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Peach Trees Damaged by Cold
1:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2007

Peach Trees Damaged by Cold

The weekend's cold weather damaged fruit crops all across the Southeast. Some of the hardest hit areas were in South Carolina, where peach trees were ravaged by temperatures well below freezing. To get an assessment, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with David Parker, a horticulturist in the Spartanburg County Extension Office.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Rotary ExchangeEach year the Rotary International Group Study Exchange sends Americans to a foreign country and brings foreigners to America. What results is an exchange of knowledge about culture, politics, domestic issues, and more. A group of Britons and a group of Americans share their experiences in each other's country.Contact us with your questions and comments at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Traffic Congestion
1:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2007

Traffic Congestion

When WFAE commissioned a study last year to examine what issues were important to Charlotte area residents, infrastructure needs were high on the list. One of the pitfalls of rapid growth is rapid increases in traffic problems. WFAE's Simone Orendain looked at congestion, how we're dealing with current traffic levels, and what those levels might look like in the future.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed April 11, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Open PhonesWe open the phones to listeners. Possible topics include the high foreclosure rates in some subdivisions in Charlotte, the fight to repeal the half-cent sales tax for light rail, and the continued debate over building a Navy airfield near the waterfowl reserve in eastern NC.Join the show at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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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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A New Appreciation of Tears
1:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2007

A New Appreciation of Tears

WFAE commentator Tamara Park has been crying lately. A lot. But as Easter approaches, she has begun to look at those tears in a new way.

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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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