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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 is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.
 
The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians. New episodes will come out every other week on Wednesday. Follow along: #WFAESouthBound
 
This podcast will not only bring you the latest news on the 2017 races, but we're also going to go past the crafted messages and public face of campaigns to show you the art, science and, yes, shenanigans of campaigning. The stuff behind the scenes. This is Candidate ME, a hypothetical campaign to be Charlotte's mayor.
 
For the past year, reporter Sarah Delia has worked to unwrap the case of "Linda," a Charlotte-area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015… and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road. Follow the investigation at WFAE.org/SheSays.
 
Open the door to a world of music from WNCW with On The Way Up, our new music podcast hosted by Joe Kendrick. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Along with the new songs is the feature “DJ For A Day”, where we give you a glimpse into life as a music host and into the broader music industry. Also included is the “Segue Of The Week”, with a new song paired with a classic track. Fo ...
 
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When getting started in any field, particularly one as unforgiving as journalism, having a mentor is essential. On today's episode of The Biscuit CLT Podcast, we've got another edition of our Who Built Me series, this time we're featuring the host and lead reporter of She Says and The List, Sarah Delia. Sarah Delia talks about a mentor she had in c…
 
Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 Gov. Roy Cooper says elementary students can return to school. CMS releases its phase-in plan to bring kids back to the classroom. Mecklenburg County’s coronavirus numbers continue to decline, but a Labor Day spike is still possible. The first of three planned debates between North Carolina’s Republican and Democratic U.S. Se…
 
Henry Rock, founder of City Startup Labs, works to help build young men into entrepreneurs, so it makes sense that he knows a thing or two about the value of a mentor in building social capital. It's no surprise then, that he himself had several influential figures in his life that helped shaped him into the leader he is today. In today's episode o…
 
For almost a decade, Molly Shaw has served as the President and CEO of Communities in Schools, a vital position of leadership where her work directly impacted students across Mecklenburg County. This summer, however, Molly has left her position to explore new opportunities. In the very first edition of Exit Interview, Tim Miner sits down with Molly…
 
Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says it’s close to a plan for returning to in-person classes. City leaders, meanwhile, are talking about making a change for the better in the Beatties Ford Road corridor and five other areas of Charlotte. In other news, ethics complaints have now been filed on all members of Charlotte City Counc…
 
“Democracy is not something that happens only at election time, and it’s not something that happens just with one event. It’s an ongoing, grassroots building process.” Long before the coronavirus pandemic, Charlotte musician Si Kahn understood the power of resilience. For the past 55 years, Kahn has dedicated his life’s work to civil rights activis…
 
Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in January 2020. For years, people in Concord have heard a tale that the city is built on an ancient volcano that once spewed molten lava across the prehistoric Piedmont. One WFAE listener, Ben Kesterson, wrote to FAQ City wanting to know if the story is just an urban legend, or if the…
 
Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 "The Office" might be more popular now than when it signed off in 2013. Rolling Stone's Andy Greene looks at "the untold story" behind a show that many - including its cast - doubted would last long, much less become a cultural powerhouse . This episode originally aired April 2, 2020…
 
Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 North Carolina moves to what Gov. Roy Cooper calls "Phase 2.5." Gyms, playgrounds and museums can now open. The Carolina Panthers won't get fans at their first home game. Colleges and universities around the state are experiencing more COVID outbreaks. And CMS says “no layoffs” but they will not be hiring psychologists or soci…
 
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 Since the coronavirus emerged in North Carolina this March, the public health and economy of the state has seen unprecedented challenges. Nearly six months into the pandemic, we sit down with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio to discuss the state of the county's health and economy.…
 
On this episode of Inside Politics, perhaps the strangest political convention ever is over. From Charlotte to Jacksonville to Charlotte again — and then to Washington D.C. – we’ll look at the week that was … the 2020 Republican National Convention Lisa Worf and Steve Harrison will discuss President Trump’s surprise visit to the Charlotte … Read Mo…
 
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 This week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released video from a widely covered June incident in which officers used tear gas on protesters. The Republican National Convention came to town, along with the president. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools continues to work on improving online connectivity for students and on plans for phas…
 
We spend much of our lives trying to be conscious of the effects our words have on those who receive them because you never really know how something you say can affect someone. Something that you may find casual might be wildly inappropriate or even harmful to someone else. In today's Who Built Me series, we talk to Meredith Dean, CEO and Founder …
 
Without a doubt, the coronavirus pandemic coupled with ongoing demonstrations and protests have changed the landscape for conversations and creative output. In particular, musicians have taken this time for self-reflection on the state of the music industry and their individual responsibilities in moving the conversation forward. For Charlotte-base…
 
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed, “I have a dream,” marking one of America’s defining moments. Now, as anger over police brutality and racial injustice have manifested as protests across the country, we look at the March on Washington to understand what made that march historic and why the struggle contin…
 
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