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Charlotte Newsmakers

Mar 26, 2019

Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Director Jeff Smithberger joins host Sharon Smith in-studio to discuss the state of recycling in Charlotte, what you can do to make recycling easier, to finally put to rest the debate over what is and isn't recyclable, and he reveals how companies like Amazon are actually making...

Mar 19, 2019

Media literacy expert Jimmeka Anderson ( and Queen City Nerve Editor-In-Chief Ryan Pitkin join host Sharon Smith in-studio to discuss the state of local news in Charlotte, how people are consuming local news, and the responsibility of the consumer to know where their news is coming from.

Mar 11, 2019

Charlotte Chef Roberto Mendoza shares his incredible story with host Sharon Smith - from being born into poverty, orphaned and kidnapped... to becoming a chef for princes and presidents. Now, he's won the lottery, literally, and is giving it all back. 

Mar 4, 2019

Melanie Hempe ( joins Sharon Smith in-studio to discuss digital addiction in children, how to set boundaries, how much connection to friends is too much, and how she established her home as "Video Game Free."