News

Pages

Giving Trends After Katrina
12:00 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Giving Trends After Katrina

(11/16/05) The holiday season is typically a time when charities can expect to recieve financial gifts. But this year, in the wake of multiple natural disasters, Charlotte-area non-profits are wondering if they'll meet their goals. Organizations fear they could lose out on donations if people are tapped out from giving to other causes. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.

Read more
Uninsured and Unhappy
12:00 pm
Tue November 15, 2005

Uninsured and Unhappy

(11/15/05) Sometimes, the debate over healthcare in America can seem confusing or distant. But at other times, the issue becomes much more poignant and personal. Here's WFAE commentator Gerry Soud on health insurance.

Read more
Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue November 15, 2005

Baby Boomers

(11/15/05) Can you believe it? Baby Boomers are turning heading into their golden years. WFAE commentator and Boomer Krissa Palmer says it's about time her generation got the respect it deserves.

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2005

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy

(11/11/05) Charlotte's social service agencies did some fast work in the two months after Hurricane Katrina's victims got to the city. But the work came with a price: splitting priorities between evacuees and locals. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

The Big Read Is Underway
12:00 pm
Thu November 10, 2005

The Big Read Is Underway

(11/10/05) Catawba county residents are participating in a county-wide reading program that started last month. To commemorate Veterans Day organizer and English professor Rand Brandes facilitated a discussion of the Vietnam war themed book "The Things They Carried." WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Professor Brandes about the first of its kind community-wide reading program in Catawba County. www.thebigread.net

Flu Shot Update
12:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Flu Shot Update

(11/08/05) If you've been looking for a flu shot but haven't been able to find one you're not alone. Many drugstores and supermarkets have had to cancel or postpone their flu shot clinics because their shipments of vaccines never arrived. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Dr. Stephen Keener with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and asked him to explain the shortages.

Two More Years for Mayor McCrory
12:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Two More Years for Mayor McCrory

(11/08/05) It's a good thing Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory likes his job, because he's got a few more years in office. McCrory easily defeated Democrat challenger Craig Madans with 56 percent of the vote. This will be McCrory's sixth term in office. In other election news, voters rejected a multi-million dollar Charlotte Mecklenburg School bonds package, although they did approve one for Central Piedmont Community College. 

Myrick Discusses Clean Air Legislation
12:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2005

Myrick Discusses Clean Air Legislation

(11/08/05) The Environmental Protection Agency wants to change the way it measures air pollution from power plants. Opponents say the agency's proposed new rule would increase air pollution by allowing fossil fuel power plants to run longer. But Republican North Carolina Congresswoman Sue Myrick says it will all help the EPA reach their clean air goals more efficiently. From WFAE's Capitol Hill bureau, Terry Gildea has more.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Mon November 7, 2005

Stuffed

(11/07/2005) One dictionary definition of the term "stuff" is: "A group or scattering of miscellaneous objects or articles." However you define "stuff" WFAE Commentator Caroline Castle Hicks is amazed by the sheer amount of it in our lives.

Commentary
12:00 pm
Thu November 3, 2005

A Low Maintenance Halloween

(10/31/05) Some people can't wait until Halloween. After all, it's a time to binge on Kit Kats and play dress up. But WFAE commentator Kristin Sherman says she wishes the holiday weren't so high maintenance.

Pages