Urban Wildlife

March 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Posted in On Air | 5 Comments

Tuesday, March 18, we examine the urban habitat of Charlotte-Mecklenburg that is home to a surprisingly diverse wildlife population.  How these animals have adapted to an increasingly urban habitat may surprise you.  Experts join us to talk about some of the animals that make the city of Charlotte home.

Thoughts and Lamentations on Urban Education

March 17, 2008 at 8:25 am | Posted in On Air | 1 Comment

Two inner city school teachers, GranVille Caldwell and Ryan Marshall, have written a fascinating account of daily life in the urban high school classroom.  Their self published book is called “Thought and Lamentations on Urban Education” and it’s a candid, honest read. 

Ethos Consortium

March 13, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Friday, March 14, it’s a conversation about African-American composers of Art Music in the 20th Century  on today’s show.  Ethos composer Paul Oakley will join us in advance of the Ethos Consortium Chamber Choir’s presentation of “The Colors of Africa:  Sung in Black and White” at the Halton Theater on March 14.  The concert will feature works by African-American composers and will benefit the Afro American Cultural Center.  On this edition of Charlotte Talks, we’ll talk about African-American composers of many genres and play some of the music they’ve created.

Drought and Water Technology

March 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm | Posted in On Air | 5 Comments

Drought and new water technologies will be the topic of the show Thursday, March 13.  We’ll be joined by the founder of a company in Britain who has developed a new water purification system.  We’ll talk about the success this new idea is having abroad and what it might take to get new water technologies like this to the States and into drought-ridden North Carolina.

African-Americans in the Media

March 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm | Posted in On Air | 1 Comment

Wednesday, March 12, we take a look at how African-Americans are portrayed in comic strips and comic books as well as in media in general.  We’ll also talk about the increasing number of African-Americans serving as reporters, anchors and editors.

The Trust for Public Land

March 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Tuesday, March 11, we’re joined by the national president of the Trust for Public Land, Will Rogers.  We’ll talk about the organization’s 10 years in the Charlotte region and what it has done locally and nationally to help preserve and protect land for future generations.  Join us to discuss some of the latest projects going on here, like the Carolina Thread Trail, greenway preservation and more.

Bullying in Schools

March 10, 2008 at 8:05 am | Posted in On Air | 7 Comments

school bullyCMS superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman has introduced a new policy to reduce bullying in schools. Opponents say that enough policies are in place, but that CMS doesn’t adequately enforce them. We’ll look at the issue of bullying and what schools across the country are doing to address it.
Dr. Peter Gorman – Superintendent, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Kaye McGarry – Member At-Large, Board of Education
Dr. Ed Wierzalis – Asst. Professor, Counseling at UNC Charlotte
Judy Seldin-Cohen – Board Chair, Time Out Youth

The Last Dropout

March 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm | Posted in On Air | 4 Comments

Friday, we discuss the high student dropout rate that continues to impact school systems across the country.  Communities in Schools founder Bill Milliken has written a book about this epidemic, as he calls it.  We’ll talk to Milliken about the impact on schools, families, and society when kids dropout of school.

Memory Loss

March 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm | Posted in On Air | 3 Comments

Thursday, March 6, we’ll talk about memory.  Why do we forget what we ate for dinner last night but can remember an event from 20 years ago?  Why do some people begin to forget events and items and some people remember every detail perfectly? If we can’t remember things, at what point should we begin to worry about Alzheimers and other forms of dementia?  Join this conversation about memory and memory loss.

Children’s Theatre / Blumenthal Broadway Series

March 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Wednesday, March 4, we’ll check in with the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as they open Surviving the Applewhites, a play for teens and young adults by local Newbury award winning author Stephanie Tolan.  Then, we visit with the lead actors for the touring version of the musical based on Adam Sandler’s hit movie The Wedding Singer.

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