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StoryCorps-Charlotte: Katrina Hits Hurricane
1:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: Katrina Hits Hurricane Veterans

The StoryCorps mobile booth is traveling the country recording stories of everyday people. It stopped in Charlotte last month and partners Cole Mills and Jennifer Doucette recorded this memory of the time they went from being milder hurricane veterans to survivors of "the big one."

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Red Cross Prepares Charlotte for Disaster
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

Red Cross Prepares Charlotte for Disaster

Local Red Cross officials are launching a campaign to get Charlotte ready for a major disaster. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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B of A Going Forward with Countrywide Acquisition
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

B of A Going Forward with Countrywide Acquisition

Stock prices for Countrywide Financials plummeted this week after reports the company is being investigated by the FBI. Despite the news, Charlotte-based Bank of America says it will go forward with its acquisition of the mortgage lender. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Urban Educators' Reality
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

Urban Educators' Reality

A book of poetry on life as a so-called "Urban Educator" is quietly circulating around the region. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher GranVille Caldwell and Cabarrus County Schools teacher Ryan Marshall wrote "Thoughts and Lamentations of Urban Education." WFAE's Simone Orendain recently chatted with Caldwell.

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New CMS Anti-Bullying Policy
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

New CMS Anti-Bullying Policy

By a vote of six to three, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board last night approved an anti-bullying policy that stirred controversy. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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A Plan to End Homelessness
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2008

A Plan to End Homelessness

An estimated 5,000 people are homeless in Charlotte. And Mecklenburg County officials say that figure is growing, based on record numbers of people staying in local shelters and requesting help with food and bills. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the effort to change Charlotte's approach to homelessness.

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Investigative Reporting Thrives in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

Investigative Reporting Thrives in Charlotte

As newspapers across the country deal with declining readership and ad revenues, there's a lot of concern over the future of investigative reporting. But, as WFAE's Scott Graf reports, that mainstay of American journalism appears to be thriving in Charlotte.

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Deadly Tree Was City's
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

Deadly Tree Was City's

The City of Charlotte was responsible for maintaining the tree that fell and killed a Matthews woman in her car on Saturday. WFAE's Julie Rose reports an investigation is underway.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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Trust for Public Land On this installment of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, we're joined by the national president of the Trust for Public Land, Will Rogers. We'll talk about the organization's 10 years in the Charlotte region and what it has done locally and nationally to help preserve and protect land for future generations. Join us to discuss some of the latest projects going on here, like the Carolina Thread Trail, greenway preservation and more. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment on Charlotte Blogs.

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A New Urbanist Speaks on Walkable Communities
1:00 pm
Tue March 11, 2008

A New Urbanist Speaks on Walkable Communities

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