AARP http://wfae.org en A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-16-where-sidewalks <p>Welcome to <a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank"><em>A Trifling Place</em></a>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:03:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46871 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At? Duke's 2012 Earnings Bolstered By Higher Rates http://wfae.org/post/dukes-2012-earnings-bolstered-higher-rates <p></p><p>Duke Energy reported modest earnings for 2012 of about $3 per share – but the number would have been much lower if Duke hadn't raised electric rates in the Carolinas by 7 percent last year. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on this classic case of conflicting interests – where pain for ratepayers means profit for investors:</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:49:21 +0000 Julie Rose 21370 at http://wfae.org Duke's 2012 Earnings Bolstered By Higher Rates Congressman Kissell Will Debate Hudson Monday http://wfae.org/post/congressman-kissell-will-debate-hudson-monday <p>Democratic congressman Larry Kissell and Republican candidate Richard Hudson will debate on Monday at Wingate University in partnership with AARP North Carolina. The focus of the debate is Medicare and Social Security and it's the first for North Carolina's eighth congressional district seat. &nbsp;</p><p>“District eight, without a doubt, is one of the hottest seats that’s up for elections this year,”&nbsp;Doug Dickerson, &nbsp;director of AARP North Carolina, says.</p><p>Dickerson wants&nbsp;Kissell and Hudson to talk specifics on key issues to senior citizens.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:24:59 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 6912 at http://wfae.org