Friday November 21 | Buffalo/Charlotte Connection & “Half-Backs”

November 20, 2008 at 8:50 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

We explore the growing connection between Charlotte and Buffalo, New York- why streams of Buffalo residents are relocating here, what kind of family life is being left behind. We’ll also talk about the cultural and political influence residents from other areas of the country are bringing to the region.
Guests
Scott Graf
– Morning Edition host, WFAE
Bill McCoy – Consultant, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
James Abt – Buffalo resident, former Charlotte resident
Mark Kmidowski – Charlotte resident, former Buffalo resident

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Thursday November 20 | Soul Food & Charlotte: The Opera

November 20, 2008 at 8:47 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

We have food and music of the soul today on Charlotte Talks. First up, our monthly food show with Chef Peter Reinhart. Soul food has become as much a part of the African Diaspora and African American life as it is a set of recipes or cooking style. We’ll examine soul food in all of its manifestations.
Peter Reinhart – Chef-in-Residence
Frederick Opie – Author of Hog and Hominy
James Bazzelle – Owner, Mert’s Heart and Soul Restaurant

Then we’ll meet the creators of an innovative performance piece called Squonk Opera. The opera can be written to address the fame and foibles of a specific city and Charlotte has been graced with its own unique show.
Jackie Dempsey – Artistic Director, Composer, Pianist, Accordionist, Squonk Opera
Steve O’Hearn – Artistic Director, Artist, Wind Player, Squonk Opera

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