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FAQ City

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FAQ City

FAQ City

WFAE

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Have a question about Charlotte? WFAE will find out the answer. Submit yours at WFAE.org/FAQCity.

Latest Episodes

FAQ City: Why Do Flights Out of Charlotte Cost So Much?

When was the last time you booked a flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport? How much did you pay? It's great to have a busy airport, where you can get a direct flight to just about anywhere. But sometimes it can be tough on your pocketbook.

11 MIN1 w ago
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FAQ City: Why Do Flights Out of Charlotte Cost So Much?

FAQ City: The Miracle Of Hickory

How do you respond to tragedies? We all face them periodically over the course of our lives. Sometimes there's little we can do to remedy the situation. Other times, we're given the opportunity to fight back. This week on the FAQ City podcast, we examine the story of how one small North Carolina town faced the threat of a polio epidemic in the 1940s, and turned the moment into a story of small town solidarity.

12 MIN3 w ago
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FAQ City: The Miracle Of Hickory

FAQ City: Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

If you do a lot of walking in Charlotte, perhaps you've had this experience before: You're strolling along the side of the road, the kids are in the stroller or perhaps Fido is tugging on the leash, and suddenly, the pavement beneath your feet comes to an abrupt stop. Where did the sidewalk go?

10 MIN2019 DEC 17
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FAQ City: Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

FAQ City: Caps On Or Caps Off? Your Recycling Questions Answered

We get it: Recycling can be confusing. Do you keep the bottle caps on plastic water bottles or take them off? Should you break down cardboard boxes before putting them in the bin? What about office paper with staples? Do you have to take the staples out?

12 MIN2019 DEC 3
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FAQ City: Caps On Or Caps Off? Your Recycling Questions Answered

FAQ City: How Do I-77 Express Toll Lanes Work And Who Has To Pay?

The Interstate 77 Express Lanes have been under construction for four years north of Charlotte. The toll lanes are now open on all 26 miles between Interstate 277 and Exit 36 in Mooresville, and drivers have all kinds of questions about how they work.

12 MIN2019 NOV 19
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FAQ City: How Do I-77 Express Toll Lanes Work And Who Has To Pay?

FAQ City: Where Can You Find Pastries From 'The Great British Baking Show' In Charlotte?

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in April 2019. So you've finally binged all of "The Great British Baking Show" on Netflix, and now you're left wondering how to get some of those scrumptious-looking baked goods. But what bakery in Charlotte carries hazelnut dacquoise or kouign-amann?

12 MIN2019 NOV 5
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FAQ City: Where Can You Find Pastries From 'The Great British Baking Show' In Charlotte?

FAQ City: Is Queens University Really Haunted?

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in October 2018. Not long ago, two of our listeners wrote in wondering about paranormal hotspots in the Charlotte area. Does Charlotte have local ghosts? Is the city haunted by the supernatural? According to some students and longtime faculty at Queens University, the answer might be yes.

12 MIN2019 OCT 23
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FAQ City: Is Queens University Really Haunted?

FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in December, 2018. WFAE listener Chappy Garner has been mountain biking for about five years, and one of his favorite spots in Charlotte is the Backyard Trails — a 12-mile network of twisty, turvey paths winding through 140 acres of woods in south Charlotte.

10 MIN2019 OCT 8
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FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

FAQ City: There's Gold Under That There Skyline!

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in March 2019. Many Charlotte residents have long heard tales of abandoned gold mines left buried beneath uptown. Aaron Hopping, a WFAE listener, wanted to know more. Like, where are they? What happened to them? And are any still accessible?

12 MIN2019 SEP 24
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FAQ City: There's Gold Under That There Skyline!

FAQ City: Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?

Waking up is hard. Even harder when you're a teenager who has to be at the bus stop at 6 a.m. One WFAE listener, Jennifer Morell, wrote in to " FAQ City " wondering why our high schools start so early in the morning, and if our kids might be better served if we pushed back the opening bell.

11 MIN2019 SEP 10
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FAQ City: Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?

Latest Episodes

FAQ City: Why Do Flights Out of Charlotte Cost So Much?

When was the last time you booked a flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport? How much did you pay? It's great to have a busy airport, where you can get a direct flight to just about anywhere. But sometimes it can be tough on your pocketbook.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
FAQ City: Why Do Flights Out of Charlotte Cost So Much?

FAQ City: The Miracle Of Hickory

How do you respond to tragedies? We all face them periodically over the course of our lives. Sometimes there's little we can do to remedy the situation. Other times, we're given the opportunity to fight back. This week on the FAQ City podcast, we examine the story of how one small North Carolina town faced the threat of a polio epidemic in the 1940s, and turned the moment into a story of small town solidarity.

12 MIN3 w ago
Comments
FAQ City: The Miracle Of Hickory

FAQ City: Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

If you do a lot of walking in Charlotte, perhaps you've had this experience before: You're strolling along the side of the road, the kids are in the stroller or perhaps Fido is tugging on the leash, and suddenly, the pavement beneath your feet comes to an abrupt stop. Where did the sidewalk go?

10 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
FAQ City: Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

FAQ City: Caps On Or Caps Off? Your Recycling Questions Answered

We get it: Recycling can be confusing. Do you keep the bottle caps on plastic water bottles or take them off? Should you break down cardboard boxes before putting them in the bin? What about office paper with staples? Do you have to take the staples out?

12 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
FAQ City: Caps On Or Caps Off? Your Recycling Questions Answered

FAQ City: How Do I-77 Express Toll Lanes Work And Who Has To Pay?

The Interstate 77 Express Lanes have been under construction for four years north of Charlotte. The toll lanes are now open on all 26 miles between Interstate 277 and Exit 36 in Mooresville, and drivers have all kinds of questions about how they work.

12 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
FAQ City: How Do I-77 Express Toll Lanes Work And Who Has To Pay?

FAQ City: Where Can You Find Pastries From 'The Great British Baking Show' In Charlotte?

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in April 2019. So you've finally binged all of "The Great British Baking Show" on Netflix, and now you're left wondering how to get some of those scrumptious-looking baked goods. But what bakery in Charlotte carries hazelnut dacquoise or kouign-amann?

12 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
FAQ City: Where Can You Find Pastries From 'The Great British Baking Show' In Charlotte?

FAQ City: Is Queens University Really Haunted?

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in October 2018. Not long ago, two of our listeners wrote in wondering about paranormal hotspots in the Charlotte area. Does Charlotte have local ghosts? Is the city haunted by the supernatural? According to some students and longtime faculty at Queens University, the answer might be yes.

12 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
FAQ City: Is Queens University Really Haunted?

FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in December, 2018. WFAE listener Chappy Garner has been mountain biking for about five years, and one of his favorite spots in Charlotte is the Backyard Trails — a 12-mile network of twisty, turvey paths winding through 140 acres of woods in south Charlotte.

10 MIN2019 OCT 8
Comments
FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

FAQ City: There's Gold Under That There Skyline!

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in March 2019. Many Charlotte residents have long heard tales of abandoned gold mines left buried beneath uptown. Aaron Hopping, a WFAE listener, wanted to know more. Like, where are they? What happened to them? And are any still accessible?

12 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
FAQ City: There's Gold Under That There Skyline!

FAQ City: Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?

Waking up is hard. Even harder when you're a teenager who has to be at the bus stop at 6 a.m. One WFAE listener, Jennifer Morell, wrote in to " FAQ City " wondering why our high schools start so early in the morning, and if our kids might be better served if we pushed back the opening bell.

11 MIN2019 SEP 10
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FAQ City: Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?
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