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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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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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Local Islamic Center Reaches Out to Catholics
1:00 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Local Islamic Center Reaches Out to Catholics

In an effort to ease recent tensions between the Muslim and Catholic communities, the Islamic Center of Charlotte has invited area Catholics to join them for food and dialogue on Saturday nights during the holy month of Ramadan. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Jibril Hough, spokesperson for the Islamic Center. He asked if the Pope's recent apology to Muslims was enough.

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Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act
1:00 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act

Two officials with the U.S. Department of Education hosted a public meeting this week at UNC-Charlotte. The purpose was to provide information about the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Dr. Mary Lynne Calhoun, Dean of UNC-Charlotte's College of Education, about the federal guidelines:

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

Light Rail Prices Increase

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