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Local Democrats Find Opportunity in Missed Obama
1:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2008

Local Democrats Find Opportunity in Missed Obama Visit

Airplane problems kept Barack Obama from visiting Charlotte yesterday, but local Democrats jumped on the event as an opportunity to pump other candidates for office. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

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Obama's Charlotte Visit Delayed
1:00 pm
Mon July 7, 2008

Obama's Charlotte Visit Delayed

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama had planned a visit to Charlotte today, kicking off a week of stops in states that went to Bush in the last two elections. But the Illinois Senator never made it. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Barbecue, A Staple of Fourth of July
1:00 pm
Fri July 4, 2008

Barbecue, A Staple of Fourth of July

Barbecue aficionado, Dan Huntley, who is also a Charlotte Observer columnist, spent last night cooking enough pork to feed 200 people. In a few hours, customers will be picking up the ready-made feasts. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Huntley last night at his cooking quarters in York County.

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Amateur Craft Beer Brewing
1:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2008

Amateur Craft Beer Brewing

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Amateur Craft Beer Brewing
We'll talk to amateur and professional brewers about the home-brewing phenomenon and what happens at a beer festival (besides the consumption of said beer).
Guests
Rick Benfield - President, Carolina Brewmasters Club
John Stritch - President, Carolina Beer and Beverage, Mooresville
Since this is an encore broadcast we will be unable to talk your calls.

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Officials Plan for Crowds Viewing Fireworks
1:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2008

Officials Plan for Crowds Viewing Fireworks

Fireworks displays will light the sky all around the Charlotte region tonight, and local officials are making plans to accomodate the crowds. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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State Perspective at the NEA
1:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2008

State Perspective at the NEA

The National Education Association is holding its annual convention in Washington through the weekend. The association that represents more than three million teachers is expected to announce its endorsement for president. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the state affiliate's vice president Sheri Strickland about the North Carolina Association of Educator's pressing concerns this year.

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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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