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Nooze Hounds: WBTV’s David Hodges on a Busy News Year in Charlotte

Episode 44

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WBTV’s David Hodges in the Nooze Hounds studio. (Photo by Ryan Pitkin)

On episode 44 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan and Justin talk to David Hodges, an investigative reporter with WBTV, about all things Charlotte news over the first half of the year. More specifically and timely, though, the trio discusses what’s been a very busy end of June in the local news scene.

The stories we spend the most time on include a lawsuit that Hodges and WBTV brought this week against the city to demand that they release documents related to a team-building exercise carried out by Charlotte City Council members, the $46,500 consulting contract for which was signed in November 2020


The three also discuss recent revelations around the city’s Transformational Mobility Network, as reported by Hodges last week, leading to new timelines and cost estimates from city staff at the most recent city council meeting. They also go into the recent Myers Park High School sexual assault scandal, the not-so-friendly relations between city council members, the speculative future of Mayor Vi Lyles, and even the future of Northlake Mall, among other things. 

Remember you can catch us on Spotify and other places where you find podcasts, and be sure to check out Queen City Podcast Network for a slew of other great Charlotte podcasts that aren’t quite as good as ours but pretty damn close. Find past Nooze Hounds episodes here

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