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Enjoying National Pie Day
12:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2008

Enjoying National Pie Day

(2/15/08) With all the news of presidential primaries and stock market mania you may not have noticed another event that took place recently in Gaston County. But National Pie Day didn't escape WFAE commentator Amy Rogers, and she's still savoring the experience.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte
12:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte

(2/14/08) This Valentine's day, WFAE kicks off StoryCorps-Charlotte with a love story from Joseph and Dolores Murgolo of Huntersville.

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No Paid Sick Days
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

No Paid Sick Days

(2/13/08) If you get the flu, you're supposed to stay home from work. But the North Carolina Justice Center reports nearly half of the state's workforce lacks paid sick days and could be fired for missing work to care for a sick family member. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Road Congestion Top Concern
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Road Congestion Top Concern

(2/13/08) Road congestion was the top concern among members of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2007. Now the Chamber wants to make transportation the top issue of the 2008 election for Governor. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Lisenby Leaves Riverkeeper Position
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Lisenby Leaves Riverkeeper Position

(2/13/08) A local environmentaltist who's worked the past 10-years to protect the Catawba River, is leaving that position to help start an organization that will protect all waterways in the Carolinas. Donna Lisenby will also help coordinate efforts between the two states' 14 river and coastal orginizations. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with her today and began by asking what prompted her move.

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Civil War Soldier's Identity Debated
12:00 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

Civil War Soldier's Identity Debated

Duke Energy's New Coal-Fired Plants to Capture CO2
12:00 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

Duke Energy's New Coal-Fired Plants to Capture CO2

(2/12/08) The CEO of Duke Energy says his company won't build any more coal-fired power plants, unless they are outfitted with technology to capture and store CO2 emmisions. Local environmental groups say that's just a baby step. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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UNCC Criminologist Wins FBI Scholarship
12:00 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

UNCC Criminologist Wins FBI Scholarship

(2/12/08) The Internet is a haven for criminals and UNC-Charlotte criminologist Thomas Holt is developing a reputation for untangling their twisted networks. He recently received a J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship from the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation. Holt spoke with WFAE's Julie Rose about his efforts to understand what motivates computer hackers, identity thieves and pedophiles.|

Holt plans to use his $2,500 scholarship to pay for translators so he can analyze criminal activity in foreign languages.

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NC Manufacturing Must Overcome Public Perception
12:00 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

NC Manufacturing Must Overcome Public Perception

(2/12/08) Manufacturing companies in North Carolina have undergone dramatic changes during the last decade. But public perception has not kept pace with those changes. And today, that perception is proving a formidable barrier for Charlotte's manufacturing economy. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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Presidential Politics Drives Local Races
12:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2008

Presidential Politics Drives Local Races

(2/11/08) On May 6, North Carolinians will cast their primary election ballots for president, as well as governor and many other offices. State and local candidates who began filing for office today may find their election fates closely tied to presidential politics. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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