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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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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
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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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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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue August 7, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Open Phones
It's your turn to choose the topic. Call or e-mail us about what's on your mind.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon August 6, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Fairness Doctrine and Talk Radio
There has been recent discussion among lawmakers about the impact of talk radio. Some politicians would like to renew the Fairness Doctrine, others want to suppress it permanently. We'll discuss the history, impact and responsibility of talk radio.
Guests
Steve Rendall - Senior Analyst, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Mark LLoyd - Senior Fellow, The Center for American Progress
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Las Vegas Furniture Market's Local Effect
1:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2007

Las Vegas Furniture Market's Local Effect

When it started in the summer of 2005, a new furniture market in Las Vegas was viewed as a threat to the world's largest such event, held twice a year in Hight Point. This week, the third summer market in Las Vegas was held. To see if that threat has materialized, WFAE's Scott Graf called Joe Carroll, the publisher of the Greensboro-based trade magazine "Furniture Today."

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National Sports Marketing Network Comes to
1:00 pm
Tue July 31, 2007

National Sports Marketing Network Comes to Charlotte

The newest chapter of the National Sports Marketing Network has opened in Charlotte. To find out why the group picked Charlotte as its latest city to 'set up shop' in, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Jennifer Karpf, the organization's president.

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A Dog Tale
1:00 pm
Tue July 31, 2007

A Dog Tale

Sometimes it can take years to find the perfect pet. After a long search, WFAE commentator Sally Phillips may have finally found a keeper for the family.

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