You may remember Tom Wopat as Luke Duke from Dukes of Hazzard, but he’s also a Tony award-nominated Broadway performer and vocalist. He joins us for a conversation on his life and career. He’ll also share some of his music with us.
Tom Wopat – Actor and vocalist
For the longest time, protecting the environment was an issue associated with the left but now a new breed of environmentalist is being born. Many Christians have adopted a green point of view. We’ll discuss the new movement with one of it’s leaders.
Dr. Matthew Sleeth – Author, Serve God, Save the Planet
The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns captured the attention of readers worldwide telling stories set in Afghanistan, helping us to understand this war torn country and its people. Join us for a conversation with author Khaled Hosseini.
Khaled Hosseini – Author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns
We’ll talk with long-time White House Chef Roland Mesnier. He was in charge of satisfying the presidential sweet tooth since the Carter Administration. As a result, he had the unique behind-the-scenes view of some major happenings. He joins us to share some sweet secrets.
Chef Roland Mesnier – Former White House Chef
The battle between religion and science has been long and storied. Some feel that the relationship between science and religion is incompatible while others feel quite comfortable blending the two. We’ll get the perspective of the Former Director of the Vatican Observatory.
Father George Coyne – Astronomer and former Director of the Vatican Observatory
We’ll explore the true frozen north with Helen Thayer. She did that in 1988 and went on to explore Antarctica, the Yukon and Siberia. Helen Thayer joins us to talk about her experiences and how she survived these hostile places.
Helen Thayer – First woman to walk to the North Pole
Join us for a special Christmas Day edition of Charlotte Talks. We’ll look back on holidays past. From the life and times of Charles Dickens to Depression era Christmases in Charlotte. And of course, we’ll share A Cup of Christmas Tea.
Handel’s Messiah is one of the most enduring and admired pieces of music; it’s also a highlight of the holiday season. But what is it about the Messiah that makes it so special? We’ll go “behind-the-scenes” of Messiah to find out.
Paul Oakley – Former Minister of Music, Myers Park Baptist Church
Need a snowball shooter? How about a solar powered handbag? We’ll look at some of the most interesting and popular tech gifts just in time for the holidays.
David Carnoy – Editor, Home and Hardware, CNET.com
Peter Weinberger– Peter Weinberger Productions
Then we’ll take a look at Charlotte’s New Year’s celebration called First Night. The family-friendly uptown event is back after a several year hiatus.
Cyndee Patterson – President, Duke Mansion
Robert Krumbine – Special Events Director, Charlotte Center City Partners
Robert Bush – Senior VP of Cultural and Community Investment, Arts and Science Council
It’s the final edition of Average Joes for 2008. Join us for a conversation with fellow WFAE listeners about the upcoming change in administrations, changes in traditional media, childcare, the automotive bailout, education and more.
Sarah Myers, Bill Diskin, Harry Nelson, Justin Watson