Public Conversations

Understanding 'Stand Your Ground'
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Understanding 'Stand Your Ground'

Defining Marriage
1:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Defining Marriage

Forum attendees were still arriving as Mark Rumsey introduced panelists.

About 500 people turned out at Spirit Square for this community forum on the proposed constitutional amendment in North Carolina that would define marriage between one man and one woman as the only valid or recognized form of domestic legal union in the state. Listen to the entire discussion. Forum attendees were still arriving as Mark Rumsey introduced panelists. Panelists Frank Turek (left) and Scott Sigman with moderator WFAE's Julie Rose. In advance of the event, we solicited opinions on the proposed amendment to the state constitution.

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Election 2012: Off And Running
12:00 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Election 2012: Off And Running

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Audience members respond to a question. Click the image to view more photos from the event. WFAE hosted a Public Conversation Tuesday at Winthrop University on this year's presidential race. Charlotte and Rock Hill-area residents spoke out on issues ranging from education and immigration to same-sex marriage. This forum was moderated by WFAE's Mike Collins and Winthrop professor Dr. Scott Huffmon.

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How Should We Grade Our Teachers?
1:00 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

How Should We Grade Our Teachers?

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9-11 In Focus: Homeland Charlotte: How Secure
1:00 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

9-11 In Focus: Homeland Charlotte: How Secure Today?

WFAE's Public Conversation on homeland security explored terrorism prevention and response plans for the Charlotte area. During the forum, a panel of public safety and law enforcement experts discussed the topic with an audience that included community leaders, representatives of non-profit organizations, and area residents. Moderator: Julie Rose, WFAE News Panelists: Chief Jon Hannan, Charlotte Fire Department Major Glen Neimeyer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Supervisory Special Agent Marie Jocys, Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI - Charlotte Division.

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'20-Somethings': Today's Changing Path To
1:00 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

'20-Somethings': Today's Changing Path To Adulthood

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Generating Charlotte's Energy Economy
1:00 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Generating Charlotte's Energy Economy

Local business and political leaders point to energy-related jobs as one key to achieving a stronger and sustainable economy in the Charlotte area. This forum explored the recent growth of Charlotte's "energy economy" and the potential for continued expansion of a local energy "hub." Click here to listen to the Public Conversation. Click here for WFAE's full interview with site selection consultant Tracey Hyatt Bosman, with Grubb & Ellis Co.

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Social Media: Taming The Beast
12:00 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Social Media: Taming The Beast

Religion in Public Life
12:00 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Religion in Public Life

Audience and panel at the Public Conversation: Religion in Public Life. Click to view more photos from the event.

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Charlotte's Evolving Job Market
1:00 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Charlotte's Evolving Job Market

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