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Political Reporter Steve Harrison from WFAE, Public Radio in Charlotte, NC returns to 'More To The Story' to discuss several pressing issues. Topics include Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Members' plans for reopening schools, the fight to bring down coronavirus cases in the city, and a curfew for bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Originally aired June 10, 2020 - Steve Harrison with WFAE Public Radio, an NPR affiliate in Charlotte, NC, was guest of this segment of 'More To The Story.' Harrison recapped how some of the protests in downtown Charlotte, related to the death of George Floyd, had brought forth both peaceful and chaotic moments involving police.  The second part of the conversation centered on Charlotte losing out on hosting this year's Republican National Convention due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions in North Carolina. 

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Political Reporter Steve Harrison with WFAE Public Radio in Charlotte, NC returned for a new segment of WNCW's 'More to the Story' on April 22, 2020.  The conversation revolved around protests in Raleigh, NC by the group "Reopen North Carolina." The protesters are disatisfied with measures put in place by NC Governor Roy Cooper due to closings related to COVID-19. Other topics discussed: Can Charlotte still pull off August's Republican National Convention; and Mecklenburg County Commissioners split on county's coronavirus measures.

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In this episode, you will hear the latest from New Zealand’s Tami Neilson, Canada’s Corb Lund, we will get to some wonderfully twisted roots music from artists like Danny Barnes and Sierra Hull, and turn it up a notch with new rock from Best Coast, Maya De Vitry and Greg Dulli. We also welcome Joni Deutsch to our segment “DJ For A Day”, as we have a conversation about how Joni and her colleagues at WFAE in Charlotte are still making radio happen amidst all the upheaval from the coronavirus. All that and more, plus a Segue Of The Show from De La Soul’s watershed debut. 

WFAE Public Radio Charlotte and its Health Reporter- Claire Donnelly reported the latest news concerning the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic as of March 18, 2020 when she joined WNCW on this segment of More to the Story.  Donnelly talked about Governor Roy Cooper's recent mandates put in place across the state as to protect citizens, while also giving some insight on how the virus has effected Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Guest on this episode of 'More To The Story' is Political Reporter for WFAE Public Radio, Charlotte - Steve Harrison.  Harrison talked about state judges who rejected state legislative voting district maps in North Carolina before that matter had moved forward.  In a second discussion, Harrison goes over Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and how he declines to follow holding immigrants in custody as wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  This interview originally aired Nov. 13, 2019.

The well covered, twists, turns, and perhaps chaotic, North Carolina 9th Congressional District officially declared a winner after recent results from a made up election from November 2018.  That as Dan Bishop, the Republican, narrowly beat Democrat Dan McCready in the district that includes a portion of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County.  This More to the Story is a recap of the journey with Charlotte Public Radio WFAE's Steve Harrison.  This chat originally aired Sept. 11, 2019.

WNCW had the opportunity to again connect with WFAE Public Radio, Charlotte and Reporter Steve Harrison about the latest involving District 9, which has received national attention in the past for voter fraud and feelings about next year's Republican National Convention.  This includes the candidates set to face off in November in District 9 and fundraising on both sides of the ticket, Democrat and Republican.  The interview first aired August 7, 2019.

More to the Story- Language Access Plan, Charlotte

Apr 24, 2019

Members of Charlotte City Council are taking a look at a language access plan, a project brought forward by the city's Immigrant Committee.  Charlotte's WFAE public radio and Reporter Nick de la Canal shared all the details during the segment of More to the Story from April 17, 2019.  Nick goes over such thing as "Why is now the time for a language access plan" and "What does this proposal include and how would it be funded?"

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