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Updated February 2020
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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.
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President George Washington called Charlotte, a "trifling place" during his visit to the city in 1791. But it's certainly changed since then. WFAE's Tasnim Shamma explores the ins-and-outs of Charlotte in this podcast. Subscribe: Use iTunes Use Another Player RSS
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.
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 From kindergarten through college, students face intense pressure to achieve. Finding the balance between the drive to succeed and mental health is paramount for American youth.By Jesse Steinmetz
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 As the Democratic presidential race shifts to Nevada this week, candidates are beginning to face more diverse electorates, including Nevada's sizable Latino population.By Chris Miller
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.…
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 The National Center for Homeless Education released a report in January revealing there were over 1.5 million homeless students in 2018. That’s a 15% increase from 2015, and the numbers are expected to grow.By Jesse Steinmetz
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…
Monday, Feb. 10, 2019 The opening days of the 2020 primary season were arguably some of the most jarring in recent memory. On Politics Monday, three politics watchers weigh in on the week that was, and what it means for the 2020 landscape.By Chris Miller
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.…
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 Just over two years ago Trump passed a comprehensive tax cut. It’s the signature legislative achievement of his administration, but who has profited the most?By Jesse Steinmetz
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 …
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 The economic outlook for 2020. Things are booming and that boom has gone on for quite some time. Is there an end in sight – or more of the same? Experts in three different sectors prognosticate.By Erin Keever
Today's episode is a replay of our conversation with Brooklyn Decker from October 2018. Decker grew up outside of Charlotte, where SouthBound is based, and was discovered at a mall by a talent scout for a modeling agency. When we talked, she was back in town to see family.By Tommy Tomlinson
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 Students from North Carolina A&T began their historic sit-ins at a Woolworth's counter in downtown Greensboro 60 years ago this week. It was a huge moment in the civil rights movement and one documentary producer Steve Crump is commemorating by focusing on a key participant.By Wendy Herkey
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 America didn't always use primaries and caucuses to select its presidential nominees. Two experts on the process of choosing party standard-bearers explain its history and what to look for as voting starts in the 2020 election.By Chris Miller
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…
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 The National Academy of Medicine predicts future pandemics could kill millions and cost trillions. Some worry it’s just a matter of time.By Jesse Steinmetz
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Local governments have begun to pass resolutions promising not to pass laws they believe might violate the right to bear arms. It’s happening here and we examine the impact.By Erin Keever
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 Tim Robbins talks about "The New Colossus," a new play he helped develop and that opens Tuesday night in Charlotte.By Wendy Herkey
For years, people in Concord have heard tale that the city is built on a volcano. An ancient volcano, actually, that once spewed molten lava across the prehistoric piedmont.By Nick de la Canal
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 The ballot box is where we'll come face to face with the 2020 election, starting with North Carolina's Super Tuesday primary in March. That election will mark the county-wide debut of new voting machines.By Chris Miller
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 The marquee event for Charlotte in this jam-packed election year will be this summer's Republican National Convention. A new WFAE podcast explores the convention and its implications for Charlotte and North Carolina politics.By Chris Miller
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.…
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 Getting tough on crime may not be the answer to Charlotte’s homicide problem. Instead, the city is beginning to face the crisis the way a doctor might treat a disease.By Jesse Steinmetz
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…
The Drive-By Truckers’ new album “The Unraveling” comes out Jan. 31. Patterson Hood co-founded the band in 1996 with his longtime musical partner Mike Cooley.By Tommy Tomlinson