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We talk with Charlotte leaders about important and interesting issues, with an eye toward making you smarter, telling you things you don’t know and introducing you to people with insights about trends in Charlotte.

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We talk with Charlotte leaders about important and interesting issues, with an eye toward making you smarter, telling you things you don’t know and introducing you to people with insights about trends in Charlotte.

charlotteledger.substack.com

    Creating space for Charlotte artists, with Manoj Kesavan

    Creating space for Charlotte artists, with Manoj Kesavan

    Manoj Kesavan founded BOOM Charlotte to create a space for Charlotte's talented artists to showcase their work. In this episode, Kesavan shares his inspiration for BOOM, why diversity is important to Charlotte's art scene and where the city falls short in supporting its local artists.
    For more information about The Charlotte Ledger, or to sign up for our newsletters, visit TheCharlotteLedger.com. This episode is part of a series in which we interview winners of The Charlotte Ledger 40 Over 40 Awards, which honor people aged 40+ who are making our community a better place. Find out information about those awards at Ledger40Over40.com.
    This episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration. It is produced by Lindsey Banks.


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    • 27 min
    Charlotte’s path toward sustainability, with Amy Aussieker

    Charlotte’s path toward sustainability, with Amy Aussieker

    Amy Aussieker, executive director of Envision Charlotte, is one of Charlotte's leaders in making the city more sustainable. In this episode, she talks about her work at Envision Charlotte, why it’s so important for our city and why she is breeding soldier flies at the city-owned Innovation Barn.
    For more information about The Charlotte Ledger, or to sign up for our newsletters, visit TheCharlotteLedger.com. This episode is part of a series in which we interview winners of The Charlotte Ledger 40 Over 40 Awards, which honor people aged 40+ who are making our community a better place. Find out information about those awards at Ledger40Over40.com.
    This episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is hosted by Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration. It is produced by Lindsey Banks.


    Get full access to The Charlotte Ledger at charlotteledger.substack.com/subscribe

    • 25 min
    Introducing the Ledger 40 Over 40 awards

    Introducing the Ledger 40 Over 40 awards

    Have you ever thought people aged 40+ should be identified and recognized for their good work? Yeah, we did, too — so much that we started The Charlotte Ledger 40 Over 40 Awards, which celebrate people who are making our community better and who are aged 40 and up.
    In this special episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Charlotte Ledger editors Tony Mecia and Cristina Bolling explain the whys and hows of the 40 Over 40 Awards, which are now in their 4th year and culminate with a fun 1980s-themed party in April. They are interviewed by Tim Whitmire of CXN Advisory and Steve Dunn of Miles Mediation and Arbitration.
    For more information on the Ledger 40 Over 40 Awards, Presented by U.S. Bank, go to Ledger40Over40.com.
    The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.


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    • 18 min
    Where is the economy headed in 2023? A panel discussion

    Where is the economy headed in 2023? A panel discussion

    As we enter 2023, there are big question marks about the future of the U.S. economy. What will happen with inflation, jobs, stocks and the housing market? A panel of experts broke down those topics and more in a Jan. 4, 2023, online forum called “Taking the Air Out of Inflation: 2023 Economic Outlook.” The panel is presented by Davidson College and U.S. Bank, and the moderator is Charlotte Ledger editor Tony Mecia.
    Panelists are Eric Freedman, chief investment officer at U.S. Bank Asset Management Group; Siobhan O’Keefe, assistant professor of economics at Davidson College; Matt Phillips, financial markets correspondent for Axios; and Jennifer Streaks, senior personal finance reporter for Insider.
    You can watch a video of the discussion, with captions, here.
    For more information about The Charlotte Ledger, or to sign up for our newsletters, visit TheCharlotteLedger.com.
    The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.


    Get full access to The Charlotte Ledger at charlotteledger.substack.com/subscribe

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How a grieving mom created a pediatric cancer nonprofit, with Diane Restaino

    How a grieving mom created a pediatric cancer nonprofit, with Diane Restaino

    Since the death of her son Joe in 2010, Diane Restaino of Charlotte has been working toward his dying wish that she raise money to advance research and treatment of pediatric cancer. Over the course of 13 years, Diane grew the Joedance Film Festival into a well-known nonprofit that raised more than $400,000 for Atrium Levine Children's Hospital's cancer program. As Diane announced the festival's end, she reflected on the experience of starting a nonprofit in honor of a child, her grief journey and what Joedance has accomplished in the world of pediatric cancer treatment.
    For more information about The Charlotte Ledger, or to sign up for our newsletters, visit TheCharlotteLedger.com.
    The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.


    Get full access to The Charlotte Ledger at charlotteledger.substack.com/subscribe

    • 27 min
    Charlotte's changing real estate industry, with David Ravin

    Charlotte's changing real estate industry, with David Ravin

    Charlotte's real estate industry is changing — and David Ravin, CEO of development company Northwood Ravin, has had a front-row seat to its evolution over more than two decades. He reflects on his early interest in architecture and urban planning, his time as a student at UNC Charlotte, what he learned at real estate giant Crosland, Northwood Ravin's philosophy on building and where real estate in Charlotte goes from here.
    For more information about The Charlotte Ledger, or to sign up for our newsletters, visit TheCharlotteLedger.com.
    The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.


    Get full access to The Charlotte Ledger at charlotteledger.substack.com/subscribe

    • 26 min

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