Former WFAE staffer PK Donson with the station’s first computer in 1986.
"We walk much slower when handling a cell phone (even moreso while texting than reading), and we’re not very good at sticking to a straight line. Not surprisingly, we tend to keep our heads down, our necks immobile, and our arms locked at our sides. We don’t swing our arms, which can be a crucial part of staying balanced while moving."
50 years after “I Have a Dream,” Charlotte is (and many other American cities are) still quite segregated.
IT’S DUMPLING WEEK AT MORNING EDITION! #NPRDumplingWeek
Lake Powell, Utah
The contrast of colors and textures is quite exquisite.
"This whole legislative season has been like living in a surrealist world. Every morning I woke up I was expecting to see something more ridiculous than I saw yesterday." - Belmont Abbey College Professor Rajive Tiwari.
Read more of WFAE’s report here.
Hi! I’m so sorry I’m only seeing this now. You’re welcome to! We can post it on our Tumblr, but we published the wfae.org piece already. If you’d like to listen: http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-9-and-charlotte-accent Thanks so much for your interest!! -Tasnim
Happy National Radio Day!
The second floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center exhibits art from its eight sister cities (above, Voronezh, Russia). Are you city looking for a city? There’s something like a dating service, just for you! Listen to our story here: http://www.wfae.org/post/cities-dating-cities
Mecklenburg County’s mental health patients are being denied care they have grown accustomed to, after a statewide reorganization cut money available for Medicaid mental health. Mecklenburg County set up the agency, MeckLINK, to manage the remaining funds. The agency’s officials blame the state for cutbacks, but providers say denials to patients for service exceed the amount cut by the state.
17-year-old Taylor Christie was coming home to Matthews, after a year in a locked treatment facility and then in a therapeutic foster home. Her mother Barbara was worried.
“She has all this anger pent up and when it erupts, it erupts toward me,” Christie says.
Taylor’s been diagnosed with a variety of mental health conditions, including a mood disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. Taylor’s therapist had recommended Intensive In-Home treatment, where counselors visit the family a few times a week. MeckLINK denied the request.
… it’s expensive. But cheapest in Charlotte (the urban South) it seems.