Jesse Steinmetz


Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Around the country newspapers are in decline, meaning less coverage, less accountability and a less informed public. An organization called “Report for America” is attempting to change that narrative.

GUAC: My Son, My Hero

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

Mass shootings have become tragically common, to the point where many have become apathetic. But not those who have lost loved ones - Manuel Oliver, the father of Joaquin Oliver, a victim of the Parkland shooting, is the creator of a one man play about love, grief and his son.

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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a proposed 600-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. Supporters consider it an economic boon, while opponents consider it an environmental disaster.

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Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020

Our special week-long examination of the elusive work-life balance continues with a look at attitudes and the reality of paid family leave. 

This show originially aired on Sept. 25th, 2019. This is the third in a special series about work-life balance. Details. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

On this edition of the "Charlotte Talks" Mike and the Mayor series, we're joined by Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt, newly reelected and sworn in as at-large member of Charlotte City Council and again as mayor pro tem. Plus, the three new members of City Council – Victoria Watlington of District 3, Renee' Perkins Johnson from District 4, and Malcolm Graham from District 2. 


Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 2019

Jazz is making a comeback in Charlotte and it seems like the whole city is working together to make it happen. We meet two of the performers and two entrepreneurs making the Queen City groove.

West Charlotte High School
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Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are as segregated as they were before the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.  As racism increasingly rears its ugly head nationwide, we meet four educators tackling racism head on.


Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

While Charlotte develops at breakneck speed and rural areas stagnate, it is vital to understand where we are, how we got here, and how to best move forward. UNC Charlotte's Urban Institute recently concluded a study attempting to do just that.

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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Most people consider Jim Crow an antiquated era that we, as a nation, have evolved from. And yet, there are more African American men ensnared in the criminal justice system today than were enslaved in 1850.

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Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

What are we willing to give up for public safety? Our privacy, apparently. Surveillance technology is watching, whether we like it or not.

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

For years, the NCAA generated billions in revenue while athletes didn't receive a dime. After mounting pressure, they finally relented.

Monday, Oct, 21, 2019

The American dream has always been difficult to realize. For many, it’s become almost impossible. What’s worse is that a handful of the ultrawealthy are gaming the system, and one of those individuals happens to be the president of the United States.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Impeachment. What it means, how it works and the striking connections to our politics today found in the first impeachment of Andrew Johnson.