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Average Joes

Mar 12, 2009

Average Joes It's the March edition of Average Joes, a panel of WFAE listeners who join us to discuss the issues that are important to them. Some of our topics will include education, the economy, homeowners facing foreclosure, security vs. liberty and the same-sex marriage debate. Join us for the discussion! Guests: Adam Tyson, Larry Bumgarner and Van Durrett

Social Media

Mar 10, 2009

The rise of social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace is dominating the virtual world. These online communities are becoming powerful tools for fundraising, political activism and social change. There are negative effects as well, as critics say such interactions are pulling people farther apart. Social media is also changing the way we write, the way we date and the way we learn. We'll examine some of the pros and cons. 

Charlotte's Big Banks

Mar 9, 2009

Charlotte's Big Banks Charlotte has been known as a banking town for many years but our two largest banks, Bank of America and Wachovia, have undergone turbulent times recently. We'll take a close look at our signature banks to see how they are faring in the face of economic assaults from the global economy and from historic challenges within their own organizations. 

Remembering Donald Haack

Mar 6, 2009

Remembering Donald Haack Local diamond merchant, philanthropist and adventurer, Donald Haack passed away last Sunday. He's written about his life mining diamonds in the jungle and joined Mike Collins in 2004. As a way of remembering a Charlottean who will be greatly missed, we share the conversation again.

Inauguration Day 2009

Jan 20, 2009

Charlotte Talks Christmas Special

Dec 25, 2008

Charlotte Talks Christmas Special Join us for a special Christmas Day edition of Charlotte Talks. We'll look back on holidays past. From the life and times of Charles Dickens to Depression era Christmases in Charlotte. And of course, we'll share A Cup of Christmas Tea.

Soul Food &Charlotte: The Opera

Nov 20, 2008

Mecklenburg Creeks

Nov 14, 2008

Mecklenburg Creeks Charlotte may not have a majestic river running through it but we do have a vast creek system, which is vital to the health of our watershed and wildlife. But now, its health is in trouble- from erosion, pollution and damage from disappearing wetlands caused by growth. We'll get an update on our creek system when Charlotte Talks. Guests Rusty Rozzelle - Program Manager, Mecklenburg County Water Quality David Kroening - Analyst, Mecklenburg County Surface Water Systems Daryl Hammock - Manager, Environmental Permitting & Water Quality, City of Charlotte

Education Expert Jonathan Kozol

Nov 10, 2008

Education Expert Jonathan Kozol Jonathan Kozol is perhaps one of the biggest critics of this nation's education system, but his criticism is aimed at making our schools better. He shares his recommendations and addresses the mania of testing over teaching on the next Charlotte Talks. GuestJonathan Kozol - Educator and activist. Author of The Shame of the Nation, Letters to a Young Teacher, Savage Inequalities This conversation was prerecorded as part of Lenoir Rhyne's Visiting Writers Series For web extras from this show, check out Charlotte Blogs

Congressional Candidates

Oct 28, 2008

Congressional Candidates Our conversations with candidates continue today on Charlotte Talks. Today we'll speak with the candidates for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District seat. Harry Taylor, Charlotte businessman and Democratic candidate will go first and then incumbent Sue Myrick will join us. Guests Harry Taylor - Democratic Congressional Candidate, NC 9th District Rep. Sue Myrick - Republican Congressional Candidate, NC 9th Distict

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