Friday Sept. 17, 2010 | US Senate Candidate Elaine Marshall

September 15, 2010 at 11:07 am | Posted in Coming Up | 10 Comments

Join us for a special interview with US Senate Candidate Elaine Marshall. We’ll be broadcasting live to cities across North Carolina from the stage of Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theater in Uptown Charlotte. We’ll talk to Candidate Marshall about her take on all the important issues, what she thinks makes her qualified to be a US Senator from North Carolina, and ask her questions directly from citizens around the state.
Guest
Elaine Marshall
– Candidate for US Senate

WFAE has offered Senator Richard Burr the same opportunity to speak with public radio listeners across North Carolina, but thus far he and his campaign have declined.

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Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 | Chef Ozzie & Child Obesity

September 14, 2010 at 10:04 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments

Chef Ozzie & Child Obesity
He went from summers cooking at Burger King to participating in Michele Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools.”  I’m talking about Johnson and Wales University graduate Chef Ozzie, a regular on Lifetime TV’s morning show, The Balancing Act.  In fact, he’s all about balance and helping young people fight obesity with healthy substitutions to their diet. Chef Ozzie joins us to talk about food, nutrition and chef’s adopting local schools.
Guest
Don Godleski
– “Chef Ozzie”

  • Event  |  Chef Ozzie will speak about childhood obesity at the Southern Women’s Show on 9/17 at 12:30 pm. Details.

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Monday September 13, 2010 | Sports Writer John Feinstein

September 9, 2010 at 11:11 am | Posted in Coming Up | Leave a comment

John Feinstein is a prolific sports writer and commentator. His work often looks at the culture and impact of sports on society. Feinstein’s works include the two top best-selling non-fiction sports books in history. In 1995, he published the all-time best seller, A Good Walk Spoiled, about a year inside life on the PGA Tour. Just behind that in sales is his book A Season on the Brink, which chronicles a year in the life of the Indiana University basketball team and its enigmatic coach, Bob Knight. Mr. Feinstein appears on several television programs and provides guest commentary on NPR.  John Feinstein joins us for a live interview at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory to talk about everything from the recent major league baseball steroid scandal to Lebron James controversial exodus to the Miami Heat and much more.
Guest
John Feinstein
– Sports Writer

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Thursday Sept. 9, 2010 | Charlotte Restaurant Critics

September 7, 2010 at 10:48 am | Posted in Coming Up | 10 Comments

Restaurant Critics
Businesses all over Charlotte have been affected by the recession and the restaurant industry is no exception. Our panel of restaurant critics and food writers includes Helen Schwab, Patricia Childress and Heidi Billotto. They are back to talk about the latest trends in the culinary world. Some of those trends include restaurant closings, but there are also new dining spots in town, favorites, changing menus and tips on hideaways that our restaurant writers will share with us. You are also invited to join us with your questions on the ever-changing restaurant scene in our region. We’ll also hear some music from Tom Billotto who plays music at area restaurants (he also happens to be Heidi’s husband.)
Guests
Helen Schwab
– Restaurant Writer, The Charlotte Observer
Heidi Billotto – Culinary Writer, Charlotte Living
Patricia Childress – Food Writer and Critic, Creative Loafing and Asst. Professor, Johnson and Wales University

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Wednesday Sept. 8 | Gantt Center & African American Art

September 3, 2010 at 9:19 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

The Harvey B. Gantt Center & African American Art
Charlotte has become home to a number of important art museums and the Harvey B. Gantt Center is no exception. The center is poised to become a repository of African American Art and two upcoming exhibits will only reinforce that distinction. We are joined by the consulting curator of the museum as well as one of the most accomplished abstractionists in today’s art world. African American art represents talent, history and cultural importance in our region and we’ll cover it all.
Guests
Dr. Michael Harris
– Consulting Curator, Harvey B. Gantt Center
Sam Gilliam – Abstract Artist

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Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010 | Nazi POWs in North Carolina

September 3, 2010 at 9:17 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

Nazi POWs in North Carolina
In World War II, North Carolina held more than 10,000 prisoners of war who were Nazis in camps all around the state. A traveling exhibit (pictured above) that puts that history into a national context arrives in Charlotte next week for a one day stay. We’ll talk to experts, including the curator of the national traveling exhibit, about why these POWs were sent to North Carolina, how long they stayed and what happened to them when the war ended.
Guests
Robert Billinger
– Professor of History at Wingate University and author of Nazi POWs in the Tarheel State
Irving Kellman – Curator of the traveling exhibit, Nazi POWs in the Tarheel State
Sally Robinson – Civilian, has memories of POWs at work in Charlotte

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