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A ‘Radiolab’ spinoff podcast on U.S. Supreme Court cases delivers a fascinating summary of the case that set the standard for police use of force.
A Q&A with Brenda Tindal, the Levine Museum of the New South staff historian who’s leaving next month for the Detroit Historical Society.
Traditional public institutions are dying or revealing themselves as inadequate. Most of our Charlotteans of the Year are people who, on their own and with no road map, picked up the slack.
On kickoff day for the 2017 #GivingTuesdayCLT, organizers hustled to prepare for what they hope is a record-breaking charitable campaign.
It wasn’t surprising to see massive change in Charlotte’s city elections Tuesday. But the victory margins were, and the way much of the city’s establishment embraced the shock of the new.
There’s at least one big area where nonprofits can make a huge difference: housing.
Nonprofits need to come together to serve larger goals more broadly, panelists agreed at the October 19 #discussCLT event, “Navigating Nonprofits.”
Issues of law enforcement and public trust—and the upcoming #discussCLT event on nonprofits.
Charlotte’s on track for its highest number of homicides in a generation—and citizens, police, and city leaders are revisiting the need for a community group to study the problem.
Charlotte paid $380,000 for an independent review of police response to the Keith Lamont Scott demonstrations last year. An early report, presented to the City Council on Monday, left a lot to be desired.
Charlotte entrepreneur, photographer, e-commerce manager, and nonprofit coordinator David Butler joined us for the latest #discussCLT podcast episode. He had some things to say about how Charlotte can build a unique culture.
It’s been a year since the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the sometimes violent demonstrations that followed. What has Charlotte learned?
Project LIFT and the Beacon Initiative were supposed to help students in poor and minority neighborhoods close the ‘achievement gap.’ They haven’t. So what now?
Former N&O reporter Michael Biesecker, now with the Associated Press, drew an extraordinarily personal attack from the EPA after an accurate Houston flooding story.
The Charlotte City Council had a weird discussion Monday night about whether to condemn white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and, if so, how.
Our latest #discussCLT event focused on the challenges facing Charlotte media in this new, digital world, and how old and new media alike are struggling to adapt.
During the latest #discussCLT podcast, former CMPD homicide cop Garry McFadden tried to answer a complicated question: What’s behind the sudden rise in Charlotte murders?
Newspapers continue to evolve, and quickly, into multimedia outlets guided by online traffic. Does that necessarily mean better journalism?
A nonprofit initiative called News Voices North Carolina is collecting information from journalists and citizens to answer a basic question: How can local news better serve local consumers?
Hear the entire audio from the Aug. 17 event at Lenny Boy Brewing
City Council member Dimple Ajmera, who raised a stink last week by saying Trump supporters ‘have no place’ holding city office, faced a group of angry—then increasingly bored—GOP voters.
However passionately the City Council member holds her views, her comments Sunday on WCNC seem like an unforced error.
Congresswoman Alma Adams held a town hall Monday for a frightened and angry group of Charlotteans to discuss the pending Senate healthcare bill.