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Bishops Call for Immigration Reform
12:00 pm
Wed November 29, 2006

Bishops Call for Immigration Reform

Bishop Peter Jugis of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has joined with other bishops from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in calling for what they describe as comprehensive and fair reform of immigration law. They are asking for, among other things, an easier path to citizenship and a guest worker program. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with David Hains, communications directer of the Diocese of Charlotte. He asked why the bishops are working together on this issue.

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Election Season!
12:00 pm
Tue November 28, 2006

Election Season!

Some seasons last longer than the four changes in the weather. You see team banners hanging outside people's front doors for as long as the season lasts and in the fall you see first Halloween decorations and then immediately after, Christmas or other winter-related decor. And then there's the one season that never seems to end, according to WFAE commentator Sally Phillips.

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Group Takes Next Steps to Ban Public Smoking
12:00 pm
Mon November 27, 2006

Group Takes Next Steps to Ban Public Smoking

The health advocate group, Smoke-Free Mecklenburg hopes to strengthen the case for setting smoking bans in public places. It already has support from several municipalities in the county, and tonight it will approach the Charlotte City Council. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Smoke-Free Mecklenburg's Vice Chair, Patricia Bossert.

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A Time to Reconnect with a Favorite Poet
12:00 pm
Mon November 27, 2006

A Time to Reconnect with a Favorite Poet

The changes that occur during the month of November bother some people. But not WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson. For her, it's the perfict time to reconnect with her favorite poet.

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A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge

Among the thousands of people passing through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport this week are members of the U.S. military. One spot at the airport that will see more traffic is the new U.S.O. lounge. Earlier in the week, WFAE's Scott Graf visited what's becoming known as one of the nicest U.S.O. lounges in the country.

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A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge

Among the thousands of people passing through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport this week are members of the U.S. military. One spot at the airport that will see more traffic is the new U.S.O. lounge. Earlier in the week, WFAE's Scott Graf visited what's becoming known as one of the nicest U.S.O. lounges in the country.

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Risky Gift-Giving
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

Risky Gift-Giving

The holidays are upon us and it's time to start thinking about what gifts to give. Over the years, WFAE commentator Gus Succop has learned to fine tune the art of gift-giving.

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The Problem with Cell Phones
12:00 pm
Mon November 20, 2006

The Problem with Cell Phones

A new poll conducted by Elon University shows that nearly 80% of North Carolinians think cell phones decrease highway safety. Safety aside, WFAE commentator Krissa Palmer simply doesn't like cell phones.

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Whooping Cough Cases on Rise
12:00 pm
Fri November 17, 2006

Whooping Cough Cases on Rise

There have been more than the usual number of whooping cough cases reported to Mecklenburg County's Health Department. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with County Medical Director Dr. Stephen Keener about the outbreak of the cough also known as pertussis.

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NC 100th District May Vote Again
12:00 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

NC 100th District May Vote Again

When voters who live in the 100th House District woke up last Wednesday, they learned that incumbent House Speaker Jim Black, one of the most powerful members of the state legislature, was ahead by just 7 votes in his bid for re-election. The final outcome of the race would be determined by about 120 provisional ballots. But now, problems in one precinct may force the entire district to vote again. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

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