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Trends in Senior Care
12:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

Trends in Senior Care

(12/16/05) More adult children are honoring their parents wishes to live independently at home, forgoing nursing homes and long-term care facilities. More options in stay-at-home care mean easier decisions for adult children and their aging parents. From the Carolinas Business Bureau, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.

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Trends in Senior Care
12:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2005

Trends in Senior Care

(12/16/05) More adult children are honoring their parents wishes to live independently at home, forgoing nursing homes and long-term care facilities. More options in stay-at-home care mean easier decisions for adult children and their aging parents. From the Carolinas Business Bureau, WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.

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Higher Cost of Heating
12:00 pm
Tue December 13, 2005

Higher Cost of Heating

(12/13/05) Beginning this week, Charlotte's chief natural gas supplier will be sending residents their first heating bills since colder weather set in several weeks ago. Piedmont Natural Gas and other suppliers are passing along higher costs they're experiencing to customers. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Piedmont spokesperson David Trusty about the situation.

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On Disaster-planning It's Local vs. Federal
12:00 pm
Mon December 12, 2005

On Disaster-planning It's Local vs. Federal

(12/12/05) Mayors of cities devastated by natural disasters brought a mixture of blame and partial solutions to a panel discussion on disaster preparedness at the National League of Cities conference in Charlotte Friday. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Local News
12:00 pm
Mon December 12, 2005

Cuts Could Affect Charities

(12/12/05) Faith-based and community organizations traditionally increase their efforts to help the poor over the holiday season. But Congress is considering cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and other social welfare programs that could make it more difficult for Charlotte-area charities in the future. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Fri December 9, 2005

Scents of the Season

(12/9/05) Ever wonder why cooks use cinnamon during the holiday season? WFAE commentator and food enthusiast Amy Rogers says it took some detective work to find out more about the association between the spice and the season.

Holy Land Tourism Rebounds
12:00 pm
Wed December 7, 2005

Holy Land Tourism Rebounds

(12/7/05) Tourism to Israel is rebounding, after several years of declines due to political tensions and terrorism concerns. WFAE's Mark Rumsey recently spent some time in the Holy Land and has this report.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue December 6, 2005

The College Application

(12/6/05) WFAE commentator Jean Spangler thinks her son is perfectly average. The trouble is, these days Spangler says it seems like everyone else's child is outstanding.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon December 5, 2005

Loving Unconditionally

(12/5/05) When it comes to raising children, it's not uncommon for parents to say they just want their kids to "be happy." Often that means learning to love children unconditionally. WFAE commentator Janet Miller admits it took her a while to get the hang of this with her daughter.

The Dialogue Progresses
12:00 pm
Fri December 2, 2005

The Dialogue Progresses

(12/2/05) Advocates for bridging the racial gap in Charlotte tried to gauge where people stand these days on the issue of race during a town hall meeting recently at the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE's Simone Orendain was there.

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