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Red Cross Asking for Blood Donations
1:00 pm
Mon July 9, 2007

Red Cross Asking for Blood Donations

Calling the current blood shortage 'critical,' the Charlotte chapter of the American Red Cross issued another appeal for more donors. That follows an appeal in late June asking for the same. To find out why blood supplies are smaller this summer than others, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Pam Daigle, the CEO of The Greater Carolinas Red Cross.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri July 6, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Ralph Nader
Another installment of our Great Conversations series, we revisit our conversation with Ralph Nader. We talked to him in 2004 when he was a candidate for President- he gives his thoughts on health care, the war in Iraq, and his reasons for running.
Guest
Ralph Nader - 2004 Presidential Candidate

Since this is an encore edition of the show we won't be able to take your phone calls.
Original Airdate 3/26/2004

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Responsible Water Use
1:00 pm
Fri July 6, 2007

Responsible Water Use

Earlier this week, North Carolina Governor Mike Easley asked state residents to use water reponsibly. His request came in light of continuing dry conditions across the state. It also came five weeks after City of Charlotte officials asked residents to do the same. To see how things have been going since then, WFAE's Scott Graf called Cam Coley with the City of Charlotte water department.
For morn information on saving water, you can visit www.cmutilities.com and click on WaterSmart.

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McCrory on July Fourth Arrests
1:00 pm
Fri July 6, 2007

McCrory on July Fourth Arrests

Following the 169 arrests police made before, during and after the 4th of July activities in uptown Charlotte this week, Mayor Pat McCrory sent an open letter containing his thoughts on the night to City Manager Curt Walton. Friday, he told WFAE's Scott Graf that going into the Fourth, he was concerned with what would happen once the fireworks at memorial Stadium ended.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu July 5, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Ice Cream and Gelato
With summer heating up, we'll cool down with a show on ice cream and its Italian sister, gelato. We'll get some history on the long-time treat (did you know ice cream has been around since the 4th century B.C.?), tips on some of the tastiest, and even some help with making it at home.
Guests
Peter Reinhart - Chef-on-Assignment, Johnson & Wales
Shannon Jackson Arnold - author, Everybody Loves Ice Cream: The Whole Scoop on America's Favorite Treat
Marco Ventura - Gelato expert, CafeĀ“ Mia in Birkdale Village.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed July 4, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Rare Plant Blooms at UNCC
1:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2007

Rare Plant Blooms at UNCC

The Titan Arum, the plant that produces one of the world's largest flowers bloomed at UNC Charlotte over the weekend. It's known as the Corpse Flower because it gives off a smell likened to rotting roadkill. WFAE's Lisa Miller takes a look at what one rare blossom can do for a greenhouse full of plants.

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Plastic Patriotism?
1:00 pm
Tue July 3, 2007

Plastic Patriotism?

This Fourth of July holiday week finds American flags adorning many homes and yards around Charlotte. WFAE commentator Beth Resler Walters says that's fine-- so long as the residents choose to put the flags there.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon July 2, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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