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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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NC Arthritis Rates to Increase
1:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2007

NC Arthritis Rates to Increase

A new report issued by the federal government says that North Carolina will see a 57% increase in the rate of arthritis by 2030. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Dr. John Klippel, President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation about the report. Dr. Klippel says the increase is alarming.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Average Joe
It's another edition of the Average Joe series. We'll talk with regular listeners about their greatest community, national and international concerns.
Guests
Shelton Starks
Carol Gifford
Sy Stadtmauer
J. Greg Jones
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Pre-Revolutionary Cemetery Found
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Pre-Revolutionary Cemetery Found

Back in March, while building an expansion onto Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, construction crews unearthed a pre-Revolutionary cemetery. The hospital called in archaeologists to excavate the thirteen graves of some of Charlotte's first colonial settlers. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with archaeologist Matt Matternes about the graves' significance.

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Biotech Outreach to Young People
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Biotech Outreach to Young People

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is reaching out to students from kindergarten to 12th grade, to build interest in biotechnology. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with newly hired instructor Gina Sloan, who is contacting school principals in the region starting this week.

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Shelter to Stay Open Longer
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Shelter to Stay Open Longer

Charlotte's Emergency Winter Shelter is planning to stay open an extra two months this season - from the beginning of October to the end of April. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Rev. Bill Jeffries, who is on the shelter's board, about the longer season.

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