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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.

Hundreds seek advice on job-hunting

Mar 16, 2009

Several hundred people attended workshops today to learn how to distinguish themselves in a tight job market. The event, called Resources for Changing Times, was held at Central Piedmont Community College's campus in west Charlotte. Most of those who attended were recently laid-off professionals or people who expect to lose their job. They networked, and asked a lot of questions of employers and human resources professionals. 

Politics Unplugged

Oct 10, 2008

Charlotte-area residents spoke out recently on issues in the presidential election during WFAE's community conversation event, "Politics Unplugged." Hear a sampling of the discussion.