Friday August 1, 2008 | Memory Loss

July 30, 2008 at 10:25 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Today, 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 Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia? Join us for a conversation about memory and memory loss.
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Thursday July 31, 2008 | Nature Deficit Disorder

July 30, 2008 at 10:01 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Join guest host Chris Clackum for a discussion about Nature Deficit Disorder. This is what happens to young people when they become disconnected from their natural world. This lack of exposure to nature contributes to disturbing childhood trends including depression, attention disorders and a rise in obesity. Between the “electronics” generation’s attachment to ipods, computers and video games and their parents’ paranoia about letting their kids play outside alone or venture too far from the house is creating kids who are becoming increasingly removed and out-of-touch with the natural environment.
Josh Thomas – Topics Education
Meg Houlihan – PhD., Child & Family Psychologist
Jen Taylor – Mountain Sprouts Apparel
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Wednesday July 30, 2008 | Around Lake Norman

July 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Join guest host Chris Clackum for a discussion on the history of one of our local landmarks. We’ll talk with Cindy Jacobs, editor of “Lake Norman Magazine,” who has written a new book called Around Lake Norman. We’ll talk about the creation of, and the early years of the Lake Norman region, and how that area’s development has exploded, both residential and commercial. You’re invited to weigh in with your memories and thoughts about this man-made lake and the region surrounding it, too!
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Tuesday July 29, 2008 | Staycations and Local Trips

July 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

In the face of rising gas and airline prices, many Carolinians are opting to take their vacations much closer to home – or in their actual homes. We’re joined by travel experts who will talk about some great vacations close to and in the Charlotte region. We’ll also talk about the growing trend of “staycations,” or vacations people are taking in their own homes.
Susan Dosier – P.R. Director for LKM Advertising and Public Relations; spokeperson,
Darcy Grimes – Manager of Travel Marketing –
AAA of the Carolinas
John Bordsen – Travel Editor, the Charlotte Observer

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    Monday July 28, 2008 | Rising Power, Shrinking Planet

    July 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

    Oil, energy and how it affects the US and the world is our topic today. Michael Klare will join us. He’s the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy<!–[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]–><!–[if !vml]–><!–[endif]–>. We’ll discuss his thoughts on geopolitics and the future of oil. Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to include your comments.
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    Friday July 25, 2008 | Americans and Saving

    July 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

    Join us for a discussion about Americans and how they save money. Especially during these turbulent economic times, many don’t think they have enough money to save, or don’t have any “extra” money to put away. But now, one group is saying that even members of the “working poor” classification can find a way to save and improve their economic situation. We’ll talk to a Federal Reserve Economist, a Wachovia Savings
    Director and a representative from a non-profit program called America Saves about what anyone who wants to save can do to increase their wealth. Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to include your comments.
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    Thursday July 24, 2008 | The Next American Century

    July 24, 2008 at 5:00 am | Posted in On Air | 2 Comments

    Chris Clackum is in for Mike Collins on this edition of Charlotte Talks. We’ll be joined by an economist from Belmont Abbey College whose new book describes three modern waves of the world’s economic integration and discusses America’s role in driving the current era of globalization. Professor William Van Lear’s book is The Next American Century.
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    Wednesday July 23, 2008 | Avenue Q

    July 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

    Broadway’s surprise hit production “Avenue Q” has reached Charlotte. Not many critics could have predicted that an adult puppet musical with “full puppet nudity” would have been as successful as it has been in New York or across the country, but it won several Tony awards, including the award for Best Musical. The show runs in Charlotte July 22 – 27, and we’ll be joined by cast members and perhaps a puppet of two as we hear how this unusual production came to be.
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    Tuesday July 22, 2008 | Health Issues and Germs

    July 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

    A continuation of our discussion from last month about antibiotics, anti-bacterial resistant bugs and more on this edition of Charlotte Talks. Dr. Michael Hudson from UNC Charlotte’s Biology department is back to continue the discussion about bacteria and about the efforts of the research division in the UNCC Biology department to develop technologies to get rid of the stronger, drug-resistant bacteria.
    Dr. Michael Hudson – Chair of the Biology Department, UNC Charlotte
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    Monday July 21, 2008 | Offshore Drilling

    July 21, 2008 at 7:56 am | Posted in On Air | 6 Comments

    There are renewed calls to open possible oil and gas fields deep under water off the coast of North and South Carolina.  We’ll learn about what might be out there, where it is and what it would take to extract it.  We’ll also discuss the possible environmental impact.
    Bob Tippee – Editor,
    Oil and Gas Journal
    Franklin Yoho – Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations, Piedmont Natural Gas
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