Monday November 3 | Pre-Election Day Show

October 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

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.
Guests
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

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Friday October 31 | Foreign Policy with Senator Chuck Hagel

October 31, 2008 at 7:28 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

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.
Guest
Senator Chuck Hagel (R) of Nebraska

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Thursday October 30 | Near Death Experiences

October 29, 2008 at 12:49 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

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?
Guest
Dr. Diane Corcoran
– R.N. and President, International Association for Near Death Studies

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Wednesday October 29 | Science Education in the United States

October 28, 2008 at 10:23 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

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.

Guests
Dr. Patricia Shane – President Elect, National Science Teachers Association
Dr. Kate Popejoy – Asst. Professor, Science Education, UNC Charlotte

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Tuesday October 28 | Congressional Candidates

October 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

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.
Guests
Harry Taylor – Democratic Congressional Candidate, NC 9th District
Rep. Sue Myrick – Republican Congressional Candidate, NC 9th Distict

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Monday October 27 | Tom Wopat

October 24, 2008 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

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.”
Guest
Tom Wopat – Actor, singer and Tony-nominated performer

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Friday October 24 | Author of The Kite Runner

October 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

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.
Guest
Khaled Hosseini –
Best-Selling Author

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Author of The Kite Runner on Charlotte Talks

October 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

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!

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Thursday October 23 | Stump the Chef

October 22, 2008 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

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.
Guests
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

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Wednesday October 22 | Interpreting the Constitution

October 22, 2008 at 7:24 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

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.
Guests
Dr. Mary Thornberry – Professor Political Science, Davidson College
Dr. Timothy Boylan – Assoc. Professor, Political Science, Winthrop University

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