We dig for the truth behind the campaign rhetoric today on Charlotte Talks. Voters have so much information flying at them- most of it distorted- that it’s hard to know where to turn to learn the truth about candidates’ voting records, true stance on an issue or what they really said on the campaign trail. Our guest experts will help us wade through the cloud of a modern political campaign.
Brooks Jackson – Director, Factcheck.org
Andrew Raseij – Founder, TechPresident.org
Mindy Finn – Republican e-strategist and contributor, TechPresident.org
Greg Collard – News Director, WFAE
Last month we hosted an all-male panel of Average Joes to talk about political and election-related topics. Now we’re doing it again, but with an all-female panel. We’ll talk about the biggest topic on everyone’s mind- the election!
Guests: Laura Thompson, Lauren Jones, Catherine Lowry and Jennifer Murphy
Average Joe and Joann panelists are WFAE listeners just like you! If you are interested in joining a future panel, email us with a little about yourself and your personal and political viewpoints to firstname.lastname@example.org
North Carolina now ranks 11th nationally in its percentage of Latino residents. With the election coming up, we’ll find out what’s important to Latinos as a voter group and how those issues are being covered by the campaigns and the media (or how they’re being ignored).
Dr. Federico Subervi – Professor, Mass Communication, Texas State University
Dr. Greg Weeks – Assoc. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Ruben Campillo – Advocacy Coordinator, Latin American Coalition
Today we’ll meet Fazal Sheik, an “artist-activist who uses photography to create a portrait of different communities around the world, addressing their beliefs and traditions, as well as their political and economic problems.” His new exhibit explores the lives of women in India.
Fazal Sheik – Artist and Activist
Fazal Sheik’s exhibit opens this week at Davidson College.
Tim Weiner, author of a best-selling, comprehensive history of the CIA, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA joins us. We’ll talk about espionage, the history of America’s spy organization and the successes and failures in its long history.
Tim Weiner – Pulitzer Prize winning author and reporter for the New York Times
Who would John McCain or Barack Obama nominate to the Supreme Court? We’re hearing about the economy and healthcare from the candidates, but the next president will influence the ideological make-up of the courts.
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Assoc. Professor of Political Science & History, Catawba College
Dr. Mary Thornberry – Professor and Chair of Political Science, Davidson College
Dr. John Szmer – Asst. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
In this two-part edition of Charlotte Talks we’ll talk with Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory about his run for North Carolina Governor. We’ll also take a look at the often controversial Electoral College and how exactly your vote counts.
Pat McCrory – Mayor of Charlotte and NC Gubernatorial Candidate
Dr. Eric Heberlig – Assoc. Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
We’ll look inside the mind and the methods of a computer hacker today on Charlotte Talks. Researchers at UNC Charlotte are launching a project that will track the movements of hackers online. We’ll learn about some of their methods, what they are looking for and who is most vulnerable.
Dr. Tom Holt – Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Bill Chu – Interim Dean, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte
A conversation with best selling historical fiction novelist Philippa Gregory. Guest host Chris Clackum will discuss Ms. Gregory’s work, about the Tudors, and making a novel into a movie.
Philippa Gregory – Author of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Other Queen: A Novel and many more Tudor-era historical novels.
A chance for listeners to sound off with their thoughts about all of the latest happenings in the news: Election 2008, the Wachovia sale, the bailout votes, your personal finance and more!
Keep the conversation going here on our blog!