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Force of Nature
1:00 pm
Thu October 12, 2006

Force of Nature

A project involving universities and art galleries in North and South Carolina has brought Japanese modern artists here this month to create works about the relationship between humans and nature. As they create their works, many are getting up close with the local environment. David Boraks reports.

For detail, photographs and a calendar of events, visit the Force of Nature project website.

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Hayes and Kissel Debate
1:00 pm
Wed October 11, 2006

Hayes and Kissel Debate

Most congressional pundits had counted North Carolina's 8th District as a safe Republican seat in this year's elections. But recent developments are making Republicans nervous. New data put out by a Democratic polling firm show Democrat challenger Larry Kissel in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Republican Robin Hayes. The two met in Charlotte to tape a televised debate at WTVI. WFAE's Craig Fahle has this report.

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Hayes and Kissel Debate
1:00 pm
Wed October 11, 2006

Hayes and Kissel Debate

Most congressional pundits had counted North Carolina's 8th District as a safe Republican seat in this year's elections. But recent developments are making Republicans nervous. New data put out by a Democratic polling firm show Democrat challenger Larry Kissel in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Republican Robin Hayes. The two met in Charlotte to tape a televised debate at WTVI. WFAE's Craig Fahle has this report.

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Grandma x 2
1:00 pm
Tue October 10, 2006

Grandma x 2

A "newly-minted" grandmother is now having twice the fun. WFAE commentator Betsy Lambert has an update on her new role.

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Autumn Scenery in NC Mountains
1:00 pm
Mon October 9, 2006

Autumn Scenery in NC Mountains

Thousands of people flock to the North Carolina mountains each fall to enjoy the autumn scenery. To get an update on the autumn leaves, WFAE's Scott Graf called Dr. Howard Neufeld, an ecology professor at Appalachian State University.

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1,700 CMS Teens Participate in National Behavior
1:00 pm
Fri October 6, 2006

1,700 CMS Teens Participate in National Behavior Survey

The district, county health officials and children's advocates express concern about CMS high school students' behavior in areas such as the number who've attempted suicide, carrying weapons and promiscuity. CMS released a summary of results this week.
To read state breakdowns of survey by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, click here.

Disabled For A Day
1:00 pm
Tue October 3, 2006

Disabled For A Day

Some students at Central Piedmont Community College's main campus are participating in a program that will assign each of them disabilities for a brief period. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with organizer and CPCC student life director Amanda Capobianchi about the "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" program.

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Teacher Reaction to CMS Reconstitution
1:00 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

Teacher Reaction to CMS Reconstitution

Some teachers aren't happy with a major reform plan for four of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Shools' worst performing high schools. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Jim Black Part 2
1:00 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

Jim Black Part 2

House Speaker Jim Black and Scandals
1:00 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

House Speaker Jim Black and Scandals

N.C. House Speaker Jim Black (D) has had his name associated with two scandals recently. A fellow, politically-active optometrist, and Black ally, was indicted on charges he wasn't honest while filing campaign finance reports several years ago. The Speaker's name has also been mentioned during the fraud trial of a former state lottery commissioner he appointed. To get some perspective on the effect this might be having on politics in the state, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Dr. Andrew Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University.

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