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Challenging the Congressional Black Caucus
1:00 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Challenging the Congressional Black Caucus

The African American community is often assumed to lack political diverstiy. but many blacks are now challenging that assumption, and in doing so are challenging the Congressional Black Caucus. From WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Matt Laslo takes this look at the debate.

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Major Reform at Four CMS High Schools
1:00 pm
Wed September 27, 2006

Major Reform at Four CMS High Schools

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board approved an aggressive plan to get four low-performing high schools up to standards. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this report.

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Nuts and Bolts of Collecting Photographs
1:00 pm
Tue September 26, 2006

Nuts and Bolts of Collecting Photographs

A Sotheby's expert and a world-renowned photo critic gave tips on collecting fine art photography at the Light Factory in uptown Charlotte. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with panelist and art critic A.D. Coleman prior to the event.

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Shortage of Paramedics
1:00 pm
Fri September 22, 2006

Shortage of Paramedics

An unsettling trend is taking shape in North Carolina healthcare. EMS officials around the state say there is a shortage of new paramedics to replace those leaving the profession. Alan Thompson, Assistant EMS Director in Cabarrus County, says the shortage is impacting his office. WFAE's Scott Graf asked him if it's affecting service to the public.

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Lavin on Textile Industry
1:00 pm
Thu September 21, 2006

Lavin on Textile Industry

President Bush's Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade was in the area today, visiting a local textile company. Franklin Lavin toured Parkdale Mills in Gastonia, and met with local textile industry leaders. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Undersecretary Lavin, and asked him about the state of the textile industry.

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The Latino Initiative
1:00 pm
Tue September 19, 2006

The Latino Initiative

Representatives from three counties in the Charlotte area are in Mexico, as part of a year long course called the Latino Initiative. It is designed to help them deal with demographic change in the rapidly growing area. Officials from Cabarrus, Union, and Rowan counties are visiting Mexico City and Guanajuato. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with one of the participants, Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz. He asked about the trip, and what she hopes to gain from it.

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Remembering Cliff
1:00 pm
Mon September 18, 2006

Remembering Cliff

A Marine from Charlotte who was killed in Iraq early this month was laid to rest this weekend leaving behind family, friends and a fiancee. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this remembrance of Cliff Golla.

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Remembering Cliff
1:00 pm
Mon September 18, 2006

Remembering Cliff

A Marine from Charlotte who was killed in Iraq early this month was laid to rest this weekend leaving behind family, friends and a fiancee. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this remembrance of Cliff Golla.

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Light Rail Prices Increase
1:00 pm
Mon September 18, 2006

Light Rail Prices Increase

Charlotte's Strong Housing Market
1:00 pm
Fri September 15, 2006

Charlotte's Strong Housing Market

Two weeks ago, we told you why the Charlotte economy has remained strong, despite downturns elsewhere. A similar trend is showing up in the housing market. Now, from the Carolinas Business Bureau, WFAE's Scott Graf examines why the market remains strong, and who's buying all those houses.

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