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The NASCAR life cycle: Living the dream to looking
12:00 pm
Wed December 10, 2008

The NASCAR life cycle: Living the dream to looking for work

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SC gov proposes tax cuts, despite budget shortage
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

SC gov proposes tax cuts, despite budget shortage

CMS Board set to pick district 3 replacement
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

CMS Board set to pick district 3 replacement tonight

CMS board member Trent Merchant hspace=2

The CMS board is technically a non-partisan body. But Democrats have held a majority and the chairmanship for numerous years. The board currently has two vacancies left open by two Democrats who represented predominantly African American and Democratic districts.

Now, there are three Republicans, three Democrats and one unaffiliated member, Trent Merchant.

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Open Phones
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Open Phones

Open Phones
Join us for the last edition of Open Phones for 2008. Call in, email, or blog with your comments about the issues that are most important to you- whether you want to discuss the economy and how your holiday spending is affected, how the Panthers did during Monday Night Football, or the auto industry bailout. Whatever the topic, we want to hear what you think.
Call: 704.926.9323 or 800.603.9323
Email: charlottetalks@wfae.org Blog: Charlotte Blogs

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Proposed CMS graduation requirements would be
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Proposed CMS graduation requirements would be area's lowest

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system stood out last year when the state released the high school dropout rate for every school district.

The dropout rate for CMS increased by 45 percent, from about 1,700 students to more than 2,500.

Now, CMS is on the verge of being the only district in the area that requires just 24 courses to graduate. Every other district requires 27 or 28 courses. (View different requirements here)

"We're just really trying to give greater options to our students," says CMS Associate Superintendent Ann Clark.

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Reasons to embrace poetry year round
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Reasons to embrace poetry year round

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Economic rebound forecast for spring
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Economic rebound forecast for spring

The current U.S. recession has already gone on longer than either of the last two recessions in 1991 and 2001.

But UNC Charlotte Economist John Connaughton says North Carolina appears to be weathering the downturn better than most, even with the current seven-percent unemployment rate.

However, Connaughton predicts there will be more jobs lost in 2009.

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CMS board lowers graduation requirements
12:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

CMS board lowers graduation requirements

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board Tuesday night made it easier to graduate from high school. The board voted 5-2 to require students to pass 24 courses, beginning with next year's freshman class. The standard had been 28 courses.
CMS now has the lowest across-the-board graduation requirements among North Carolina schools in the Charlotte area. Every other district requires 27 or 28 courses. (View different requirements here)

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Talking with Your Healthcare Provider
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

Talking with Your Healthcare Provider

Talking with Your Healthcare Provider
Guest host Chris Clackum is back in the studio for a conversation about how to talk with your healthcare provider. Your questions and comments are welcome in the discussion to discover the best way to communicate with your doctor so that you can get the best possible care.

GuestCynthia King - Nursing Professor at Queens University of Charlotte and
Co-author, 100 Questions & Answers about Communicating with Your Healthcare Provider

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City considers funding to give homeless families
12:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2008

City considers funding to give homeless families six-month housing

With Charlotte's homeless population hitting record numbers, the local nonprofits and city officials are on the verge of offering more stable housing to families without homes.

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