Eric Levinson left a seat on the NC Court of Appeals to serve as Senior Representative to the Justice Department in Iraq. We’ll talk about the unique and difficult cases he encountered in Iraq and about his work in Afghanistan, where some judges can neither read nor write.
Eric Levinson – Senior Rep., Justice Department in Iraq
Finding a nursing home for a parent or loved one can be emotional and complex. North Carolina recently implemented a rating system to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a nursing home. We’ll look at the system in our region and learn what to look for to fit a loved one’s greatest needs.
Cindy DePorter – NC division, Health Services Regulation
Hillary Kaylor – Ombudsman, Centralina Area Agency on Aging
- To find and compare nursing homes, click here.
- Complaint line for NC division of Health Services Regulation: 1-800-624-3004
From Darfur to Guantanamo Bay, questions of basic human rights dominate the political and socio-economic landscape. We’ll explore the concept of human rights and how it is defined around the world.
Dr. Alexa Royden – International Studies, Queens University of Charlotte
- Dr. Royden is part of the Great Decision Lecture Series. Click here for more info.
Join us for a conversation about Micro Loans and Lending, and how this form of financing has helped people who normally wouldn’t be able to attain a traditional bank loan achieve their goals. We’ll meet the president of an organization who grants these loans in Third-World countries as well as in the U.S.
Alex Counts – President, and Author, Small Loans, Big Dreams
- For information on local efforts in micro financing, visit Humans Helping Humans
Increasing population, scarcity of water, and climate change are all adding up to what many scientists view as a global food crisis. We’ll talk about the worldwide challenge of growing the food to feed the world and some possible solutions.
Dr. Greg Pillar – Asst. Professor, Science and Chemistry at Queens University of Charlotte
- Dr. Pillars is part of the Great Decision Lecture Series. Click here for more info.
Learn how to keep your money safe from unscrupulous caretakers and relatives as you age. A nationally-renowned Elder Law Attorney joins us to discuss asset preservation, how to survive on a fixed income in this unstable economy and we’ll take your questions.
A. Frank Johns – Elder Law Attorney, Booth Harrington & Johns
Veteran “This Old House” Head Landscaper Roger Cook joins us, along with a panel of local master gardeners to talk about the latest trends in the landscaping industry and we’ll answer your gardening questions.
Roger Cook – Head Landscaper, This Old House
David Goforth – Cabarrus County Master Gardener
Matthew Fulbright – Landscaper, Woodlands Landscaping
The son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev will join us to talk about the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sputnik, Russia after Putin and the current state of the relationship between Russia and the U.S.
Dr. Sergei Khrushchev – Son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University.
The fireworks of a historic election and a memorable inauguration have passed and now it’s time for the Obama administration to get to work. The to-do list is massive and we’ll look at how President Obama will choose which major issues to tackle first. He has inherited two wars and a struggling economy. Our panel of experts will discuss how the President will spend his first 100 days.
Dr. Scott Huffmon – Assoc. Professor, Political Science at Winthrop University
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Assoc. Professor, History & Politics at Catawba College
Dr. Eric Heberlig – Assoc. Professor, Political Science at UNC Charlotte
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