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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri August 24, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Delta Burke
Another edition of our Great Conversations series. Delta Burke is a televesion star, but her personal life has been filled with fighting demons like weight issues and depression. Tune-in for a frank and candid discussion with Delta Burke.
Since this is a rebroadcast we will be unable to take your calls.

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One Fan's Appreciation
1:00 pm
Fri August 24, 2007

One Fan's Appreciation

The Carolina Panthers host the New England Patriots Friday in a nationally-televised pre-season game at Bank of America Stadium. With another football season arriving WFAE commentator Bruce Elliot has been contemplating some of the sport's life lessons.

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Philippine Postcard
1:00 pm
Thu August 23, 2007

Philippine Postcard

Stories of traffic nightmares and serious space issues dominate life in Charlotte. And these stories are also pretty common when people talk about visiting the Philippines. For a reality check, WFAE's Simone Orendain recently traveled to its capital Manila, which is the most densely populated city in the world. Here's an audio slideshow.

Allergens on CMS Menu
1:00 pm
Thu August 23, 2007

Allergens on CMS Menu

In this new year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will list allergens on breakfast and lunch menu items. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with CMS Assistant Director of Child Nutrition Services, Amy Harkey about the change.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu August 23, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Bridges and Infrastructure
The recent bridge collapse in Minnesota has called attention to the structural integrity of many of the nation's bridges. We'll talk about North Carolina bridges that have been deemed less than safe by an annual AAA of the Carolinas survey and what the NCDOT plans to do to keep travelers safe.
Guests:
Tom Crosby - AAA of the Carolinas
Robert Similie - CPCC Non-Destructive Examination Program instructor
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed August 22, 2007

Charlotte Talks

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Ron Tober
Ron Tober announced that he'll retire as CEO of CATS at the end of 2007. We'll talk about how his retirement will affect the controversy surrounding the building of the light rail and the much debated half cent sales tax to fund CATS. We'll also discuss some af the acheivements Mr. Tober has made in has years as transit head and what he plans to acheive before his departure.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Drummond's Fifty Days in Baghdad
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2007

Drummond's Fifty Days in Baghdad

Charlotte Observer Reporter and Editor Mike Drummond recently returned from a fifty day trip to Baghdad. It was his second visit to Iraq. The first time, he was embedded with troops. This time, he spent more time in the city itself. His articles and his daily blog gave readers a vivid picture of the current situation in Iraq. He spoke with WFAE's Craig Fahle about his experience.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2007

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August Memories
1:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2007

August Memories

It's the first week of school at many colleges and universities across the state. For WFAE commentator Gus Succop, beyond signaling the return to campus, the end of summer is a continuous learning experience.

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Hot, Dry Days Continue
1:00 pm
Mon August 20, 2007

Hot, Dry Days Continue

The Charlotte area gets more rain in an average year than Seattle. The average high temperature in Kansas City this time of year is one degree higher than it is in Charlotte. But if someone has spent the past 3 weeks in the Queen City, neither one of those facts would seem very believable. For an update on the continuing hot and very dry weather, WFAE's Scott Graf called the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg and spoke with Meteorologist Brian McAvoy. He started by asking McAvoy why our weather doesn't seem to be changing.

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