UPDATE: Missed the broadcast? Listen here to a discussion with Mike Collins and authors of the Let There Be Light anthology which aired Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00am on 90.7 fm on WFAE’s popular radio show, Charlotte Talks.
The authors featured Wednesday are (chapter titles in parenthesis): Sen. Malcolm Graham (The Blueprint: From College Student to Public Servant) is a special assistant to the president and a state senator. He provides the high-level context in addition to his perspective as a JCSU alumnus and Dr. Carter’s right-hand in terms of community development.
Tom Hanchett (A Guided Tour of the Northwest Corridor) is a staff historian at the Levine Center of the New South who manages to make the history of Charlotte fun through his humor, and among other things, leading various historical tours of the city. Mary Newsom (The Corridor’s “Color Line”: Devaluing Land and Community) is the Associate Director Urban and Regional Affairs at UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute. She is an award-winning journalist and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Her chapter explores urban “renewal” and the bulldozing of homes compared to individual neighborhood accounts.