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Jim Black to Plead Guilty
12:00 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

Jim Black to Plead Guilty

Former House Speaker Jim Black will plead guilty to a federal corruption charge Thursday. He's also expected to resign. WFAE's Simone Orendain has more.

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Caravan to Raleigh
12:00 pm
Tue February 13, 2007

Caravan to Raleigh

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is leading what he calls a caravan to Raleigh today. The mayor, along with more than 200 people, including crime victims, are taking buses to the Capital to rally support for increased funding for the criminal justice system. The mayor spoke with WFAE's Craig Fahle. He says this is the best way to get the legislature's attention.

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Union County Growth Battle
12:00 pm
Fri February 9, 2007

Union County Growth Battle

Union county is the fastest growing county in North Carolina. The sixteenth fastest growing in the country. Growth is usually considered desirable. But how much growth is too much? The issue has spurred debate over the delicate balance between welcoming new folks, and maintaining a quality of life that makes the area attractive to begin with. WFAE's Craig Fahle looks at what some bloggers have dubbed "The War for Union County."

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Two Local Chuches Leave Baptist State Convention
12:00 pm
Wed February 7, 2007

Two Local Chuches Leave Baptist State Convention

Members at St. John's Baptist and Park Road Baptist voted to leave over the state convention's decision to investigate and expel churches that welcome gays and lesbians. To get some perspective on what this means, WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Bill Leonard, a Baptist historian and Dean of Wake Forest University's Divintiy School. Dean Leonard says homosexuality is only the latest issue to create what he calls a fissure between the state convention and its member congregations.

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In the Middle
12:00 pm
Tue February 6, 2007

In the Middle

Negotiating life in the in-between years can be difficult, whether that's middle age or adolescence. WFAE commentator Alison Elrod reflects on life in the middle.

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Plan to End Homelessness in Char-Meck
12:00 pm
Wed January 31, 2007

Plan to End Homelessness in Char-Meck

About 40 service providers and agencies pitched-in to craft Charlotte-Mecklenburg's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Now some of the plan's architects are bringing it before county and city officials, and business leaders to get money and momentum behind it. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports.

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Dancing the Genome
12:00 pm
Wed January 31, 2007

Dancing the Genome

The Maryland-based Liz Lerman Dance Exchange is in Charlotte to perform its latest work: "Ferocious Beauty: Genome." WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Lerman about how dance and science intersected to make the project.

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Common Ground Found
12:00 pm
Fri January 26, 2007

Common Ground Found

WFAE commentator Sally Phillips shares a story of crossing a divide.

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11 Families, 3 Faiths
12:00 pm
Thu January 25, 2007

11 Families, 3 Faiths

An up-close and personal look at three of the world's major religions is on exhibit in Charlotte. The "Families of Abraham" photo documentary at the Levine Museum of the New South is enjoying steady attendance. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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CMS Construction Plan Update
12:00 pm
Wed January 24, 2007

CMS Construction Plan Update

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Tuesday night received the latest version of the district's 10-year construction plan. As WFAE's Simone Orendain reports, it raised new questions and some not so new.

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