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Panthers In The Super Bowl / Coal Ash Update

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We get a morning-after look at Super Bowl 50 and an update on coal ash removal and storage. 

Part 1

For the second time in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers and the Super Bowl have intersected. The Panthers’ first appearance there was a surprise to most of the country but this time the team built awareness through a pattern of wins – week after week all season long with only one loss. What does this exposure on a world-wide stage mean for the team, for its stars, for Charlotte? We get a morning-after report from the Bay Area.

Guests
Mike Solarte - sports director, Time Warner Cable News Charlotte

Erik Spanberg - senior business writer, Charlotte Business Journal

Part 2

It’s now been two years since an environmental disaster unfolded on North Carolina’s Dan River. Now, the job of hauling away Duke Energy coal ash is picking up momentum. Similar work has already begun at other coal ash facilities, including one just outside of Charlotte. But communities on the receiving end of these coal ash deliveries aren’t happy. Elsewhere, regulators have drawn up timetables for removing coal ash, and the courts have weighed in on oversight of that clean-up. 

Guest
David Boraks - environmental reporter, WFAE