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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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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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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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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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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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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
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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