Duncan McFadyen

Weekend Edition Saturday Host/Reporter

Duncan is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Wilmington. A lifelong musician, he got his start in broadcasting as a volunteer classical music host at his hometown public radio station, WHQR. He went on to host “Morning Edition” there, and then at WCQS in Asheville.

He enjoys live music, hiking, playing the piano, Scotch whisky, and craft beer.

Duncan is an alumnus of  the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by way of Duke University .

 

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Local News
5:16 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Charlotte City Council Decides Not To Regulate Ride-Share Drivers

Charlotte City Council is giving up the idea of regulating drivers for app-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. 


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Local News
5:02 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Cleveland County Sheriff Arrests 21, Including Podiatrist, On Prescription Drug Charges

Steven Skorman
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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 21 people on prescription drug charges, including a Shelby podiatrist. The investigation lasted for more than a year. 


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Local News
5:34 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Charlotte Looking At "Pay-As-You-Throw" Garbage Collection

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The city of Charlotte is looking at changing the way its residents pay for trash collection, from a flat fee to a “pay-as-you-throw” system. 

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Local News
5:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

North Carolina House Votes Down Economic Development Bill, Kills Budget Fix For Teacher Assistants

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The North Carolina House Tuesday voted down a bill that would have regulated county sales tax rates and earmarked money for economic development. The move also means many school districts will have to cut teacher assistant positions. 


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Local News
8:41 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Cabarrus County Considers Changes To Concealed Weapons Rules

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The Cabarrus County Commission today is considering changes to the county parks ordinance to comply with state gun laws. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen reports.


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Local News
5:45 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Charlotte's Plan To Address Homelessness Will Not Include Bench Removal

The city of Charlotte won’t be removing benches from uptown to try to address homelessness… at least not for now. The the group that came up with the idea withdrew its request to the city.


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Local News
12:37 pm
Sat August 9, 2014

Soul Legend Booker T.

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Booker T. Jones has been in the music business since he was in high school in the 1960s. His career took off with Booker T. and the M.G.'s 1962 hit “Green Onions.” With the M.G.’s, Booker T. played on numerous records recorded for the Stax label in Memphis, with stars including Otis Redding and Ray Charles. More recently, he’s collaborated with Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots, and the Drive By Truckers. He's playing at Charlotte's McGlohon Theater Saturday August 9, and he spoke to Weekend Edition Host Duncan McFadyen.


Local News
5:09 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

CMPD Officer, Wife Charged With Felony Sexual Abuse

Reginald K. Harris, 52, and Dia D. Harris, 40, were arrested August 6, 2014.
Credit Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer and his wife face charges of sexually assaulting a family member 15 years ago. Reginald and Dia Harris were arrested Wednesday.

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Local News
5:01 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Taxi Drivers Want Tough Regulation Of UberX And Lyft

Taxi drivers and cab company owners crowd into the Passenger Vehicle For Hire Board meeting room, August 5, 2014.
Credit Duncan McFadyen

The city of Charlotte is looking to regulate drivers for smartphone-based ridesharing services including Uber-X and Lyft. But taxi drivers say the proposed restrictions still give the companies an unfair advantage.

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Local News
5:25 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Arts And Science Council Cuts CMS Field Trip Program

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CMS students won’t be going to the museums this year, at least not on the Arts and Science Council’s dime, and a fund-raising shortfall is the culprit.

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