Wednesday April 1 | Poorly Made in China

March 31, 2009 at 10:40 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

We’ll look at the quality challenge in China’s manufacturing industry with the author of a behind-the-scenes look at the China manufacturing world. We’ll discuss how widespread the quality crisis is, who the players are, and explore possible solutions.
Guest
Paul Midler – Founder, China Advantage and Author of Poorly Made in China

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Tuesday March 31 | The Ethics of Business

March 30, 2009 at 11:28 am | Posted in Coming Up | 11 Comments

We’ll discuss some of the questionable business practices that led to the current economic crisis. Many critics, including the President and much of the public, have also cried foul at the notion of bonuses for executives at corporations receiving government bailout funds. We’ll also look at lending practices in the mortgage industry and how they may have promoted cheating among mortgage professionals.
Guests
Dr. Edward Kane – Professor of Finance, Boston College
Dr. Robert Kolb – Prof. of Finance & Chair of Applied Ethics, Loyola University Chicago

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Monday March 30 | How do you Consume Media and get the News?

March 27, 2009 at 10:20 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

We’ll discuss the traditional avenues of media consumption and how things are changing today with the advent of cable news, internet news and social networking. We’ll also talk about the decline in the health of the newspaper industry and how it could be detrimental to the news industry as a whole.
Guest
Dr. Dean Kruckeberg
– Professor of Communication Studies, UNC Charlotte

Join the discussion: We want to know how you consume the news.

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Remembering John Hope Franklin

March 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

Historian and pioneer of African American studies, John Hope Franklin died Wednesday at the age of 94. His book From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, continues to be one of the most important of its kind- considered a landmark integration of black history into American history. Charlotte Talks spoke with Dr. Franklin in 2007 about his life and legacy.

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Friday March 27 | Youth Sports and the Law

March 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

As popularity in youth sports programs rise dramatically, so does verbal and physical abuse of young athletes. Stories have emerged of punitive practice sessions and the denial of water, with sometimes fatal results. Lawsuits are becoming more common and advocates are calling for more oversights of youth sports. We’ll look at this growing controversy, the drive to win and how it may be harming our children.

Guests
Brooke de Lench
– Editor, MomsTeam.com and Author of Home Team Advantage
Dr. Thomas Appenzeller – Assoc. Professor, Sport Management, Wingate University and Author of Youth Sport and the Law

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Thursday March 26 | From Farm to Fork

March 26, 2009 at 9:40 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Most of us aren’t very connected with the source of the food we eat. That piece of chicken in the grocery store barely resembles the animal from which it came. The Charlotte Observer’s Kathleen Purvis noticed this and did a series tracing one animal’s journey. She joins us to trace a similar path to see how such a journey can be done in a healthy, humane fashion.
Guests
Peter Reinhart
– Chef in Residence, Johnson and Wales
Kathleen Purvis – Food Editor and Writer, Charlotte Observer
Natalie Veres – Co-Owner, Grateful Growers Farm
Byron Jordan – Owner, A.B. Vannoy Hams

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Wednesday March 25 | Oceanic Explorer

March 24, 2009 at 9:48 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Join us for a conversation with oceanic explorer Dr. Dana Yoerger. He’ll tell us about his experiences exploring the ocean floor, and about using robots to explore the deep sea. We’ll also take your questions about deep sea exploration.
Guest
Dr. Dana Yoerger – Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Tuesday March 24 | Laurie Berkner / “No Exit”

March 23, 2009 at 11:25 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

In the first part of the show, we’ll talk to Laurie Berkner, a rock star in the world of children’s music. She started out in traditional rock bands, but has been writing toe-tapping tunes for kids for over a decade. Then we’ll discuss Existentialism and the writings of Jean Paul Sartre. A Charlotte theater group is producing his most famous play, No Exit.
Guests
Laurie Berkner – Musician, The Laurie Berkner Band
Dr. Norris Frederick – Chair Philosophy & Religion, Queens University
Paige Johnston Thomas – Director of No Exit, CAST
Dave Blamy – “Garcin” in No Exit

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Monday March 23 | Your Finances: What Now?

March 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

One of the nation’s top financial advisors joins us to talk about personal finances in today’s economy and what you can do to protect your retirement or college funds. We’ll also discuss what people were doing with their finances during the Depression.
Guests
Larry CarrollCarroll Financial Associates, Inc.
Robert Kravchuk – Chair, Political Science, UNC Charlotte

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Friday March 20 | Trends in Landscaping & Gardening

March 19, 2009 at 8:55 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

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.
Guests
Roger Cook – Head Landscaper, This Old House
David Goforth – Cabarrus County Master Gardener
Matthew Fulbright – Landscaper, Woodlands Landscaping

Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to take your phone calls.

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