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NC Tomato Growers Worried
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

NC Tomato Growers Worried

The nationwide outbreak of salmonella linked to some kinds of tomatoes and the ongoing warning from the FDA have many North Carolina tomato growers worried for their livelihood. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Feeding Students on the Free or Discounted Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Feeding Students on the Free or Discounted Lunch Plan in Summer

As an urban school district, almost half of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students are poor enough to qualify for free or discounted school lunch. So, how do all those children get enough to eat when school's out? WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Unemployment in the Carolinas
1:00 pm
Fri June 13, 2008

Unemployment in the Carolinas

Unemployment in the Carolinas
Unemployment has made a record leap in the wrong direction. That's not news to the thousands of Carolinians who now find themselves where they thought they'd never be -- without a job. Today we talk about employing the unemployed because a third of companies surveyed recently said they still plan to add employees over the next year. Tune in and find out what they're looking for.
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Communicating In Pictures
1:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

Communicating In Pictures

A special education program for students with autism added photography to the curriculum for the first time this past school year. This week, the Myers Park High School students' work went on display at a gallery in uptown Charlotte. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports on the making of "A Unique Perspective" on exhibit at the Light Factory running through mid-August.

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Kannapolis Growth Keeping Police Busy
1:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

Kannapolis Growth Keeping Police Busy

Booming growth in Kannapolis is keeping police busier than ever. They're now taking a step to cut down on the number of false alarms they respond to. WFAE's Julie Rose has more.

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Charlotte Trying to Attract Development to
1:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

Charlotte Trying to Attract Development to Business Corridors

The City of Charlote is trying to attract developers and business owners to set up shop in some of the city's struggling neighborhoods. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports.

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CMS Graduations Start Today
1:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

CMS Graduations Start Today

The first of more than 6,700 high school seniors will graduate from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools today at noon. Graduation ceremonies run through Sunday evening. WFAE's Julie Rose has more on the Class of 2008.

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Feelings Divided on Charlotte's Taco Trucks
1:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

Feelings Divided on Charlotte's Taco Trucks

Taco trucks have proliferated in Charlotte over the last few years. They offer a distinct food for a distinct clientele. And for some, they have become a nuisance in need of tighter regulation. The city council is divided over the issue. As are the neighborhoods where the trucks thrive. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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In Praise of Wake Forest's SAT Policy
1:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2008

In Praise of Wake Forest's SAT Policy

Wake Forest University recently announced it's doing away with SAT scores as a required part of its application process. The private Winston-Salem school says there are better indicators of future academic success than the often-dreaded tests. It was a uique move the WFAE commentator Mike McDonald praises.

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Tree Ordinances
1:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2008

Tree Ordinances

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