Charlotte's bi-weekly alt newspaper in podcast form. Go all-in on the week's stories with Ryan Pitkin, Justin LaFrancois and a collection of staffers and guests.
CMS School Board Rep-Elects Liz Monterrey & Monty Witherspoon
New at-large CMS School Board rep-elects Liz Monterrey & Monty Witherspoon discuss what led them to run and how their own experiences shaped their respective platforms. They also touch on current issues facing the school district ranging from Moms for Liberty and ‘culture wars’ to the bond referendum, student mental health and private school vouchers.
Cycling in Charlotte
Shannon Binns with Sustain Charlotte and Dianna Ward of Charlotte Joyrides discuss bicycling infrastructure in Charlotte, grading the city on where it stands now and what it can do better in terms of safety and connectivity.
Hector Vaca with Action NC on Immigration in Charlotte
Hector Vaca, immigration justice director with Action NC, discusses how issues around immigration in Charlotte overlap with housing, policing and more.
Mallory Foxx, Mrs. Black North Carolina International Ambassador
Mallory Foxx discusses how she went from the juvenile justice system to the pageant circuit, where she’ll soon compete or the title of Mrs. Black International Ambassador 2023, and how mentoring changed her life, inspiring her to launch her organization Mentoring M.I.N.D.S.
Joe Bruno Talks Charlotte City Council
We talk to WSOC’s Joe Bruno about the recent municipal primary elections, from the low turnout to the far-reaching implications, and what local stories he’ll be checking on in the coming year.
Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Charlotte
DreamKey Partners President Julie Porter and Roof Above CEO Liz Clasen-Kelly discuss their work around homelessness and the affordable housing crisis, including how it all relates to gentrification, displacement, adaptive reuse, Housing First and other local topics.
This is actually an impressively high quality production. It’s in the format of a “friday news roundup” but snarkier and drunker. I personally think it could be drunker still...
Good audio quality and production value, informed guests, professional hosting and interview style and interesting content that doesn’t waste time.