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Common Courtesy
1:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2007

Common Courtesy

Courtesy is defined as "excellence of manners or social conduct." A lot of people are courteous. But WFAE commentator Tom Pfahlert says some people, including himself, need a reminder.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Observer Foreclosure SeriesThe lead reporters of the recent Charlotte Observer series join us to look at the high rate of foreclosure in several of the region's subdivisions. Irregularities in loans, building flaws and alleged fraud are all examined in this series. The reporters share their findings. Join us at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.GuestBinyamin Appelbaum, Staff Reporter, Charlotte Observer

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March to Commemorate Officers
1:00 pm
Mon April 9, 2007

March to Commemorate Officers

Some eastside Charlotte residents marched Saturday to commemorate two police officers killed in their community. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Darrell Bonapart, head of Charlotte East Community Partners.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon April 9, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Archive RebroadcastIt's a holiday archive edition of Charlotte Talks. We'll revisit a conversation about stone-age man and his ablility to get and stay healthy. Dr. Phil Goscienski tells us how modern man can learn a lot of health lessons from his early ancestor.GuestsDr. Phil Goscienski, Author, Health Secrets of the Stone Age, Second Edition Since this is an encore edition of the show, we won't be able to take any phone calls this hour.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri April 6, 2007

Charlotte Talks

The Will of GodWe'll take a look at how different faiths attempt to answer some of life's most difficult questions. Why do bad things happen to good people? How can we know we're making the right decisions in our lives? how do we make sense of tragedy? These questions and more as we try to understand God's Will.GuestsRev. James Howell, Myers Park UMCJibril Hough, Islamic Center of CharlotteRabbi Judith Schindler, Temple Beth ElSince this is an encore edition of the show, we won't be able to take any phone calls this hour.

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Native Charlotteans' Reactions to Newcomers
1:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2007

Native Charlotteans' Reactions to Newcomers

With the influx of new residents to the area, natives find themselves dealing with new customs, foods, accents and more. WFAE's Craig Fahle takes a look at how those natives are reating to their new neighbors.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2007

Charlotte Talks

What to do about Iran?Foreign policy expert Ted Carpenter visits Charlotte for a lecture on Iran at the the World Affairs Council. Mr. Carpenter will address the policy options availabe to the United States regarding Iran's buildup of nuclear technology and its role in Middle East politics. We welcome your questions and comments at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.GuestsTed Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, the Cato Institue.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2007

Charlotte Talks

20 Years of Creative LoafingIt's the 20th Birthday for Creative Loafing, the city's weekly arts and culture guide. Longtime writers for the paper join us to talk about the last 20 years of the "scene" in Charlotte and we'll hear from restaurant and club owners, too. Join the conversation at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.GuestsTara Servatius, Columnist, Creative LoafingPerry Tannebaum, Performing Arts Critic, Creative LoafingTricia Childress, Food Critic, Creative Loafing

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Achievement at West Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2007

Achievement at West Charlotte

The reconstitiution program at the four lowest performing high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg District continues with teachers being let go and others under pressure to improve. The plan to overhaul staff at West Charlotte and three other schools has not only affected the teachers, it's shaken the students.In part two of this report, WFAE's Simone Orendain reports on some bright spots beneath the shadow of poor school performance at West Charlotte, which has struggled the most.

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