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 cmiller@wfae.org and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMillerWFAE

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Monday, March 30, 2020

How will the coronavirus change the way America votes? Many states are looking to expand voting-by-mail.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Charlotte area's reaction to the coronavirus shifted Thursday with the beginning of a three-week "stay at home" order for Mecklenburg County. Mayor Vi Lyles said "it's the only way" to flatten the outbreak's trajectory.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The world has been turned upside down by the coronavirus, especially for children. There's a lot that adults don't understand about these uncertain times, so how do you explain it to young people?

Chris Miller

Monday, March 23, 2020

Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that the dust was settling on an impeachment trial and Bernie Sanders was seen as a runaway train in the Democratic presidential race?

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

For the third time in a week, steep stock losses over coronavirus concerns triggered a halt in trading Monday. But that's just one layer of the economic impact of the coronavirus. 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

America spends more on health care on a per capita basis than the rest of the developed world, yet we're getting less care. Dr. Marty Makary says it's time for patients - and his own industry - to take action.

This program originally aired Sept. 12, 2019

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Monday, March 9, 2020

The affordable housing crisis has made its way into the Democratic presidential race, more so than in any previous election. 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Super Tuesday was the most important day of the Democratic primary calendar. What will the results mean for the rest of the campaign?

Note: this show aired before Michael Bloomberg's withdrawal from the Democratic race

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Super Tuesday has been around for decades, but it really came into its own in the 1988 presidential race when North Carolina and other Southern states tried to flex their power in picking the Democratic nominee.

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​Monday, March 2, 2020

For the first time in three presidential tries, Joe Biden now has a win under his belt. But there's no time to savor the South Carolina comeback. North Carolina and 13 other states enter the ring this week on Super Tuesday.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

On the eve of the crucial South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, the Local News Roundup heads to Amelie's in Rock Hill to preview Saturday's vote, and recap the week's news -- including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' controversial student survey on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

Young voters could be a force to reckon with in elections if they just showed up. After a surge in young votes in the 2018 midterms, are they going to turn out for the presidential race?

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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.

Geoffrey Hardee

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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