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#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 31, Basal Coffee

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.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 28, Ready Citizens

Rebooting the Homicide Task Force

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.

A Weak Review of Post-Scott Police Actions

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.

Where, and What, Is Charlotte’s Culture?

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.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 27, David Butler

One Year After Keith Lamont Scott: What We Can Do

It’s been a year since the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the sometimes violent demonstrations that followed. What has Charlotte learned?

The Sobering Failure of Project LIFT

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?
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