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Rain Gardens Required for New Mecklenburg
1:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2008

Rain Gardens Required for New Mecklenburg Businesses

Beginning this summer, all new developments in Charlotte-Mecklenburg are required to create small garden-like islands in their parking lots to trap and filter storm run-off. WFAE's Julie Rose visited one of the county's first "rain gardens" at the Northcross Shopping Center in Huntersville. She spoke with Sharon Foote of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
Foote says the county has partnered with private businesses and the city of Huntersville to put 16 rain gardens in existing developments.

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Officials Hope Amber Alert Hoax Won't Harm System
1:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2008

Officials Hope Amber Alert Hoax Won't Harm System

After four months with not a single Amber Alert issued in North Carolina, two came in quick succession within the last week. One was ultimately proven to be a hoax, and law enforcement officials hope that won't impact how people react to future alerts. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Open Phones
1:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2008

Open Phones

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Open Phones
You, our listener, choose the topic. What's on your mind? The economy? The presidential race? The price of gas? Share your thoughts with us today.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Income vs. Wealth
1:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2008

Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Income vs. Wealth

You might expect the current economic downturn to be virtually by-passing the city's more affluent residents. But that's not necessarily the case. As we continue our series, WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the economic reality for many people who have high incomes.

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Devastating Cuts Ahead at CMS
1:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2008

Devastating Cuts Ahead at CMS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is reeling after the county manager recommended the district gets only one-third of its request for additional money. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Colonel Ann Wright
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2008

Colonel Ann Wright

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Colonel Ann Wright
Veteran and former U.S. diplomat Col. Ann Wright made headlines when she resigned from foreign service in protest of the war in Iraq. She has written about that experience and about her beliefs.
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Ann Wright - retired Army Colonel and former U.S. diplomat, author Dissent: Voices of Conscience
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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States Reach Settlement with Merck
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2008

States Reach Settlement with Merck

North Carolina is one of 29 states that will share a $58 million settlement paid by pharmaceutical company Merck. Attorneys General from those states claim the drug-manufacturer deceptively advertised the painkiller Vioxx. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Learning to Save
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2008

Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Learning to Save

The current state of the U.S. economy seems hardly conducive for most people to consider setting more money aside in savings. But some Charlotte-area residents are learning to do just that. WFAE's Julie Rose has a closer look.

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Americans Going to Wireless Only
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2008

Americans Going to Wireless Only

Americans are quickly moving toward wireless-only phones and new data suggests the transition is happening fastest among the nation's poor. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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South Carolina Parks Get Wi-Fi
1:00 pm
Tue May 20, 2008

South Carolina Parks Get Wi-Fi

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