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NC Arthritis Rates to Increase
1:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2007

NC Arthritis Rates to Increase

A new report issued by the federal government says that North Carolina will see a 57% increase in the rate of arthritis by 2030. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Dr. John Klippel, President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation about the report. Dr. Klippel says the increase is alarming.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Average Joe
It's another edition of the Average Joe series. We'll talk with regular listeners about their greatest community, national and international concerns.
Guests
Shelton Starks
Carol Gifford
Sy Stadtmauer
J. Greg Jones
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Pre-Revolutionary Cemetery Found
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Pre-Revolutionary Cemetery Found

Back in March, while building an expansion onto Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, construction crews unearthed a pre-Revolutionary cemetery. The hospital called in archaeologists to excavate the thirteen graves of some of Charlotte's first colonial settlers. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with archaeologist Matt Matternes about the graves' significance.

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Biotech Outreach to Young People
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Biotech Outreach to Young People

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is reaching out to students from kindergarten to 12th grade, to build interest in biotechnology. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain spoke with newly hired instructor Gina Sloan, who is contacting school principals in the region starting this week.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Cindy Sheehan
After the death of her son while serving in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan became an anti-war activist. She has been one of the most vocal people in the anti-Iraq war movement. Her latest protest march comes through Charlotte and she'll take time out to appear on the program.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Shelter to Stay Open Longer
1:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2007

Shelter to Stay Open Longer

Charlotte's Emergency Winter Shelter is planning to stay open an extra two months this season - from the beginning of October to the end of April. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with Rev. Bill Jeffries, who is on the shelter's board, about the longer season.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon July 16, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Land Swap Deal
We take another look at the evolving land swap deal that would bring minor league baseball to uptown Charlotte.
Guests
Michael Smith - CEO and President, Center City Partners
James Garges - Director, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Dan Rajkowski - Vice President and General Manager, Charlotte Knights
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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A Baseball Memory
1:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2007

A Baseball Memory

Like it or not, San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is close to tying Hank Aaron's all-time record of 755 homers. All the fuss has got WFAE commentator Peter Moore thinking about a baseball "memory" of his own.

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Reporting on Black
1:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2007

Reporting on Black

Many of the stories that would later lead up to Jim Black's sentence of 5 years in prison this week on a federal corruption charge, were broken on the pages of the Raleigh News and Observer. Dan Kane is one of two reporters at the paper who led the investigative reporting. He joined WFAE's Scott Graf to shed a little light on what went into that reporting.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Global Warming
Local scientist Dr. Tom Sawicki has written a series of articles that link global warming to human activities. He'll share his theories with us.
Guest
Dr. Tom Sawicki - Professor, Department of Sciences at Spartanburg Community College
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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