A Trifling Place http://wfae.org en Episode #18: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence http://wfae.org/post/episode-18-mecklenburg-declaration-independence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5; font-weight: inherit;">Welcome to <a href="http://wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank"><em>A Trifling Place</em></a>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:29:30 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 51263 at http://wfae.org Episode #18: The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence 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 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? Charlotte Area: An Attractive Place To Retire? http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-area-attractive-place-retire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The online real estate research site&nbsp;Movoto&nbsp;says five cities/towns in the Charlotte-area are among&nbsp;</span><a href="https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWIKC25bok6k.kqgP-DbOVUpQ" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the top 10 places</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in North Carolina to retire. That's half the list!&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Top 10 Places To Retire In N.C.</strong></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:58:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 45241 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Area: An Attractive Place To Retire? Plaza Midwood And NoDa Tie For 'Most Hipster Neighborhood' http://wfae.org/post/plaza-midwood-and-noda-tie-most-hipster-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plaza </span>Midwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>NoDa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tied for the most hipster neighborhood in Charlotte, </span><a href="http://gawker.com/this-is-the-williamsburg-of-your-city-a-map-of-hip-ame-1460243062" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">according to Gawker</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>They were trying to figure out "where the self-consciously arty creative-class would-be bohemians congregate" in America's cities.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:13:54 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 44363 at http://wfae.org Plaza Midwood And NoDa Tie For 'Most Hipster Neighborhood' Mosaic Mural Of Dale Jr. For Auction On eBay http://wfae.org/post/mosaic-mural-dale-jr-auction-ebay <p>This weekend, bidding&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">began&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on an almost-life-sized mural of Dale </span>Earnhardt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A print of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.dalejrpicturemosaic.com/mosaic.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">digital mosaic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mural is made up of more than 1,151 photos submitted by fans between May and December 2013.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:37:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42970 at http://wfae.org Mosaic Mural Of Dale Jr. For Auction On eBay A Trifling Place, Episode 15: The Really, Really Free Store http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-15-really-really-free-store <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Correction:</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em>This story wrongly says the Really Really Free Store will move in March to a building next door. The Free Store moved into that building this month. The on-scene reporting for this piece was conducted in mid-October, when the Free Store was still located in the house.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the latest episode of our podcast <em><a href="http://wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, we take you to a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;store where everything is free. It's in a complex called Area 15.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:35:05 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42765 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 15: The Really, Really Free Store A Trifling Place, Episode 14: Charlotte vs. Raleigh http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-14-charlotte-vs-raleigh <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <em><a href="http://wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte has a lot of nicknames. Some of them are flattering and others … not so much. One of them is "The Great State of Mecklenburg." Much of this has to do with how Raleigh perceives Charlotte and vice versa.</span></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:50:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39169 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 14: Charlotte vs. Raleigh 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America http://wfae.org/post/cupid-ranks-southern-drawl-most-attractive-north-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turns out the “lilting twang of the South” is the most attractive accent in North America, according to a “study” by Cupid.com. From their <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201310/Cupid_Accents_Press_Release_-_North_Carolina.pdf" target="_blank">press release</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to romance, most of us dream of long lazy days in the sun, epic sunsets and, ahem, rolls in the hay.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:40:30 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37668 at http://wfae.org 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America A Trifling Place, Episode 13: Cotillions and Etiquette Schools http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-13-cotillions-and-etiquette-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <em><a href="http://wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a>,&nbsp;</em>a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p>The story goes that the deeper South you go, the friendlier the people become. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">So moving here a year ago, I was well-prepared for the onslaught of &quot;Yes </span>m&#39;ams<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot; and chivalrous men who insist that you walk through the revolving door first.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:02:24 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 36659 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 13: Cotillions and Etiquette Schools