Raymond Kaskey http://wfae.org en A Trifling Place, Episode #17: Charlotte's Public Art http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-17-charlottes-public-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;">Welcome to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;"><a href="http://wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;">, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overall, Charlotte has more than <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201404/Public_Art_Inventory_as_of_7_22_13.pdf?__utma=100058712.665783570.1395344721.1397757893.1397828927.92&amp;__utmb=100058712.82.7.1397832505912&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1397590206.82.5.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not provided)&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=179675684" target="_blank">100 pieces of public art</a>. In this episode, we’re going to take a tour of a few of them.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:56:11 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49130 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode #17: Charlotte's Public Art A Trifling Place, Episode 8: The Story Behind Those Big Statues On Independence Square http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-8-story-behind-those-big-statues-independence-square <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OK, lots of cities have a Square. There’s Red Square, Times Square, St. Peter’s Square to name a few.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And then … there’s Independence Square.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Where’s that, you ask?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte – at the intersection of Trade and Tryon.</span></p><p>In case you didn’t know, this intersection is where a Native American trading path - Trade Street – crossed what used to be called the Great Wagon Road, which we now know as Tryon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, the intersection is named Independence Square to recognize the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. County leaders signed the document on May 20, 1775, declaring freedom from tyranny … I mean England … more than a year before the Continental Congress did it in Philly.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four statues at each corner of the intersection further distinguish the square. These statues are the subject of this edition of </span><a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>A Trifling Place</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:53:32 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 24933 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 8: The Story Behind Those Big Statues On Independence Square