It’s as close to an African Safari many of us will get. We’ll talk to a few people who recently had some close encounters with gorillas and elephants in Africa. Two of them are from the North Carolina Zoo near Asheboro and have been working on an intense research project. We’ll hear about their experiences in the field.
*** Click below to see photos from their travels in Africa ***
Join us for a look at women’s leadership and the push to move more women into more leadership roles in government and business. We’ll also look at an initiative to create more female leadership in developing nations.
Linda Tarr Whelan – Fmr. Ambassador and member, UN Commission on the Status of Women
We’ll take a look at the impact of Arabic news outlet, Al Jazeera on the political and cultural dialogue. We’re joined by a communication expert who just completed a study on the English version of Al Jazeera. We’ll ask– does Al Jazeera increase or decrease cross-cultural dialogue?
We’ll take a closer look at the relationship between theology and science. Dr. Nancy Murphy joins us to examine what human beings are made of- are we body and soul, or something else?
Dr. Nancey Murphy – Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary and Author of Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?
A Jungian analyst joins us with his theory on understanding our “darker” selves in answering the question– why do good people do bad things? He asserts that our psyche is divided and “the shadow” is responsible for repression, slavery, murder, war and greed throughout history.
Dr. James Hollis – Jungian Analyst and Author of Why Good People Do Bad Things
Join us for a conversation with George Romero, creator of “Night of the Living Dead.” We’ll talk about the making of that film and about the horror flick industry and its evolution over the years.
George Romero – Filmmaker
More on Romero’s appearance and film showings in Charlotte
We’ll discuss the recent announcement that a football program will be added to the UNC Charlotte Athletic Department. They should begin play in 2013, but a University-level football program costs tens of millions of dollars, and the University doesn’t even have its own stadium. Join us for a conversation on the future of football at UNC Charlotte.
Judy Rose – Athletic Director, UNC Charlotte
For more information on Football at UNC Charlotte, click here.
- Read our online chat from earlier today with Judy Rose. Click here.
Join us for a conversation about how people in the Charlotte region are dealing with the growing cultural diversity and change due to the arrival of newcomers to the area. People are arriving daily from all parts of the world with their own traditions and cultures. We’ll discuss how Charlotte’s adapting.
Pamela Grundy – Exhibit Curator, Changing Places exhibit, Levine Museum
Jeff Michael – UNCC Charlotte Urban Institute
David Dunn – Vice Chancellor, University Affairs, UNC Charlotte
Emily Zimmern – President and CEO, Levine Museum
It’s Oscar time in Hollywood. This year appears to be a slap in the face to big Hollywood films with many nominees coming from the ranks of smaller, independent movies and even a Best Picture nominee from India. We’ll talk to Charlotte’s three leading film critics to look back on the year in film and get their predictions on the winners and losers.
Lawrence Toppman – Film Critic, The Charlotte Observer
Matt Brunson – Film Critic, Creative Loafing
Sean O’Connell – Film Critic, Charlotte Weekly
We’re in the middle of the worst economy in years but this week Ikea will open its doors as the biggest retail store in Charlotte. In the midst of this ever-changing economy, we’ll find out which retailers are doing well, who’s struggling, and what small businesses and national franchises are doing to survive and get people in their stores.
- Hear our interview with Director of Public Affairs at Ikea, click here.