WFAE http://wfae.org en Coming Up: What's In Our Water? http://wfae.org/post/coming-whats-our-water <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">April 22, 7:00PM-8:30PM</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The Piedmont region depends on a small number of rivers and lakes to provide a reliable supply of clean water. But a variety of factors, suburban development, storm water runoff, sewage spills, coal ash storage ponds, etc., threaten the area's water supply. Last year, a river advocacy group ranked the Catawba River as the nation's 5th most endangered river.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">WFAE's Public Conversations Series explores the environmental health and future of the region's water resources</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Moderated by </span>WFAE's<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> Lisa Miller, the conversation will also address the cleanliness of the current water supply, threats to water quality, and the proper roles of local and state governments, business and industry, and the public in developing and maintaining sustainable water quality.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><strong><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Panelists:</span></strong><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><strong>Richard Gaskins,</strong> executive director at Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><strong>Barry Gullet,</strong> director at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><strong>Joe Padilla, </strong>Executive Director; Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition<br /><strong>Rusty Rozzelle, </strong>Water Quality Program Manager; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Services<br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Free admission; <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/o/wfae-4381852751?s=23844929">registration requested</a>.</span><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Follow the conversation on Twitter: #WFAEPubCon.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 WFAE 48297 at http://wfae.org Coming Up: What's In Our Water? NC Budget Director Art Pope http://wfae.org/post/nc-budget-director-art-pope <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Art Pope is a very influential figure in North Carolina and, as he's risen through the ranks he's become a rather controversial one as well. Chairman, CEO and President of Variety Wholesalers and a foundation, he is also the state budget director, appointed to the job by Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, for whose campaign Pope volunteered. A former legislator, Art Pope is making waves in his new job and joins us to talk about holding the state's purse strings.&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(This show was pre-recorded.)</em></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 49106 at http://wfae.org NC Budget Director Art Pope Advice From Women About Negotiating For A Raise: Just Ask http://wfae.org/post/advice-women-about-negotiating-raise-just-ask Twice Juno Schaser asked for a raise. Twice she was turned down, she says. If her group of female friends is any indication, it's a common experience.<p>" 'At least they'll respect you for trying,' " a friend told Schaser, a 23-year-old museum publicist.<p>"I think I'd feel more respected if I was paid at the same level as my male co-workers," Schaser says.<p>The evolving discussion about women and negotiating has been filled with buzzwords, stats, meet-ups and must-reads. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 Jessica Glazer 49322 at http://wfae.org Advice From Women About Negotiating For A Raise: Just Ask All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age http://wfae.org/post/all-grown-three-books-about-mystery-coming-age Some books have a subject so timeless as to be almost mythic — it's as though these stories are reinvented each time a new book appears, since the subject is right at the heart of what it means to be human. Coming of age books, if they are any good, have this mythic quality. Here are three that are at the top of the scale.<p>What does it mean to grow up? Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:11:00 +0000 Craig Nova 49323 at http://wfae.org All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry http://wfae.org/post/relatives-grieve-divers-pull-bodies-s-korean-ferry The recovery operation at the site of a sunken ferry off the South Korean coast continues Sunday, as police boats brought bodies ashore to the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/20/world/asia/south-korea-ship-sinking/" target="_blank">deafening cries and screams</a> of family members, said CNN.<p>The grim work is just beginning: About 250 people are still missing. The death toll now stands at 52, South Korean disaster officials told reporters Sunday. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:49:00 +0000 L. Carol Ritchie 49321 at http://wfae.org Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert http://wfae.org/post/training-war-middle-mojave In the middle of the Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, there is a place that looks just like Afghanistan.<p>There are villages with houses, shops, a mosque and a marketplace. But it is all a facade. The area is actually a U.S. Army installation, the Fort Irwin National Training Center. If you want to see how a decade of fighting has profoundly changed the way the U.S. prepares its soldiers for war, this is where you come.<p>As the U.S. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 49320 at http://wfae.org Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.' http://wfae.org/post/writing-wicked-ways-worst-person-ever Douglas Coupland's latest book, <em>Worst. Person. Ever.,</em> is a profane, shocking novel that centers around an awful guy named Raymond Gunt.<p>"Imagine there's this really bitter English guy who has Tourettes and swore all the time, except he doesn't have Tourettes, he just swears a lot. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 NPR Staff 49319 at http://wfae.org Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.' Despite Easter 'Truce,' Standoff In Ukraine Appears Steadfast http://wfae.org/post/despite-easter-truce-standoff-ukraine-appears-steadfast In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 49318 at http://wfae.org Russia's Military: Threatening Enough To Avoid Using Force? http://wfae.org/post/russias-military-threatening-enough-avoid-using-force Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 editor 49317 at http://wfae.org The Players In The Battle For India's Soul http://wfae.org/post/players-battle-indias-soul The numbers from India's election are staggering: 814 million potential voters, nine stages of voting over six weeks. They are the biggest in the world. Correspondent Julie McCarthy talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the candidates vying for power. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:09:00 +0000 editor 49316 at http://wfae.org