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McCrory and Perdue to Face-Off in November
1:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2008

McCrory and Perdue to Face-Off in November

North Carolina voters know who their choices for governor will be this fall. Democrat Bev Perdue and Republican Pat McCrory won their parties' respective nominations. From WUNC, Laura Leslie has the story.

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McCrory Wins Republican Nomination for Governor
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2008

McCrory Wins Republican Nomination for Governor

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory speaks to his supporters upon winning the Republican nomination for governor.

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Election Officials Expect Record Turnout
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2008

Election Officials Expect Record Turnout

Election officials expect Mecklenburg County residents to vote in record numbers today. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Young Charlotte Voters' Impressions
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2008

Young Charlotte Voters' Impressions

Around 100 students from West Charlotte High School walked in groups to a polling place to vote for the first time ever. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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CEO of CATS
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2008

CEO of CATS

Charlotte Area Transit System

CEO of CATS
Keith Parker, the new CEO of CATS joins us on this edition of Charlotte Talks. Parker inherits the legacy that retired CEO and now head of the trolley operations Ron Tober started in the Lynx Light Rail line. We'll talk about the higher than expected ridership of the line, the new lines that are in the works and other transit topics. We'll also take your calls, emails and blog comments.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Palms Planted in Charlotte Park
1:00 pm
Tue May 6, 2008

Palms Planted in Charlotte Park

This morning in north Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec will be planting six palm trees at Nevin Park, off Statesville Road. The trees are the fruits of Ken Szymanski's labors. He's a local palm enthusiast. WFAE's Scott Graf called Szymanski and asked how he got involved in the project.

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Young Charlotte Voters Go to the Polls
1:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2008

Young Charlotte Voters Go to the Polls

Some students from West Charlotte High School took time out of class for early voting. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Presidential Primary Opens Cross-Generational
1:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2008

Presidential Primary Opens Cross-Generational Coversation

Election returns throughout the Presidential primary show a large gap between generations. Older people tend toward Hillary Clinton. Younger voters are Barack Obama's. But as WFAE's Julie Rose reports, the ongoing Democratic race is also opening conversation across generations.

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Early Voting Sees Record Turnout
1:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2008

Early Voting Sees Record Turnout

A record 43,000 people in Mecklenburg County voted early - many waiting in line for hours on Saturday before polls closed. County officials are bracing for another mad rush for Primary Election Day. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m. Tune to 90.7 WFAE for breaking coverage of election results throughout the evening.

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Perdue in Race for Democratic Nomination
1:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2008

Perdue in Race for Democratic Nomination

Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue is one of two major contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor. WUNC's Laura Leslie has this profile of Perdue.

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