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Team Psychologist Talks About Challenges
1:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2008

Team Psychologist Talks About Challenges

American paddlers competing in Beijing will hit the water today for their first attempts at an Olympic medal in the summer games. Many of them spent time at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte training for the races that will take place over the next four days. Charlotte resident Charlie Brown is the team's psychologist. He's helped the athletes prepare mentally for this day. WFAE's Lisa Miller asked Brown how the paddlers have been faring amongst the bustle of Beijing.

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News Media Moonlighters
1:00 pm
Fri August 8, 2008

News Media Moonlighters

News Media Moonlighters
Two of our better known media personalities also moonlight as writers, and the work of both may surprise you. News14 morning anchor Rob Boisvert has written a book of romantic short stories and longtime Observer columnist Dannye Romine Powell has written an edgy and personal book of poetry. We talk to them both and hear some of their work.
Guests
Rob Boisvert - Morning Anchor for News14, Author of Long Dead Lover
Dannye Romine Powell - Columnist for The Charlotte Observer, author of A Necklace of Bees

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New Chief of Police for CMPD
1:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2008

New Chief of Police for CMPD

New Chief of Police for CMPD
Crime has been front and center in our news media lately and the perception is that it's on the rise in our region. Recently named Chief of Police, Rodney Monroe, has said that he wants to put more officers on the street and in touch with the citizens of Charlotte. We'll learn more about Chief Monroe's plan to combat crime in our city.
Guest
Chief Rodney Monroe - Chief of Police for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

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Rolling Out the Coaches Medal
1:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2008

Rolling Out the Coaches Medal

For the first time in any Olympics, the U.S. is honoring its coaches with medals during this summer's games. The inaugural medal was designed by Charlotte-area illustrator Jamie Franki. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Franki about the medal and his other work.

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Task Force Aims to Improve Criminal Justice System
1:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2008

Task Force Aims to Improve Criminal Justice System

Mecklenburg County's Justice and Public Safety Task Force is in the midst of gathering information to help shape its recommendations on improving the criminal justice system. The citizen's group met Wednesday for the third time and heard from Charlotte's Police Chief, Mecklenburg County's Sheriff and Trial Court Administrator. Former Superior Court Judge Shirley Fulton co-chairs the 14-member task force. WFAE's Lisa Miller asked Fulton about the group's approach.

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Mayors Support Bonds for Green Space
1:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2008

Mayors Support Bonds for Green Space

Mayors of three towns in southern Mecklenburg County have come out in strong support of a $250 million bond bound for November's ballot. They say their communities are in desperate need of more green space. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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President of Johnson C. Smith University
1:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2008

President of Johnson C. Smith University

President of Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University is one of our most venerable learning institutions and they have recently named a new president. We'll visit with Dr. Ronald Carter. He has a varied and fascinating background which includes teaching in apartheid era South Africa. We'll learn about his hopes and visions for the University.
Guest
Dr. Ronald Carter-President, Johnson C. Smith University

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Home Value Jitters in S. Charlotte
1:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2008

Home Value Jitters in S. Charlotte

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The city of Charlotte projects about 8,300 foreclosures in Mecklenburg County for 2008. That's a four and a half percent increase over last year. While most foreclosures are concentrated in "starter-home" neighborhoods, that's not entirely the case. WFAE's Simone Orendain checked on the housing market in Ballantyne, which is one area that's considered stable.

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CMC's Med-1 Returns from Deployment
1:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2008

CMC's Med-1 Returns from Deployment

Dr. Tom Blackwell of Carolinas Medical Center developed the mobile hospital on the back of a 53-foot trailer. He spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose about the unit's latest assignment, and what it's like for patients to be treated in a hospital on wheels.

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The State of the Coasts
1:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2008

The State of the Coasts

The State of the Coasts
With renewed calls for offshore drilling and a recent study revealing that the waters off of South Carolina beaches are highly polluted, we take a look at the health of our own coasts and coastal waters.
Guests
Frank Tursi - Cape Lookout Coastkeeper
Dr. Hans Paerl - Professor, UNC Marine Lab

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