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The Race for District 9
1:00 pm
Tue October 7, 2008

The Race for District 9

Sue Myrick

Harry Taylor's first stump speech came a full year before he actually decided to run for office when he spoke these now-famous words:

"In my lifetime I have never felt more ashamed of nor frightened by my leadership in Washington, including the Presidency," said Taylor to President George Bush himself at a town hall meeting in Charlotte more than two years ago.

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Meck. Comm. James Looks to Trim Current CMS Budget
1:00 pm
Tue October 7, 2008

Meck. Comm. James Looks to Trim Current CMS Budget

Bill James says Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools doesn't need the money because school enrollment grew by half of what was expected this year.

He also refers to a recent CMS audit that found 62 percent of free and reduced priced lunch applications did not meet federal guidelines to qualify for the benefit. But the district, following U.S.D.A. guidelines, only audited three percent of applications.

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Charlotte Housing Authority Accepting Applications
1:00 pm
Tue October 7, 2008

Charlotte Housing Authority Accepting Applications for Low-Rent Units

For the first time in years, people can now get on the waiting list for two, three and four-bedroom subsidized apartments in Charlotte. Housing Authority spokesperson Jennifer Gallman says Dillehay Courts north of Uptown and Boulevard Homes in West Charlotte are the only two complexes out of 26 managed by the city that now have waiting lists shorter than one year.

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Election 2008: Ballots, Polls and More!
1:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2008

Election 2008: Ballots, Polls and More!

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Election 2008: Ballots, Polls and More!
A conversation about how ballots have and haven't improved since the major problems in 2000, what we've learned (if anything) from polls leading up to the Election 2008 and the pros and cons of early voting.

Guests
Dr. Martha Kropf - Assoc. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Ted Arrington - Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte

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Hayes, Kissell in Another Tight Congressional Race
1:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2008

Hayes, Kissell in Another Tight Congressional Race

The 8th congressional district stretches from Fayetteville to East Charlotte. In 2006, the district had one of the closest races in the country.

Incumbent Republican Congressman Robin Hayes defeated Democrat Larry Kissell by just a few hundred votes.

Two years later, Hayes and Kissell are in another tight race.

Both campaigned last month at the Best of Badin Festival in Stanly County. There were kiddie rides, food, shopping, lumberjack shows and politicians.

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Charlotte City Council on Edge About Economy
1:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2008

Charlotte City Council on Edge About Economy

Wachovia's uncertain future has Charlotte's City Council on edge. The first hour of the council's meeting tonight will focus on discussing which bid for the Charlotte-based bank will be best for the city's economy. The Charlotte City Council will quiz Chamber President Bob Morgan about the status of each offer in the rapidly-changing battle for Wachovia.

Councilman John Lassiter says the council is hoping to settle on a unified message about the Wachovia situation.

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FDIC Head Seeks Resolution to Wachovia Dispute
1:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2008

FDIC Head Seeks Resolution to Wachovia Dispute

Citigroup has filed a $60 billion lawsuit against Wachovia over its deal with Wells Fargo. Meanwhile, FDIC chairwoman Sheila Blair says a resolution may come soon in the fight over who will acquire Wachovia.

Bair says regulators are working with Citigroup and Wells Fargo to come up with a solution that serves the public interest.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that over the weekend, the FDIC prompted Citigroup and Wells Fargo to negotiate a compromise that would split Wachovia between the two banks.

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CMS Board Clearer on Magnet Programs
1:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2008

CMS Board Clearer on Magnet Programs

It was the CMS board's second day-long work session on magnet programs.

Superintendent Peter Gorman gave specific details including a recommendation to convert Lincoln Heights Elementary, a high-poverty school, into a full magnet school that would absorb a program from the smaller Villa Heights Elementary.

After last month's meeting board members weren't sure what they wanted. Board Member Trent Merchant was glad to have more specifics this time around.

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Embracing Eastern Spiritualism &Philosophy
1:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2008

Embracing Eastern Spiritualism &Philosophy

Embracing Eastern Spiritualism & Philosophy
Today we'll bring the East to the West, as we learn about some of the practices behind Eastern spiritualism and the principles of Japanese psychology and philosophy. We'll hear from yoga practitioners and also talk about techniques like mindfulness, directive attention and the importance of gratitude to mental and physical wellbeing.

Guests
Gregg Krech - Director, The ToDo Institute
Cheryl Simone - Author, Midnights with the Mystic
Thomas Cullen - Isha Yoga Volunteer

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A Look at Mike Munger, The Other Candidate for
1:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2008

A Look at Mike Munger, The Other Candidate for Governor

Democrat Beverly Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory are not the only candidates running for governor.

There's also third-party candidate Mike Munger.

He's a Libertarian who believes he's a viable alternative for voters fed up with the two major parties.

For 23 years, Munger has been an academic teaching about politics.

Now, Munger has the perspective of a politician as he addresses his students

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