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CMS Bond List Proposal
1:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2007

CMS Bond List Proposal

The Mecklenburg County Commission Republicans are proposing a change to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools priority list for the $516-million bond proposal. The bond is an item on the county commission meeting agenda this week. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Commissioner Dan Ramirez about the plan he and his fellow party members came up with.

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Kannapolis Native is Kissing Sailor
1:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2007

Kannapolis Native is Kissing Sailor

A sailor kissing a nurse standing in the middle of Times Square became the iconic image of the end of the Second World War. Several men have claimed to be the man in the picture. But this month a forensic artist has identified the man as Glenn McDuffie of Kannapolis. The 80-year-old spoke with WFAE's Lisa Miller about that moment and the following years.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Great Personalities Series
Billy Bean was a solid major league baseball player with an explosive secret. He'll talk about how his personal secret effected his professional life in a rebroadcast of one of the most compelling Charlotte Talks conversations ever.
Since this is a rebroadcast we won't be able to take your calls.

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Charlotte Literary Festival
1:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2007

Charlotte Literary Festival

The Charlotte Literary Festival is taking place over the weekend. It's featuring a top-selling African American writer Zane, romance author Catherine Coulter, and Essence best-selling writers Omar Tyree and Donna Mills. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Jazz Vincent who started the festival last year.

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North American Youth Congress
1:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2007

North American Youth Congress

The 3-day North American Youth Congress is organized every-other-year by the United Pentecostal Church International, which says it expects thousands of people to turn out at Charlotte Bobcats Arena. To learn more, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Todd Gatty, the organization's president.

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Save the Bus! Campaign
1:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2007

Save the Bus! Campaign

So far, the debate over the upcoming vote on Charlotte's half-cent sales tax for transportation has been dominated by those for and against light rail. But a third group has added its voice to the discussion . The "Save the Bus!" campaign is being co-chaired by Sam Spencer, a 22-year old senior at Davidson College who says he's relied on CATS buses quite a bit in his life. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Spencer, and asked him what's different about the new campaign.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Essential History of Charlotte
Charlotte Talks' regular Tom Hanchett joins us to talk about the top ten things everyone should know about the history of Charlotte. We'll also talk about the history of some other organizations and institutions related to the Queen City. What's your Charlotte history IQ?
Guest:
Tom Hanchett - Historian, Levine Museum of the New South
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Leader-in-the-Making
1:00 pm
Thu August 9, 2007

Leader-in-the-Making

The first ever Emerging Leaders Summer Institute for incoming West Charlotte High School freshmen is wrapping up. During week-long camps 150 student-leaders took part in goal-oriented activities and were matched up with mentors from the business community. WFAE's Simone Orendain chatted by cell phone with 14-year old Brandon Trapp during a quick break from a leadership session.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed August 8, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Green Team and Corporate Conservation
Large event planners and corporate C.E.O.s are among a new group of city leaders who are going green on a large scale.
Guests
Mary Tribble - President, Tribble Creative Group
Robert Krumbine - Senior VP of Events, Charlotte Center City Partners / Executive Director, Artfest

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