Tuesday December 1, 2009 | The King of Infomercials

November 29, 2009 at 10:39 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

Known as the king of the infomercial, AJ Khubani is on his way to Charlotte but first he visits with us to talk about why certain products catch the market’s imagination. AJ Khubani is the man behind the Ped Egg, Ambervision Sunglasses, Doggie Steps and more. He’ll talk about innovation, entrepreneurship and some of the most famous pitchmen in the business. Tune in NOW and join us because you won’t find this show on store shelves!
Guest
AJ Khubani
– President and CEO of Telebrands, Inc.

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Monday November 30, 2009 | Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

November 29, 2009 at 10:36 am | Posted in Coming Up | 7 Comments

Cold and flu season is here. H1N1 is a primary topic of conversation. Are you taking the right precautions? We’ll revisit our conversation with the late Dr. Michael Hudson, one of the world’s experts on why increasing numbers of microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Hear why he said you should throw out all of your antibacterial soaps and cleaners. What he had to say may keep you well. Join us for an encore presentation of Charlotte Talks.
Guest
Dr. Michael Hudson
– Former Chair of the Biology Department at UNC Charlotte
Since this is an encore presentation we won’t be able to take your phone calls.
Originally aired: 6/26/2008

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Friday November 27, 2009 | Explorer Helen Thayer

November 25, 2009 at 11:08 am | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

Adventurer and explorer, Helen Thayer joined us last year to talk about her treks in the arctic, across deserts and among animals like polar bears and wolves – all after the age of 50. This time she shares her experiences from her latest travel to the Amazon where she spent weeks with her husband exploring over 1200 miles of Amazonian rivers and jungle. Join us for an encore presentation of Charlotte Talks with explorer Helen Thayer.
Guest
Helen Thayer
– Adventurer and Author
Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to take your phone calls.
Originally Aired: 5/11/2009

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Thursday Nov. 26, 2009 | Chris Gardner & The Pursuit of Happyness

November 24, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Chris Gardner is best-known as the author of the book The Pursuit of Happyness, and the subject of the major motion picture of the same name. Gardner spent months caring for his son while homeless but he survived that ordeal to become a stockbroker and, later, the head of his own successful brokerage firm. He has written a new book, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, to share his philosophy with others. We’ll hear about his story and remarkable life in an encore presentation.
Guest
Chris Gardner
– Author
Since this is an encore presentation, we won’t be able to take your phone calls.
Originally Aired: 9/4/2009

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Wednesday November 25, 2009 | Thomas Rain Crowe

November 23, 2009 at 11:18 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Author and North Carolina native Thomas Rain Crowe has lived in, and written about, the Blue Ridge Mountains for much of his career. His concern for the preservation of the mountains and mountain life led him to live alone in a remote cabin for 4 years. He wrote about that experience in a memoir called Zoro’s Field. His latest book, The End of Eden, tracks Mr. Crowe’s life as a writer and environmental activist. Thomas Rain Crowe joins us to talk about his writing style, his love for western North Carolina and his hopes to save our mountains.
Guest
Thomas Rain Crowe
– Author and Environmental Activist

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Tuesday November 24, 2009 | Meditation and Health

November 23, 2009 at 10:09 am | Posted in Coming Up | 14 Comments

New research conducted in the Charlotte region suggests that with just minor training, you can manage pain through meditation. We’ll meet the chief researcher of a study just completed at UNC Charlotte about pain management and meditation. We’ll talk about the implications of the study and we’ll also talk about how meditation has been proven effective in improving general health and managing medical conditions.
Guests
Dr. Fadel Zeidan
– Psychologist at UNC Charlotte, recently finished a study about pain management and meditation
Dr. David Vago – Researcher from Harvard, uses meditation to treat Fibromyalgia and other complex conditions

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Monday November 23, 2009 | North Carolina Nature Conservancy

November 20, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Today we go where the wild things are. We’ll visit a vast maritime forest, a swamp filled with carnivorous plants, and learn about the oldest trees in Eastern North America. Each year the North Carolina Nature Conservancy publishes a field guide of our state’s most precious natural areas. We’ll learn about the conservancy’s work to identify, purchase and protect sensitive lands. Join us for a tour of North Carolina’s natural treasures.
Guest
Debbie Crane
– Communications Director, North Carolina Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

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Friday November 20, 2009 | Bridging the White-Black Gap

November 19, 2009 at 10:59 am | Posted in Coming Up | 12 Comments

Perry Tuttle enjoyed a long career as a college and pro football player. His years in the close-knit fraternity of competitive sports gave Mr. Tuttle a unique glimpse at understanding ethnicity. Now, as a chaplain, inspirational speaker and storyteller, he wants to share his experiences in bridging racial gaps in understanding. Tuttle has written a tell-all guidebook called What White People Want to Know About Black People but Are Afraid to Ask. We won’t be afraid to ask Mr. Tuttle some deeper questions about who he is and what he wants to say.
Guest
Perry Tuttle
– Chaplain for the Charlotte Bobcats, motivational speaker and author

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Thursday November 19, 2009 | Elizabeth Strout & “Yankee Tavern”

November 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment

Part One: Elizabeth Strout
Local author of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction joins us today. Based in New York, Elizabeth Strout is a member of the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte, and comes to Charlotte to teach a few times a year. While she’s in town we’ll sit down and talk about writing, winning the Pulitzer, and of course about her book of short stories, Olive Kitteridge, all of which centers on the title character who is a forceful, powerful and also flawed woman.
Guest
Elizabeth Strout
– Author of three books including Olive Kitteridge and faculty member of the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Queens University of Charlotte

Part Two:  Yankee Tavern
From the Freemason mysteries of our Founding Fathers to the secrets of the JFK assassin and, more recently 9/11, conspiracy theories have always had a place in American culture. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s latest production, Yankee Tavern, explores conspiracy theories through the comic pen of playwright Steven Dietz. Mr. Dietz, Director Dennis Delamar and actor Tom Scott join us to talk about the production.
Guests
Steven Dietz
– Playwright, Yankee Tavern
Dennis Delamar – Director, Yankee Tavern
Tom Scott – “Ray” in Yankee Tavern

  • Yankee Tavern plays Nov. 18th – Dec. 5th at Actors Theatre Charlotte. More info.

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Wednesday November 18, 2009 | World Trade and Globalization

November 17, 2009 at 11:48 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

We’ll talk about globalization and its effect on the American economy with Daniel Griswold from the Cato Institute. Griswold believes that globalization is misunderstood and is wrongly blamed for many of the economic woes our country is experiencing. We’ll talk about the politics, myths and reality of trade and globalization.
Guest
Daniel Griswold
– Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, Author of Mad Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization

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