Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

The University of North Carolina

A UNC Board of Governors committee postponed discussion on a controversial recommendation to close three university-based policy centers. The closures included East Carolina’s Center for Biodiversity, North Carolina Central’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and the most strongly opposed closure, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity.

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Next week, the Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit businesses from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. For example, a restaurant or store would have to serve a gay couple. A taxi or limousine could not refuse service to a transgender customer. But the provision that’s sparked the most controversy would allow transgender people to use the public restroom of their choice.


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A UNC Board of Governors’ panel has recommended the closure of three university policy centers including the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at UNC Chapel Hill. 


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Domestic violence charges against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were dismissed Monday morning because his accuser did not show up for court. Hardy was convicted of misdemeanor assault and threatening charges in a bench trial last summer against his former girlfriend Nicole Holder. He was appealing that conviction in today’s jury trial.


The trial proceedings of Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy begins today. Hardy is appealing a ruling last year in which a judge found him guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. His jury trial marks the first time local court officials will make select documents involving a case available on line.

WFAE

Reporter Gwendolyn Glenn makes her first appearance on WFAE Talks. Gwendolyn is a new addition to WFAE's newsroom. In this episode, charter schools and gangs in Chester, SC, are among the issues addressed. Gwendolyn also gives some observations from one of her first assignments: Covering a hearing in which the convictions of the Friendship 9 were overturned.

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A public/private campaign to improve the reading skills of Charlotte’s third graders was launched Tuesday. It’s called Read Charlotte. The initiative’s goal is to double the number of third graders reading on grade level by 2025.

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Chester County, South Carolina, population 33,000, has a big city problem, gangs. They have become more violent and in November, a city councilman was shot in the head on a Chester street. Five reported gang members were charged in that fatal shooting which sparked residents to call for aggressive action.

In driving through Chester, especially during the day, it seems like the usual, sleepy rural town. But that changes at night when the gangs come out, says Lt. Johnny Neal of the Chester County Sherriff’s Department.

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  North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory joined local officials in Concord Friday in a push to get the General Assembly to reinstate historic preservation tax credits. They expired December 31.  

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The convictions of nine black men jailed for staging a sit-in at a Rock Hill, SC, segregated lunch counter in 1961 were overturned Wednesday. The men became known as the Friendship 9 because they were students at Friendship Junior College.


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