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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Bruton Smith: "We're Here Forever"
12:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Bruton Smith: "We're Here Forever"

City, county and business leaders made it official this week: Lowe's Motor Speedway is staying in Concord. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports.

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Riding Lynx for the First Time
12:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Riding Lynx for the First Time

The Lynx blue line is running and carrying paying passengers. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with CATS General Manager of Rail Operations Rocky Paiano about what riders should know to make their first commute easier.

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Lynx First Commute
12:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Lynx First Commute

The first Lynx trains carrying paying passengers departed Monday morning around 5:30. For the whole day, the Charlotte Area Transit system estimates ridership on the train was at 5,000. WFAE's Lisa Miller rode the train and talked with passengers adjusting to a new mode of transportation.

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Concord Mayor on LMS Decision
12:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Concord Mayor on LMS Decision

Monday in Concord, Lowe's Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith officially announced he will keep the track in Concord. The decision effectively ends weeks of controversy that arose over a proposed drag strip on speedway property. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with one of the major players in the process, Concord Mayor Scott Padgett.

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Chalotte Talks
12:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Chalotte Talks

Open Phones
It's our last Open Phones of 2007, and your opportunity to share your opinions about whatever topics are most important to you. Have you ridden the light rail? What did you think? Will it become part of your daily routine? What do you think about the upcoming 2008 Election? Who's your pick for the next president? Or we can talk about any topic of your choosing.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Regional Report Card
We'll talk to the leaders of UNC-Charlotte's Urban Institute about what they think are the most critical issues in our region. The group is authoring a regional indicators study about ten defferent theme areas including arts, recreation, education, community participation, economy and more. Join us for a regional report card. For more information about the Charlotte Urban Institute, go to www.uncc.edu.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Thu November 22, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Local Teen Helps Needy in South Africa
12:00 pm
Wed November 21, 2007

Local Teen Helps Needy in South Africa

Six Charlotte middle and high school students traveld to South Africa this month to hand out shoes to needy children and adults. They went with Samaritan's Feet, a Charlotte-based non-profit that works to reduce poverty throughout the world. Tania Morales was part of the group who returned from South Africa last week. She's an eighth-grader at Northwest school of the Arts. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke to her about the trip.

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