We’ll take a last look at what voters will see on the ballot in this year’s election. In addition to the Presidential race and the NC Gubernatorial race, we’ll cover the NC US Senate race, our local Congressional races and the Mecklenburg County Bonds.
Dr. Eric Heberlig – Assoc. Professor, Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Bob Kravchuk – Chair of Political Science Dept., UNC Charlotte
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Political Science Professor, Catawba College
Lisa Miller – Reporter, WFAE News
Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska is in town to speak to the World Affairs Council of Charlotte about his book America: Our Next Chapter. He joins us for a conversation on foreign policy.
Senator Chuck Hagel (R) of Nebraska
This is a time of year when we think of otherworldly things and today we meet an expert who studies near-death and out-of-body experiences. Do people really see a gateway to an afterlife or is there a scientific explanation for the experience?
Dr. Diane Corcoran – R.N. and President, International Association for Near Death Studies
The National Science Teachers Association is holding a conference in Charlotte this week, which gives us an opportunity to talk about how science education is doing in the US and what the future holds for the coming years.
Our conversations with candidates continue today on Charlotte Talks. Today we’ll speak with the candidates for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District seat. Harry Taylor, Charlotte businessman and Democratic candidate will go first and then incumbent Sue Myrick will join us.
Harry Taylor – Democratic Congressional Candidate, NC 9th District
Rep. Sue Myrick – Republican Congressional Candidate, NC 9th Distict
A discussion with Tom Wopat, aka “Luke Duke” from The Dukes of Hazzard. He’s now a musical theatre guy with two Tony nominations to his credit. We’ll discuss the Dukes, his musical roots and upcoming role as Billy Flynn in “Chicago.”
Tom Wopat – Actor, singer and Tony-nominated performer
Today on Charlotte Talks we’ll play back our conversation with Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. The show was recorded last week at the Novello Festival of Reading.
Khaled Hosseini – Best-Selling Author
Charlotte Talks visited Ovens Auditorium last week for our largest remote show ever. Mike Collins interviewed Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns for the public library’s Novello Festival of Reading event. The conversation was fascinating, and at times… funny!
Read more here.
Back by popular demand, we invite your questions on cooking basics today on Charlotte Talks. Our own Chef-in-Radio, Peter Reinhart, is back with a panel of experts ready to answer your most basic questions about cooking, following recipes and creating new dishes. Try your best to stump the chef with problems you may have with particular recipes or dishes or see if they can help you recreate some of your favorite meals from area restaurants.
Chef Peter Reinhart – Chef-in-Residence, Johnson and Wales University
Chef Robin Stybe – Assoc. Professor, Johnson and Wales University
Chef Karl Stybe – Assoc. Professor, Johnson and Wales University
The United States Constitution has been a source of debate for its entire history. There are several schools of interpretation for the constitution including Originalists, Modernists and Texturalists. We’ll look at some major amendments, how they can be interpreted and how the major candidates for president view our Constitution when Charlotte Talks.
Dr. Mary Thornberry – Professor Political Science, Davidson College
Dr. Timothy Boylan – Assoc. Professor, Political Science, Winthrop University