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Charlotte Talks: Friday News Roundup at The Charlotte Observer


Friday, August 18, 2017

Violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia sets off a new conversation about race and racist symbols.  What are our politicians are saying?  Governor Cooper says all Confederate monuments in the state should come down.  Charlotte School of Law is no more, after the American Bar Association denies plans to move forward.  And the eclipse is coming and so are the tourists.  Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters cove those stories and more on the local news roundup.


  On this edition of the local news roundup….

Violence broke out in Charlottesville Virginia during a white nationalist rally about Confederate monuments, where many were injured and one woman was killed after being run over by a protester.

This set off action closer to home, where in Durham, a statue of Robert E. Lee was pulled down.

In Charlotte, police are keeping an eye on the city’s Confederate monuments, while in Raleigh, Governor Roy Cooper says all Confederate Monuments across the state need to come down. We’ll discuss the events that have the country talking about race, white supremacist groups and politics—and what our local politicians are saying.

Charlotte School of Law is closed, after the American Bar Association denied the school’s plan to move forward. We’ll discuss the details as we know them.

Tourists will be flocking to parts of the Carolinas on Monday to see the eclipse- we’ll give a preview of what to expect.

Host Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporter go through those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup, from The Charlotte Observer.


David Boraks, WFAE reporter

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com.

Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer at the Charlotte Business Journal.

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer.