Friday December 19 | Job Hunting in Today’s Economy

December 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

We’ll talk with career experts about what can help them be more employable in tough economic conditions and what jobs are really out there right now. We’ll also talk about what career counselors are telling their students who are about to graduate and enter this economic climate.
Tom Lane – Management Consultant, Whitehead Associates Inc
Denise Dwight Smith
– Director, UNC Charlotte Career Center

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Thursday December 18 | Holiday Movie Show

December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

The movie guys are back to talk about the hits and misses for the holiday movie season. The season always brings with it some light comedies and fantasy flicks, but there are also some tearjerkers and epics in the stocking for this Christmas. We’ll take a look at all of them.

Lawrence Toppman – Film Critic, The Charlotte Observer
Matt Brunson – Film Critic, Creative Loafing
Sean O’Connell – Film Critic, Charlotte Weekly

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Charlotte Talks is looking for New Average Joes

December 17, 2008 at 10:09 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

We’re looking for new applicants for our Average Joes series. If you’re interested in being a panelist on an edition of Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins where you can share your opinions about issues that are important to you with fellow panelists and listeners, email and give us a little bit of information about yourself: your name, age, political affiliation, occupation, issues most important to you, and anything else you’d like to share. Hope to hear from you!

Wednesday December 17 | Ombudsman Show

December 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 10 Comments

Join us for another edition of our Ombudsman show where you have the chance to have the ear of members of our leadership team. We’ll talk about editorial protocol, news coverage, programming decisions and much more. We invite your calls, emails and blog comments. If you ever wanted to know how your public radio station works, this is your chance.

Roger Sarow
– President and General Manager, WFAE
Paul Stribling
– Program Director, WFAE
Greg Collard
– News Director, WFAE

Read the “after show” online chat with our guests here.

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Tuesday December 16 | A Green Christmas

December 16, 2008 at 9:11 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

Many people are embracing a movement that introduces eco-friendly ways to celebrate the holidays. We’ll learn about eco-friendly party and planning tips and much more. Everything from presents to the paper used to wrap them to the lights decorating your house is going green.

Erin Seiling – Asst. Director, Reese Institute, Lenoir Rhyne University
Rachel Sutherland – Style Editor, Charlotte Observer
Zem Joaquin – Founder and CEO,

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Monday December 15 | Diversity & Integration in NC Schools

December 12, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

We’ll talk with the author of a study done at UNC Charlotte about integration in North Carolina schools. We’ll discuss the key findings of the study and talk about the recommendations the study makes to improve diversity in NC schools to benefit all students.
Dr. Stephanie Southworth
– Lecturer in Sociology, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Erica Frankenburg – Research and Policy Director, Initiative on School Integration

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Holidays in Charlotte

December 12, 2008 at 8:00 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

In between the eating and celebrating this holiday season, you might be looking for something else to do. Join us in exploring some of the holiday arts and entertainment offerings from the traditional to the brand new.
Click “continue reading” below for an extensive list of holiday events in the Charlotte area.

Christmas TeaA Cup of Christmas Tea
One of our traditions at Charlotte Talks is to share in “A Cup of Christmas Tea.” You may have heard this heart-warming story in one of our Christmas shows, but we wanted to share it with you here on the web as well. The story is written by Tom Hegg and read by Mike Collins. Click to Listen.

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Friday December 12 | The Community College System

December 11, 2008 at 11:24 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

A new study this year focused on the community college system in North Carolina. Community Colleges like Central Piedmont are a valuable resource for job training and the education of many students who may not be able to afford other types of higher learning institutes. We’ll examine the results of the study and look at the future of the community college system in our region.
Mebane Rash – Attorney and Editor, North Carolina Insight Magazine
Tony Zeiss – President, Central Piedmont Community College

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Food Critic Restaurant Picks

December 10, 2008 at 11:04 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Here is a list of the restaurants mentioned on Charlotte Talks Thursday by our panel of restaurant critics. They are listed in order of mention. Phone numbers and websites are linked whenever we could find them. Click below for the list. Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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Thursday December 11 | Food Critics

December 10, 2008 at 10:27 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Our resident food critics are back to talk about their experiences sampling our region’s restaurant offerings. We’ll talk about new openings, restaurants that didnt survive the year as well as some little known spots culinary adventurers should try.
Peter Reinhart – Chef-on-Assignment, Johnson and Wales University
Helen Schwab – Food Critic & Writer, The Charlotte Observer
Tricia Childress – Food Critic & Writer, Creative Loafing
Heidi Billotto – Food Critic & Writer, Charlotte Living Magazine

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