Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

 

It’s time to look at upcoming events for this weekend. There’s a great mix of activities for folks to enjoy, such as a Hot Chocolate Race, a winter beer festival, a donut festival and a live performance from the Latin crooner Marc Anthony -- he’s in town this weekend.

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Updated 5:53 p.m.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey testified Wednesday in the political bribery trial of businessman Greg Lindberg. Lindberg and two of his associates are accused of trying to funnel $2 million to Causey in exchange for removing a senior deputy in his office who was part of the regulation of Lindberg's insurance companies.

WFAE's Steve Harrison has been at the federal courthouse in Charlotte to hear testimony and opening statements. He joined All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn and WFAE's Nick de la Canal for an upate.

Miles Bridges
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It’s Time Out For Sports on WFAE.  This week we’re going to talk about local high school sports and the pros. Joining "All Things Considred" host Gwendolyn Glenn is Langston Wertz Jr., a longtime sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer.

Asha Degree was 9 years old when she disappeared on February 14, 2000. An age-progressed photo shows what she might look today.
FBI

Friday marked 20 years since 9-year-old Asha Degree of Shelby in Cleveland County disappeared. According to the FBI, Degree was last seen walking alone along Highway 18, where about two years later, her backpack was found buried at a construction site in nearby Burke County along a stretch of that highway. Some of her belongings were still inside — a library book from a concert T-shirt. They revealed that information two years ago. 

Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington

It's time to take a look at what's happening this weekend in the QC. There's lots of music on stage for this Valentine's Day weekend with, of course, lovers in mind. Jazz singer Stephanie Jordan is in town this weekend, along with saxophonist Kamasi Washington, EARTHGANG and a Taste of History. Joining All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about these events for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve.

Duke Basketball
Duke Athletics

It's Time Out for Sports on WFAE. The Super Bowl is over, but there are still tons of sports events happening for those who are in the dumps because the NFL season has ended. Perk up. The XFL is in full swing. And there's a lot going on in college and high school sports.

Suzanne Walsh
Bennett College

Enrollment has dropped significantly at Bennett College in Greensboro amid its fight to remain accredited. Only about 300 students are enrolled at the historically black school for women, down from about 470 in 2018 and nearly 800 in 2009. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission [SACS] denied renewal of Bennett’s accreditation in 2018 citing unstable finances.

Lisa Dubois
Wade Burton

In June, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois will step down after 14 years as president. He has been given a lot of credit for the school’s enrollment increasing to nearly 30,000 students, bringing football to the university and initiating numerous construction projects. But when Dubois leaves the university, the city will lose another community servant -- his wife, Lisa Lewis Dubois, a former criminal appellate lawyer and law professor.

She’s spearheaded numerous projects in the city and on campus, one being a parent and family services office at UNC Charlotte.

The Odd Couple
Chris Timmons

A look at the entertainment lineup in Charlotte this weekend. We have lots of musical performances happening, theater and dance productions are also on stage for this second weekend in February. Joining "All Things Considered" host Gwendolyn Glen to talk about them for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Tim Miner, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative. 

Panthers
Carolina Panthers

It’s Time Out For Sports on WFAE. Today, we’re discussing the Carolina Panthers’ future, the Charlotte Hornets, and we take a look at the regionals for high school swim teams.

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Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month, but it’s also the 60th anniversary of the sit-in of four African American students from North Carolina A&T State University at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro. 

Akeelah & The Bee
The Children's Theatre

 

This weekend runs into the start of Black History Month and there are lots of events in the QC in honor of the annual celebration. There's live music, a lecture and other events this weekend -- including a large beer festival and a film screening. Joining All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn on this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Katrina Louis, managing editor of QCity Metro. 

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North Carolina will receive nearly $722,000 from a settlement reached between attorneys general from nine states and a web-based health records company. 

Kobe Bryant
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It's Time Out For Sports on WFAE. Starting today, we are doing something new, a segment on sports where we'll talk about lots of different sports from local and regional to national and international sports, of course, with a local tint. Joining our All Things Considered host Gwendolyn Glenn is Langston Wertz, a longtime sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer. 

Totally 80s
Carolina Tix

On tap this weekend, there’s a Tyler Perry play on stage, a NASCAR exhibit, a comedian who’s a South Carolina native performs in the QC and lots of nostalgia at an event called “Totally 80s.” Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to talk about this event and others for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is WSOC anchor Brittney Johnson.

RNC 2020
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Charlotte is just seven months away from hosting the Republican National Convention – and there are a lot of preparations to make and questions to be answered. WFAE’s new podcast Inside Politics, the RNC in Charlotte, looks at the RNC and the 2020 election through the lens of Charlotte. It launched Thursday.

Joining Gwendolyn Glenn are the podcast’s co-hosts – WFAE’s political reporter Steve Harrison and Lisa Worf, who you usually hear on Morning Edition. 

Fenix Fotography / The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Food, music, and charity are on the agenda and it’s also the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. Joining Gwendolyn Glenn to discuss these and other arts and culture events around town for this edition of Weekend In Entertainment is Matt Olin, co-founder of Charlotte Is Creative. 

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A record number of firearms were found at airport security checkpoints nationwide last year — more than 4,400, a 5% increase over the previous year, according to Transportation Security Administration officials.

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A small tornado tossed around cars and damaged athletics fields outside a South Carolina high school Tuesday, according to National Weather Service officials. 

An EF-2 tornado hit North Central High in Kershaw, S.C., on Saturday night.
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Updated 3 p.m. Monday

No injuries were reported Saturday night after a tornado severely damaged a South Carolina high school.

The tornado struck North Central High in Kershaw, about 55 miles southeast of Charlotte, as severe weather moved through the Carolinas.

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