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Wachovia CEO Ousted
1:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Wachovia CEO Ousted

The board of Charlotte-based Wachovia has ousted CEO Ken Thompson. Some shareholders say it's a sign that Wachovia directors are finally willing to challenge aggressive risk-taking at the bank's top levels. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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New Silver Alerts
1:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

New Silver Alerts

Amber Alerts have become such a common tool to help find missing children that some states are experimenting with a similar program aimed at another vulnerable group. But some worry these new alerts may not be working as officials hoped. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Mecklenburg County Budget
1:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Mecklenburg County Budget

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Mecklenburg County Budget
We take a look at the latest budget proposal from Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones. Among the larger issues at hand will be funding for the ever growing Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools system and how to fund our battle against crime.
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Harry Jones - Mecklenburg County Manager
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.

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North Carolina Sees Upside to Weak Dollar
1:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2008

North Carolina Sees Upside to Weak Dollar

A weak dollar is proving to have an upside for tourism in North Carolina. The state attracted a record number of overseas visitors last year, according to a report by the federal government. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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Builder Seeks to Demolish Historic Landmark
1:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2008

Builder Seeks to Demolish Historic Landmark

Beazer Homes has filed a petition to demolish the historic Coffee Cup Soda Grill in uptown Charlotte. WFAE's Julie Rose has the story.

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Duke Energy Closer to SC Nuclear Plant
1:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2008

Duke Energy Closer to SC Nuclear Plant

Duke Energy has received an important nod from South Carolina regulators in its quest to build a nuclear plant in Gaffney. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Dr. Matthew Sleeth
1:00 pm
Fri May 30, 2008

Dr. Matthew Sleeth

Faith, Spirituality and the Environment
1:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Faith, Spirituality and the Environment

Environmentalists and members of different faiths throughout North Carolina meet in Salisbury to build stronger bonds between faith and environmental stewardship. The Center for the Environment at Catawba College is hosting the three day conference through tomorrow. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the center's founding director John Wear about the first of its kind meeting in the region.

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Kerry Reichs
1:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Kerry Reichs

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Kerry Reichs
Daughter of bestselling author Kathy Reichs, Kerry Reichs has released her first novel, The Best Day of Someone Else's Life a story about a serial bridesmaid. Like her mother, Reichs draws on her own experiences in her work. The younger Reichs is a former attorney who has always had a love for writing and has decided to make the leap from law to literature.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or Charlotte Blogs.

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Community Colleges Key in Training Workers to Fill
1:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2008

Community Colleges Key in Training Workers to Fill Shortages

Community colleges should be North Carolina's primary avenue for training workers to fill shortages in nursing, teaching and biotech. That's according to a new report out today. WFAE's Julie Rose has the story.

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