Charlotte Talks

Wicked
1:00 pm
Tue April 15, 2008

Wicked

Wicked A split show, on this edition of Charlotte Talks, we'll meet two of the cast members on the US Tour of the Broadway hit Wicked. The show landed in Charlotte last week to sold out crowds. We'll talk about how this story of the Witches of Oz came to be and about the concept of "looking at things in another way".

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Ambassador Afif Safieh
1:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2008

Ambassador Afif Safieh

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Ambassador Afif Safieh On this edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, it's a conversation with Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S. Afif Safieh. He's in town to speak about the 60th Anniversary of Al Nakba, or the 1948 Palestinian Exodus. We'll talk about what that experience meant for his family and for Palestinians. Then we'll move to present time and explore the situration in Israel now, discuss U.S. / Arab relations, and more. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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The Physics of NASCAR
1:00 pm
Tue April 8, 2008

The Physics of NASCAR

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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! Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Ira Flatow and Science Education
1:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2008

Ira Flatow and Science Education

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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. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs. Photo: Carl Flatow 1997

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2008

Ready Schools Initiative

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Kids are preparing for their school years at younger and younger ages. The North Carolina Ready Schools Initiative is aimed at making sure children are prepared to enter school and that educators are properly trained to teach them, no matter what each child's proficiency level may be. We'll look at the initiative and how CMS is adapting it. Guest Ann Clark - CMS Curriculum Development Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed March 26, 2008

Playing for Others / Spring Allergies

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon March 24, 2008

Girls and Violence

We'll be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the growing trend of young girls participating in violent acts. We'll find out why this is happening, what the trend of young girls toward gang culture means, and what parents and community members can do to help prevent violence among young girls. Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2008

Food As Medicine

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Peter Reinhart is back this time to explore how food can function as medicine. Topics will include: how changing your diet can make you healthier, the little known health benefits of some of your favorite foods and how certain herbs, spices, drinks and other edible ingredients can serve as home remedies for a variety of maladies. Guest Peter Reinhart - Chef on Assignment, Johnson and Wales University Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment on Charlotte Blogs.

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Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2008

Regional Reporters: Fort Mill and Rock Hill

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Today in our series of programs with newspaper reporters from around the Charlotte region, we take a look south to get an update on York and Lancaster counties. We'll hear how they're dealing with growth and development, schools, transportaion and state politics. Guests Matt Garfield - Reporter, The Herald, Rock Hill Jonathan Allen - Reporter, The Fort Mill Times Contact the show: 704-926-9323, 800-603-9323, charlottetalks@wfae.org or comment at Charlotte Blogs.

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