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SouthBound: Barton Swaim On The Struggle Of Being A Conservative Writer Opposed To Trump

Three years ago, Barton Swaim gave us an inside look at a bizarre moment in American politics. His book “The Speechwriter” was a memoir of his time working with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, when Sanford went missing and then tried to cover up an affair by saying he had been out walking the Appalachian Trail.

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Uninsured and Unhappy

Nov 15, 2005

(11/15/05) Sometimes, the debate over health care in America can seem confusing or distant. But at other times, the issue becomes much more poignant and personal. Here's WFAE commentator Gerry Soud on health insurance.

Baby Boomers

Nov 15, 2005

(11/15/05) Can you believe it? Baby Boomers are turning heading into their golden years. WFAE commentator and Boomer Krissa Palmer says it's about time her generation got the respect it deserves.

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy

Nov 11, 2005

(11/11/05) Charlotte's social service agencies did some fast work in the two months after Hurricane Katrina's victims got to the city. But the work came with a price: splitting priorities between evacuees and locals. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

The Big Read Is Underway

Nov 10, 2005

(11/10/05) Catawba county residents are participating in a county-wide reading program that started last month. To commemorate Veterans Day organizer and English professor Rand Brandes facilitated a discussion of the Vietnam war themed book "The Things They Carried." WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Professor Brandes about the first of its kind community-wide reading program in Catawba County. www.thebigread.net

Flu Shot Update

Nov 8, 2005

(11/08/05) If you've been looking for a flu shot but haven't been able to find one you're not alone. Many drugstores and supermarkets have had to cancel or postpone their flu shot clinics because their shipments of vaccines never arrived. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Dr. Stephen Keener with the Mecklenburg County Health Department and asked him to explain the shortages.

Two More Years for Mayor McCrory

Nov 8, 2005

(11/08/05) It's a good thing Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory likes his job, because he's got a few more years in office. McCrory easily defeated Democrat challenger Craig Madans with 56 percent of the vote. This will be McCrory's sixth term in office. In other election news, voters rejected a multi-million dollar Charlotte Mecklenburg School bonds package, although they did approve one for Central Piedmont Community College. 

Myrick Discusses Clean Air Legislation

Nov 8, 2005

(11/08/05) The Environmental Protection Agency wants to change the way it measures air pollution from power plants. Opponents say the agency's proposed new rule would increase air pollution by allowing fossil fuel power plants to run longer. But Republican North Carolina Congresswoman Sue Myrick says it will all help the EPA reach their clean air goals more efficiently. From WFAE's Capitol Hill bureau, Terry Gildea has more.

Stuffed

Nov 7, 2005

(11/07/2005) One dictionary definition of the term "stuff" is: "A group or scattering of miscellaneous objects or articles." However you define "stuff" WFAE Commentator Caroline Castle Hicks is amazed by the sheer amount of it in our lives.

A Low Maintenance Halloween

Nov 3, 2005

(10/31/05) Some people can't wait until Halloween. After all, it's a time to binge on Kit Kats and play dress up. But WFAE commentator Kristin Sherman says she wishes the holiday weren't so high maintenance.

Geddings Resigns from Lottery Commission

Nov 2, 2005

(11/02/05) Charlotte marketing executive Kevin Geddings resigned Monday from the just formed North Carolina Lottery Commission. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Geddings about what led to his decision to resign. (note: interview was given prior to news of Geddings' company having received $24,000 from a potential lottery vendor)

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