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Coronavirus In North Carolina: The Statewide Impact Of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 

Join Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins for a special broadcast: "Coronavirus In North Carolina: The Statewide Impact Of COVID-19."

The coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on our lives. All levels of government are trying to get a handle on the outbreak. Charlotte Talks' Mike Collins is hosting a special statewide broadcast examining the impact of COVID-19.

We join with North Carolina public radio stations WUNC in Chapel Hill, WFDD in Winston-Salem, WHQR in Wilmington and Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville for a look around the state.

We’ll speak with Gov. Cooper, as well as health and education officials, about how the mitigation efforts are going. We’ll also check in with various parts of the state to see how other towns are faring amid this crisis. 


Roy Cooper, governor of North Carolina

Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 

State Rep. Craig Horn, chair of the North Carolina House education committee and education approproations committee 

Special pieces from public radio partner stations across the state

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Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.
Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.
A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.
Jesse Steinmetz is Producer of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Before joining WFAE in 2019, he was an intern at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut and hosted a show at Eastern Connecticut State University.