Generational Racism

February 28, 2008 at 3:45 pm | Posted in On Air | 2 Comments

Chuck UnderwoodFriday, February 29, guest host Chris Clackum interviews Chuck Underwood, author of “Generational Imperative.”  In his book, Mr. Underwood examines the 5 generations of the 20th century.  He contends that these generations have been instrumental in dealing with, and largely overcoming, racism.
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Fantasy and Native American History

February 27, 2008 at 11:15 am | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Dr. Amy SturgisThursday, we’ll mix the world of Fantasy and the field of Native American History when we meet Dr. Amy Sturgis, an expert in Fantasy Literature and Native American History.  Dr. Sturgis joins us in advance of her talk Thursday night at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory.  Find out more about the lecture at

Showstopper Plants / STOMP!

February 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Posted in On Air | 3 Comments

FlowerNo, we’re not stomping on beautiful plants, it’s a two part show on February 27.  First, we’ll meet a master gardener from Polk County who will introduce us to this year’s Showstopper Plants, all are being featured at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show.    Then we’ll be joined by part of the cast of STOMP! They’re in town this week for perfomances at the Blumenthal.  We’ll talk about why banging pots, pans and garbage cans makes “music” and we’ll have a live performance by the group in our Spirit Square studio!

Average Joes

February 25, 2008 at 10:29 am | Posted in On Air | 14 Comments

Average JoesIt’s our February edition of Average Joes on Tuesday, February 26.  Join four Charlotte Talks listeners for debate and coversation about the topics most important to them.  This month’s topics include the presidential election, the cost of adoption, school violence, reality TV, religion and more.  You can listen and participate with your peers today on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.

Civics 101: The Board of County Commissioners

February 25, 2008 at 9:02 am | Posted in On Air | 2 Comments

Today, we continue our series on local government with a look at the Board of County Commission.

Parks Helms – Vice-Chairman, Board of County Commission
Dan Bishop – Commission Member
John Highfill – League of Women Voters Instructor
Dr. David Swindell – Director of UNC-Charlotte Ph.D. in Public Policy Degree Program

Meet a Mammoth Hunter

February 20, 2008 at 3:35 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SDFriday, February 22, we’ll be joined by Dr. Larry Agenbroad, a real life Mammoth Hunter.  He was the only American to participate with an international team of scientists who raised an almost complete wooly mammoth from its frozen Siberian tomb in 1999.  Here in the U.S. at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site, he oversees the excavation of a huge sinkhole where dozens of wooly mammoths have been idetified.  He’s in town as the featured speaker at the Schiele Museum’s Fossil Fair this weekend, but first joins us to talk about mammoths.

StoryCorps in Charlotte

February 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

StoryCorps Trailer in Uptown CharlotteYou may know that the StoryCorps mobile recording booth is in Charlotte, but do you know the StoryCorps story?  Thursday, February 21, we’re joined by David Isay, the creator of StoryCorps.  He’ll tell us about the beginning of StoryCorps, how it exploded in its quest to collect the stories of average Americans, and about the ways the project is affecting those who come in contact with it. 
What do you want to know about StoryCorps?

Cancer Activism

February 20, 2008 at 9:22 am | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Wednesday, February 20, we discuss how cancer awareness groups began building awarenesss and ultimately ended up competing against each other for visibility and congressional dollars.  We’ll talk with the authors of a new book called “Cancer Activism” about cancer, the media and public policy.

Charlotte’s Music Scene

February 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm | Posted in On Air | 6 Comments
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Trying to dispel the myth that Charlotte’s music scene is bleak, Creative Loafing’s music editor Jeffrey Hahne has compiled a CD featuring groups from around Charlotte.  Tuesday, February 19, Hahne joins us to talk about the project and play some of the music for us.  Be sure to tune in and maybe discover a new favorite local band.
What do you think about the area’s music scene?  Who’s your favorite Charlotte band?  Where’s the best place to hear live, local music?

The Movie Guys Talk Academy Awards

February 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Posted in On Air | 1 Comment

Monday, February 18, our movie guys are back to talk about the upcoming Academy Awards.  They’ll offer some predictions on the big winners and the big losers, and talk about who was snubbed.
Which actors and movie do you think will win?  What was your favorite movie this year that didn’t get a nomination?  Have you watched any or all the movies nominated?  If so, do you think they deserve an Oscar?

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