On the local news roundup, the NCAA brings championship games back to the state but not to Charlotte. The ACC is more generous. And another lawsuit connected to Wells Fargo’s sales practices. Mike Collins and the roundup reporters cover those stories and more.
This week on the Friday News Roundup: Former Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones loses his battle with cancer. Charlotte immigrants are nervous in the face of ICE arrests. Governor Cooper strikes out with his HB2 compromise. Mike Collins and area journalists discuss those stories and more.
This week, the Charlotte City Council and County Commission both considered spending on a Major League Soccer stadium- with very different results. Former Governor Pat McCrory is heckled in Washington D.C. and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley is headed to New York. Host Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks local news round up.
As Barack Obama moves out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mike Collins and guests look at his legacy and how the hope he ushered in can stand up to the change that’s about to happen.
On a special edition of our local news roundup, On Point’s Tom Ashbrook joins Mike Collins from the stage of the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte to talk about the thrust of his show and share the spotlight with our round table of reporters.
North Carolina voters played a big role in the outcome of the presidential race, but the governor’s race is still too close to call. Our panel of reporters will look at that, and at some of the other shakeups and outcomes in state-based races. Also, CMS takes a vote on the magnet school lottery, and the Hornets are off to a flying start.
This week’s top stories: Political campaigning is in the homestretch, with November 8th just around the corner… The NAACP gets a hearing on what they consider to be illegally canceled voter registrations, and the county commission talks magnet schools.
We heard a lot of talk about breaking the glass ceiling when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by a major party to be their presidential candidate. In her acceptance speech she said, “when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone.” So we’re going to look at how this nomination could affect other glass ceilings for women – in politics and business, and for feminism.
Kelly Finley – senior lecturer and undergraduate advisor, Women’s & Gender Studies, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Dawn Chandler – associate professor of Management, McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte
Mary C. Curtis – journalist and columnist at Roll Call and NBCBLK; she is also a contributor to NPR’s Code Switch
Friday marks one year since the tragic shootings that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. The shootings were racially motivated, ignited a nationwide conversation about racism and resulted in the Confederate flag being removed from South Carolina’s Statehouse grounds. But what has been the lasting impact? We look into that with several people including one who lost his sister in that horrible tragedy.