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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Local News
9:51 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Arts Funding Task Force Turns To Government

Cultural Life Task Force
Credit Carolina PR

As a group of community and cultural leaders works to find an answer to Charlotte's crumbling arts funding system, they're looking to individual donors, corporations and the government.

On Monday, the Cultural Life Task Force heard from city and county administrators, including the budget director of Mecklenburg County. His message: Don’t expect the county to give more.


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Local News
6:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Arts Funding Troubles, part 2: What It Will Take To Survive

The Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened in 2010 as part of the Levine Cultural Campus.
Briana Duggan

Charlotte's arts funding landscape is grim.

The Arts and Science Council was created decades ago to be the primary fundraiser for Charlotte's cultural sector. But it is no longer the money-raising powerhouse it once was. Cultural institutions that rely on the ASC, are struggling to pay their bills. And that new museum complex Uptown is in the middle of what arts leaders call a "perfect storm."


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Local News
6:05 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Arts Funding Troubles, part 1: How We Got Into This Mess

Scott Provancher, the former President of the Arts and Science Council, who stepped down from the position earlier this month.
Briana Duggan

There’s a group in Charlotte called the Cultural Life Task Force meeting every couple of weeks with a charge to save the city’s cultural sector. The traditional way arts and culture is being funded in the city is no longer working, and as a result, Charlotte’s arts institutions face an uncertain future.


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Local News
4:20 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Airport Authority Measure Ready For Take-Off

Credit Julie Rose

It's back to the runway with imminent take-off for a bill to create a Charlotte Airport Authority. The measure easily cleared a final house committee on Wednesday morning and is poised for full legislative approval.

All Things Considered Host Mark Rumsey speaks with WFAE Reporter Julie Rose about the latest version of a bill to place the Charlotte airport under a regional authority.

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Local News
5:07 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Charlotte Says 'No Thanks' To Lawmakers' Airport Compromise

Charlotte Mayor Patsy Kinsey has rejected the latest offer from NC lawmakers over Charlotte airport authority legislation.
Credit Charmeck.org

Charlotte City officials have rejected an offer of compromise from state lawmakers over the future of the Charlotte airport.  As a result, legislators say they'll renew their push to create an airport authority this week.


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Local News
11:58 am
Mon July 8, 2013

GOP Legislative Boundaries Upheld

A three-judge state panel has ruled unanimously in favor of legislative and congressional district boundaries drawn by North Carolina Republicans in 2011. Democratic voters and civil rights groups sued, arguing the lines were racially biased.  The Superior Court judges ruled today that the boundaries do not impair the constitutional rights of North Carolina citizens.

Republican Senator Bob Rucho of Matthews led the redistricting effort. He says the GOP's goal was strictly to follow the law in drawing the boundaries.

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Local News
5:49 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Regulators Begin Hearings On Duke Rate Increase

Duke Energy recently completed a new coal unit at its Cliffside Steam Station in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties.
Credit www.duke-energy.com

Regulatory hearings begin Monday afternoon at the North Carolina Utilities Commission in Raleigh for Duke Energy's latest request for a rate increase.


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Local News
6:16 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In

Democratic Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was sworn-in to replace Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
Julie Rose

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is mayor no-more. He stepped down Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation and spoke briefly to a roomful of supporters and city staff. Longtime City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was appointed mayor in his stead.

"You may disagree with the methods and means, but there can never be a disagreement that I love this city and I've worked my tail off to make it everything it can be," said Foxx.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Councilman Poised To Nominate Kinsey For Interim-Mayor

Charlotte City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey will be nominated Monday night to become the city's interim-mayor.
Credit Charmeck.org

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will resign Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the work of finding his replacement begins.


Current City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey may be first in line.


Whomever the city council chooses to temporarily fill the mayor's seat must be a Democrat like Foxx. That's the law. But council members have added another stipulation, says Democrat James Mitchell: It won't be someone who "has ambition to run for mayor."

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CAJA
4:06 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

New Exhibit To Boost Mint's Randolph Road Location

The work of American painter Richard Caton Woodville (including this self-portrait) is on display at the Mint Museum Randolph beginning June 28.
Julie Rose

While much of Charlotte's fine art focus is Uptown with the city's new museum complex, officials at the Mint are shifting their attention back to their roots. The first major painting exhibit to come to the Mint's original home on Randolph Road in more than six years opens this weekend.


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