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Circus Family Affair
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2005

Circus Family Affair

(11/18/05) The "family circus" is really more than a comic strip. In fact, families often make up the cast of traveling circuses. And many of them have kept the tradition for centuries. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this profile of three brothers performing with the touring Cirque du Soliel show Varekai, closing this weekend in Concord.

Boomers Unite!
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2005

Boomers Unite!

(11/18/05) Can you believe it? The "baby boomers" are moving into their golden years. WFAE commentator and fellow "boomer" Krissa Palmer thinks it's time her generation got some respect.

Choral Mass For the Homeless
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2005

Choral Mass For the Homeless

(11/17/05) Thursday and Sunday, Charlotte's Carolina Voices will perform an original score for its Thanksgiving concert. The score of the "Beatitude Mass" will highlight homelessness. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the California-based composer Henry Mollicone about the choral work.

Let the Shopping Begin!
12:00 pm
Fri November 18, 2005

Let the Shopping Begin!

(11/18/05) Have you noticed that the holiday season is already upon us? How could you not? Peppermint mochas have returned to Starbucks! WFAE's Jaime Bedrin wanted the scoop on this year's shopping season. She caught up with the Charlotte Business Journal's retail reporter Ashley Gibson.

Giving Trends After Katrina
12:00 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Giving Trends After Katrina

(11/16/05) The holiday season is typically a time when charities can expect to recieve financial gifts. But this year, in the wake of multiple natural disasters, Charlotte-area non-profits are wondering if they'll meet their goals. Organizations fear they could lose out on donations if people are tapped out from giving to other causes. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.

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Uninsured and Unhappy
12:00 pm
Tue November 15, 2005

Uninsured and Unhappy

(11/15/05) Sometimes, the debate over healthcare in America can seem confusing or distant. But at other times, the issue becomes much more poignant and personal. Here's WFAE commentator Gerry Soud on health insurance.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue November 15, 2005

Baby Boomers

(11/15/05) Can you believe it? Baby Boomers are turning heading into their golden years. WFAE commentator and Boomer Krissa Palmer says it's about time her generation got the respect it deserves.

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2005

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy

(11/11/05) Charlotte's social service agencies did some fast work in the two months after Hurricane Katrina's victims got to the city. But the work came with a price: splitting priorities between evacuees and locals. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

The Big Read Is Underway
12:00 pm
Thu November 10, 2005

The Big Read Is Underway

(11/10/05) Catawba county residents are participating in a county-wide reading program that started last month. To commemorate Veterans Day organizer and English professor Rand Brandes facilitated a discussion of the Vietnam war themed book "The Things They Carried." WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Professor Brandes about the first of its kind community-wide reading program in Catawba County. www.thebigread.net

Flu Shot Update
12:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Flu Shot Update

(11/08/05) If you've been looking for a flu shot but haven't been able to find one you're not alone. Many drugstores and supermarkets have had to cancel or postpone their flu shot clinics because their shipments of vaccines never arrived. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Dr. Stephen Keener with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and asked him to explain the shortages.

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