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State Senator Hagan Runs for U.S. Senate
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

State Senator Hagan Runs for U.S. Senate

Democrat Kay Hagan is on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Elizabeth Dole. Hagan currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Senate. WUNC's Jessica Jones reports on Hagan and her campaign.

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Neal Seeks Democratic Nomination for Senate
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

Neal Seeks Democratic Nomination for Senate

Democrats hope to unseat Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in November. Former investment banker Jim Neal is seeking the Democratic nomination. WUNC's Jessica Jones looks at Neal and his campaign.

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Average Joes
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

Average Joes

Average Joes
Today, our Average Joe series continues with a look at what is on the mind of our listeners. Join the conversation by phone or online.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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IBM to Add 600 Jobs in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

IBM to Add 600 Jobs in Charlotte

IBM is expected to add 600 jobs over four years to its mortgage processing center in Charlotte. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports.

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MCPE Leaner
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

MCPE Leaner

A Charlotte public education advocacy group has a smaller group of leaders less than two years after it was formed. The group Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education had a governing board of 22 high profile business and civic leaders, and was chaired by UNC Charlotte Chancellor Emeritus Jim Woodward. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the new, smaller board's Chair and former BellSouth CEO Krista Tillman about the change.

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Election Spotlight Now on North Carolina
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2008

Election Spotlight Now on North Carolina

Indiana and North Carolina now share the presidential election spotlight with their primary elections just one week away. Democratic candidates for the nomination are jumping between the states. Last night was Charlotte's turn. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Early Voter Turnout High
1:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2008

Early Voter Turnout High

Mecklenburg County voters now have 17 places to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary, and turnout is exceeding the expectations of election officials. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Virginia Madsen
1:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2008

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen
Actress Virginia Madsen of Sideways and A Prairie Home Companion fame is visiting Charlotte to promote women's health and beauty issues as well as voter awareness and participation. Her mother and fellow activist and a local expert join her.
Guests
Virginia Madsen - Award winning actress
Elaine Madsen - Emmy award winning documentarian
Linda Levy - Director of Voting Services, Charlotte Mecklenburg League of Women Voters
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Merger Talks Between US Airways and United
1:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2008

Merger Talks Between US Airways and United

United Airlines and US Airways are in advanced talks to merge, according to the Associated Press today. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose has more.

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To Hug or Not
1:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2008

To Hug or Not

WFAE commentator Gus Succop's work gets him up close and personal with lots of people throughout the week. In this latest essay, he ponders just how close he wants to get.

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