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Broadway Musical Inspired by Charlotte Twins
1:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2008

Broadway Musical Inspired by Charlotte Twins

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A Broadway musical about Siamese twins who lived and died in Charlotte opens tonight. It's the first time the play has ever been done in the Queen City and the actors hope it inspires people to learn more about the twins. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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Native Plant Habitat
1:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2008

Native Plant Habitat

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Financing for New Mecklenburg Jail Needs No Voter
1:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2008

Financing for New Mecklenburg Jail Needs No Voter Approval

Mecklenburg County is slated to get a new jail. It's being paid for by Certificates of Participation, a type of financing that, unlike bonds, does not need voter approval. WFAE's Lisa Miller explains.

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Transportation Changes at CMS
1:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2008

Transportation Changes at CMS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is implementing planned changes to bus routes for next year, as fuel prices remain higher than what was budgeted for. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Math at UNCC Summer Camp
1:00 pm
Wed July 2, 2008

Math at UNCC Summer Camp

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The summer camps program at UNC Charlotte continues to grow each year. This year is the largest with close to a thousand elementary, middle and high school students participating. WFAE's Simone Orendain prepared this audio postcard of one of the oldest and most popular programs - math camp.

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Teaching to the Test
1:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2008

Teaching to the Test

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Duke Energy Needs New Disposal Site
1:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2008

Duke Energy Needs New Disposal Site

One of the nation's only disposal sites for low-level nuclear waste stopped accepting shipments from North Carolina this week. As a result, Duke Energy must find another way to get rid of the radioactive leftovers from its McGuire Nuclear plant near Charlotte. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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NC Health Insurance Coverage Changes in Effect
1:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2008

NC Health Insurance Coverage Changes in Effect Today

Beginning today, North Carolina health insurance companies are required to offer the same coverage for severe mental illness that they do for chronic physical ailments like heart disease or diabetes. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

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BofA-Countrywide: A Done Deal
1:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2008

BofA-Countrywide: A Done Deal

Bank of America's acquisition of the troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, is now a done deal. Countrywide faces mounting legal troubles as state and federal regulators probe its lending practices. It has also set aside $1.5 billion to cover increasing loan defaults. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with veteran banking analyst Gary Townsend about lingering questions related to the $2.5 billion stock deal and Bank of America's CEO Ken Lewis.

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Turning Around a Neighborhood
1:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2008

Turning Around a Neighborhood

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Peachtree Hills is one of ten neighborhoods in Charlotte that's been hit hard by a series of foreclosures. With the help of the city and several other agencies, a non-profit called Self-Help is trying to turn that community around and make it a stable neighborhood where crime is low and property values are on the rise. WFAE's Lisa Miller looks at the attempt to reverse the foreclosure trend in Peachtree Hills.

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