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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Phase 2 Continues; Trump Gives Cooper Ultimatum On RNC

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Friday, May 29, 2020

It’s a game of chicken between Donald Trump and Gov. Roy Cooper over the RNC. A recap of COVID-19’s impact on Charlotte. CMS approves next year’s calendar with a starting date of Aug. 17, but we don’t know what form school will take. And the investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s stock trades continue even as the Justice Department drops investigations into other senators. 

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup ...

An update on the latest on Mecklenburg County and North Carolina and the coronavirus outbreak, now that we’re into Phase 2. How are we doing?

President Trump has given Gov. Cooper a week to confirm that the planned RNC in Charlotte will be allowed, with the threat that he’ll move the convention if the Spectrum Center can’t operate at full capacity. We’ll talk about what could happen.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board approved its calendar for next year this week. The new calendar includes a start date of Aug. 17, but it’s unclear exactly “how” the school year will begin. We’ll talk about what both families and administrators are saying.

And the investigation into Sen. Richard Burr’s stock trades continues. We’ll talk about where that stands.

All those stories and much more on the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

Guests:

Katie Peralta, senior editor for Charlotte Agenda 

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE 

Jonathan Lowe, anchor/ reporter for Spectrum News 

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV Reporter 

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.