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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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Mecklenburg Commisioners to Review Substance Abuse
1:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2008

Mecklenburg Commisioners to Review Substance Abuse Program for Homeless

Mecklenburg County taxpayers spent more than a half million dollars last year on substance abuse programs for homeless people staying at local shelters. The success rate for those shelters fell short of the county's goals and tonight, county commissioners will review the program. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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The California Dream Moves East
1:00 pm
Tue August 5, 2008

The California Dream Moves East

California became the state it is today, thanks in large part, to the huge migration spurred by the gold rush. But amid a struggling economy and, in many places, a housing market that's just plain bad, more and more residents are leaving the Golden State to mine a new dream here in North Carolina. WFAE's Scott Graf reports.

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TWC Adding Corporate Jobs in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2008

TWC Adding Corporate Jobs in Charlotte

Time Warner Cable is expanding its corporate office staff in Charlotte with 200 additional jobs. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports.

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Catching Up with CMPD's New Chief
1:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2008

Catching Up with CMPD's New Chief

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe has been on the job for seven weeks now. It's been an eventful time. On Friday, he announced wide-ranging changes to the way the department approaches crime. Also under Monroe's watch, an officer was fired for the first time in ten years for using deadly force. And the department has had to contend with question surrounding a taser-induced death. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Monroe about his time here so far.

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Memory Loss
1:00 pm
Fri August 1, 2008

Memory Loss

Memory Loss
Today, we'll talk about memory. Why do we forget what we ate for dinner last night but can remember an event from 20 years ago? Why do some people begin to forget events and items and some people remember every detail perfectly? If we can't remember things, at what point should we begin to worry about Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia? Join us for a conversation about memory and memory loss.
Since this is an encore presentation, we won't be able to take your phone calls.

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