Julie Rose http://whqr.org en N.C. Tries To Make Amends For Forced Sterilizations http://whqr.org/post/nc-tries-make-amends-forced-sterilizations Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In the early 1900s, more than half of the states in the U.S. passed laws allowing people to be sterilized against their will. North Carolina's eugenics program was particularly aggressive. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Julie Rose 40384 at http://whqr.org Transportation Nominee A Loyal Foot Soldier For Obama http://whqr.org/post/transportation-nominee-loyal-foot-soldier-obama Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been nominated to head the U.S. Department of Transportation in President Obama's final term. What the soon-to-be 42-year old mayor lacks in transportation credentials, he makes up for in loyalty to the President and a shared vision of the need for better transit systems. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose 35585 at http://whqr.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats http://whqr.org/post/cold-war-bunker-network-repurposed-21st-century-threats There's an underground bunker at a radio station in Charlotte, N.C., where time has stopped. Built decades ago to provide safety and vital communications in the event of a nuclear attack, it's now a perfectly preserved relic of Cold War fear that's gained new relevance.<p>The secret bunker is part of the office lore that old-timers at WBT Radio whisper to the newbies. That's how radio host Mike Collins learned of it back in the 1980s.<p>"I remember being amazed that it would really exist," Collins says, laughing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Julie Rose 31955 at http://whqr.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure http://whqr.org/post/one-airports-trash-2-million-worms-treasure Food waste is not just a problem for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/27/165907972/for-restaurants-food-waste-is-seen-as-low-priority">restaurants</a> — airports also have to deal with piles of this kind of garbage.<p>At one of the nation's busiest airports, <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/Pages/default.aspx">Charlotte Douglas International</a> in North Carolina, each passenger generates half a pound of garbage on average per visit. But instead of just sending all that trash to the landfill, Charlotte has taken a different approach. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Julie Rose 28933 at http://whqr.org One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face http://whqr.org/post/mug-shot-time-wipe-smile-your-face In one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.<p>First off, though, why would you smile for a mug shot? Thumb through those publications like <em>The</em> <em>Slammer</em> magazine filled with nothing but mug shots and you can find entire sections of people grinning it up.<p>In<strong> </strong>Scottie Wingfield's case, she meant to get arrested at an Occupy Charlotte protest — a planned civil disobedience. Cracking a huge grin in her mug shot was a way of extending that protest. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Julie Rose 26078 at http://whqr.org Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face Bank Of America Improves Foreclosure Image http://whqr.org/post/bank-america-improves-foreclosure-image Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Bank of America will release quarterly earnings tomorrow and once again, foreclosures will be part of the equation. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:52:00 +0000 Julie Rose 25745 at http://whqr.org Before DNC, Contrasting Views Of Host City http://whqr.org/post/dnc-contrasting-views-host-city The Democratic National Convention begins this week in Charlotte, N.C. WFAE's Julie Rose looks at what this city's boosters want visitors and TV viewers to know about Charlotte and what they're trying to paper over. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:24:00 +0000 Julie Rose 23399 at http://whqr.org Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot http://whqr.org/post/gov-haley-gets-prime-time-convention-speaking-slot Among the speakers with a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The speech could propel her into national politics.<p>The talk about Haley always mentions her gender, her age — 40 — and her race — Indian-American. She wears the labels proudly, and for $19.95 you can read all about them in her memoir <em>Can't Is Not an Option</em>. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:58:00 +0000 Julie Rose 23059 at http://whqr.org Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot North Carolina Eugenics Victims Plan Next Steps http://whqr.org/post/north-carolina-eugenics-victims-plan-next-steps North Carolina was poised to become the first state to compensate people who had been sterilized against their will under decades of eugenics laws. More than half of states had forced sterilization laws, but North Carolina's were particularly aggressive.<p>A bill to pay the victims nearly passed<em> </em>in recent months. But "nearly" isn't enough for the victims who risked their reputations to go public with their stories.<p>Now they — and their advocates — wonder what comes next.<p>Few people have championed compensation for eugenics victims in North Carolina longer than John Railey. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:12:00 +0000 Julie Rose 22528 at http://whqr.org North Carolina Eugenics Victims Plan Next Steps For Unions, Democratic Convention Means Business http://whqr.org/post/unions-democratic-convention-means-business Organizers of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., face a bit of a conundrum as they try to honor their party's deep ties to organized labor in a state with the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.t05.htm">lowest percentage</a> of unionized workers in the nation. Local businesses worry they'll be passed over for unionized competitors, which are few and far between in the right-to-work state.<p>But for the few union shops in Charlotte, times are good — if also a bit awkward. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:04:00 +0000 Julie Rose 7968 at http://whqr.org For Unions, Democratic Convention Means Business