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Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Consumer
1:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Consumer Perceptions, Economic Realities

From the gas pump to the supermarket, it's impossible to escape the current downturn in the U.S. economy. In Charlotte, the impact is being felt by everyone from well-paid bankers, to small business owners, to those on the lower end of the economic scale. In this installment of "Faces of Charlotte's Economy," WFAE's Scott Graf looks at the state of the local economy and how consumer perceptions may affect economic realities.

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Who's the Winner?
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2008

Who's the Winner?

When the price of goods gets a boost, there are some winners and some losers. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, commentator Jean Roznik made an unscientific check on whether the presumed winners really are winners.

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Amateur Craft-Beer Brewing
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2008

Amateur Craft-Beer Brewing

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Amateur Craft-Beer Brewing
Brewers from all over the Carolinas competed last weekend in the 18th Annual U.S. Open HomeBrew Competition in Mooresville. 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).
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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NC Community Colleges Stop Accepting Illegal
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2008

NC Community Colleges Stop Accepting Illegal Immigrants

North Carolina Community College officials today announced they will no longer admit students who are in the U.S. illegally. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Web Extra: Longer Conversation with Sen. Dan
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2008

Web Extra: Longer Conversation with Sen. Dan Clodfelter

WFAE's Julie Rose discusses the NC General Assembly's short session with Democratic State Senator Dan Clodfelter.

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Preview of General Assembly's Short Session
1:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2008

Preview of General Assembly's Short Session

During even-numbered years, the North Carolina General Assembly meets for a short session during the summer to update the state's budget and handle pressing legislation. That short session convenes this morning in Raleigh and WFAE's Julie Rose got a preview from Democratic Senator Dan Clodfelter, who leads the Mecklenburg County legislative delegation. Clodfelter says Charlotte and its neighbors could fare well in a few key areas.

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A Mormon in the Bible Belt
1:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2008

A Mormon in the Bible Belt

In recent months, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has appeared frequently in news headlines. First with Mitt Romney's failed bid for the White House. And now as the Mormon Church struggles to distance itself from a polygamous group under scrutiny in Texas. All of the attention has caused WFAE commentator Cydne Horrocks Watterson to reflect on her experiences as a Mormon transplant in the Bible Belt.

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Rock Hill Helping Struggling Neighborhood
1:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2008

Rock Hill Helping Struggling Neighborhood

Today the City of Rock Hill will take the next step in a multi-year redevelopment project for a struggling neighborhood. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Henry Cisneros
1:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2008

Henry Cisneros

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Park Plan Pleases Conservationists
1:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2008

Park Plan Pleases Conservationists

Conservationists are pleased with Mecklenburg County's 10-year master plan for improving and expanding its parks. County Commissioners approved the plan this week. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports.

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