Julie Rose

Reporter

Julie Rose is a freelance reporter based in Provo, Utah. Before returning to her native Utah in 2013, Julie spent nearly six years reporting for NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, NC.  There, she covered everything from political scandal and bank bailouts to homelessness and the arts.  She's a two-time winner of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for radio writing. Prior to WFAE, Julie reported for KCPW in Salt Lake City where she got her start in radio.  Before that, she was a nonprofit fundraiser and a public relations manager in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It took a few career changes, but Julie finally found her calling in public radio reporting because she gets paid to do what she does best – be nosy. She's a graduate of the communications program at Brigham Young University and has been a frequent contributor to NPR programs. 

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DNC 2012
6:12 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Protesters: Why They Came

Josie Lenwell
Julie Rose

Charlotte police estimate some 800 people took to the streets in Uptown yesterday for what was expected to be the largest protest connected to the DNC.  Those who marched voiced a variety of concerns. Here are some of their voices.

DNC 2012
12:20 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Protester And Convention Delegate Straddles Both Worlds

Gautam Desai
Julie Rose

One of the people  marching Sunday in protests tied to the Democratic National Convention will also be on the floor of the convention in a couple days as a full-fledge party delegate.  WFAE's Julie Rose introduces us to a Charlotte man with a split identity: party insider and activist outsider.


Activists from around the region have spent days in a Charlotte warehouse painting and taping signs for today's march. Gautam Desai is right at home among them.

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DNC 2012
5:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

DNC Time: Protests Lead The Way

Yen Alcala
Julie Rose

Official DNC activities kick off with a street festival Monday Uptown. But protest activity will be underway even before then.  WFAE's Julie Rose will be following the action in the streets all week and joins  Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen for a preview.

McFadyen: When and where do we expect to see the largest protests?

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DNC 2012
1:15 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

A New Taxi Landscape In Charlotte - Just In Time For DNC

New taxis await customers at the airport baggage claim exit.
Julie Rose

A taxi will be the first impression many DNC attendees get of Charlotte and the city has gone to great lengths to make sure it's a good one. Last year, most cab companies were kicked out of the airport and strict rules implemented for those that remain. |

Angry taxi drivers unsuccessfully sued to block the move and complained they would lose their livelihoods. WFAE's Julie Rose reports on the outcome of that controversial change.

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DNC 2012
4:33 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Faith Groups Using DNC As Platform

Religious groups are among the many causes and companies hoping to capitalize on the media spotlight soon to shine on Charlotte for the DNC. Muslims have planned a mass prayer. Evangelical Christians will call the nation to repentance in a Sunday revival. An interfaith prayer service will bring attention to the needs of children.

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Local News
2:27 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

2012 Property Tax Bills Landing In MeckCo Mailboxes

Property tax bills are going out this week to Mecklenburg County residents, even though the assessor's office is still working through a tidal wave of appeals filed to last year's revaluation.

That old Ben Franklin saying about death and taxes being the only certain things in life is apt this week as 2012 property tax bills arrive in Mecklenburg County mailboxes. Also certain? Complaints.

"We're prepared for that," says Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Garrett Alexander.

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Election 2012
3:58 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley campaigns in Ann Arbor, Mich., on July 31 for Mitt Romney.
Charles V. Tines AP

Originally published on Tue August 28, 2012 9:32 am

Among the speakers with a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The speech could propel her into national politics.

The talk about Haley always mentions her gender, her age — 40 — and her race — Indian-American. She wears the labels proudly, and for $19.95 you can read all about them in her memoir Can't Is Not an Option. But there's another label Haley likes: fighter.

On Comedy Central not long ago, she mixed it up with fellow South Carolinian Stephen Colbert:

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DNC 2012
12:00 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Wooing CEOs During The DNC

47,000 pocket maps of Uptown Charlotte that will be distributed to convention attendees and visitors.
Julie Rose

In about two weeks, the Democratic National Convention will have come and gone in Charlotte. But a group of city officials and economic development agencies are working to extend the economic afterglow of the DNC.

Political conventions don't just draw elected officials, media and political junkies. They're also a magnet for high-ranking business people looking to make connections with the powerful.

While they're here, Center City Partners CEO Michael Smith wants to meet them, too.

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