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Discovery Place’s Body Worlds / The Panthers’ Winning Streak Continues!


In this two part show we first meet a Charlotte woman whose career was shaped by a 2007 exhibit at Discovery Place, and next we talk about Panthers fever.

Part 1

The Body Worlds exhibition first visited Discovery Place in Charlotte back in 2007, and made an impression on many who saw it—we covered it on Charlotte Talks back then. But that exhibit was a life changing experience for one Charlotte woman. Jamie Decker saw Body Worlds as a Charlotte teenager, and was so moved by it that she pursued a career in anatomy and physiology. Her training led her all the way to Germany where she became the first American to intern at the Plastinarium, where Body Worlds was created. She's back in town and we'll hear her story and we’ll speak to the creative designer of Body Worlds, as well. 

Listen to part 1 of Charlotte Talks.

Dr. Angelina Whalley - creative and conceptual designer of Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS exhibitions, and Director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. 

Jamie Decker - Discovery Place project specialist for BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and faculty instructor of anatomy and physiology at Central Piedmont Community College.

Catherine Wilson Horne - president and CEO of Discovery Place, Inc. 

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Part 2

Charlotteans are rejoicing as the Panthers are breaking history in having a 9-0 record so far this NFL season. Panther fever is rampant, and fans are already making Super Bowl predictions. As we head into this week’s game against the Redskins, we’ll talk to some Panthers experts about all the excitement, the likelihood of a Panthers appearance in the Super Bowl and what all this means for Charlotte as a football town.

Listen to part 2 of Charlotte Talks.

Scott Fowler
- Charlotte Observer Sports Reporter

Mick Mixon - Charlotte Panthers Radio