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Charlotte Talks: Mayor Vi Lyles On Protests, COVID-19 And The RNC

Mike Collins and Vi Lyles
Wendy Herkey

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles joins us talks about the police response to recent protests, her business recovery program in the shadow of COVID-19 and where things stand with the Republican National Convention.

Charlotte has seen another month full of closed businesses and services due to the coronavirus, a lifting of some restrictions and a continued rise in cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the last two weeks have been full of unrest and protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and criticisms of the leaders of Charlotte for their response to protesters.

And the fate of the Republican National Convention seems to change daily.


Vi Lyles, mayor of Charlotte

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.