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Baseball Uptown and 'Eliza'

Part One: Baseball Uptown This week, the City Council voted 7-4 to help fund an Uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights' baseball team. It's an effort that's been years in the making with a large number of roadblocks and bumps in the road. We'll go through that long journey and talk about why it took this long, and what are now the next steps to bring baseball into Uptown. Guests Julie Rose - Reporter at WFAE Erik Spanberg - Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal Michael Smith - President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners Dan Rajkowski - General Manager of the Charlotte Knights WFAE | Council Rejects Tax Increase, Funds Knights Stadium Charlotte Business Journal | Charlotte Knights ballpark wins City Council vote, funding Charlotte Observer | $8 million approved for uptown Knights stadium Part Two: Eliza: The New Orleans Years Then, we'll meet the creator of the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre's latest production, Eliza. a play based on a book of poems. We'll talk about how the poems went from the pages of a book to the stage and how it came to the attention of CAST. Guests Michael Simmons - Managing Artistic Director of the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre Dede Wilson - Author of Eliza: The New Orleans Years. The play is based on her book. Eliza is at CAST through June 17 Add and read comments