This week we talk with historian, data guy, and friend of the pod Chuck McShane and go deep on his question “what were the most impactful events in Charlotte since 2005”. Topics included the usual suspects like the DNC, financial crisis, and HB2 but also a few surprises. John also details how he will celebrate the opening of the Hawthorne Street Bridge.
We have been profoundly moved by the death of George Floyd while in police custody and are interested in channeling our frustration and anger into a better way forward as a society and city.
To broaden our understanding of what policy changes could be possible, we spoke this week with Robert Dawkins of Action NC and SAFE Coalition NC. Robert has been advocating for police and criminal justice reform since 2014 and shared his personal experience and specific policy proposals that can reduce police brutality in Charlotte.
The Charlotte Podcast · Episode 207 – A Man With A (Policy) Plan
This week we had the pleasure of talking with Tony from Enderly Coffee about his journey to Charlotte, starting a thriving coffee empire, and maybe we touch on what the future could look like for his business.
We also revisit the Mecklenburg Investment Company story as John’s article about it is in the June issue of Charlotte Magazine, and we end with some words of support from the one and only SG.
Many people are calling this week’s episode the FOOTBAW MEGAPOD as features both Jourdan Rodrigue (5:15) of The Athletic and Charlotte 49ers Head Football Coach Will Healy (30:08). We talk NFL draft and doing their jobs in the Age of Quar with both, and we enjoy some football themed history with a discussion of the movie Leatherheads. We end as we always do with some Supportive Words from Supportive Guy.
We were joined by Katie Peralta of the Charlotte Agenda to discuss her career, what life is like for a reporter during the Corona Virus and why Rudy is a bad movie. We also learned the history of a neighborhood John can’t pronounce and were supported by our BFFL Supportive Guy.