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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 pm
Mon January 21, 2008

CM3A - Charlotte-Mecklenburg African American Agenda

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It's an encore edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. We'll revisit a conversation with some leaders of our African American community. The CM3A organization has come up with a range of initiatives for the near future. We'll hear about what they hope to achieve. Guest Malcolm Graham - North Carolina State Senator

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2008

Charlotte Symphony

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The Charlotte Symphony has three major programs on the calendar this month and we'll take a closer look at two of them. The Soldier's Chorus, the vocal compliment to the United States Army Field Band, is in town and we'll meet several of them. We also learn about modern silent comic Dan Kamin, who's in town for a unique performance with the Symphony. Guests Lt. Curtis Kinzey - Director, The Soldier's Chorus Master Sergeant Martha Canipe Master Sergeant Bill Gabbard Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2008

Plain Language

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We'll look at a growing movement for plain language in our society. Legislative proposals, contracts and lawsuits are being written in increasingly complex language. Plain language advocates are fighting to mandate that all legislation be written in a language that is easer to read and understand. Guest Deborah Bosely - Director, Center for Writing, UNC-Charlotte Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2008

Reduced Shakespeare Company

We're joined by three members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company who are in town as part of the Off-Broadway Series at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. We'll talk about the two productions they are performing in town, "All the Great Books ( Abridged)" and "The Complete History of America (Abridged)." Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2008

In Mixed Company

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2008

Regional Reporters' Roundtable

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It's part three of our series featuring reporters from areas around the Charlotte region discussing the topics most important to their towns. We've covered north Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. Today, we focus on Hickory. We'll be joined by reporters from the Hickory Daily Record to talk about issues facing the Unifour area. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2008

Average Joes

Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2008

Governors Speak

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Tue January 8, 2008

Barred Owl Study in Charlotte

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2008

Power Generation and the Electrical Grid

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We look at the electrical grid in America and its current state of efficiency. We also look at alternative forms of power generation and renewable energy. Guests Dr. Robert Cox - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNCC Bill Bulpitt - Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute Steve Kalland - Director, NC Solar Center Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323 or charlottetalks@wfae.org.

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