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Who’s Going To Pay For Charlotte’s Transit Future?

CATS CEO John Lewis discusses the future of Charlotte’s transit system in the latest #discussCLT podcast episode. But can the city achieve its goals with minimal federal investment?

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 33, CATS CEO John Lewis

What Did (and Will) the Charlotte Women’s March Mean?

The Charlotte Women’s March meant a lot of different things to people who attended. Here are three big ones.

Taking Community Policing to the Communities

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, during a briefing Wednesday, released crime statistics for 2017. But Chief Kerr Putney also discussed the work beyond the stats.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 32, Voices of the Charlotte Women's March

To Stream, and How to Stream

The Charlotte City Council spent roughly an hour Monday discussing whether the city should stream its meetings on live online video via Facebook. On Tuesday, the debate continued on—where else?—Facebook.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 31, Basal Coffee

The Failed Amazon Bid and Charlotte’s Achilles Heel

Charlotte’s pride took a hit Thursday morning when the city was excluded from the list of potential sites for Amazon’s eastern headquarters. But the reason for the exclusion isn’t hard to figure out.

Leading on Opportunity Finds Its Leader

The Leading on Opportunity council finally named the community effort’s new director, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter. Her work is, in more ways than one, cut out for her.

A County Commissioner Takes To the Streets

Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, a longtime advocate for the homeless, went uptown with sandwiches and hand warmers last week when the mercury dipped.

Digging For the Root of Charlotte’s Homicide Spike

Charlotte created a Homicide Task Force after the last big jump in murders in 2005. This time, a city working group is trying a new approach.

What Should #discussCLT Discuss In 2018?

#discussCLT hit its stride in 2017. It could use your input as we roll into 2018.

The ‘Big Cat’ Left Signs

The fast-moving Jerry Richardson affair reveals a familiar mechanism of power.

Is Charlotte Leading on ‘CEO Activism’?

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, at a Charlotte Chamber luncheon Monday, said corporate leaders ‘have a duty’ to address the city’s economic mobility problem.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 30, Michael Twitty

The Long Legacy of Charlotte’s Graham Case

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 Valedictory For Levine Museum’s Brenda Tindal

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.

Charlotte’s New Voices

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.

A Bustling Kickoff for #GivingTuesdayCLT

On kickoff day for the 2017 #GivingTuesdayCLT, organizers hustled to prepare for what they hope is a record-breaking charitable campaign.

The Change Election

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.

The Affordable Housing Solution?

There’s at least one big area where nonprofits can make a huge difference: housing.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 29, Navigating Nonprofits

Charlotte’s Contradictory Nonprofit Sphere

Nonprofits need to come together to serve larger goals more broadly, panelists agreed at the October 19 #discussCLT event, “Navigating Nonprofits.”

How Do We Solve Charlotte’s Social Distrust Problem?

Issues of law enforcement and public trust—and the upcoming #discussCLT event on nonprofits.
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