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The Biscuit CLT Podcast

Feb 6, 2019

Welcome to the Creative Mornings Charlotte podcast. Today’s show features hosts Tim Miner and Matt Olin speaking with Charlotte City Council members Larken Egleston, Dimple Ajmera and Braxton Winston immediately following the February 1 Creative Mornings Charlotte event at LakePointe Corporate Center, where Larken, Dimple, Braxton and Tariq Scott Bokhari (who could not join us on the podcast) spoke about the global theme of “Symmetry.”

Despite each of them being in their first term as Charlotte City Council members, Larken, Dimple and Braxton have come together to form a newer and younger iteration of the city’s most powerful governing body.

The diversity of of backgrounds is also apparent: Larken represents a distribution company and has served on many local boards; Dimple is not only an accomplished financial professional, but also an immigrant, the first Asian-American, and youngest woman to ever serve on council; and Braxton rode a wave of momentum from his political activism shown during the Keith Lamont Scott protests in 2016 to an at-large seat on the council the next year.

In this episode of the Creative Mornings Charlotte podcast, Larken, Dimple and Braxton talk about the most important issues facing the city, what made them want to run for city council, and try to guess what Charlotte newspaper headlines from 1919 are real.

Register for the next Creative Mornings Charlotte event Friday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m. at NoDa Brewing Company. The featured speaker will be local artist Jessica Moss and her father, speaking about the global theme of “Water”.  RSVPs will open at 9 a.m., Monday, March 4.

Before we hear from Larken, Dimple and Braxton, Matt and Tim talk to Kris Cole, Director of Philanthropy Operations for the Levine Museum of the New South.

The Creative Mornings Charlotte Podcast is hosted by Tim Miner and Matt Olin, and produced by Andy Goh. Music by Harvey Cummings.