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Significance of 9-11 to CFD
1:00 pm
Mon September 11, 2006

Significance of 9-11 to CFD

With events commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy underway nationwide, we thought it important to talk with our local firefighters. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Captain Robert Brisley of the Charlotte Fire Department. He asked about the significance of this day to them.

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Extra-ordinary
1:00 pm
Fri September 8, 2006

Extra-ordinary

WFAE commentator Gus Succop wonders: What happens when the next major news story comes along ... pretty often? He's taken a closer look at the news lately and shares these thoughts:

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Foreign Words
1:00 pm
Wed September 6, 2006

Foreign Words

The national debate over whether English should be the official U.S. language has moved closer to home. In recent weeks, members of local government in Matthews and Landis have tried to push English-only ordinances. WFAE commentator Sally Phillips shares her thoughts on the matter.

Immigrant Words

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Uptown Baseball Plan Progresses
1:00 pm
Wed September 6, 2006

Uptown Baseball Plan Progresses

Supporters of the effort to bring minor league baseball to uptown Charlotte have held an organizing meeting. The proposal would include a new stadium for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. Center City Partners President Michael Smith is helping to spearhead the effort. WFAE's Mark Rumsey got this update from Smith.

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The Charlotte Economy
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

The Charlotte Economy

Most economic news that's being made in Charlotte these days seems to be good. Charlotte companies are growing, and new ones are relocating to the city. But just how strong is the region's economic machine? And why? From the Carolinas Business Bureau, we went in search of the answers.

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A Personal Thanks to The Greatest Generation
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

A Personal Thanks to The Greatest Generation

September 2nd marks the anniversary of the official end of World War Two. WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson has been reflecting on those times in 1945, and thinking about her father. Here's the story of how the war ended for Richard Cameron Richardson.

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McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory recently hosted another meeting of his immigration study commission. The committee is hunting for local information and data so they can make informed recommendations on how to deal with issues surrounding both legal and illegal immigration. The committee is expected to issue a final report in December. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Mayor McCrory. He asked him why it was important to localize the immigration debate.

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The Charlotte Economy
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

The Charlotte Economy

Most economic news that's being made in Charlotte these days seems to be good. Charlotte companies are growing, and new ones are relocating to the city. But just how strong is the region's economic machine? And why? From the Carolinas Business Bureau, we went in search of the answers.

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McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate
1:00 pm
Fri September 1, 2006

McCrory Localizes Immigration Debate

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory recently hosted another meeting of his immigration study commission. The committee is hunting for local information and data so they can make informed recommendations on how to deal with issues surrounding both legal and illegal immigration. The committee is expected to issue a final report in December. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Mayor McCrory. He asked him why it was important to localize the immigration debate.

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Corporate Speak
1:00 pm
Thu August 31, 2006

Corporate Speak

Attending a corporate meeting or reading a company memo can leave you feeling like you need a translator. WFAE commentator Peter Moore longs for a simpler approach to communication in the workplace.

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