Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: City's Data Driven Approach To Violence; New Panthers Head Coach

Jan 10, 2020

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

City Council and CMPD begin the year with a new focus on strategies to reduce violence in the Queen City.  HUD Secretary Ben Carson was in Charlotte for an announcement changing the rules for affordable housing.  And the Panthers have a new head coach.

Clockwise from top left: Steve Harrison, WFAE; Jonathan Lowe, Spectrum News Charlotte; Erik Spanberg, the Charlotte Business Journal; Katie Peralta, Charlotte Agenda

Charlotte City Council and CMPD began the new year with a focus on strategies to reduce violence in the Queen City. This week, CMPD presented data that identified four major hot spots for violence in Charlotte. We’ll talk about what city leaders will do with the information.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson used Charlotte as the backdrop for an announcement about a change in the rules for affordable housing. We’ll talk about reaction to the announcement, which was a rollback of an Obama-era rule.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ new website is no more. The wearecms.com website, which was more than $200,000 in the making, was pulled over the winter break, after complaints from many who used it.

Mike Collins, host of Charlotte Talks

And the Panthers announce a new head coach—Baylor’s Matt Rhule. What are experts saying about hiring a collegiate level coach for an NFL job? We’ll discuss.

Guests:

Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal 

Katie Peralta, senior editor for Charlotte Agenda 

Jonathan Lowe, anchor/reporter for Spectrum News

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter and co-host of WFAE’s newest podcast "Inside Politics"