Monday March 1, 2010 | Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

February 26, 2010 at 10:25 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

In one fateful day, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger went from a veteran airline pilot and devoted husband and father to a national hero. His emergency landing of USAirways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River became the stuff of legend but Captain Sullenberger credits the heroic act to a love of learning, attention to detail and devotion to the passengers in his charge. Captain Sullenberger is flying to Charlotte to sign his book, Highest Duty, but first he joins guest host Chris Clackum to talk about his life, his passion for flying and his remarkable career.
Guest
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
– Airline Pilot, USAirways
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Thursday February 25, 2010 | WFAE News Roundup

February 24, 2010 at 10:38 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

It’s time for the monthly news roundup with the news staff from WFAE. U.S. Representative Sue Myrick has waged her own battle against Islamic extremism and she holds a town hall meeting with the Muslim community tonight. We’ll learn more about that issue and we’ll also look at what happened to the proposal to build affordable housing in the Ballantyne community. Other stories include a look at the impact of the federal stimulus plan in our region a year after its inception, a CMPD update and a new census aimed at identifying Charlotte’s chronic homeless. Join us for a look at those stories and more.
Guests
Greg Collard
– News Director, WFAE
Lisa Miller – Staff Reporter, WFAE
Julie Rose – Staff Reporter, WFAE

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Wednesday February 24, 2010 | Hugh McColl

February 23, 2010 at 9:39 am | Posted in Coming Up | 6 Comments

Banking icon Hugh McColl Jr. joins us today. Mr. McColl is the chief architect responsible for the rise of banking in our region. He almost single-handedly molded a series of large regional banks into the national institution that has become Bank of America. Mr. McColl retired from the bank some years ago but remains active in our city. He has founded several financial institutions, continued his philanthropic works and helped build the cultural community in Charlotte. Mr. McColl joins us to talk about his life, his work, his love of art and what’s next.
Guest
Hugh McColl
– Founder and Chairman, Falfurrias Capital Partners

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Tuesday February 23, 2010 | Urban vs. Suburban Charlotte

February 22, 2010 at 10:09 am | Posted in Coming Up | 15 Comments

Last month, Charlotte Magazine printed a feature about the two separate ‘cities’ that Charlotte has become over the past couple of decades. There exists an “urban” Charlotte, and a “suburban” Charlotte, and the lifestyles of the two are very different – and are sometimes hostile towards each other. We’ll talk about some of the specific cultural differences between city-dwellers and suburbanites, and the pros and cons of each lifestyle. We’ll also talk about how the traditional cul-de-sac heavy suburbs are turning more urban.
Guests
Jen Pilla Taylor
– Writer, Charlotte Magazine
Richard Thurmond – Editor and Associate Publisher, Charlotte Magazine
Jeff Michael – Director, Charlotte Urban Institute
Chris Leinberger – Land use strategist, Author of The Option of Urbanism

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Monday Februrary 22, 2010 | Multitasking

February 19, 2010 at 11:25 am | Posted in Coming Up | 12 Comments

In today’s fast-paced world, most of us would probably admit to needing to multitask to get all of our tasks completed on a day-to-day basis. And several of us would probably profess to being really good at multitasking. But one Charlotte expert in human performance says that multitasking is a myth and furthermore has been proven by science to be impossible for humans. We’ll talk with Dr. Louis Csoka who has done scientific research on human performance about multitasking.
Guest
Dr. Louis Csoka
– Founder of Apex Performance

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Friday February 19, 2010 | Peter Larson & Dinosaurs

February 18, 2010 at 10:30 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Step back in time with us as well-known dinosaur paleontologist, Pete Larson joins us. Mr. Larson and his Black Hills Institute excavated the famed Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton named Sue. He and his group of excavators have also discovered many other T Rex fossils, and thousands of other dinosaur and ancient mammal bones. Mr. Larson joins us to talk about all things dinosaur.
Guest
Peter Larson
– Paleontologist and President of The Black Hills Institute

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Thursday February 18, 2010 | Urban Repair and Retrofitting

February 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 9 Comments

Now that cities across the country are beginning to adopt the “new urbanism” movement, which focuses on cutting down on suburban sprawl, urban planners are working on ways to ‘fix’ the sprawl problem already existing in communities around the country. We’ll be joined by one of those planners, who has developed a process for urban sprawl ‘repair.’ We’ll learn about how and why these repairs are made and even talk about a few local examples of repair, or “retrofitting.”
Guest
Tom Low
– Director, Charlotte office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

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Watch DPZ’s animation plan to make Charlotte’s Queens & Queens and Providence & Providence intersections (voted the worst intersections in Charlotte) less intimidating for pedestrians.

Sprawl repair proposals in Charlotte by DPZ

Wednesday February 17, 2010 | Arctic Ice Studies

February 16, 2010 at 10:11 am | Posted in Coming Up | 23 Comments

Our guest today spends most of his time studying the coldest climates on earth but his research has to do with warming trends. Dr. Walt Meier is a research scientist who studies arctic ice sheets and sea ice to learn what the changes there may be telling us about the environment. Dr. Meier will share what he has learned about the arctic ice and about the arctic world in general when he joins us.
Guest
Dr. Walt Meier
– Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado in Boulder

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Tuesday February 16, 2010 | Music and Black Southern History

February 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Music has been at the core of the African-American experience since the days of slavery. We’ll share that experience with two groups giving voice to such music. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is presenting Black Pearl Sings, a show about the preservation of black music and the Levine Museum of the New South is following suit with a learning exhibit called Music and Black Southern History. Join us for a musical and historical rendition of Charlotte Talks.
Guests
Terry Henry-Norman
– Actress, plays “Pearl” in Black Pearl Sings
Dennis Delamar – Director, Black Pearl Sings
Frank Higgins – Playwright, Black Pearl Sings
Janeen Bryan – VP of Education, Levine Museum of the New South

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Monday February 15, 2010 | Youth & Economic Literacy

February 12, 2010 at 11:42 am | Posted in Coming Up | 7 Comments

We’ll discuss the importance of teaching economic literacy to K-12 students across the state. We’ll talk with people who are working to combat the lack of economic and financial knowledge in youth, especially in light of the current economic crisis, by teaching kids practical information about finance and economics. We’ll hear about some of the programs that organizations throughout the state are putting forth to achieve the goal of more economic knowledge for kids and hear about some of the early results of the programs.
Guests
Bruce Nofsinger
– Principal, Topics Education and Leader, Topics Financial
Derwin Dubose – Director of Financial Literacy, NC Treasurers Office
Sandy Wheat – Exec. Director, NC Council on Economic Education and President, NC JumpStart Coalition for Financial Literacy for Youth

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