Tuesday June 1, 2010 | Childhood Obesity & The Fat Boy Chronicles

May 27, 2010 at 8:41 am | Posted in Coming Up | 9 Comments

Blockbuster movies hit screens as school is out for the summer, but Charlotte-area students will be watching a lesser-known, but important film called The Fat Boy Chronicles. Based on a book of the same name, the film follows the travels of an obese 9th grader in a thin-obsessed world. UNC Charlotte, CMS, Carolinas Medical Center and others are on board to sponsor the film’s screening and to bring awareness to the stigma and health effects of obesity. We’ll find out about the movie and what CMS is doing to combat childhood obesity.
Guests
Mike Buchanan
– Co-Author and Screenwriter, The Fat Boy Chronicles
Libby Safrit – Executive Director, Teen Health Connection
Debra Kaclik – Director of Arts, Health and Physical Education at CMS

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Thursday May 27, 2010 | Off The Beaten Path Destinations

May 26, 2010 at 10:52 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

If you’ve ever had a hankering to see crafted gourds, holler at the top of your lungs or visit the second smallest Post Office in America, then join us for an offbeat journey. Our panel of travel experts will guide you through the quirky, unknown and fascinating places and sights in our state. We’ll take a radio tour of strange collections, repositories of history and places that house art and culture with a twist. Just in time for the holiday weekend, it’s a state tour of places off the beaten path.
Guests
Wit Tuttle
– Director of Marketing, North Carolina Division of Tourism
John Bordsen – Travel Editor, The Charlotte Observer
Craig Distl – PR Specialist and Travel Writer

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Wednesday May 26, 2010 | City/County Consolidation

May 25, 2010 at 11:23 am | Posted in Coming Up | 7 Comments

The County budget has been announced and there will be deep cuts and strained resources for virtually every service under county control. The City of Charlotte is in a similar budget crisis, so the talk of consolidating city and county services has heated up again. We’ve invited members of the County Commission and City Council to join us to talk about exactly what services could be consolidated, how much money might be saved and what it would mean for the administration of many services that are now separate. We’ll take a look at city/county consolidation.
Guests
Jennifer Roberts
– Chairwoman, County Commission At-Large
Karen Bentley – County Commission Member, District 1
Patrick Cannon – City Councilman At-Large
Warren Cooksey – City Councilman, District 7

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Tuesday May 25, 2010 | Summer Movie Season

May 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Summer is right around the corner but the summer blockbuster movie season is well underway with May offerings like Iron Man 2, Robin Hood and the Price of Persia. More blockbusters are on the way and our movie critics are here to guide us through the menu of adventure, comedy, animation and 3D offerings for the summer. It’s lights, camera, radio for the movie guys, when Charlotte Talks.
Guests
Matt Brunson
Arts and Entertainment Editor, Creative Loafing
Sean O’Connell
Senior Film Critic, AMC filmcritic.com

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Monday May 24, 2010 | The Last Nazi Hunter

May 21, 2010 at 11:44 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

We’re joined by “the last Nazi hunter.” Dr. Efraim Zuroff works to find and prosecute Nazi war criminals around the world, vowing not to let the aging population of Nazis “die in peace.” He argues that the passage of time doesn’t diminish their guilt and has made it his life’s work to bring them to justice, no matter how many years have passed since the Holocaust. Dr. Zuroff is in town this week and he’ll join us to talk about his work and how he started this mission.
Guest
Dr. Efraim Zuroff
– Israeli historian and Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel

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Friday May 21, 2010 | History of Trains in Charlotte

May 21, 2010 at 8:45 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

In 1840 Charlotte was a tiny, unimportant town of less than 5,000 people, but city leaders knew a way to fix that. They connected to a railroad that went through Columbia to Charleston. That single act has done more to put Charlotte on the map than anything else according to our guest, historian Walter Turner. We explore the history and importance of trains in Charlotte. All aboard for a look at the past, present and future of Charlotte’s railways.
Guest
Walter Turner
– Historian, North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation

  • Event  |  Free talk on “Railroads Past & Future” at the Duke Mansion, Sunday May 23rd at 3:00pm. 704.714.4400 for more information.

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Thursday May 20, 2010 | NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 19, 2010 at 11:33 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

Start your engines… today we broadcast from the new NASCAR Hall of Fame to find out what the museum has to offer. NASCAR is perhaps the last and oldest major American sport to get a hall to honor its legends and many advocates say it could be the new crown jewel for uptown Charlotte. We’ll look at some of the sport’s history, the greats who made it the $2 billion industry it is in our region today and the journey the museum took from concept to the finish line.
Guests
Winston Kelley
– Executive Director, NASCAR Hall of Fame
Kevin Schlesier – Exhibits Manager, NASCAR Hall of Fame
Albert McKim – Historian, NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Wednesday May 19, 2010 | Mecklenburg County Budget

May 18, 2010 at 9:14 am | Posted in Coming Up | 18 Comments

County Manager Harry Jones joins the show this hour to talk about this year’s county budget. As the County Manager has said, “there is no purpose in sugar-coating the situation.” Several major county organizations are experiencing serious financial woes and the next fiscal year will include cuts to eliminate services, close facilities and lay off employees. We’ll talk about the budget for Mecklenburg County.
Guest
Harry Jones
– Mecklenburg County Manager

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Tuesday May 18, 2010 | Green Restorations

May 17, 2010 at 9:05 am | Posted in Coming Up | 6 Comments

Forty percent of Americans live in homes that were built before 1940. So when it’s time to remodel, how do you do a renovation that maintains the character of the older home, but uses sustainable practices and green-building techniques at the same time? North Carolina author Aaron Lubeck knows – he’s writtenGreen Restorations: Sustainable Building and Historic Homes. Join us for a conversation about green restorations.
Guest
Aaron Lubeck
– Author of Green Restorations and President of Trinity Design/Build

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Monday May 17, 2010 | Jen Lancaster

May 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

After losing her job in corporate America, Jen Lancaster decided to fill her time by blogging with rants about her unemployment and about life. The blog became enormously popular and eventually she published her memoirs in a total of five books full of humor, sarcasm and the truth of life as an adult woman. The first four books have been on the New York Times Bestseller’s list, and her latest,My Fair Lazy, appears to be headed to the bestsellers list as well. She joins us in advance of a book-signing in town.
Guest
Jen Lancaster
– Blogger and New York Times Bestselling Author of My Fair LazyPretty in PlaidSuch a Pretty FatBright Lights, Big Ass and Bitter is the New Black

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