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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon August 20, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Aging and Housing
We'll talk about home design for seniors and look into the trend to "age in place" rather than to Florida or Arizona for retirement. We'll find out about some of the home and neighborhood designs that make it easier for seniors to age gracefully.
Guests:
Patricia Fletcher - gerontology marketer, PeterAlex Media
Dr. Jeff Rosenfeld - author of Home Design in an Aging World
Ronda Deitch - Charlotte AARP
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Hot, Dry Days Continue
1:00 pm
Mon August 20, 2007

Hot, Dry Days Continue

The Charlotte area gets more rain in an average year than Seattle. The average high temperature in Kansas City this time of year is one degree higher than it is in Charlotte. But if someone has spent the past 3 weeks in the Queen City, neither one of those facts would seem very believable. For an update on the continuing hot and very dry weather, WFAE's Scott Graf called the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg and spoke with Meteorologist Brian McAvoy. He started by asking McAvoy why our weather doesn't seem to be changing.

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Mayberry Memory
1:00 pm
Fri August 17, 2007

Mayberry Memory

WFAE lost a friend this month when commentator Tom Pfahlert died following a lengthy bout with cancer. We first go to know Tom in 2005 when he contacted us with a commentary idea. It was an essay about a particular melody that helped him relax when the world got to be too much. As a tribute to Tom, who retired last year as the Program Chair of CPCC's advertising and graphic design department, we want to share again a peice that we simply called, "Mayberry."

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri August 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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BofA and NFL Reach Deal
1:00 pm
Fri August 17, 2007

BofA and NFL Reach Deal

Bank of America and the NFL announced a deal that makes the Charlotte company the official bank of the nation's most popular pro-sports league. It's the latest in a growing sports marketing portfolio for Bank of America. To analyze that trend, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Dr. Robert Roundtree, a sports marketing professor at UNC-Charlotte. Scott first asked why any company wants an official designation.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu August 16, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Dr. Peter Gorman
CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman joins us to talk about the upcoming school year, the bond referendum and many other CMS issues.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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CATS' Tober Stepping Down
1:00 pm
Thu August 16, 2007

CATS' Tober Stepping Down

Charlotte Area Transit System's CEO Ron Tober is stepping down at the end of this year. He says he arrived at the decision on his own. The news comes at a crucial time for the future of public transportation in Charlotte. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more on what Tober's resignation could mean for the region.

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Transit Chief Tober Retires
1:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2007

Transit Chief Tober Retires

Charlotte Area Transit CEO Ron Tober is stepping down at the end of this year. He has headed CATS for about 8 years. During that time he has overseen development of the city's controversial light rail and other mass transit initiatives, including expanding the bus system. Tober says he arrived at the decision on his own. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with him Wednesday afternoon.

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Democrats on the Bond Proposal
1:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2007

Democrats on the Bond Proposal

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners discussed the $516-million bond proposal for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Republicans on the board proposed a change to the CMS priority list that would be funded by the bonds. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Democrat and commission chair, Jennifer Roberts about the proposal.

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Hydrail Conference
1:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2007

Hydrail Conference

For the last two days on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, scientists, government officials and other advocates of an emerging technology gathered to share their knowledge and ideas. The group included some from the U.S., and some from overseas, but they all had one thing in common - they see a healthy future for a technology known as Hydrail. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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