Wednesday October 1 | The Wall Street Effect & Personal Finance

September 30, 2008 at 8:01 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

A conversation today about how Wall Street’s woes affect your pocketbook and portfolio. Two personal financial managers join us to talk about how the Wall Street situation, the bailout, and the economic fallout are affecting individuals and their money.
Larry Carroll – President, Carroll Financial Associates
Bill Staton – President, Staton Financial Advisors

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Tuesday September 30 | Wachovia Bank Sale

September 29, 2008 at 9:39 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

We examine the impending sale of Wachovia to CitiGroup on today’s Charlotte Talks. Wachovia is the nation’s 4th largest bank and a corporate institution in our region. We’ll look at the sale and what it means to the economy and also what the repercussions may mean in the sectors of our workforce, uptown development, real estate and the identity of Charlotte as Banktown, USA.
Tony Plath – Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Banking and Finance, UNC Charlotte
Michael Smith – Center City Partners
Dot Munson – President, Charlotte Regional Realtors Association

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Monday September 29 | Election 2008 Issues Discussion

September 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

We’ll take a look at the issues being covered in the 2008 election today on Charlotte Talks. From local to state to national issues- what do voters deem important and where do the candidates stand?
Dr. Susan Roberts – Political Scientist, Davidson College
Dr. Martha Kropf – Assoc. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Assoc. Professor of Political Science & History, Catawba College

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Friday September 26 | Wall Street Update

September 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

It’s an update on the upheaval happening on Wall Street on this edition of Charlotte Talks. A panel of economic experts will join us to talk about what’s happened with Merrill Lynch, AIG, Lehman Brothers and more, and what may still be to come. What are the implications of this news here in Charlotte and across the country? We’ll take your calls and hear from our panel of experts.
Dr. Vikram Kumar – Economist, Davidson College
Tony Plath – Assoc. Professor of Finance, UNC Charlotte
John Connaughton – Economist, UNC Charlotte

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Thursday September 25 | Candidates for North Carolina Governor

September 24, 2008 at 11:05 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Beverly Perdue and Libertarian candidate Mike Munger will each join us for a portion of the show today for a conversation about their values, political beliefs and North Carolina issues from their perspectives.
Beverly Perdue
– Lt. Governor and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
Mike Munger
– Political Science Chair at Duke University and Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate
Stay tuned for a conversation with Republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory later this fall.

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Wednesday September 24 | United Way of the Carolinas

September 23, 2008 at 7:50 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the United Way of the Central Carolinas on today’s Charlotte Talks. The local fundraising entity has been very much in the news lately concerning their pay and benefits package to former C.E.O. Gloria Pace King. The agency also fell under scrutiny for the subsequent firing of King and for their handling of the matter in the public eye. Their yearly fund drive is under way and they join us to talk about the scandal and the role of the United Way in their own words.
Mac Everett – Interim C.E.O., United Way of the Central Carolinas
Carlos Evans – Incoming Board Chair, United Way of the Central Carolinas

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Tuesday September 23 | Your Children’s Health

September 22, 2008 at 10:22 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Today we hear the amazing story of a couple who have used natural methods to help an autistic child and a child with ADHD. We’ll look at the toxic world that our children live in and how to more safely navigate through the health dangers many kids face.
Jill Urwick – Founder, Vital Interventions Accessible
Maureen McDonnell – Pediatric Nurse
David Kirby – Science Writer, New York Times and Author,
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy

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Monday September 22 | Average Joes

September 18, 2008 at 2:10 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

It’s an election-centered edition of Average Joes today with a politically diverse group of men all between 24-34. Let’s find out what this group of young people and WFAE listeners will agree or disagree on regarding the issues and candidates for Election 2008.
Dave Flores, Justin Wade, Dustin Harbin, and Brian Grady
If you are interested in being a future Average Joe, contact us! Email us a little about yourself and your personal and political viewpoints to

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Friday September 19 | Media Influence on Elections

September 18, 2008 at 10:26 am | Posted in Coming Up | 34 Comments

The media is playing a large role in national politics this year. They are often vilified for both digging too deep into candidate’s lives and background and for not asking tough enough questions of the candidates. We’ll look at the role of the media in politics.
Dr. Dan Grano – Asst. Professor of Communication, UNC Charlotte
Jim Morrill – Political Writer, The Charlotte Observer
Tim Boyum – News Anchor, News14 Carolina
Bob Garfield – Co-host, On The Media

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Thursday September 18 | The Appraisal System

September 17, 2008 at 9:25 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

We take a look at the way your home and business is valued today on Charlotte Talks. The way a home or business is appraised is a large factor in how your mortgage will work, the taxes on your home and on how much you can borrow on the property. North Carolina is in the midst of an appraisal scandal and the rules may undergo a complete overhaul. We’ll learn all about the appraisal system from a panel of experts.
John Bosworth – Certified Appraiser, Commercial, John Bosworth and Associates
Robert Ipock – NC Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser

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