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Charlotte's Rail System
1:00 pm
Thu April 26, 2007

Charlotte's Rail System

This week, we take a look at the proposal for light rail and commuter rail in Charlotte. Instead of focusing on the exact details of where and when the rail will (or perhaps won't) be built, we decided to look at the concept of the rail system as a development tool for the region.

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Freedom Tour
1:00 pm
Thu April 26, 2007

Freedom Tour

For their spring break this year, 14 students from Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte boarded a bus to take the school's first-ever "Freedom Tour." Students toured Georgia and Alabama to learn and experience more about the nation's civil rights history. In this essay, 14-year old Ginny McMillian traces some highlights of her journey.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Sir John PolkinghorneWe'll take another in-depth look at the intersection of science and religion with a leading physicist who happens to be a priest. He's in town to speak at Queen's University of Charlotte, but he'll speak with us first.GuestsThe Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, Former particle physicist, Anglican PriestJoin the show:704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Peter ReinhartWe continue our series on ethnic food offerings in Charlotte and the region. Today, we learn about food from the African continent. We'll talk about African, Eritrean and Ethiopian foods. GuestsAlex Ayalew, Owner, Meskerem RestaurantTekle, Owner, Red Sea Restaurant (Eritrean)Suzanne Havala Hobs, Nutrition Writer, The Charlotte ObserverJoin the show:704-926-WFAE (9323), 1-800-603-WFAE (9323), or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Teen-Agers Raise AIDS Awareness
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2007

Teen-Agers Raise AIDS Awareness

The school year is coming to an end, and in that time, some students at a southwest Charlotte high school have become advocates of AIDS awareness. WFAE's Simone Orendain has this report.
To learn more about the project e-mail Brett Haight at: brett.haight@cms.k12.nc.us or call the school at 980-343-1113.

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Coulter to Speak at Charlotte Seminary
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2007

Coulter to Speak at Charlotte Seminary

Conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter is scheduled to speak next month on the campus of a Charlotte seminary. Recent controversies surrounding the outspoken commentator stemmed from her remarks about John Edwards and the genocide in Darfur. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Southern Evangelical Seminary President Alex McFarland about the decision to invite Coulter.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2007

Charlotte Talks

The Monks of Belmont AbbeyWe're visited by monks from the only working monastery in our region. We'll learn about the history of the brotherhood in Belmont and the ties to Belmont Abbey College.GuestsFather John Oetgen, Monk at Belmont AbbeyFather Agostino Fernandez, Monk at Belmont AbbeyBrother Edward Manusco, Monk at Belmont Abbey

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri April 20, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Gang ViolenceMecklenburg County teens take it upon themselves to educate each other about gangs and gang violence. They will hold a town hall meeting on April 21, but first they visit with us to talk about gang violence in Mecklenburg County and how young people can do something about it. GuestsLaurie Garo, Lecturer, UNC-Charlotte, child advocate with the Youth Leadership AcademyDetective Harold Jackson, Gang Intelligence Unit Detective, CMPDJontavius Washington, Junior at Garringer High SchoolKenosha Mayhan-Carr, Junior at Phillip O. Berry Academy

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Gang Forum for Youth by Youth
1:00 pm
Fri April 20, 2007

Gang Forum for Youth by Youth

A gang forum hosted by Mecklenburg County and led by teenagers, for Charlotte-area youth is taking place Saturday, April 21. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with 17-year old Brittany Nabinet, one of the youth leaders conducting the talks.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2007

Charlotte Talks

African American AgendaEarlier this year an organization called CM3A set out to understand what the African American Agenda should be in our region. Their studies have culminated and they have arrived at a set of initiatives to advance African Amercian causes. They'll share the initiatives and how they may implement them in the future. GuestsMalcolm Graham, NC State Senator Michael DeVaul, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

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