Archives for August 2015

The GOP and Donald Trump

CHARLOTTE, NC — Donald Trump has been finding plenty of success in his run for the White House, but the other candidates in the Republican party don’t seem that pleased. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses plans by the GOP that could leave the Donald out of the NC Primary, and why the Republican establishment may be worried.

What Do Voters Want From a Modern Presidential Spouse: Policy, the Personal Touch or a Bit of Both?

In an era of non-traditional presidential spouses, what’s the best way for a wife – or husband – to warm up a crowd for the candidate he or she is married to? Heidi Cruz is trying to figure how to be a modern candidate’s spouse in some of the important, and more traditional, “red states.”

Policy and Race Discussions Happening Nationally And Locally

CHARLOTTE, NC — From the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri and the resulting demonstrations to Malcolm Graham’s column in the Washington Post about his sister who was murdered in the Charleston shooting, there is plenty to talk about politically these days. WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis stops by the studio.

Charlotte’s Trial: How Jonathan Ferrell’s Death Put A City’s Self-Image At Risk

When Jonathan Ferrell knocked on a stranger’s door after a car crash in Charlotte, N.C., he was probably disoriented and looking for help. The stranger’s frantic 911 call after she saw a black man at her door brought the police, including Randall Kerrick. What happened next is now being argued in a Charlotte courtroom. But as the white former police officer goes on trial for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of the unarmed 24-year-old, a city’s image will be on trial as well.