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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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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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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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Bobcats' Off-Season Moves
1:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2007

Bobcats' Off-Season Moves

This week, the Charlotte Bobcats and team MVP Gerald Wallace agreed to terms of a new contract. It's the second big move the previously-thrifty franchise has made in the last two weeks. To put the Bobcats' off-season moves in perspective, WFAE's Scott Graf called Erik Spanburg, who covers sports business for the Charlotte Business Journal.

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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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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu July 12, 2007

Charlotte Talks

In Memory
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, former Charlotte Observer political cartoonist and author Doug Marlette died in a car accident on Tuesday at the age of 57. On this archive edition of Charlotte Talks from February, Mike Collins talked with Marlette about his career as an editorial cartoonist, his comic strip, "Kudzu," his time working for the Charlotte Observer, and about his new book, Magic Time: A Novel.
Since this is an encore edition of the show we won't be able to take your phone calls.
Original airdate 2/9/07

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State Rep Resigns
1:00 pm
Thu July 12, 2007

State Rep Resigns

North Carolina State Representative David Almond, Jr. from Stanly County has abruptly resigned from the legislature. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Open Phones
We open the phones to listeners. Possible topics include: President Bush commuting the sentence of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the war in Iraq, mass transit and congestion in Charlotte, water usage in the region, or whatever you want to comment on.
Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Marlette's Style
1:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2007

Marlette's Style

Cartoonist and North Carolina native Doug Marlette died in a car accident Tuesday. His work was read all over the world. To learn more about Marlette's success, WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with John Twohey of Tribune Media Services. Twohey says TMS has syndicated Marlette's work for more than 20 years.

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