Kevin Kniestedt http://wfae.org en Higher Gas Prices Not Keeping Drivers Off The Roads This Weekend http://wfae.org/post/higher-gas-prices-not-keeping-drivers-roads-weekend <p>An increased number of holiday travelers are expected to take to the roads this weekend, despite gas prices being significantly higher than they have been during previous Fourth&nbsp;of July weekends.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:18:49 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 54183 at http://wfae.org Higher Gas Prices Not Keeping Drivers Off The Roads This Weekend Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft http://wfae.org/post/hornets-fill-needs-nba-draft <p>The NBA draft was Thursday night. As WFAE’s Kevin Kniestedt explains, the Charlotte Hornets did well to fill some glaring holes in their roster.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:53 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53802 at http://wfae.org Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft Blues Musician Shares His Passion For Louisiana Music And Wetlands http://wfae.org/post/blues-musician-shares-his-passion-louisiana-music-and-wetlands <p>Guitarist and vocalist Tab Benoit has received numerous awards in the music industry, including twice winning the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award, which is considered by many the highest award in blues music, twice.</p><p>But Tab Benoit has also made a name for himself for his efforts in bringing awareness to the deteriorating Louisiana coastal wetlands.</p><p>Tab Benoit joined us to talk about his music and his environmental efforts.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:28:52 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53544 at http://wfae.org Blues Musician Shares His Passion For Louisiana Music And Wetlands CMPD Police Major Discusses Reasons For Officer Body Cameras http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-police-major-discusses-reasons-officer-body-cameras <p>Back in April, the Charlotte City Council voted to allow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to purchase new body cameras for some of their police officers. While CMPD is still deciding exactly what types of body cams they want to buy, they are confident that the new equipment will help better serve both the public and police officers. This morning we were joined by CMPD Major Steve Willis to talk about the departments’ decision to start using these body cameras and how he sees them helping.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:42:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53168 at http://wfae.org 'You Can Do It!' Comedian Rob Schneider Brings Revived Stand Up Act To Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/you-can-do-it-comedian-rob-schneider-brings-revived-stand-act-charlotte <p>Comedian <a href="http://www.robschneider.com/">Rob Schneider</a> is probably best known for his characters on <a href="http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live"><em>Saturday Night Live </em></a>like the Copy Machine Guy, or from movies like <em>Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo</em>, but he got his start in stand-up comedy, and he has recently returned to his roots. He’ll be performing at The Comedy Zone this weekend&nbsp; in Charlotte. He spoke to WFAE's Kevin Kniestedt.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:35:09 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 52417 at http://wfae.org 'You Can Do It!' Comedian Rob Schneider Brings Revived Stand Up Act To Charlotte Huge Bill Cuts Environmental Regulations, Adds Beer http://wfae.org/post/huge-bill-cuts-environmental-regulations-adds-beer <p>About a month into this legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers are keeping up last year’s torrid pace. One bill currently making its way through contains dozens of changes to state laws from A to V. That’s Air Quality to Venomous Reptiles.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:26:14 +0000 Ben Bradford & Kevin Kniestedt 52395 at http://wfae.org Huge Bill Cuts Environmental Regulations, Adds Beer Expect Busier Memorial Weekend Traffic http://wfae.org/post/expect-busier-memorial-weekend-traffic <p>A larger than normal number of motorists in North Carolina will be taking to the roads this holiday weekend, despite much higher gas prices than this time last year.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:22:25 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 51461 at http://wfae.org Expect Busier Memorial Weekend Traffic Reporters Discuss Investigation Of State Medical Examiners Not Doing Their Job http://wfae.org/post/reporters-discuss-investigation-state-medical-examiners-not-doing-their-job <p>This week, a Charlotte Observer investigation finds that medical examiners in much of the state are failing at their jobs. In some cases, they are reaching wrong conclusion on the causes of death, and in many cases – they just aren’t diligent. The Observer found thousands of cases in which examiners regularly close cases without following recommended practices. This series is called <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/static/images/graphics/me_homepage/ME_homepage.html">Fatally Flawed</a>, and two of the reporters for this series, Ames Alexander and Fred Clasen-Kelly joined us.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:23:50 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 51381 at http://wfae.org Reporters Discuss Investigation Of State Medical Examiners Not Doing Their Job Teacher Pay, Coal Ash, Film Incentives On General Assembly Docket http://wfae.org/post/teacher-pay-coal-ash-film-incentives-general-assembly-docket <p>Lawmakers are back in Raleigh today for the start of the General Assembly’s short session. And they’re not letting the short time frame keep them from tackling major changes. Republican leaders are considering more tax cuts, how to boost teacher pay, handle coal ash, whether to continue incentives for film, and much more. WFAE’s Lisa Miller and Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition host Kevin Kniestedt to discuss what to expect.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:45:00 +0000 Ben Bradford, Lisa Miller & Kevin Kniestedt 50876 at http://wfae.org Teacher Pay, Coal Ash, Film Incentives On General Assembly Docket Panthers Go 'Big' With First Round NFL Draft Pick http://wfae.org/post/panthers-go-big-first-round-nfl-draft-pick <p>The NFL completed the first round of their draft last night. And, the Carolina Panthers made a “big” pick.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:29:54 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 50606 at http://wfae.org Panthers Go 'Big' With First Round NFL Draft Pick