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The Minimalist Movement And Ditching All The Stuff (Rebroadcast)

Aired on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Some believe that our society's focus on accumulating things is a search for meaning. Minimalists say that meaning is actually found in fewer possessions. A few members of the movement provide a clearer picture.

Taking A 'Hyper-local' Approach To Air Quality In Charlotte

Aired on Tuesday, December 6 2016 A partnership that includes the EPA and Google Earth is bringing new technology to Charlotte to help us assess air quality to improve future development. What will that mean for Charlotte communities? Host Mike Collins finds out.

Dylann Roof Wants Defense Team Back / HB2's Post-Election Fate

Accused mass murderer Dylann Roof wanted to represent himself in the Charleston church shooting trial, but now wants his defense team back. Two lawyers discuss the Roof case. And two Charlotte lawmakers on either side of HB2 look at what happens to the controversial law following the November election.

Local News Roundup: D.A. Says No Charges in Keith Scott Shooting; Governor's Race Recount in Durham

No charges against the officer in the Keith Scott shooting. An update on the still-undecided governor's race and the River District development is approved. Those stories and more on the local news roundup.

Local News Roundup: D.A. Says No Charges in Keith Scott Shooting; Governor's Race Recount in Durham

A Conversation With Chuck Hagel: Foreign Policy, Government And Advice For Our Next President

Chuck Hagel joins us to share thoughts about his experiences as US Senator and as US Secretary of Defense. We'll hear his philosophies on government, foreign policy, and his advice for the new president.

A Conversation With Chuck Hagel: Foreign Policy, Government And Advice For Our Next President

'Making A Murderer' Attorney Jerry Buting Reflects On Case / UNC, NCAA At Odds In Academic Scandal

Perspective on the criminal justice system from a defense attorney known for the Netflix hit "Making a Murderer," and an update on the academic scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill.

'Making A Murderer' Attorney Jerry Buting Reflects On Case / UNC, NCAA At Odds In Academic Scandal

Cooper's Lead Grows In Governor's Race / Looming Education Changes

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 An update on the still-unresolved race for North Carolina governor. Votes are being challenged and there's a call for a recount. Then, what's ahead for education with a newly-elected North Carolina schools chief and the search for a new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent.

'Blood In The Water:' Legacy Of The Attica Prison Riots

Monday, November, 28 The 1971 uprising of inmates at Attica State Prison turned violent but brought attention to the treatment of prisoners. We talk with an historian about the legacy of Attica.

'Ugly' Development In Charlotte (Rebroadcast)

Friday, November 25 As the second fastest growing city in the country, Charlotte's population is exploding and developers are trying to keep up. Hence, all those apartments cropping up around town. But some architects feel those building are too similar, too bland and because there are so many of them, they are beginning to negatively impact the look of the city. Those architects are suggesting stronger design standards need to be adopted and we'll hear their ideas.

Meditation For Skeptics With ABC News' Dan Harris (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, November 24 All of us experience moments where our confidence fades but ABC's Dan Harris had one on live television on Good Morning America. The news anchor's panic attack led him on a journey to discover a way to quiet his internal critic, something about which he had always been skeptical: Meditation. Dan Harris joins us along with Dr. Russ Greenfield to talk about the scientifically-backed benefits of practicing mindfulness.

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