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Lessons from the Kitchen
12:00 pm
Fri February 25, 2005

Lessons from the Kitchen

This year, the annual observance of "Black History Month" has WFAE commentator Amy Rogers remembering her childhood and one woman who played a very important role in it.

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Tsunami Adoption Questions Answered
12:00 pm
Wed February 2, 2005

Tsunami Adoption Questions Answered

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(2/2/05) Some people touched by images of orphaned children in tsunami-hit areas want to do more than just send a check. WFAE's Simone Orendain talked with Elizabeth Thurbee from Charlotte's Catholic Social Services about the chances of adopting these children.

Businesses and Tsunami Relief
12:00 pm
Thu January 20, 2005

Businesses and Tsunami Relief

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(1/20/05) Last month's tsunamis in Southeast Asia have prompted a massive outpouring of support from individuals, groups and even businesses. Kathleen McCarthy is the director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center at New York's City University. She talked with WFAE's Scott Graf about the role of business in fundraising.

Physicians Reach Out Update
12:00 pm
Wed January 19, 2005

Physicians Reach Out Update

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(1/19/05) For the tens of thousands of Mecklenburg County residents who lack health insurance it's a challenge to stay healthy. In September, the county's medical society unveiled "Physicians Reach Out," a health care initiative designed to make it easier for the poor to get medical care. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin discussed the program's first months with the Mecklenburg County Medical Society's past president Dr. John Klimas.

Warm Weather Affects Plants
12:00 pm
Thu January 13, 2005

Warm Weather Affects Plants

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U.S. Airways Update
12:00 pm
Wed January 12, 2005

U.S. Airways Update

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(1/12/05) Many people in Charlotte are keeping a close watch on U.S. Airways and its struggle to emerge from bankruptcy. The airline is in the middle of several important dates that could help it survive, or contribute to its final demise. Steve Lott is Business Editor of "Aviation Daily" magazine and he joined WFAE's Scott Graf to talk about the latest developments.

How To Say
12:00 pm
Tue January 11, 2005

How To Say

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(1/11/05) With constant news coverage of the tsunami disaster, more and more peopleare getting exposed to a word they don't normally use. There's been asteady flow of Internet traffic as linguists and translators discuss thepronunciation of the word- "tsunami." Even among newscasters there doesn'tseem to be a consensus. WFAE's Simone Orendain talked with UNC linguist professor, Jennifer Smith to get some clarification. Smith specializes in the sounds in languages.

NASCAR Hall of Fame
12:00 pm
Thu January 6, 2005

NASCAR Hall of Fame

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(1-05-05) NASCAR has announced that Charlotte is one of four cities it's selected as finalists to become home to its Hall of Fame. Charlotte will be competing with Atlanta, Daytona Beach and Kansas City to land the attraction. To find out more about what's next in the process, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Carroll Gray, the president of the Charlotte Chamber.

Facing Unemployment in 2005
12:00 pm
Wed January 5, 2005

Facing Unemployment in 2005

(1/5/05) The new year is nicely underway and for most people that means going back to work after some time off for the holidays. For WFAE commentator Gerry Soud it means more time swimming in the unsettled waters of unemployment.
As a 50-something baby boomer with a great resume and references, I'm adept at swimming with the sharks, but these days it seems I'm stuck in a school of guppies.

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