Have you ever put a great deal of effort and time into a project at work, only to have your boss take credit for your project in the end? Kathy Schnure has. As a result of her experiences in corporate America, she’s taken an interest in narcissistic leadership and has recently completed a report about the general effectiveness of narcissistic bosses in the workplace and whether they’re actually better leaders in the long run. Are they? Find out.
Kathy Schnure – Doctoral candidate at Georgia Tech
Dr. Dennis Whittaker – Whittaker Corporate Psychology, PLLC
NPR recently aired a series on trust in government and we take our own look at that topic today. From a City Council member accused of harassment to a South Carolina Governor accused of abandoning his state, politicians have been the target of distrust and anger from voters. Economic struggles have fueled much of the anger but distrust of government has always existed. Many voters argue that our country was founded on a healthy skepticism of government. We’ll explore the notion of trust in government close to home and in Washington, DC.
Jim Morrill – Staff Political Reporter, The Charlotte Observer
Ran Coble – Director, North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research
Dr. Dan Grano – Assistant Professor, Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte
We’ll catch up with the news staff at WFAE to take stock of the biggest stories to hit our region this past month. We’ll talk about county-wide budget planning woes, the annual meeting at Bank of America and problems for Bank of Granite, as well as the upcoming D.A. Election that is the first of its kind in 35 years. We’ll also get an update on a water war in the Carolinas, a controversy about a medical incinerator in Matthews, and a BIG month for sports in the Queen City.
Greg Collard – News Director, WFAE
Julie Rose – Reporter, WFAE
Lisa Miller – Reporter, WFAE
Scott Graf – Reporter and Morning Edition Host, WFAE
- (Most) BofA shareholders in better mood at annual meeting
- BofA dividends will have to wait
- CMS board questioned and told off
- Matthews incinerator in violation of air quality standards
- Bank of Granite shareholders glum
- Staffer ‘credible and consistent’ in sexual harassment allegations against Turner
One common question for a large and growing region is what to do with the trash. Incinerators are becoming a more common way to dispose of tons of trash daily but the idea is met with mixed results. Recycling is also a way to deal with large qualities of trash, but one company aims to produce useable energy out of the things we throw away. We look at several types of incinerators in our region and the proposal for a whole new way of dealing with our trash.
John Downey – Senior Staff Reporter, Charlotte Business Journal
Tom McKittrick – President, Forsite Development
Bruce Gledhill – Solid Waste Management Director, Mecklenburg County
- WFAE News | Inside MeckCo’s only medical waste incinerator
- WFAE News | Matthews incinerator in violation of air quality standards
There are thousands of small businesses in Charlotte and the surrounding region, many of them mom and pop operations, but these mom and pops were often born in another country. Immigrants are a large and growing source of small business ownership in our region. We look at the types of small businesses that immigrants start, where they are and their impact on Charlotte’s economy.
Juan Pablo Giometti – Founder, National Hispanic Entrepreneurs Organization
Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun – CEO of The ChunGroup
Alina Macnichol – Executive Director, Charlotte International Cabinet
For months, CMS officials have been struggling with budget cuts, announcing layoffs that include 600 teachers and 164 teacher’s assistants next year. But now the County Commission has cut the budget for the current year by $6.3 million. In a world in which knowledge is so important, this is very bad news. Superintendent Peter Gorman joins us to talk about his new reality and its impact on education.
Dr. Peter Gorman – Superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
- Public hearing on 2010-2011 CMS budget – Tuesday, 6pm at the Govt Center
- WFAE | Gorman: Gov’s budget doesn’t give CMS enough leeway to cut
- WFAE | Gov’s budget plan surprises Gaston schools, but not CMS
- Charlotte Talks | Mecklenburg Budget Crisis
We’ll talk literature, media, politics and news with News 14 Carolina anchor Rob Boisvert. He has penned a new novella set in North Carolina called Golgotha, so we’ll talk about how he balances his life as an author and a TV news anchor, and about why he’s choosing to be a novella author rather than a short story or traditional novel writer.
Rob Boisvert – Author of new novella, Golgotha and Anchor/Reporter for News 14 Carolina
- More information about Golgotha by Rob Boisvert
- Book Signings | Saturday April 24th at 2:00pm at Joseph Beth at Southpark and Tuesday May 4th at 6:00pm at Park Road Books
On April 20, 1998 Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins first went on the air on 90.7 WFAE. Do you have any special memories of the show?
We’ll tackle the question of how to maintain a healthy and long quality of life after 50. We’ll meet one of the authors of Younger Next Year and hear how some of the most basic tips about your health can make all the difference and help you “live like you’re 50 till you’re 80 and beyond.” We’ll also meet a practicing physician who advocates strategies to optimize health and wellbeing that utilize the best of conventional and complementary medical therapies.
Chris Crowley – Co-Author, Younger Next Year
Dr. Russ Greenfield – Practicing physician and Author
According to recent studies, several of Charlotte’s water sources have been deemed “impaired.” Water supply and quality is often in the news, so today we will take a look at the health of our drinking water. Area experts work on these challenges every day and they will help us understand the process that results in clean drinking water coming out of our faucets every day. We look at the water treatment process from start to finish.
Marcia Allocco – Acting Supervisor, Mooresville Reg. Office, NC Water Quality Division
Rusty Rozzelle – Manager, Water Quality Program of Mecklenburg County
Barry Gullett – Interim Director, Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities