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Serving up Christmas dinner, QVC-style
12:00 pm
Fri December 26, 2008

Serving up Christmas dinner, QVC-style

Going Behind Handel's Messiah
12:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2008

Going Behind Handel's Messiah

Going Behind Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah is one of the most enduring and admired pieces of music; it's also a highlight of the holiday season. But what is it about the Messiah that makes it so special? We'll go "behind-the-scenes" of Messiah to find out.

Guest
Paul Oakley - Former Minister of Music, Myers Park Baptist Church

Since this is an encore presentation, we won't be able to take your phone calls.

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Wachovia shareholders approve sale to Wells Fargo
12:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2008

Wachovia shareholders approve sale to Wells Fargo

Seventy-six percent of Wachovia shareholders voted in favor of the merger this morning, though some did so grudgingly. The outcome was no surprise, since Wells Fargo was given nearly a 40 percent voting stake, virtually guaranteeing approval of the sale.
Two weeks ago, a judge rejected a lawsuit from some unhappy shareholders who argued the voting breakdown gave Wells Fargo unfair influence on the decision.

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Looking for holiday help on Craigslist
12:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2008

Looking for holiday help on Craigslist

A popular website for buying and selling things in the Charlotte area has lately become a marketplace for people in need of something more.

"I know a lot of people out there are struggling," says one message posted in the wanted section of Charlotte's Craigslist. "But if there is anyone out there that can help us, we would be forever grateful." The anonymous person says he and his wife have lost their jobs, their cars and their house.

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The Night Before Christmas
12:00 pm
Wed December 24, 2008

The Night Before Christmas

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It's the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
No creatures are stirring, except for my spouse.
He's pacing the floor, and watching for deer,
In hopes that St. Nicholas, soon will be here.

The children are nestled, all snug in their beds,
While visions of electronics, dance in their heads.
It's a tense wait for Santa, he's got to come through,
In light of the economy, we've had to make-do.

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Tech Gifts &First Night
12:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2008

Tech Gifts &First Night

Tech Gifts & First Night
Need a snowball shooter? How about a solar powered handbag? We'll look at some of the most interesting and popular tech gifts just in time for the holidays.
GuestsDavid Carnoy - Editor, Home and Hardware, CNET.com
Peter Weinberger- Peter Weinberger Productions

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Fund for critical needs grants gifts
12:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2008

Fund for critical needs grants gifts

A newly formed fund to deal with critical food and shelter needs brought on by the recession in Mecklenburg County made more than $360,000 in grants Monday. The recipients are five homeless shelters and two programs that offer food and rent assistance.

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CATS wants to cut 5 bus routes
12:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2008

CATS wants to cut 5 bus routes

The Charlotte Area Transit System has proposed trimming several bus routes to save money as revenue from the half-cent sales tax comes in lower than expected.
CATS plans to cut five bus routes altogether and shorten the length of many others. CATS spokewoman Jean Leier says those routes that may be eliminated carry fewer riders than most other bus lines.
"If we implemented the changes that are proposed, it would be a savings of $1.1 million and next fiscal year, for the full fiscal year it would be a savings of $4 million," says Leier.

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Seeking Christmas solace in the garden
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2008

Seeking Christmas solace in the garden

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Average Joes
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2008

Average Joes

Average Joes
It's the final edition of Average Joes for 2008. Join us for a conversation with fellow WFAE listeners about the upcoming change in administrations, changes in traditional media, childcare, the automotive bailout, education and more.
Guests
Sarah Myers, Bill Diskin, Harry Nelson, Justin Watson

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