Charlotte Talks: Examining Religion In Art

Sep 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has a new exhibit, Wrestling the Angel. The exhibit takes critical look at the role that religion plays in art, and how it has impacted us both in society and socially.

Protesters in uptown Charlotte on the day after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott.
David Boraks / WFAE

Two years ago Thursday, protests erupted in the wake of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who lived in Charlotte.

Jeff Cravotta

Two years ago Thursday, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. That shooting and the days of protests after his death, are seared into Charlotte’s collective memory. Or are they? 

Temple B'Nai Israel on Chestnut Street had some trees down and roof damage that affected the sanctuary.
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Wednesday was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar. But Hurricane Florence has forced synagogues to cancel services. The sanctuaries at both Temple of Israel and B'nai Israel were damaged in the storm.

Gwendolyn Glenn

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members held a breakfast meeting Wednesday with municipal officials to dispel what they call "misunderstandings" about their future plans for school construction in the townships.

North Carolina's Court of Appeals says a prisoner convicted of killing a pair of brothers in Charlotte must have the chance to be released one day because he committed the crimes when he was 17.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence delivered a punch to Charlotte's tree canopy, causing some to fall before the heavier bands even arrived. The city's chief arborist provides a post-Florence assessment of Charlotte's signature trees.

Republican Andy Dulin said Tuesday he will skip next week's televised forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters. He said the group sides with Democrats.
Steve Harrison / WFAE

Updated: 11 a.m.

Some local Republican candidates will skip upcoming forums co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, saying the organization is biased against the GOP.

Courtesy of Barton Swaim

Three years ago, Barton Swaim gave us an inside look at a bizarre moment in American politics. His book “The Speechwriter” was a memoir of his time working with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, when Sanford went missing and then tried to cover up an affair by saying he had been out walking the Appalachian Trail.

Roy Cooper talks with out-of-state emergency workers at a temporary dormitory in Wilmington Tuesday.
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and FEMA chief Brock Long visited Wilmington Tuesday afternoon to view damage from Hurricane Florence and meet out-of-state emergency workers camped at a shopping mall.