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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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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon April 2, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Cultural DiplomacyThere is a growing movement to inject arts, perfomance, and culture into the tool bag for international diplomacy. Art and artist exchanges, music concerts and more are being utilized as a way for the U.S. to learn more about countries it's engaged with in foreign policy issues. Contact us at 704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.GuestsJohn Ferguson, Artistic Director, American VoicesIra Spaulding, Featured Vocalist, American Voices

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Transforming West Charlotte
1:00 pm
Mon April 2, 2007

Transforming West Charlotte

The year-long shake-up at four struggling high schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg District continues with at least 21 teachers to be let go and another 14 whose status is uncertain. Many factors have led to these so-called "challenge" high schools being put on notice to perform better. WFAE's Simone Orendain has the first part of this report on the high school that has struggled the most, West Charlotte.

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A Chronology of Aging
1:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2007

A Chronology of Aging

Changes in our bodies over time can be a little daunting. But WFAE commentator Sally Phillips manages to take it all in stride.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri March 30, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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