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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Archive - Conversation with Grace Slick
We replay a visit with rock-and-roll icon Grace Slick. Aside from her musical acumen, Ms. Slick is also an accomplished artist. She came to Charlotte with an exhibit of her work last year.
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Grace Slick, Artist and rock-and-roll icon.

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School Overcrowding
1:00 pm
Thu May 10, 2007

School Overcrowding

Even if every bond issue being floated by school districts all around the region were to pass, it still might not be enough to keep up with demand. So, instead of just pointing out that kids are learning in trailers, we thought we'd look at how schools are handling a situation that we'll all be dealing with for quite a while.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu May 10, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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CMS Bonds Package
A record sized bond package has been proposed for the CMS budget. We'll explore the bond package as well as the winners and losers for the next possible CMS budget.
Guests
Trent Merchant, CMS School Board Member
Guy Chamberlain, Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services
Kaye McGarry, CMS School Board Member
www.cms.k12.nc.us

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed May 9, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Jim Black Faces Sentencing
1:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2007

Jim Black Faces Sentencing

Last week, former State House member Michael Decker was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a public corruption scandal. Monday, former State Lottery Commissioner Kevin Geddings was also sentenced to four years. U.S. District Court Judge James Dever is also preparing sentencing for Black, and has hinted that a harsh penalty may await him. Taylor says the long sentences for both Geddings and Decker are sending a message.

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"Through My Eyes"
1:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2007

"Through My Eyes"

May 8, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. And the Mecklenburg County Area Mental Health Authority is inviting the community to a screening tonight of the documentary on youth mental health. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the county's clinical social worker for children, Kim Campbell.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue May 8, 2007

Charlotte Talks

UsabilityWe use computers every day. We also use appliances, tools, cars and a myriad of other objects and devices. There is an entire industry called "usability" that is devoted to making both hardware items and computers easier to use. GuestsDr. Heather Richter, Director of the HCI Lab at UNC-CharlotteSusan Dray, President of Dray and AssociatesJeffrey Grant, Innovater with Bank of America

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Season of Plenty
1:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2007

Season of Plenty

The holidays often bring thoughts of festive tables, overflowing with favorite foods. But not every table is so abundantly filled. WFAE commentator Amy Rogers has been reflecting on this "season of plenty."

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Mothering Acorss ContinentsCokie Roberts visits Charlotte to help represent an amazing group of local women. These leaders of our community have formed an international organization, based here in Charlotte, called Mothering Across Continents. Their mission is to raise awareness and funding for AIDS orphans in Africa.GuestsCokie Roberts, NPR and ABC news correspondentLyndall Hare, Co-Chair, Mothering Across ContinentsKathryn Bolles, Save the Children

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The Wachovia Championship's Impact on Charlotte
1:00 pm
Fri May 4, 2007

The Wachovia Championship's Impact on Charlotte

In its first four years, the Wachovia Championship has become one of the most popular non-major events on the PGA tour. To talk more about its impact, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Erik Spanberg, who's covering the event for the Charlotte Business Journal. He began by asking Spanberg to compare today's tournament to the first one held in 2003.

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