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Writing Letters to Your Younger Self

Sep 10, 2008

"The Ralph Nader of Medicine" is the guest on the next edition of Charlotte Talks. Dr. Fred Ernst will join us to talk about his new book, Truth, Lies, and the O.R. The book is a primer on anesthesia, surgery and surgeries done in office settings that seeks to educate people when making decisions about medical procedures. We'll talk about all of that and about awareness under general anesthesia, malpractice issues and more on the next Charlotte Talks. Guest Dr. Fred Ernst - Author, Truth, Lies, and the O.R.

Medical Myths

Sep 1, 2008

The New Auto Industry

Aug 18, 2008

Girls on the Run

Aug 15, 2008

Talking With Your Aging Parents

Aug 11, 2008

We'll talk about the difficult conversations that are essential to have between Boomers and their aging parents on this edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. A panel of experts will talk about ways to make the conversations easier to start and easier to have and about what sorts of things should be discussed. We'll also talk about a study that resulted in "The 40/70 Rule," which refers to conversations 40 year olds should have with their parents when the parents are 70. Joins us to hear some conversation tips and to ask your own questions on the next Charlotte Talks.

Health Issues and Germs

Jul 22, 2008

A continuation of our discussion from last month about antibiotics, anti-bacterial resistant bugs and more on this edition of Charlotte Talks. Dr. Michael Hudson from UNC Charlotte's Biology department is back to continue the discussion about bacteria and about the efforts of the research division in the UNCC Biology department to develop technologies to get rid of the stronger, drug-resistant bacteria. Guest Dr. Michael Hudson - Chair of the Biology Department, UNC Charlotte

Average Joes

Jul 16, 2008

Average Joes It's the July installment of our Average Joes Panel. We're joined by two men and two women; two are independents, one a Republican and the other a Democrat who doesn't like the "liberal" label; they're an assistant superintendent, a history teacher, an IT student and the manager of a Christian publication. Join these four Charlotte Talks listeners to discuss the topics they care about, like education, the election, the environment, living in Charlotte and more! Guests Melanie Cogdill Maggie Coleman Rob DePaola Ron Wright

The Physics of NASCAR

Jul 7, 2008

The Physics of NASCAR Diandra Leslie-Pelecky is a physicist and author of the recent book, The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed. She joins us on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins to talk about how she became fascinated with NASCAR through her professional expertise and we'll talk about some of the physics involved in stock car racing - two things you might not think go together! Guest Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky - physicist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Author, The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed

Ira Flatow and Science Education

Jul 4, 2008

Ira Flatow and Science Education Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday, will be on the show during this edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. We'll talk about science education and getting the general public interested in science. We'll also be joined by two local science experts who work towards getting Charlotteans interested in science. Guests Ira Flatow - Host, NPR's Science Friday Dr. Yvette Huet-Hudson - Professor of Biology, UNC Charlotte Robert Corbin - Science teacher and VP of Learning Experienced at Discovery Place Since this is an encore edition we're unable to talk your calls.

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