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CMS Bond List Set
1:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2007

CMS Bond List Set

In a seven to two vote, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board last night approved the capitol project list to be funded by the $516 million bond question in this fall's ballot. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Suspended South Carolina Treasurer Resigns
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2007

Suspended South Carolina Treasurer Resigns

Suspended South Carolina State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel resigned his post today, a result of his indictment on federal drug charges. WFAE's Craig Fahle has more.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Dog Fighting
The cruel, but underground practice of dog fighting has come to light in the press after football player Mickael Vick's recent indictment on charges related to the industry. North Carolina is seen by some experts as the dog fighting capital of America. We'll learn about this brutal practice and the forces out to eradicate it.
Guest:
John Goodwin - Deputy Director, Animal Cruelty Campaign, U.S. Humane Society
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Next Moves on CMS '07 Bond
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2007

Next Moves on CMS '07 Bond

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board is set to work on the priority list of construction and renovation for the bond request that will be on the ballot this fall. The workshop will set the tone of the public debate over the bonds. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports on what's at stake and what's next in the $516 million bond campaign.

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Tammy Faye Remembered
1:00 pm
Mon July 23, 2007

Tammy Faye Remembered

A private memorial service was held over the weekend for Tammy Faye Messner, who died Friday. The former Tammy Faye Bakker was one half of a flamboyant televangelism duo whose Ft. Mill-based empire crumbled in the late 1980's. WFAE's Mark Rumsey takes this look back.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon July 23, 2007

Charlotte Talks

NC Financial Literacy
A recent report from the State Treasurer's office revealed that financial literacy rates among North Carolina students were low. We'll talk about ways to educate students on finance and everyday money matters. To view the survey and report visit www.nctreasurer.com.
Guest:
Bruce Nofsinger - Board Member, North Carolina Council for Economic Education
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri July 20, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Cathy Rigby
In another edition of our Great Conversations series, we'll look back at a couple of visits from Cathy Rigby. Former Olympic gymnast and Tony Award nominated actress, she was here in 2003 for Seussical the Musical and back in 2005 for Peter Pan. We'll hear about all of her different roles, and with a little pixie dust, she even makes a dream come true for Mike.
More about the Great Conversations series here.

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Catching Up with Kellie Pickler
1:00 pm
Fri July 20, 2007

Catching Up with Kellie Pickler

Albemarle native and American Idol star Kellie Pickler returns to the region this weekend performing on a tour headlined by Brad Paisley. But first she spoke with WFAE's Scott Graf about the many changes the last year has brought to her life and the many ways she has stayed the same small town girl.
*Web Extra Extended Interview

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Hispanic Business in America
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Michael Barrera will weigh in on the many immigration issues facing our region and nation. Hispancics own 2 million businesses in this country and the number is growing. We'll explore the ways Hispanic businesses add to and fit into the economy of our counrty.
Guest
Michael Barrera - President and C.E.O. United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Indulged Children
1:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2007

Indulged Children

For many children, gifts, treats and rewards come at a regular clip. WFAE commentator Lynn Trenning is putting her foot down.

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