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Comic Convention Begins in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Fri June 20, 2008

Comic Convention Begins in Charlotte

The 26th Annual Heroes Convention began today at the Charlotte Convention Center. While it's not the largest comic book convention in the country, it is known as the convention for true lovers of comics. WFAE's Julie Rose met with the convention's founder Shelton Drum to see what's new in the industry and why comic fans have been coming to the Queen City every summer for 26 years.

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McCrory Hoping for Successful Fundraiser Featuring
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

McCrory Hoping for Successful Fundraiser Featuring President

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory hopes to raise several hundred-thousand dollars for his gubernatorial campaign Friday evening with a fundraiser featuring President Bush. The President is coming to North Carolina to fulfill a promise. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

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Fundraising in NC Governor's Race
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Fundraising in NC Governor's Race

Later today in Raleigh, President Bush will headline a private fundraiser for Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign. For analysis on the visit and what role fundraising will play in this year's race between McCrory and Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Andy Taylor, N.C. State political science professor.

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White House Chef Roland Mesnier
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

White House Chef Roland Mesnier

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White House Chef Roland Mesnier
For a quarter century and several presidential administrations, Chef Roland Mesnier ran the White House pastry kitchen. We'll hear stories from his years in the White House, including tales of some presidents' tastes in sweets.
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Roland Mesnier - White House Pastry Chef for 25 years
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.
Dinner at the White House October 25, 2008, to benefit the Charlotte Museum of History and The All Star Teacher Initiative 704-568-1774.

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Singin' Around Charlotte
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Singin' Around Charlotte

WFAE's Simone Orendain and karaoke cabbie Billy Rivera singing a duet.

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Singin' Around Charlotte
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Singin' Around Charlotte

When you go out for the night, the fun usually starts once you get to the party, the bar, the club or your final destination. But one Charlotte cabby's goal is to start the fun in the cab ride on the way there. WFAE's Somone Orendain rode along in Charlotte's only "karaoke cab" and has this report.

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Wachovia Calling Some Loan Customers
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Wachovia Calling Some Loan Customers

This week Wachovia started a new policy of calling every customer who applies for one of its controversial Pick-A-Payment loans through an independent broker. The bank says it wants to enhance customer service and prevent fraud. But there could be another reason. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Hospice Center Provides End of Life Care
1:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Hospice Center Provides End of Life Care

Mecklenburg County's first Hospice center designed to care for the needs of patients nearing the end of life opened earlier this year. The Levine and Dickson Hospice House has now served about 80 patients, most of them spent their last days at the home. WFAE's Lisa Miller visited the center in Huntersville and has this report.

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Learning Life Lessons Early
1:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2008

Learning Life Lessons Early

Kayla Jai Edmonds is a 12-year old student at Marvin Ridge Middle School in Waxhaw. She wrote her essay as part of a school-wide personal writing project.

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Open Phones
1:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2008

Open Phones

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Open Phones
We open the phones to listeners on topics of their choosing. Suggestions include, strained relations with Iran, the war in Iraq, the presidential campaign, gas prices and the Mecklenburg County budget.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.

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