Charlotte Talks on WFAE http://wfae.org en The Hidden Field Of Preventive Medicine http://wfae.org/post/hidden-field-preventive-medicine <p>Our country has made huge strides in curing ailments but what about preventive medicine? Huge amounts of money go toward addressing problems but our guests say much more can be done to prevent problems in the first place. So what is preventive care? And what is its place in our health care system? &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55838 at http://wfae.org The Hidden Field Of Preventive Medicine North Carolina Education Update http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-education-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina General Assembly has had a busy season, and one of the biggest issues of importance has been education. Teacher pay, teacher tenure, the Common Core, rules about charter schools, have all been topics of concern for our state legislature. Closer to home, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is getting ready for the beginning of the school year, dealing with budget, hiring and moving around principals and educators in the system, and all the while facing uncertainty because of what’s happening in Raleigh. We’re joined by two education reporters to get an update on education in our state.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55770 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Education Update Architecture And Neuroscience http://wfae.org/post/architecture-and-neuroscience <p>As humans, we are constantly reacting to the world around us, but we live far more of our lives indoors now than in the past. Our two guests study the interaction between humans and structures and they have lots of information to share about how architecture and neuroscience are related. We’ll learn how schools, hospitals, retail stores and more compel us to make certain decisions and affect how we feel.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55643 at http://wfae.org Architecture And Neuroscience Wisdomkeepers / Moral Movies http://wfae.org/post/wisdomkeepers-moral-movies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we learn about two organizations using film to preserve history and wisdom. Moral Mondays is a political movement that has grown over the past couple of years. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://workingfilms.org/blog/tag/moral-movies/" target="_blank">Moral Movies</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sprang up to support the movement with a series of films aimed at increasing awareness of social justice issues such as civil rights, climate change and more. We'll also meet a man who traveled to Peru to document the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.paqoandino.com/#about-the-film" target="_blank">Pago Indian tribe</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are one of the Earth's few remaining uninterrupted lineages of wisdom.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55408 at http://wfae.org Wisdomkeepers / Moral Movies Health Of The Honeybees http://wfae.org/post/health-honeybees <p>What's happening to all the honeybees? It's a question we've been asking now for years and finding an answer is essential to the health of our environment, food supply and the economy. Honeybees are crucial in pollinating fruits, vegetables and nuts and their numbers have been declining sharply in recent years - about 30 percent of all colonies have died every winter in the U.S. since 2007. The alarming declines are causing many concerns and some are calling it a wake-up call for the U.S. and world. Most recently, President Obama announced a task force of various agencies to create a federal strategy to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators. We'll talk about the importance of bees, theories about what's happening to them, check in on the health of our local bee populations, explore the implications for agriculture and the economy and find out what we can do in our own backyards.</p><div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55402 at http://wfae.org Health Of The Honeybees Immigration http://wfae.org/post/immigration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The crisis at the border involving large numbers of unaccompanied minors adds more complexity to an already very difficult and divisive immigration problem in the US. Members of Congress can’t agree on what’s to be done, and there has been criticism of the Obama Administration’s efforts in immigration reform. We’ll be joined by experts who will discuss some of the reasons for this surge in numbers along the border, why the government can’t agree, and we’ll talk with two immigrants about their very different stories of immigration to the US and what their status is today.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55332 at http://wfae.org Immigration How Much Is Enough? A Living Wage For Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/how-much-enough-living-wage-charlotte <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fifty-nine percent of the occupations in Mecklenburg County pay average wages below $35,000. Some people make below that at minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, about $14,500 a year. Other cities around the state have enacted some form of living wage for their residents, but not Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Why not? What does the N.C. Justice Center<a href="http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=budget-and-tax/living-income-standard-2014-boom-low-wage-work-means-many-north-carolinians-dont-make"> define </a>as a living income standard? We learn that and more.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 54969 at http://wfae.org How Much Is Enough? A Living Wage For Charlotte #SingleinClt: The Millennial Marriage Gap http://wfae.org/post/singleinclt-millennial-marriage-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent </span><a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/sdt-next-america-03-07-2014-0-02/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pew study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found that only 26 percent of the Millennial generation&nbsp;are married in comparison to baby boomers whose marriage rates are at nearly 50 percent. Our guests say that the American family has undergone a quiet transformation over the past 50 years, and falling marriage rates are at the center of that transformation. What are the changes that contributed to that shift? In what ways and how will this impact larger society?</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 54963 at http://wfae.org #SingleinClt: The Millennial Marriage Gap Yoga In Charlotte (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/yoga-charlotte-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The popularity of yoga seems to be exploding.&nbsp; An exercise for the body, the mind and, some say, the soul –there were only a few places to practice yoga in Charlotte a few years ago and now there are dozens. We’re going to talk to some local yogis about this phenomenon. They say yoga is for everyone, not just affluent, flexible folks. But just how affordable is it and who are all these people stretching into strange positions?</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 WFAE 55063 at http://wfae.org Yoga In Charlotte (Rebroadcast) Webb Hubbell http://wfae.org/post/webb-hubbell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You may remember Webb Hubbell. A former Associate Attorney General of the United States and longtime friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, he was swept up in Ken Starr's Whitewater investigation. After pleading guilty to federal wire and tax fraud charges, he served time in prison and now lives in Charlotte. He's also published his first novel set in a fictionalized version of his hometown of Little Rock.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 54964 at http://wfae.org Webb Hubbell