Chris Miller

Producer, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins

A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016.

Like fellow producer Erin Keever, Chris is a native of the Charlotte area. His love of radio was born out of Hurricane Hugo hitting Charlotte on his 7th birthday. He still has the Fisher-Price radio his family listened to as they rode out the storm.

Chris has won numerous awards for his coverage of some of the biggest stories Charlotte has seen, from ice storms and political conventions, to a mayoral corruption scandal and Charlotte's struggles through the Great Recession.

Have an idea for the show? Email him at and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMillerWFAE

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. once called George Wallace, the late governor of Alabama, "the most dangerous racist in America." Wallace later tried to make amends with African Americans, and his daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, has written about that path to reconciliation.

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Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

One year from today, someone will be taking the presidential oath of office. Who that someone is depends on the outcome in the Electoral College - the controversial, but constitutional mechanism of selecting the president.

This show originally aired May 21, 2019


Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

With a momentous year in politics now underway, Charlotte Talks will be spending every Monday looking at the 2020 election. Let's start off with what's on the ballot and what's at stake in North Carolina.

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Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Our week-long examination of the elusive work-life balance continues with a look at the impact of the need for and expense of child care.

This program, which originally aired Sept. 24, is the second in a special four-part series about work-life balance. Details.

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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

You don't have to be a fan of the "Star Wars" saga to know its signature sounds, from lightsaber fights to Darth Vader's gasps. But nothing is more iconic than its music, created by a composer who's an icon in his own right, John Williams, who says the latest "Star Wars" film will be his last.

This program originally aired Dec. 17.

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

You know his writing, and have gotten to know his voice. Now, Tommy Tomlinson shares a new side of himself as he writes about a lifelong struggle with weight.

This show originally aired Jan. 14.

The White House

Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

Television shaped Donald Trump and laid the groundwork for his presidency. New York Times media critic James Poniewozik's book, "Audience of One," examines the relationship between Trump and TV.

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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019

You don't have to be a fan of the "Star Wars" saga to know its signature sounds, from lightsaber fights to Darth Vader's gasps. But nothing is more iconic than its music, created by a composer who's an icon in his own right, John Williams.

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

Between the holidays, catch up on the area's business news, from bank mergers to plans for major projects, including a new uptown library.


Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Tips on how to live with less and how to simplify your home from Joshua Becker, one of the leading advocates of the minimalist life. It's more than keeping the laundry folded and kitchen counter cleared.

This show originally aired July 23.

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Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

The New York Times' Michael Barbaro is at the helm of the most-listened-to podcast in America, "The Daily." During a visit to Charlotte, he discussed why his show became such a smash hit, and what it means for how we get our news.

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Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

Charlotte has lost one of its most powerful voices: Holocaust survivor and retired UNC Charlotte professor Susan Cernyak-Spatz. Listen back to a memorable conversation with Dr. Cernyak-Spatz as she shares her story, and her words of caution.

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While NPR coverage of the House impeachment inquiry hearings pre-empts Charlotte Talks, listen back to our recent shows on impeachment.

The White House

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

The country is divided on impeachment as the House opens its first public hearings. Will the hearings move the needle one way or the other?

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Voters rejected a sales tax increase to help the Arts & Science Council overcome its fundraising struggles. A post-election recap of the sales tax defeat, and who voters picked for city hall and the school board.

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Vi Lyles wants Charlotteans to "push me to do my very best" as she readies for her second term as mayor. Fresh off her re-election, she outlines her goals and hopes for the next two years.

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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

Should Mecklenburg voters approve a sales tax increase to help shore up funding for the arts and cultural sector? Both sides in the tax debate make their case in a forum at the McGlohon Theater.

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

High-speed has long been a tough sell in the US, but plans are still in the works for it to come to Charlotte - some day. Guest host David Boraks looks at the hopes and the challenges for fast trains.

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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

The South has inspired a range of art. Leo Twiggs, one of the leading contemporary art figures in South Carolina, has spent decades painting what he sees as the contradictions of the region - hospitality and gentility on one hand, and racism and segregation on the other.

National Archives

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Now that the Trump White House has declared war on the House impeachment inquiry, many are asking if the country is facing a constitutional crisis. It might be helpful to take a step back and see what the Constitution says to begin with.