© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Charlotte Talks News Roundup: Nation Honors Billy Graham, School Leaders Oppose Armed Teachers


Friday, March 2, 2018

Three presidents come to Charlotte to pay their respects to Billy Graham. President Trump's idea of arming teachers gets a thumbs-down here. CMS releases a report full of "unpleasant truths." Mike Collins recaps the week's news with our reporters roundtable.

Ex-presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton join thousands in paying their respects to the Rev. Billy Graham, whose funeral will be held Friday. President Trump will be among the 2,300 invited guests for the private service.

The president's idea of arming teachers draws opposition from Charlotte-Mecklenburg superintendent Clayton Wilcox, state superintendent Mark Johnson, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney.

A report full of "unpleasant truths" about race, poverty and opportunity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is released in hopes of jolting the community into action.

Our reporters roundtable discusses those stories and other stories from this week.


David Boraks, reporter, WFAE (@davidboraks)

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, Q City Metro (@glennburkins)

Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@anndosshelms)

Kirstin Garris, government reporter, Spectrum News (@ReporterGarriss)