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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri December 21, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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International Holiday Customs
We'll examine how people from a variety of nationalities and cultures celebrate and eat during the holiday season.
Guests
Peter Reinhart - Chef-In-Residence, Johnson and Wales University
Mariano Ospina - President and C.E.O., Ospina Coffee Co.
Susan Spatz - Holocaust Survivor
Marco Lubrano - Italian Food Instructor
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Weird Presidential History
We'll learn little known facts about some of our past presidents, as well as some of the candidates hoping to be the next resident of the White House.
Guest
Austin Hill - Author, White House Confidential: Revised and Expanded Edition
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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The Empty Chair
12:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2007

The Empty Chair

The loss of a family member a few months ago will make this a unique Christmas at WFAE commentator Billy Haake's house. And while there will be some sadness, Billy says the loss also has him looking forward to future Christmases.

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Father Time vs Father Christmas
12:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2007

Father Time vs Father Christmas

One hundred ten years ago, The New York Sun published what became a timeless column which addressed the question, "Is there a Santa Claus?" WFAE commentator Peter Moore has been reflecting on this and other "timely" issues.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Better to Give
12:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2007

Better to Give

WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson is having more fun giving gifts this Christmas than she's had in a long time. That's because she's using her gifts to make a difference.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Senator Sam Ervin
Author Karl Campbell joins guest host Chris Clackum to talk about his new biography of longtime North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin. Sen. Ervin was most well-known for overseeing the Watergate hearings, but he was an instrumental force in North Carolina politics for many years.
Guest
Karl Campbell - Author, Senator Sam Ervin, Last of the Founding Fathers (Caravan Book)
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Friday Friends Finale
12:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2007

Friday Friends Finale

The Friday Friends program in Charlotte is winding down. It's one of the trust-building components of Crossroads Charlotte, which was formed to bridge the racial gap in the region by 2015. In the spring, WFAE's Simone Orendain captured a first meeting between two people participating in the Friday Friends program. She recorded their final formal lunch last Friday and prepared this audio post card.

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Holidays Across Generations
12:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2007

Holidays Across Generations

In any family, celebrating the holidays can bring on recurring themes across generations. This year, WFAE commentator Sally Phillips sees that it's her daughter's turn to learn some lessons in celebrating.

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