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Last week on WFAE we heard from residents of communities throughout the area about what Charlotte's on its way to becoming. We've airing these commments in advance of a town hall forum tomorrow night that WFAE is sponsoring. Today, we have the final installment of these comments. Here are residents of the NoDa and University City areas.

What is Charlotte on the way to becoming? We figure it's a good time to ask that question since things have slowed down a bit after several years of explosive growth. WFAE is hosting a town hall forum on Charlotte's future next week at Spirit Square. We also sent our reporters to different communities to get a better sense of what people think of the Charlotte area today, and where it's going. Here's what some folks in the Lake Norman area had to say. Tell us what you think Charlotte is becoming in the comments below.

This week, we've been hearing residents of different communities say what they think of Charlotte today, and where it's going. We're bringing you these comments in advance of a forum WFAE is sponsoring called "Charlotte: On the Way to Becoming...?" Today, we hear from people in the Concord area, beginning with a future resident of the city. Share your thoughts on Charlotte's future in the comments below.

Our reporters have been hitting the streets to learn what some of you think of Charlotte today, and where it's going. We've been airing some of these comments this week on Morning Edition in advance of a forum WFAE is sponsoring called "Charlotte: On the way to becoming...?" Today, we hear from residents in the east Charlotte area.

All this week on Morning Edition, we're hearing about the future of Charlotte. We sent our reporters to different communities in the area: Rich, poor, middle class; urban and suburban. We bring you these comments in advance of a Public Conversation WFAE will host next Tuesday, September 1, called "Charlotte: On the way to becoming...?" Today, we hear from residents of west Charlotte and Gastonia. Tell us what your thoughts are on Charlotte's future in the comment section below.

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The Dad Factor

Jun 26, 2009

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WFAE's Public Conversations series hosted "The Dad Factor." It addressed the role of fathers in family and community life. And explored problems and challenges that can occur in homes and communities when dads are missing from the family structure. The Public Conversation also highlighted programs and services in the Charlotte area that are designed to strengthen the influence of fathers and provide mentoring for children whose fathers are absent from the home.

Building a Biotech Economy

May 8, 2009

WFAE hosted a Public Conversation on Building a Biotech Economy. The panel discussion explored the economic aspects of the Charlotte region's emerging biotech sector including economic development strategies, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and the role of biotech research. Listen to the discussion and join the continuing online conversation at The Watercooler.

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