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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.

Watt, Colleagues get Cool Reception in Venezuela
12:00 pm
Wed November 30, 2005

Watt, Colleagues get Cool Reception in Venezuela

(11/30/05) U.S. Rep. Mel Watt of Charlotte was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who the State Department says were recently denied entry into Venezuela. The members of Congress had flown there to meet with the country's vice president, Jose Vicente Rangel. From WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram reports.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon November 28, 2005

Missing Black Snakes

(11/28/05) As November winds down, evidence of fall is everywhere. Trees have lost many of their leaves. Lawns have browned and mostly stopped growing. Temperatures have dropped below freezing. But the changing weather has WFAE commentator Elizabeth Richardson thinking about animals, and which ones she'll miss the most this winter.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Wed November 23, 2005

The Cost of Words

(11/23/05) There's always a price to pay when parents seek a better life for their children. In WFAE commentator Carolyn Noell's family paying the cost of "words" was well worth it.

Local News
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Low Fares Delayed

(11/22/05) When US Airways and America West Airlines merged earlier this fall, the new company began calling itself the largest low-cost carrier in the country. But nearly two months after the merger was finalized, many holiday travelers using the new airline out of Charlotte haven't found fares much lower at all. For WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Scott Graf reports on why fares haven't changed much and why drastic changes in the future aren't likely.

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