FAQ City

Culture

"FAQ City" is an online, broadcast and podcast series that invites the community to help shape our news coverage. Send us your question, and we may answer it on an upcoming episode. Claire Donnelly is the new host of "FAQ City." The series was previously hosted by Nick de la Canal and Alexandra Watts.What do you wonder about Charlotte, its people and culture? Click here to submit your question or complete the form below! We might just answer it on an upcoming episode of FAQ City.

Location:

United States

Description:

"FAQ City" is an online, broadcast and podcast series that invites the community to help shape our news coverage. Send us your question, and we may answer it on an upcoming episode. Claire Donnelly is the new host of "FAQ City." The series was previously hosted by Nick de la Canal and Alexandra Watts.What do you wonder about Charlotte, its people and culture? Click here to submit your question or complete the form below! We might just answer it on an upcoming episode of FAQ City.

Twitter:

@WFAE

Language:

English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes

We're taking a hiatus. (But we'll be back!)

3/10/2022
FAQ City is taking a break until June to work on a brand-new season full of colorful and exciting episodes based on questions from you, our listeners.

Duration:00:00:41

Here’s how to find Charlotte’s biggest, oldest trees

2/8/2022
Charlotte is known for its abundance of trees. Where can you find the biggest, most storied ones in the city?

Duration:00:15:20

Here's where to take the best Charlotte skyline photos

1/25/2022
Charlotte's skyline is a hit on Instagram. Where are the best spots for panoramic pictures of the city?

Duration:00:08:43

Here's a look inside Charlotte's food truck scene

1/11/2022
Charlotte has at least 125 different food trucks serving a wide variety of cuisine. What's it like to run a food truck? And how can you find the food trucks closest to you?

Duration:00:09:33

When it comes to Major League Baseball in Charlotte, if you build it will they come?

12/14/2021
Charlotte has quite a few professional sports teams. Of course, there’s the NFL team the Carolina Panthers and the NBA team the Charlotte Hornets. Soon there will also be a Major League Soccer team, Charlotte FC. But why doesn’t Charlotte have a Major League Baseball team? Could it ever happen?

Duration:00:14:23

Answers to your electric vehicle questions — part 2

12/1/2021
You’ve probably seen those electric vehicle charging stations outside grocery stores and other businesses. How do they work? And what kind of insurance do you need for EVs? FAQ City powers through more of your questions about electric vehicles.

Duration:00:20:56

Answers to your electric vehicle questions

11/16/2021
We’ve all heard of Tesla. What are some other electric vehicle options? How much do they cost? Can you buy used? FAQ City charges into all of your questions about electric cars.

Duration:00:18:59

How many Charlotteans are native?

11/2/2021
Charlotte seems to be made up of a lot of transplants, or people who moved here from other parts of the country or world. How many Queen City residents were actually born and raised in Charlotte?

Duration:00:11:56

Queens University of Charlotte is rumored to be haunted. Here's what we found out.

10/19/2021
Queens University in Charlotte is rumored to be a major site of paranormal activity. Is there any truth to these ghost stories?

Duration:00:11:50

How can you avoid hitting back-to-back red lights in Charlotte?

10/5/2021
When you’re driving, nothing is more annoying than a string of red traffic lights. Why are some Charlotte traffic signals so poorly timed? And is there anything you can do about it?

Duration:00:11:57

Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

9/21/2021
Why do some sidewalks in the Charlotte region come to an abrupt end? This special rebroadcast of an FAQ City episode tells you some reasons why.

Duration:00:09:51

Why are Charlotte's streetlights turning purple?

9/7/2021
Some of the Charlotte region’s streetlights are mysteriously changing color. We illuminate why — and how — some people are seeing purple.

Duration:00:10:35

Is Anyone Really Fooled By Those Cell Tower Trees In Charlotte?

8/24/2021
There's something awfully suspicious about that pine tree off the side of Interstate 485 in Charlotte. What is it? And why are there more like it?

Duration:00:11:06

Who Coordinates The Lights On Charlotte's Skyscrapers?

8/10/2021
If you’ve ever looked at the Charlotte skyline at night, you might have noticed that sometimes all of the buildings are lit up the same color. Who's in charge of deciding when and how the buildings are illuminated?

Duration:00:11:02

What's At The Top Of Charlotte's Bank Of America Tower?

7/27/2021
The 60th floor of the Bank of America Corporate Center is a mysterious, mythical place. At nearly 776 feet above the ground, it's one of the highest spots a person can visit in Charlotte. What's up there?

Duration:00:09:28

Why Are There Seagulls In Charlotte?

7/13/2021
It's summer, and lots of us are headed to the beach to play in the sand and see the marine wildlife. But some of our listeners say they've seen what they think are coastal creatures right here in Charlotte.

Duration:00:10:29

Have You Ever Wondered How Charlotte Neighborhoods Got Their Names?

6/29/2021
WFAE listener Summer Cook wrote to FAQ City wondering where all of Charlotte's neighborhood names came from. For example, who is Elizabeth? Or Cherry? What about Dilworth?

Duration:00:10:33

In Charlotte, Is It Sugaw Creek Or Sugar Creek?

6/15/2021
The spelling and pronunciation of Little Sugar Creek, which flows into Sugar Creek (or is it Sugaw Creek?) have been a source of debate for well over 200 years. Which is right?

Duration:00:10:45

FAQ City: Where Are Charlotte's Revolutionary War-Era Buildings?

6/2/2021
Last month, Charlotte celebrated what’s known as “Meck Dec Day," the annual holiday in honor of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. On May 20, 1775 — more than a full year before the United States Declaration of Independence — it's said that influential men of Charlotte declared themselves "free and independent" of British rule. In honor of Meck Dec Day, this week FAQ City is revisiting a 2018 episode about Charlotte's Revolutionary war history.

Duration:00:10:55

FAQ City: Why Is Disc Golf So Popular In Charlotte?

5/19/2021
Charlotte is one of the top destinations for disc golf players, and the sport continues to grow as people across the Queen City — and the world — are playing.

Duration:00:12:45