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ABN Amro Ruling
1:00 pm
Thu May 3, 2007

ABN Amro Ruling

(AP) A Dutch court has ruled that ABN Amro must seek shareholder approval before selling the Chicago-based LaSalle Bank for $21B to Bank of America.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu May 3, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Teacher Pay for Performance
There is a movement in North Carolina to revamp teacher pay and there are those who say that pay should be tied to performance. A report looking at teacher performance pay has recently been released. We'll take a closer look at the roport and the issue.
Guests
Jennifer Morrison, Teacher, Piedmont Open IB Middle School
Related Links
www.artofeducating.com
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704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Walking and Biking in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Thu May 3, 2007

Walking and Biking in Charlotte

This week we're looking at what Charlotte is doing to make the city more bike and pedestrian friendly. The city's new development strategy is counting somewhat heavily on people leaving the cars at homebut to do that, and make people feel safe in doing so, the city admits that some more work needs to be done.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed May 2, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Average Joe
The Average Joe show is back with a twist. We'll be joined by an all-female panel of Average Joe-sephines this time to get their take on a variety of issues. Topics include the latest Supreme Court ruling on an abortion ban, women's images as portrayed in rap music and the media, Hillary Clinton as a serious female presidential candidate and more.

Guests
Heather Eddy
Carol Klein
Winnie Bryce
Lily Kerrigan
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704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue May 1, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Frogs Say A Lot
1:00 pm
Tue May 1, 2007

Frogs Say A Lot

Starting in February volunteers in North Carolina have been poking around forests, neighborhoods and wetlands listening for frogs. It's part of a national effort to determine where different frog species are located with an eye to measuring the environmental health of an area. WFAE's Lisa Miller followed one group surveying an area around Huntersville.
See the group and some of the frogs.If your interested in keeping an eye on these animals, you can record your observations at www.carolinaherpatlas.org.

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BofA's Stormy Week
1:00 pm
Mon April 30, 2007

BofA's Stormy Week

Last week was a challenging one for Bank of America. The Charlotte-based bank started the week with an announcement of a possible take over of Chicago-based LaSalle Bank, which is now embroiled in a complex deal. And ended with a rebuff from Gaston County Government. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with UNC Charlotte Banking Analyst Tony Plath, by first asking him to explain the LaSalle deal.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon April 30, 2007

Charlotte Talks

UNCC Iraq War VeteransWe revisit an outstanding group of UNCC students who served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members of the UNCC Iraq Veterans' Club wil talk about their experiences in the conflicts as well as their assimilation back to civilian life here in our region. GuestsMajor Jack McKinley (Retired), U.S. Air ForceSergeant Juan Euvin (Retired), U.S. Army, founder and President of the UNCC Veterans' ClubT.J. Rose, Veterans Service Specialist, Mecklenburg County Veterans Service Agency

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Muzak / Charlotte Youth SymphonyTwo local organizations are teaching young people about the joys and business of music, but from two different perspectives. Corporate sound design giant Muzak conducts seminars and programs to help promising music students and the Charlotte Symphony has a youth orchestra.Guests:Ernest Pereira, Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Youth OrchestraGracie Murcheson, Principle FlutistBen Tobias, Principle French Horn PlayerJoin the show:704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte's Rail System
1:00 pm
Thu April 26, 2007

Charlotte's Rail System

This week, we take a look at the proposal for light rail and commuter rail in Charlotte. Instead of focusing on the exact details of where and when the rail will (or perhaps won't) be built, we decided to look at the concept of the rail system as a development tool for the region.

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