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Davidson Voters Faced with Growth Issues
1:00 pm
Fri October 19, 2007

Davidson Voters Faced with Growth Issues

Growth has been a key issue in Mecklenburg County's local elections in recent years. It's behind most campaign discussions this fall in the north Mecklenburg town of Davidson. WFAE's David Boraks reports.

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CMS Bonds on Ballot
1:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2007

CMS Bonds on Ballot

On November 6th, Mecklenburg County voters will decide on a $516-million bond package that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has requested. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Keeping Charlotte Clean
1:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2007

Keeping Charlotte Clean

Charlotte is a city proud of its sparkling skyline, lush canopy of trees, and its image as a clean city. But how clean is Charlotte, really? WFAE's Mark Rumsey looks at "visual pollution" in Charlotte, and what's being done to keep things tidy.

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Transit Tax Up for Vote
1:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2007

Transit Tax Up for Vote

Up for a vote next month is a repeal of the half-cent sales tax which goes to support the Charlotte Area Transit System. The future of a multi-billion dollar plan to expand transit in the area through rail, streetcars, and more buses could be at stake. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Emergency Housing
Winter is on the way, and affordable housing and emergency housing in Charlotte is strained to capacity. We'll talk with some experts about emergency housing needs and on moving people off the streets and into more permanent housing.
Guests:
Karen Montaperto - Executive Director, Charlotte Emergency Housing
Darren Ash - Executive Director, WISH ( Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing)
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Cliffside Power Plant Hearing
1:00 pm
Tue October 16, 2007

Cliffside Power Plant Hearing

There will be a public hearing in Charlotte Tuesday evening on Duke's proposal to build a new boiler at its coal-fired Cliffside power plant. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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The Surprise of College Expenses
1:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2007

The Surprise of College Expenses

Having a kid in college can be tough on the checkbook with tuition, and room and board to pay for. And then one expense that took WFAE commentator Caroline Castle Hicks by surprise.

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Clearing the Air
1:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2007

Clearing the Air

Throughout the Charlotte region people are breathing some of the state's most polluted air. Much of the pollution comes from power plants, but even more comes from cars and trucks. And with more people moving to the region everyday and bringing their autos with them that pollution is increasing. In this installment of IPO Charlotte WFAE's Lisa Miller takes a look at Charlotte's air quality and what's at stake as the region tries to clear the air.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Spencer Wells
Population geneticist Spencer Wells joins us to talk about how deepley tied humans are to each other on a genetic level. He'll discuss some of our shared ancestry, migration patterns over human history, and what DNA tells us about our species.
Guest:
Spencer Wells - Population geneticist and author of Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org. More information about Spencer Wells' Charlotte engagement here.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed October 10, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Open Phones
We open the phones to listeners to talk about issues of the day. The referendum on the half cent sales tax for transit, the speedway controversy in Concord, the Blackwater Security scandal and more are up for discussion. You, the listener decides.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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