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Best WFAE podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best WFAE podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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.
 
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
 
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.
 
Charlotte’s preparing for 50,000 visitors this fall for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Which brings up a number of questions: How did the little blue dot of Charlotte win the bid to host the big red conference of the RNC? How does a political convention even work? And how will it impact the city (and yes, that means you)? Join award-winning reporters Lisa Worf and Steve Harrison for Inside Politics, the podcast where we focus on the Republican National Convention and the 2020 Elect ...
 
News Director Greg Collard and reporters Lisa Worf and Tom Bullock discuss topics and people in the news. Consider it a behind-the-scenes discussion and analysis of some of the issues you hear addressed on WFAE . Subscribe to podcast.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 The death knell has sounded on the Crisis Alert System at CMS. CMS officials say it doesn’t work but the company disagrees. The Town of Matthews is back in the good graces of CMS. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney says he’s set with all he needs for crowd control at the Republican Convention, and hot off his New Hampshire primary win, Be…
 
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 The wide-open race for the Democratic presidential nomination is headed for South Carolina. Joe Biden has called the state his firewall after early defeats, but a win there is no longer a sure thing. To check the pulse of the Palmetto State ahead of the Feb. 29 primary, we headed to Winthrop University in Rock Hill.…
 
Host note: As a music fan, you probably know that music legends stand on the shoulders of oft-forgotten music trailblazers … like how Elvis Presley and Frank Zappa were inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and John Coltrane. February is Black History Month, a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans. But why stop at … Continue r…
 
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 It's the February edition of "Mike and the Mayor," we catch up on City Council’s focus on transit and transportation, the continued concentration on strategies to reduce violence and the city filing to rezone the old Eastland Mall site for Major League Soccer. And we hear the mayor's take on opportunity zones.…
 
A crop of new utility poles and wires is starting to appear around Charlotte. You've probably sped right by them and barely noticed. These poles are black metal, about the size of a wooden utility pole, with a strange cylinder on top. And those wires — you see them hanging from utility poles, or sticking up out of the grass along the roadside. What…
 
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 President Trump is set to visit the Queen City this week. CMS discusses having a compliance officer to oversee the superintendent, in the same week that a report is released alleging CMS changed bond funded projects without telling the public. CMPD puts more resources into de-escalation training for officers.…
 
On today’s episode of Inside Politics, we’re going to do some compare-and-contrast between 2012, the last time Charlotte hosted a convention, and now as we’re preparing for the RNC. The first place we’re going to visit is the corner of Stonewall and Caldwell streets uptown. This is the site of a new mixed-use development that … Read More Read More …
 
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 CMS teachers get a raise. Efforts to rezone the old Eastland Mall begin, a first step in turning it into a headquarters for Major League Soccer. Gaston County becomes a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary, joining about 19 other North Carolina counties with their proclamation. And Mecklenburg County Commissioners are sorting out their 2020…
 
Since 1994, tens of thousands of musicians have trekked to the “music oasis” that is The Playroom, the 22,000 square foot facility that is Charlotte’s oldest and largest music production space. On any given day, you can find more than 100 musicians working out of the facility, with talent ranging from up-and-coming Charlotte acts to … Continue read…
 
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 With the North Carolina primary just weeks away, Democratic Candidates for Senate come to Charlotte for a debate. The CMS Equity Committee holds its first meeting to tackle equity issues in the system. It’s revealed that campaign contributions were made last year to the mayor and city council members prior to MLS talks.…
 
So, how did Charlotte come to land the 2020 Republican National Convention? It’s actually a 20-year journey, dating back to the late 1990s and two failed attempts to land national political conventions. Let’s go back to what Charlotte was like 20 years ago. The city’s population was 510,000 people in 1998, and there are now … Read More Read More Th…
 
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