WFAE Talks

WFAE Talks
4:41 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

WFAE Talks, Episode 53

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Greg, Lisa and Ben talk Governor McCrory's vetoes of the "Ag-Gag" bill and legislation that lets magistrates opt out of performing same-sex marriages. Charlotte City Council will soon decide whether to pass a local civil rights ordinance. And,  a litte about our new series, Block by Block.

WFAE Talks
3:49 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

WFAE Talks, Episode 52: Police Shooting Settlement And Looming Budget Decisions

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WFAE's Tom Bullock sits in for both Lisa Worf and Ben Bradford. Tom and News Director Greg Collard discuss the city of Charlotte's $2.25 million settlement with the family of Jonathan Ferrell. He died in September 2013 after police officer Randall Kerrick shot him 10 times. The settlement comes about 2 months before Kerrick goes to trial (July 20) on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Greg and Tom also discuss budget decisions that will soon be made at the local and state levels, plus a legislative attempt to redraw some local election districts.

WFAE Talks
5:39 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

WFAE Talks: HBCUs, Fire Department Report, 'Outage Season'

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Greg, Lisa, and Ben discuss Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a report's findings on the Charlotte Fire Department. Plus, Ben talks about his visit to Duke Energy's coal-fired Marshall Steam Station.

WFAE Talks
3:33 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

WFAE Talks Petraeus And For-Profit Charter Schools

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It was a surreal news week for WFAE's Tom Bullock. At NPR, Tom was Baghdad bureau chief and covered General David Patraeus during his rise to prominence. On Thursday, Tom covered Patraeus in a federal courtroom in Charlotte as he admitted to violating the Espionage Act. He talks about it in this episode of WFAE Talks. Plus, education reporter Lisa Worf discusses the Charter School Advisory Board's decision to recommend approval of several for-profit charter schools. Last year, some lawmakers made it clear they were unhappy the board only approved one for-profit charter school.

WFAE Talks
6:22 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

WFAE Talks: Sales Taxes, Property Taxes, and Charlotte's Budget Crunch

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Greg, Lisa, and Ben discuss the politics and budgetary effects of a legislative proposal to redistribute the state's sales tax. It would mean less money for Mecklenburg County, but could be a boon to rural areas. Plus, Charlotte's unexpected budget challenge that resulted from a redo of the 2011 property revaluation.

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WFAE Talks
5:45 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

WFAE Talks Non-Discrimination LGBT Ordinance Controversy, Governor's Education Budget

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WFAE reporters Lisa Worf and Gwendolyn Glenn join News Director Greg Collard on this edition of our newsroom podcast.

WFAE Talks
3:29 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

WFAE Talks Continues A Public Conversation: End-of-Life Planning And Choices

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You know Mark Rumsey as WFAE’s All Things Considered host. He’s also WFAE’s Public Conversations coordinator. In this episode, Mark talks to News Director Greg Collard about what emerged from WFAE’s most recent Public Conversation on End-of-Life Planning and Choices.

WFAE Talks
12:22 am
Sat February 7, 2015

WFAE Talks: A New Reporter, Charter Schools, Gangs

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Reporter Gwendolyn Glenn makes her first appearance on WFAE Talks. Gwendolyn is a new addition to WFAE's newsroom. In this episode, charter schools and gangs in Chester, SC, are among the issues addressed. Gwendolyn also gives some observations from one of her first assignments: Covering a hearing in which the convictions of the Friendship 9 were overturned.

WFAE Talks
2:56 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

WFAE Talks: A Conversation With Our Retiring GM, Roger Sarow

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Roger Sarow is finishing his last week as president and general manager of WFAE. He's retiring after nearly 27 years in the position.

In this WFAE Talks, Greg Collard talks to Roger about his time at WFAE, his career at other stations, and public radio's future. He also discusses experiences and people who influenced his life before going into public radio. They include his parents, a great kindergarten teacher, and a Vietnam War college protest that went too far.

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WFAE Talks
5:22 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

WFAE Talks Charter School Troubles, Dollar Deals

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Education reporter Lisa Worf discusses the problems a few charter schools have had in staying open. In the last year, three Charlotte area charter schools have closed within their first year of operation, the most recent being Entrepreneur High School this month.

Ben Bradford discusses the Dollar Tree's purchase of Matthews-based Family Dollar. He also reveals his interest in exchanging his office chair for a stability ball.

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