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Separating Students by Gender
1:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

Separating Students by Gender

This fall, Jefferson Elementary School in York County will experiment with segregating fifth-graders by gender. About 90 schools in South Carolina offer single-gender classrooms, according to state officials. Jefferson Principal Jane Wallace spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose about the reasons she thinks it makes sense to separate boys and girls in fifth grade:

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Father George Coyne
1:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2008

Father George Coyne

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Father George Coyne
Today, Mike Collins is joined by Father George Coyne, the Director of the Observatory at the Vatican in Rome. Coyne is an internationally known astronomer and speaker who believes science and religion are not in conflict; in fact, he says that science reflects God's "infinite purpose." Join us for the conversation.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Meck Co. Voter Figures Setting Records
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Meck Co. Voter Figures Setting Records

The North Carolina State Board of Elections says voter registrations this year are up among all races and political parties compared to four years ago. Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Director Michael Dickerson says the same is true for the Charlotte Region. He spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose:

To find early voting locations and registration information, visit www.meckboe.org.

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YWCA Debuts Transitional Housing for Families in
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

YWCA Debuts Transitional Housing for Families in Need

Families have begun moving into the YWCA's new transitional homes for people with children trying to get back on their feet again after an economic hardship. It's the first housing of its kind in Charlotte made specifically for families. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Jane McIntyre, the head of the YWCA of the Central Carolinas about the need for this type of housing.

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Wachovia to Revise Mortgage Approval Policies
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Wachovia to Revise Mortgage Approval Policies

Charlotte-based Wachovia Corporation is revising the underwriting policies in its mortgage loan division, a step that could make it harder to take out a home loan at the nation's fourth-largest bank. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports:

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US Airways, Other Airlines Struggle with Rising
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

US Airways, Other Airlines Struggle with Rising Fuel Prices

American Airlines has been in the news this week for its struggles to overcome some maintenance issues. Fortunatly for U.S. Airways passengers, the airline says it's taken care of those concerns. But the Phoenix-based carrier that has its largest hub in Charlotte, is suffering from higher-than-ever fuel prices. to find out how U.S. Air and other Airlines are coping, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Joe Anselmo, the Senior Business Editor at Aviation Week Magazine:

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SC Legislators Debate Controversial Statue on
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

SC Legislators Debate Controversial Statue on Statehouse Grounds

A controversial figure in South Carolina's history was the subject of a tense public hearing in Columbia yesterday. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the latest effort to get the statue of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman removed from South Carolina's statehouse grounds.

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WICKED Opens to Sold-Out Charlotte Crowds
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

WICKED Opens to Sold-Out Charlotte Crowds

The hit Broadway musical WICKED opened to a sold-out crowd at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte last night. It's the first show ever to sell out a two-week engagement for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center - and it happend in record time. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:

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Gang Prevention Committee Meets in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Gang Prevention Committee Meets in Charlotte

A State Senate Committee will hold a public hearing on gang prevention measures this evening at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more:

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Search Engine for Black Audience Debuts Online
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Search Engine for Black Audience Debuts Online

A new search engine geared toward sorting web sites and information for a black audience went live on-line today. It's called RushmoreDrive.com. Black Web Enterprises, the group that manages the site, is based in Charlotte. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Johnny Taylor who heads the company.

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