CPCC http://wfae.org en Li'l Abner & Education In North Carolina http://wfae.org/post/lil-abner-education-north-carolina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Part 1</strong></p><p>Central Piedmont Community College's summer theater season is underway and they are producing a southern favorite, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cpccarts">Li'l&nbsp;Abner</a>. Based on the wildly popular Al Capps <a href="http://lil-abner.com/">cartoon Li'l&nbsp;Abner</a>, which ran from the 1930’s for over 40 years, CPCC’s production has an ironic twist. In the title role is newcomer Zach Teague. Over 50 years ago another unknown, Peter Palmer, got the nod as the Broadway star of Li'l&nbsp;Abner. Both actors join us. Palmer, now in his 80’s is still going strong and Mr. Teague is just starting out. We’ll visit with both actors and learn about the production.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 53586 at http://wfae.org Li'l Abner & Education In North Carolina County Budget And Referendum Pass Amidst Bickering http://wfae.org/post/county-budget-and-referendum-pass-amidst-bickering <p>If there was a word of the night at yesterday’s Mecklenburg County Commissioners meeting, it would have been “teachers.” Not surprising since the board was set to approve its $1.3 billion budget, which includes more money for schools and a referendum for this November that would add money for teacher pay.&nbsp;The meeting turned terse and politically divisive and even had a bit of a budgetary surprise.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:32:18 +0000 Tom Bullock 53164 at http://wfae.org County Budget And Referendum Pass Amidst Bickering Transgender Accommodation Policies Big Topic On College Campuses http://wfae.org/post/transgender-accommodation-policies-big-topic-college-campuses <p>In March, a CPCC transgender student was suspended for a day-and-a-half after she used a women’s restroom. She says a security guard told her she needed to use one of the campuses' three gender-neutral bathrooms. The disputed generated a small protest on campus, at which Andraya Williams spoke about the incident.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:27:05 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 48954 at http://wfae.org Transgender Accommodation Policies Big Topic On College Campuses CPCC Students Won’t Be Able To Take Out Direct Federal Loans http://wfae.org/post/cpcc-students-won-t-be-able-take-out-direct-federal-loans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Central Piedmont Community College students will no longer have access to direct federal loans next school year. </span>CPCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> board made the decision because of worries high default rates could force the federal government to pull grants. Many community colleges have made the same decision. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:25:56 +0000 Lisa Miller 47232 at http://wfae.org CPCC Students Won’t Be Able To Take Out Direct Federal Loans CPCC Grad's Journey Was Arduous http://wfae.org/post/cpcc-grads-journey-was-arduous <p>Students attend Central Piedmont Community College for many reasons, but the story of 20-year-old Riyam Al Ghrary’s journey to CPCC surely ranks among the most harrowing.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It began in Iraq, about six years ago, on the day she was kidnapped. It will culminate Thursday evening, as she accepts her diploma at </span>Bojangles’<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coliseum, one of about 1,900 graduates, the largest number in </span>CPCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 50-year history. She was student body vice president and a scholarship winner. She’s graduating with a 4.0 average.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:11:35 +0000 Pam Kelley/Charlotte Observer 27412 at http://wfae.org CPCC Grad's Journey Was Arduous Bond Package Won't Fund All CMS, CPCC Building Projects http://wfae.org/post/bond-package-wont-fund-all-cms-cpcc-building-projects <p>The CMS school board tonight will ask the county to finance a bunch of building projects over the next few years.&nbsp; It could come out to about $400 million.&nbsp; Central Piedmont Community College has a similar request.&nbsp; But the county is only willing to put together a bond referendum for half that amount.&nbsp;</p><p>County Finance Director Dena Diorio says the county uses nine different criteria for deciding which projects get priority.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:12:29 +0000 Lisa Miller 25864 at http://wfae.org Friendship And Opera Bring South Africans To CPCC http://wfae.org/post/friendship-and-opera-bring-south-africans-cpcc <p>Thabang Masango had been doing well as a singer in South Africa. He had won large singing competitions and was part of prominent choral group. In 2008, the choral group toured the United States and made a stop in Charlotte along the way.</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:41:12 +0000 Briana Duggan 16641 at http://wfae.org Friendship And Opera Bring South Africans To CPCC A Daunting Job Search For The White-Collar Unemployed http://wfae.org/post/daunting-job-search-white-collar-unemployed <p>Unemployed Americans are facing a more daunting job search now than at any time in the past 60 years.</p><p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it takes the average unemployed person about 10 months to find a job - twice as long as it took in every previous recession since the 1940s. That 10-month average has barely budged in the past year.</p><p>In Charlotte, some of the people having the hardest time getting back to work had successful white-collar careers before the financial crisis.</p><p><strong>'It's Like This Baseball Bat To The Chest'</strong></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:16:09 +0000 Michael Tomsic 14998 at http://wfae.org A Daunting Job Search For The White-Collar Unemployed