Friday May 30, 2008 | Dr. Matthew Sleeth

May 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm | Posted in On Air | 4 Comments

Dr. Sleeth is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action.  He’ll be at Catawba College in Salisbury this weekend for a conference about Faith and the Environment at the Center for Environment.  Dr. Sleeth, a former emergency room doctor, became concerned for the environment when he noticed an increase in environmentally related illnesses in his patients.  He joins us to discuss his experiences and his message about faith and the environment.
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Thursday May 29, 2008 | Kerry Reichs

May 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Kerry Reichs, daughter of bestselling author Kathy Reichs, has released her first novel, The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life a story about a serial bridesmaid.  Like her mother, Reichs draws on her own experiences in her work.  The younger Reichs is a former attorney who has always had a love for writing and has decided to make the leap from law to literature. 
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Wednesday May 28, 2008 | Richard Thomas

May 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Our guest today is Richard Thomas, better known as “John Boy” on the TV show “The Waltons.”  He’s in Charlotte for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s traveling production of “Twelve Angry Men,”  a courtroom hit on Broadway in which Thomas plays Juror #8.  We’ll discuss Thomas’s beginnings in acting, inculding his long run on “The Waltons,” and we’ll talk about what he’s doing now.

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Tuesday May 27,2008 | Create Carolinas / Piedmont Dance Theatre

May 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

We visit with two regional arts events today.  Down in Rock Hill, Winthrop University is holding its second annual Create Carolina Arts Festival.  Among this year’s offerings is a new play based on events of the 1870s that intriguingly mirror today’s political world.
Then we talk with folks from Kannapolis based Piedmont Dance Theatre.  Kannapolis is becoming a new town in its post textile phase and arts are a big part of that transformation.
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Monday May 26, 2008 | Urban Wildlife

May 22, 2008 at 11:35 am | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

Today, 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.
Guests
Laura Domingo – Environmental Educator, Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation
Tim Gestwicki – NC Wildlife Federation
Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to take your calls.
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Friday May 23, 2008 | A Purple State of Mind

May 22, 2008 at 11:25 am | Posted in On Air | Leave a comment

On this edition of Charlotte Talks, we meet former college roommates from Davidson College who met in 1985. It was the first year as a person of faith for one roommate, the last year for the other – this produced many discussions and arguments their sophomore year. After college, they lost touch and when they found each other years later, they never talked about those discussions until filming their documentary, “A Purple State of Mind.” A conversation about faith, politics and lessons learned on Charlotte Talks.
Guests:

Craig Detweiler
John Marks

More information about the film: www.purplestateofmind.com
Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to take your calls.
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Thursday May 22, 2008 | Consumer Behavior

May 20, 2008 at 3:54 pm | Posted in On Air | 2 Comments

We continue our series on the economy with a look at consumer behavior.  What is the psychology behind the way we spend money and how does a struggling economy affect that behavior?  We’ll hear from experts who look at how consumers spend and behave in the marketplace, and we’ll hear from an expert on saving money.  We encourage you to write in with your comments on what, if any, spending habits you’ve changed in this struggling economy.
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Wednesday May 21, 2008 | Open Phones

May 20, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Posted in On Air | 9 Comments

Today, we turn to you for our show topics.  What’s on your mind right now?  Do the economic reports trouble you?  Or do you expect to weather the current economy comfortably?  What do you think about the ongoing race for the Democratic nomination?  Is it good for the party or hurting unity?  Tell us what you think.
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Tuesday May 20, 2008 | Col. Ann Wright

May 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm | Posted in On Air | 15 Comments

Veteran and former U.S. diplomat Col. Ann Wright made headlines when she resigned from  foreign service in protest of the war in Iraq.  She has written about that experience and about her beliefs in Dissent: Voices of Conscience.

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Monday May 19, 2008 | Comedy in Charlotte

May 16, 2008 at 3:42 pm | Posted in On Air | 2 Comments

Charlotte is known as a buttoned up, conservative city in many ways, but it does have a sense of humor, or does it?  We’ll find out from some veteran comedians in the Queen City.  Prepare to laugh.
Guests
Sean Keenan
– Co-Founder, The Perch Sketch Comedy Group; Founder, Robot Johnson Comedy Group
Keli Semelsberger – Founder, Charlotte Comedy Theater; Member, Robot Johnson
Brian Heffron – Founder, The Comedy Zone; President, Heffron Int. Talent Agency
Brian Kahn – Head Writer, Charlotte Squawks
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