Lethal Force
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney talks about the process of making body-worn camera video available to the public, police-involved shootings and building community trust. Host: Herbert L. White.