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CMS Superintendent Gorman and the Media
1:00 pm
Wed August 2, 2006

CMS Superintendent Gorman and the Media

During his first month on the job, CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman has made a priority of being available to reporters. That represents a welcome change from past administrations. WFAE's Scott Graf takes a closer look at Gorman's relationship with the media.

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Toll Roads Get Green Light
1:00 pm
Tue August 1, 2006

Toll Roads Get Green Light

The North Carolina Legislature gave the green light last week to new toll roads in North Carolina. Six projects, two of them in the Charlotte area, now officially enter the planning and financing stages. The state now looks to the bond market to find financing to build the toll roads. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with David Joyner, executive director of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. He asked him which projects we can expect first.

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Too Many Things At Once
1:00 pm
Tue August 1, 2006

Too Many Things At Once

These days, it's getting harder and harder to pay attention to one thing at a time. And WFAE Commentator Carolyn Noell is getting caught up in this phenomenon.

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A Lifetime That Almost Went Unchecked
1:00 pm
Fri July 28, 2006

A Lifetime That Almost Went Unchecked

It's 16 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act became law. The law helped those living with disabilities gain some understanding from the public. However, for people like WFAE Commentator Sheree Martines trying to be understood remains a lifelong challenge.

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Medical Debt Woes
1:00 pm
Wed July 26, 2006

Medical Debt Woes

WFAE commentator A.J. Remes says he's deciding which is worse - medical debt or dealing with collection agencies.

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Inside Look at Prisoner Art
1:00 pm
Wed July 26, 2006

Inside Look at Prisoner Art

Art created by inmates and an installation based on feelings of imprisonment are on display in uptown Charlotte. The exhibit runs through the end of the July. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this report on the exhibit called "Inside-Outside: Tiered Justice."

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Inside Look at Prisoner Art
1:00 pm
Wed July 26, 2006

Inside Look at Prisoner Art

Art created by inmates and an installation based on feelings of imprisonment are on display in uptown Charlotte. The exhibit runs through the end of the July. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this report on the exhibit called "Inside-Outside: Tiered Justice."

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Operation Understanding
1:00 pm
Mon July 24, 2006

Operation Understanding

How do you motivate teenagers from diverse backgrounds to change the world? Show them that they have more in common than they think. That's the strategy of a Washington D.C. program for teenagers. This year's group recently made a stop in Charlotte. WFAE News Interns Stephanie Wiechmann and Danielle Wolfe got a first-hand look at the program.

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Operation Understanding
1:00 pm
Mon July 24, 2006

Operation Understanding

How do you motivate teenagers from diverse backgrounds to change the world? Show them that they have more in common than they think. That's the strategy of a Washington D.C. program for teenagers. This year's group recently made a stop in Charlotte. WFAE News Interns Stephanie Wiechmann and Danielle Wolfe got a first-hand look at the program.

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Using Our Language Good
1:00 pm
Fri July 21, 2006

Using Our Language Good

WFAE commentator Tom Pfahlert says Americans need to take more pride in the way they talk. He says Americans should read more and slow down when speaking. Here are some more of his thoughts on language:

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