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Number Without Health Insurance in NC Outpaces
1:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2008

Number Without Health Insurance in NC Outpaces Care Providers

Doctors and nurses who volunteer to treat patients without health insurance are ending their annual conference in Charlotte today. They say the number of uninsured people in North Carolina is growing too fast for them to handle. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Milky Way's Youngest Supernova Found
1:00 pm
Fri May 16, 2008

Milky Way's Youngest Supernova Found

Astronomers have identified the yougest known supernova in our galaxy. They estimate the star exploded 140 years ago sending out an enormous amount of energy. That would have caught the eye of some 19th century observer, if the supernova had not been shrouded in so much dust. Before this discovery, the last known supernova took place in 1680. Stephen Reynolds at North Carolina State University was one of the astronomers to identify this most recent dying star. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Reynolds about the significance of finding such a young supernova in our galaxy.

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Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Gas and Groceries
1:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

Faces of Charlotte's Economy: Gas and Groceries

With gas prices approaching $4 a gallon and a trip to the grocery store getting more and more expensive, a household budget can take a few knocks. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports on how one Charlotte resident is coping.

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Crime in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

Crime in Charlotte

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Crime in Charlotte
Charlotte's rising rate of crime has been forefront in the news of late, and today we'll look at the problem from a variety of angles. We'll be joined by a deputy chief from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, a criminal justice expert, a coummunity activist and more to talk about the challenges that our community deals with on several levels and what measures should and could be taken to lessen crime in Charlotte.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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More Graduates Needed to Fill Workforce Shortage
1:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

More Graduates Needed to Fill Workforce Shortage

A new report suggests North Carolina's community colleges will need to graduate 19,000 more students each year to fill a growing workforce shortage. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Faces of Charlotte's Economy: The Housing Market
1:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

Faces of Charlotte's Economy: The Housing Market

The sub-prime mortgage collapse and a nationwide housing slowdown have dashed, or at least delayed, the "American Dream" for many people. Charlotte's housing market has weathered the economic storm better than most. But some Charlotte residents are still finding the current housing environment difficult to navigate. WFAE's Scott Graf takes a closer look at that as the series "Faces of Charlotte's Economy" continues.

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Johnson and Wales Incentive Money in Budget
1:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

Johnson and Wales Incentive Money in Budget Debated by Lawmakers

Officials at Johnson and Wales University hope North Carolina lawmakers make good on a promise of economic incentive money during budget debates now underway in the state capital. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Making Notes: Extended Interview
1:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Making Notes: Extended Interview

Making Notes
1:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Making Notes

A new book from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public library publisher hits shelves today, and it's all about music. Dozens of writers and musicians contributed essays to the book about making and enjoying music in the Carolinas. Among them is a peice by local historian Tom Hanchett about a type of music unique to the United House of Prayer in Charlotte.

WFAE's Julie Rose produced that piece featuring the Clouds of Heaven Trombone Shout Band and historian Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South.

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Bank Programs Helping People Save
1:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2008

Bank Programs Helping People Save

Charlotte's two biggest banks report their customers are socking away substantial money through promotional programs geared at getting people to save. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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