POLITICAL WRAP: Will People Follow CDC Thanksgiving Recommendations?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci is explaning why people should limit family and social gatherings this Thanksgiving. But will people ignore CDC recommendations?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

Actress Alicia Cole Becomes Patient Advocate After Surviving Flesh-Eating Disease, Near Fatal Infections

COVID-19 ‘s disproportionate impact on communities of color has forced the nation to confront how systemic racism has shaped both health and health care in this country.

In this four-part discussion series, host Mary C. Curtis will talk to advocates and experts about how structural and institutional racism has impacted the health care system and about what can be done to change it.

The series is brought to you by WFAE, Everyday Health, the health information giant; and ClearHealthCosts, an organization that creates transparency about medical costs.

In the second discussion Curtis talks to actress Alicia Cole who developed flesh-eating disease, sepsis and three life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infections after a minor surgery in 2006. The racial bias Cole said she encountered during her treatment prompted her to become a patient safety advocate. While still bedridden and recovering from six additional surgeries, Cole used a talk-to-type program to blog about her experience and call improvements in the health care system. She co-sponsored and lobbied successfully for passage of two California patient protection laws. Cole works with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others.

Tech Entrepreneur Netia McCray Discusses Surviving COVID-19

COVID-19 ‘s disproportionate impact on communities of color has forced the nation to confront how systemic racism has shaped both health and health care in this country.

In this four-part discussion series, host Mary C. Curtis will talk to advocates and experts about how structural and institutional racism has impacted the health care system and about what can be done to change it.

The series is brought to you by WFAE, Everyday Health, the health information giant; and ClearHealthCosts, an organization that creates transparency about medical costs.

In the first discussion Curtis and Netia McCray discuss McCray’s battle with COVID-19 and her difficulty getting a correct diagnosis and proper treatment even as she struggled to breathe and even passed out. Feeling hopeless after multiple visits to the doctor and hospital, McCray asked her partner to help put her affairs in order because she was convinced she would die.

Mary C. Curtis: Does Delaying Transition of Power Hurt COVID-19 Fight?

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Trump is facing pressure to allow transition talks to begin as coronavirus cases surge across the nation.

This week President-Elect Joe Biden warned that Trump’s delay in transition of power could lead to more COVID-19 deaths.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis weigh in.

You can also check out Mary’s podcast ‘Equal Time.’

 

POLITICAL WRAP: COVID-19 & the Presidential Transition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it would be better” if health officials in the Trump administration could start working with the incoming Biden-Harris team on the country’s efforts to battle COVID-19.

It comes as President Trump refuses to concede and marchers converge on Washington to support him.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Biden Prepares Transition; Trump Refuses to Concede

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an historic election, President-Elect Joe Biden is preparing his transition team, while President Donald Trump and his closest allies, refuse to concede.

With the results showing a divided nation, how can the country come together?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take in the video above.

Local News Roundup: Post-Election Edition

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup …

The election night that we’ve been gearing up for over the last four years arrived this week … and lingered. We’ll talk about the big local and state races as well as where local voters showed up for presidential candidates — and where possible, we’ll provide results.

There was no widespread violence in North Carolina on Election Day, but an arrest in the University City-area precinct, a march in Alamance that ended in a pepper spray incident the weekend prior to the election and an overnight march in Raleigh on election night could be the first in demonstrations about results here and around the country.

Charlotte’s three bond referendums took easy victories in the election this week, approving spending of over $197 million for transportation, affordable housing and neighborhood improvements. We’ll talk about exactly where that money will go.

Those stories and an update on COVID-19 in North Carolina as Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into this week’s top stories on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

POLITICAL WRAP: Comparing COVID Responses; Supreme Court Nominee Vote on Monday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The parties, taking different approaches as the U.S. reaches a daily record high number of COVID cases.

Meantime, Vice President Mike Pence remains on the campaign trail, despite several of his aides testing positive.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on this and on Monday’s expected conformation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

The Heat: Trump, Biden final debate

US President Trump and democratic challenger Joe Biden are back on the campaign trail, hoping to gain momentum from their last debate. The two men debated each other on a number of issues in Nashville, Tennessee – challenging each other’s views on COVID-19, immigration and racial disparities in the United States.

CGTN’s White House Correspondent Nathan King reports.

Joining the discussion:

  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call and the host of the “Equal Time” podcast.
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic strategist and President of Washington Strategy Group.
  • Amy Holmes is a writer for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and a political columnist.
  • Eric Bolling is a political commentator and Host of “America This Week.”

Exploring America’s Racial Divide

It’s a challenge that has been with America since its beginning: Where are Americans now, as they deal with a pandemic, economic upheaval and a racial reckoning and what are the paths to unity?