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Motorcycle Safety Concerns Grow
1:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2008

Motorcycle Safety Concerns Grow

As gas prices sit at $4 a gallon this summer, the number of people looking to save by parking their cars and hoping on motorcycles instead is going up. For whatever reason, 2-wheel transportation is growing in popularity. In the last two years, 38,000 more motorcycle licenses have been issued in the Carolinas. But concern over the number of new riders is growing as well. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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The U.S. Dollar
1:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

The U.S. Dollar

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The U.S. Dollar
The U.S. dollar has suffered declines for a long period of time and remains weak in international currency. What does that mean for American citizens and the American economy? We'll learn about currency exchange, foreign markets and the future of the dollar - if it has one.
Guests
Mark Vitner - Director and Senior Economist, Wachovia Bank
Dr. Lloyd Blenman - Professor of Finance, UNC Charlotte
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.

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Helping Uninsured Gain Access to Medical
1:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

Helping Uninsured Gain Access to Medical Specialists

Uninsured patients can wait weeks, even monts, to get to a specialist who'll provide care either free or at a reduced cost. A new project in Durham is looking to change that. For WFAE, Rose Hoban has the story.

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GOP Makeover Not Needed Say NC Republicans
1:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

GOP Makeover Not Needed Say NC Republicans

Republican leaders in the U.S. House want to re-vamp the party image in order to stave off a Democratic landslide this year. North Carolina Republicans say the party's agenda is just fine. For WFAE, Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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Attorney General Mukasey Announces Major
1:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

Attorney General Mukasey Announces Major Indictiments in Charlotte

The indictments of 26 alledged members of a major international gang brought the U.S. Attorney General to Charlotte. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Charlotte Scholarship for Alternative Lifestyle
1:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2008

Charlotte Scholarship for Alternative Lifestyle

There's a new local scholarship for gay, lesbian and bi-sexual students. Its creators are from Charlotte and they awarded two for the first time, at the end of this school year. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with one of the Griffin Scholarship's founders, Tim Griffin who says it's likely the only scholarship of its kind in North Carolina.

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Movie Guys: The Summer Season
1:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2008

Movie Guys: The Summer Season

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Movie Guys: The Summer Season
The summer movie season has begun. Our movie guys are back to discuss the summer blockbusters, comic book movies, major sequels, comedies and more.
Guests
Lawrence Toppman - Film Critic, The Charlotte Observer
Matt Brunson - Arts and Entertainment Editor, Creative Loafing
Sean O'Connell - Entertainment Editor, The Charlotte Weekly
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Transit Survey to Aid Future Projects
1:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Charlotte Transit Survey to Aid Future Projects

Charlotte transit officials hope a survey of businesses and residents along the light rail Blue Line will shed light on how the city can handle future transit construction projects. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Less Road Travel: Less Filling-up
1:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Less Road Travel: Less Filling-up

A recent report by the Federal Highway Administration shows there were 30-billion fewer vehicle miles driven between last November and this April, than in the same period the year before. That's the lowest number of miles tracked since the 1979-1980 period, when the country was having a gas shortage. The numbers mean fewer people are fueling up. WFAE's Simone Orendain asked the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Chief Financial Officer, Mark Foster whether this is having an impact on the department's tax revenues.

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Gaston County Health Workers Try New Approach to
1:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Gaston County Health Workers Try New Approach to Gauge Community Health

Gaston County health workers are going door-to-door this week to gauge the health of the community. It's an unusual move designed to reach a new group of people. WFAE's Julie Rose explains.

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