This week we connected with Damon Hemmerdinger of Camp North End to learn more about the project and its innovative long term vision. We also talked about baseball walkup songs and the Hornets new uniforms.
We were joined by the delightful Ely Portillo of UNCC and Clayton Sealey of @CLTdevelopment to talk about the future of the city, if development has been affected by COVID-19 and lay down some hot takes. We also learned the history of the first Black councilman since Reconstruction, Frederick D. Alexander.
This week we were joined by Charlotte Media icon Stuart Watson who recapped his career highlights and talked about his new project, Man Listening.
Miller and John also shared what they look for in local places to patronize during quarantine, and there is a halfhearted woo.
The Charlotte Podcast · Episode 211: Stuart is Listening
We were joined by the incredible Supportive guy to run through our favorite music, movies, TV, food, games, book and “other” during quarantine. Jokes were made. Laughs were had.
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 John and Miller talked about ten of Charlotte’s Craziest Sports Facts. We covered everything from daredevils to great uniforms to the controversial happenings of a Banana Joe’s bathroom.
We were also joined by a surprise guest to share some details on an upcoming event. The Charlotte Podcast · Episode 206 – 10 Crazy Charlotte Sports Moments
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.