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School Performance
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2007

School Performance

This week, we tried to get a sense of what area schools are doing to increase school performance. But what exactly constitutes quality? The most common measure of a school's quality is test scores. But many people see this as a "one size fits all" approach that doesn't accurately reflect a school's true performance.

Simone Orendain takes a look at some of both CMS and Union County's efforts to increase
performance. She also talks to some parents who looked beyond their school's rankings when they made a decision on where to send their child to school.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Wildwood Flowers / Fiddler's Grove
It's a musical edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. We'll talk with folks from the latest Blumenthal Performing Arts offering, Wildwood Flowers. The show chronicles the musical career of June Carter Cash. Then we'll meet some folks from the nation's oldest fiddler's convention, Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival in Union Grove, North Carolina.
Guests
Gina Stewart, Cast Member, Wildwood Flowers
John Tosco, Music Producer, Wildwood Flowers

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Lawsuit Could Halt Uptown Baseball
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2007

Lawsuit Could Halt Uptown Baseball

A lawsuit was filed last week against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that if successful would prevent the completion of a land trade between the city, CMS, and Mecklenburg County. That would effectively derail an effort to build a minor league baseball stadium in the city's uptown. The lawsuit was filed by Jerry Reese, a Charlotte real estate attorney. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Reese and began by asking what grounds he's filing the litigation.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Update
1:00 pm
Tue May 15, 2007

NASCAR Hall of Fame Update

As it does every May, the NASCAR world this week has turned its attention to Charlotte. Each of the sport's top three circuits will race at Lowe's Motor Speedway between now and Memorial Day. To take advantage of that added attention, NASCAR Hall of Fame officials will unveil that attraction's first-ever logo. To talk more about that, and how the process to build the Hall of Fame is going, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with its director, Winston Kelley.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue May 15, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon May 14, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Open Phones
We open the phones to listeners. Possible subjects include the recent CMS school bond proposal, The Alberto Gonzalez testimony, The Iraq War spending bill or anything else on your mind.
Join the conversation at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Students Discuss Iraq War
1:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2007

Students Discuss Iraq War

Students from Davidson College and Baghdad University on Thursday used a satellite video link to exchange views about the war in Iraq. It gave those on both sides a chance to understand the situation on a more personal level. David Boraks has this report.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Archive - Conversation with Grace Slick
We replay a visit with rock-and-roll icon Grace Slick. Aside from her musical acumen, Ms. Slick is also an accomplished artist. She came to Charlotte with an exhibit of her work last year.
Guest
Grace Slick, Artist and rock-and-roll icon.

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Mary's Day
1:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2007

Mary's Day

This Mother's Day, many people will shower their mothers with gifts, good deeds and greetings. And others will pause in reverence to their mothers. WFAE commentator Gus Succop is taking pause this year.

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