Charlotte Talks on WFAE

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Mike Collins

Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins is this region's exclusive forum for the discussion of politics, growth, the arts, culture, social issues, literature, human interest, the environment and more. If something is of interest to people in the Charlotte region, listeners and leaders know the topic is bound to be discussed on Charlotte Talks. 

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Preserving the World's Seed Stocks

Seeds at Renfrow Hardware
Tanner Latham

On Charlotte Talks we have explored local farming, place-based cuisine and the farm-to-fork locavore movement, but everything to do with food starts with one crucial element; the seed. At the turn of the century there were over 7,000 seed varieties commercially available. One of our guests today says that 94 percent of those seeds are gone forever. Monoculture, or planting just one variety, led to the devastating potato famine in Ireland and we may be in danger of catastrophic crop failure again soon.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Tavis Smiley: America I AM (Rebroadcast)

Tavis Smiley
The Smiley Group, Inc./Kevin Foley

Public radio and TV fans are familiar with broadcaster Tavis Smiley for his shows on the public broadcast networks, and also for his recent book co-authored with Cornel West, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Charlotteans will have the opportunity to know Mr. Smiley's work in a whole new way at the Gantt Center between now and the end of the year.

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Origins of our Favorite Phrases
1:00 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Origins of our Favorite Phrases

North Carolina Miscellany
1:00 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

North Carolina Miscellany

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Charlotte Talks
11:41 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Thursday August 2, 2012

Heath Morrison
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

New CMS Superintendent  Heath Morrison
As students, parents, teachers and administrators gear up for school to begin later this month at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, we sit down with CMS’ new superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison. We’ll talk about Dr. Morrison’s entry plan, the long term budget struggles that the school system has faced and what he hopes to do to best use the money the system has, and talk about the goals of his series of town hall meetings, which begin tonight (Aug. 2). Join us with your questions for the superintendent as well.

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Charlotte Talks
11:39 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Wednesday August 1, 2012

Eastland Mall
Julie Rose

Part One: The Future Of Eastland Mall

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Charlotte Talks
11:32 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Tuesday July 31, 2012

Origins Of Our Favorite Phrases

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Charlotte Talks
4:23 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Monday July 30, 2012

North Carolina Miscellany

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Mayor Anthony Foxx
1:00 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Mayor Anthony Foxx

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District 8 and 9 Runoff Elections
1:00 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

District 8 and 9 Runoff Elections

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