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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Alice Waters Alice Waters is one of America's most important chefs. Her restaurant, Chez Panisse, has been a pioneer in changing the way restaurants use fresh and locally grown food since it opened its doors in 1971. Ms. Waters' ideas about food have spread to restaurants and schools across the country. Guests: Alice Waters - Executive Chef and Founder, Chez Panisse Restaurant, Berkeley, California Peter Reinhart - Chef-In-Residence, Johnson and Wales University Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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New C.E.O. at Urban League of the Central
1:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2007

New C.E.O. at Urban League of the Central Carolinas

Patrick Graham will lead the local chapter of the national advocacy group that prepares minorities for jobs and economic self-sufficiency. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Graham about what he sees in the future for the Urban League.

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Running on the Spot
1:00 pm
Fri September 21, 2007

Running on the Spot

Kids are now back in the swing of the school year and everyone else is getting back to the regular routine after a summer break. For many, the routine includes trips to the gym. Those trips have WFAE commentator Jean Roznik contemplating what it means to workout.

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Film Looks at Known Charlotte M.A.S.H. Unit
1:00 pm
Wed September 19, 2007

Film Looks at Known Charlotte M.A.S.H. Unit

A new documentary on a little known World War II M.A.S.H. unit from Charlotte debuts tonight on public television station, WTVI. The film, called "If They Could See Us Now: The Story of Charlotte's 38th Evacuation Hospital" airs Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. Filmmaker Chris Hudson joined WFAE's Scott Graf to discuss his documentary.

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Charlotte's Gangs
1:00 pm
Wed September 19, 2007

Charlotte's Gangs

WFAE News continues reporting on crime in the city with a look at gangs. Police have documented more than a hundred gangs at work in the Charlotte area, some of them bearing the titles of big West and East coast gangs, others with more homegrown names. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports on Charlotte's brand of gangs and efforts to prevent their spread.

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Church/State Talk in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue September 18, 2007

Church/State Talk in Charlotte

The group "First-Freedom-First" this week commemorated the 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with an event that pushes for the separation of church and state. On the day of the event, WFAE's Simone Orendain asked organizer Donna Red-Wing for examples of how religion is mixed into the political process.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon September 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charter Schools
Charter schools have been in North Carolina for ten years. We'll look at their growth and progress over the last decade as well as recent studies which show that challenges remain for this public education alternative.
Guests:
Ran Coble - Executive Director, NC Center for Public Policy Research
Terry Stoops - Analyst Pre-school, elementary and secondary education, The John Locke Foundation
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Major Investors at Bojangles
1:00 pm
Fri September 14, 2007

Major Investors at Bojangles

The partners at Charlotte-based Falfurrias Capital this week announced a major investment in Bojangles Holdings. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with Falfurrias partner and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson on the day of the announcement.

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McCrory Wins Primary Election
1:00 pm
Wed September 12, 2007

McCrory Wins Primary Election

Charlotte Republicans and unaffiliated voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote in primary elections. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory won his primary race and now is facing a run for a seventh term. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

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