Gas Prices Got You Down?
1:00 pm
Fri May 27, 2005

Gas Prices Got You Down?

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(5/57/05) While gas prices in the Carolinas have edged downward, most people would agree that they're still rather steep. Gas is higher than it was in early spring, and more expensive than Memorial Day last year. As the holiday weekend draws near, many drivers are thinking about the impact to their wallets and considering other modes of getting around. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Jaime Bedrin reports.

4th Grade Reading with a Twist
1:00 pm
Mon May 23, 2005

4th Grade Reading with a Twist

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(5/23/05) Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tried an unconventional approach to reading this spring. Some fourth grade students in the district got reading lessons from artists. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports on the new program.

IRS Tax Status for Church
1:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

IRS Tax Status for Church

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(5/12/05) The IRS has been asked to reconsider the tax-exempt status of the East Waynesville Baptist Church. Pastor Chan Chandler resigned this week, amid allegations that nine members were forced out for supporting John Kerry in last year's presedential election. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Duke University Law School professor Larry Zelenak about the tax laws that cover churches and other non-profit groups.

NC Children in Long-range Study
1:00 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

NC Children in Long-range Study

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(5/12/05) In two years,researchers from the National Institutes of Health will begin tracking 100,000 children from before birth to age 21. Children from parts of North Carolina will be part of the study. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the National Children's Study director, Dr. Peter Scheidt.

Confederate History Week
1:00 pm
Mon May 9, 2005

Confederate History Week

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(5/9/05) May 9th through 14th is Confederate History Week in Mecklenburg County. Commissioners voted last week to approve the designation. One of the six who voted in favor of the measure was Wilhelmenia Rembert. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with her about the week and her support of it.

The Economy And The Environment
1:00 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

The Economy And The Environment

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(5/5/05) WFAE's Carolina's Business Bureau took a look at the relationship between the economy and the environment. A series of forums exploring the topic was held around the state of North Carolina, including one on the UNC-Charlotte campus on May 5th. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with one of the participants in the forum, David McNaught, with the Raleigh-based group "Environmental Defense."

Call For Back-up Ballots
1:00 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

Call For Back-up Ballots

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(5/4/05) Voter-rights groups went to Raleigh to ask lawmakers to require back-up paper ballots during elections. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with the lobby day organizer, PJ Puryear with the Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Special Recognition of the Holocaust
1:00 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

Special Recognition of the Holocaust

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(5/3/05) Ceremonies are planned this Friday to mark the "Global Day of Recognition" of the Holocaust. One group that is on the road to raise awareness of the day made a stop in Charlotte on Monday. WFAE's Mark Rumsey reports.

US Airways Down In First Quarter
1:00 pm
Mon May 2, 2005

US Airways Down In First Quarter

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(5/2/05) US Airways financial troubles continue with a net loss of $282-million in the first three months of the year. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain talked with Business Editor Steve Lott of Aviation Daily about the Virginia-based carrier's first quarter report.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" In Dispute
1:00 pm
Fri April 29, 2005

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" In Dispute

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(4/29/05) Some Democrats in Congress want to do away with the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The 12-year old guideline allows gays to serve in the armed forces only if they don't reveal their sexual orientation. Republican members of North Carolina's congressional delegation say the current policy should remain intact. From WFAE's Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram reports.

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