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Mecklenburg Democrats Elect New Chair
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Mecklenburg Democrats Elect New Chair

Mecklenburg County Democrats elected a new party chairman this week. Joel Ford takes over a party fractured by the recent sheriff's controversy. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Ford and asked him what attracted him to the position.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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The Last Dropout The high dropout rate continues to impact school systems across the country. Communities in Schools founder Bill Milliken has written a book about what he calls an epidemic. We'll talk to Milliken about the impact on schools, families, and society when kids dropout of school. Guests Bill Milliken - Author, The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! More information: www.thelastdropout.com Bill Anderson - Executive Director, Communities in Schools Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Region's Drought Persists
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Region's Drought Persists

Drought conditions persist in Charlotte, despite recent rainfall and now-normal water levels in area lakes. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Two Firefighters Die in Salisbury
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Two Firefighters Die in Salisbury

Two firefighters died today battling a massive fire at a woodworking company in Salisbury. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports from the scene.

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Two Firefighters Die Battling Salisbury Fire
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

Two Firefighters Die Battling Salisbury Fire

Two firefighters are dead and at least three more are injured as a five-alarm fire continues to burn in Salisbury. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

The City of Salisbury will hold a press conference this afternoon at 2:00. WFAE will have more on this fire during All Things Considered from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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UNC-Charlotte's New Marketing Campaign
12:00 pm
Fri March 7, 2008

UNC-Charlotte's New Marketing Campaign

For years, Charlotte's largest university has also been one of its best-kept secrets. Now UNC-Charlotte has launched a million-dollar marketing campaign to get the word out, and officials say lingering misperceptions are their biggest barrier. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Columnist Ellen Goodman in Charlotte
12:00 pm
Thu March 6, 2008

Columnist Ellen Goodman in Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit is meeting at UNC-Charlotte today. The group was formed two years ago to tackle weighty issues women in the county face. WFAE's Simone Orendain caught up with the summit's Keynote Speaker, women's columnist Ellen Goodman who was on her way to Charlotte last night.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte: Spanish Lessons Learned
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: Spanish Lessons Learned

The StoryCorps mobile recording booth stopped in Charlotte last month, capturing stories from everyday Americans in the region. This week we hear a bit of Suzan Becker's interview of her longtime neighbor Vernon Tate.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Children's Theatre / Blumenthal Broadway Series

We'll check in with the Children's Theatre of Charlotte as they open Survivng the Applewhites, a play for teens and young adults by local Newbury award winning author Stephanie Tolan. Then we visit with the lead actors for the touring version of the musical based on Adam Sandler's hit movie The Wedding Singer. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Rwandan Evangelist Speaks to Students
12:00 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Rwandan Evangelist Speaks to Students

A faith leader with a prominent role in the reconciliation of Rwanda yesterday called on North Carolina high school students to act during a forum at Charlotte Latin School. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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