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A Time to Reconnect with a Favorite Poet
12:00 pm
Mon November 27, 2006

A Time to Reconnect with a Favorite Poet

The changes that occur during the month of November bother some people. But not WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson. For her, it's the perfict time to reconnect with her favorite poet.

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Risky Gift-Giving
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

Risky Gift-Giving

The holidays are upon us and it's time to start thinking about what gifts to give. Over the years, WFAE commentator Gus Succop has learned to fine tune the art of gift-giving.

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A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge

Among the thousands of people passing through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport this week are members of the U.S. military. One spot at the airport that will see more traffic is the new U.S.O. lounge. Earlier in the week, WFAE's Scott Graf visited what's becoming known as one of the nicest U.S.O. lounges in the country.

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A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge
12:00 pm
Wed November 22, 2006

A Look at Charlotte's U.S.O. Lounge

Among the thousands of people passing through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport this week are members of the U.S. military. One spot at the airport that will see more traffic is the new U.S.O. lounge. Earlier in the week, WFAE's Scott Graf visited what's becoming known as one of the nicest U.S.O. lounges in the country.

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The Problem with Cell Phones
12:00 pm
Mon November 20, 2006

The Problem with Cell Phones

A new poll conducted by Elon University shows that nearly 80% of North Carolinians think cell phones decrease highway safety. Safety aside, WFAE commentator Krissa Palmer simply doesn't like cell phones.

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Whooping Cough Cases on Rise
12:00 pm
Fri November 17, 2006

Whooping Cough Cases on Rise

There have been more than the usual number of whooping cough cases reported to Mecklenburg County's Health Department. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with County Medical Director Dr. Stephen Keener about the outbreak of the cough also known as pertussis.

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NC 100th District May Vote Again
12:00 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

NC 100th District May Vote Again

When voters who live in the 100th House District woke up last Wednesday, they learned that incumbent House Speaker Jim Black, one of the most powerful members of the state legislature, was ahead by just 7 votes in his bid for re-election. The final outcome of the race would be determined by about 120 provisional ballots. But now, problems in one precinct may force the entire district to vote again. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

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US Airways Makes Offer for Delta
12:00 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

US Airways Makes Offer for Delta

US Airways has made an offer to buy Delta Airlines. The $8 billion offer is contingent upon Delta emerging from bankruptcy. For more on the deal and how it could potentially impact the current US Airways hub at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Peter Schwarz, an Economics professor at UNC-Charlotte.

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United Way Has Trouble Reaching Goal
12:00 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

United Way Has Trouble Reaching Goal

United Way of Central Carolinas held what it called an emergency press conference earlier this week to ask for more donations to its annual fundraiser. WFAE's Scott Graf talked about the fundraising with Michael Baker, the chairman of this year's local campaign. Scott began by asking why the organization has had trouble meeting its goal this year.

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Carolinas' House Reps Gain Power
12:00 pm
Wed November 15, 2006

Carolinas' House Reps Gain Power

The Carolinas may benefit from the Democrat's victory in last week's election. Several members of the House from the area are in position to see their power increase in Washington. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Capitol Hill correspondent Terry Gildea about the change. They began by talking about South Carolina's John Spratt, who will now chair the House Budget Committee.

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