Bree Stallings

This week, it’s time to get out and vote. No, not for the next mayor or president…but for public art that could brighten your commute. 

Tina Turnbow

Her music fans may know her as Emily Kinney. But for fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, she’ll always be the farmer’s daughter with a lot of heart, Beth Greene.

Spoiler alert for those not on the current season.

Sarah Delia WFAE

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is full of talented and experienced musicians. But talent doesn’t always correspond to a certain age. WFAE’s Sarah Delia explains. 

The Charlotte Observer

A story from Charlotte made its way through the national news cycle. It wasn’t over politics or global warming, but a Christmas display at SouthPark Mall. The massive traditional Christmas tree Santa usually visits families under was replaced with a glacier which sparked a social media uproar.

The tree is now back and the glacier is history, but there’s one perspective we haven’t heard from, Santa.

"Peer Pressure" screen shot


Consider just how brief a 100-word story is. And consider how tough it is to have something important to say and be limited to a mere 100 words. Ninety nine is too few, and 101 puts you over the limit. There’s nothing extraneous about 100 words. It takes real discipline to be succinct. A scalpel, in fact. Remember the famous quote, “If I’d had more time, I would have written a shorter letter”? There’s truth to it. Paradoxically, shorter is much harder and takes more effort. It’s almost effortless to be long and lazy. Brevity? Now, that’s a remarkable feat.

Sarah Delia

The firebird in front of the Bechtler Museum uptown has a new neighbor. A large outdoor installation took residence this week on the terrace of the Mint Museum next door. WFAE’s Sarah Delia checked out the new work and spoke to the artist behind it.

Ron Campbell

Animator Ron Campbell has some impressive names tied to his career: The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Rug Rats.

And a certain British group with an affinity for a brightly colored submersible: The Beatles.

Campbell helped animate various Beatles themed projects, like the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. He's retired now, though he still tours the country. Campbell is in Charlotte this weekend at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery talking about his work and drawing in front of an audience. He spoke with WFAE's Sarah Delia.

Andrew W. K.

The name Andrew W.K. may or may not mean something to you. All of his songs are focused on one thing: The art of partying.

He’ll be in Charlotte tonight at the Neighborhood Theatre to play the energizing songs he’s known for. But besides touring and performing music he made popular in the early 00’s he’s branched into a new realm of advice giving—and people really want to hear what he has to say. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke with Andrew W.K. about his new endeavor.

Sarah Delia

In the 1970’s a world full of imagination and a little bit of magic sat on top of Beech Mountain, a town some 20 miles away from Boone, North Carolina.

The Land Of Oz Park gave children a chance to meet their favorite characters and experience the Emerald City. And of course the park came complete with a winding yellow brick road.

After a decade as a popular tourist attraction the park closed leaving itself vulnerable to vandalism. The park has reopened, but on a more limited basis.

WFAE’s Sarah Delia found the effort to preserve one of America’s best known pathways is ongoing.

Seth Olenick

We’re going to go out on a limb and say you probably don’t recognize the name Brian Huskey. But you probably have seen him. He’s been in several movies and TV shows. Huskey's credits include Parks and Recreation, The Goldbergs, and House. He’s also well-known for a series of commercials for Sonic Drive-In.