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"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.What do you wonder about Charlotte, its people and culture? Click here to submit your question! We might just answer it on an upcoming episode of FAQ City.

"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.What do you wonder about Charlotte, its people and culture? Click here to submit your question! We might just answer it on an upcoming episode of FAQ City.

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"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.What do you wonder about Charlotte, its people and culture? Click here to submit your question! We might just answer it on an upcoming episode of FAQ City.

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@WFAE

Language:

English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes

FAQ City: Why Was 1910 An Important Year To Charlotte?

4/6/2021
On the latest FAQ City, take a trip back to an important year in Charlotte’s history — 1910.

Duration:00:13:54

FAQ City: Who Is Sharon, And Why Are So Many Streets Named After Her?

3/23/2021
Sharon Road, Sharon Lane, Sharon Amity, Sharon Woods Lane, Sharon Township Lane, Sharon Avenue, Sharon Chase Drive, and ... well you get the point. With so many roads named after her, it's no wonder Charlotteans are curious to know who is Sharon.

Duration:00:12:39

FAQ City: What Is The Oldest Restaurant In Charlotte?

3/9/2021
There are some restaurants from years past that are part of the city's past, present and, hopefully, future.

Duration:00:11:53

FAQ City: What Happened To Grier Heights?

2/23/2021
Grier Heights, a historic Black neighborhood in Charlotte, has changed throughout the years. The community is now starting a new chapter of giving back, while remembering its strong history.

Duration:00:12:52

FAQ City: Fit For A Queen

2/9/2021
The name "the Queen City," the crowns on everything from street signs to trash cans — there are just some common things associated with Charlotte. We look into why these things represent Charlotte and answer questions about the city’s origins.

Duration:00:12:32

FAQ City: Why Are Many African Americans Reluctant To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine?

1/27/2021
In November, The Pew Research Center found that 42% of African Americans would take the COVID-19 vaccine — the lowest among any other racial and ethnic group. Davida Jackson of Charlotte wanted to know why.

Duration:00:18:39

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

1/12/2021
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?

Duration:00:12:13

FAQ City: Where Are Charlotte’s Biggest Trees?

12/29/2020
Charlotte is known for its abundance of trees. Where can you find the biggest, oldest ones in the city?

Duration:00:16:59

FAQ City: Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

12/16/2020
Across North Carolina, health care workers are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The first shipments of vaccine doses arrived at hospitals this week after being developed and approved in record time. So how does the vaccine work? And when can you expect to get a shot? FAQ City answers your questions.

Duration:00:11:32

The Best Spots For Charlotte Skyline Photos

12/2/2020
Charlotte’s skyline is a hit on Instagram. Where are the best spots to get panoramic pictures of the city?

Duration:00:09:26

How Can You Request To Have A Charlotte Street Renamed?

11/17/2020
Lately, there’s been a lot of focus on whose names are in history books and on monuments, streets and buildings, especially after the recent protests over racial injustice. So how can you request to have a Charlotte street renamed?

Duration:00:10:45

Shhhh! Where Is The Quietest Spot In Mecklenburg County?

11/3/2020
It’s been a noisy election season. You might be looking for some peace and quiet—a place to get away for a few calm moments amid all of the Election Day news. Or you may just want an escape from the constant racket that can come from living near the city. That might be why WFAE listener Katrina Lee wrote to FAQ City asking where she might find Mecklenburg County's quietest outdoor spot.

Duration:00:11:24

Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?

10/20/2020
School looks different for most students these days because of the coronavirus pandemic. But whether classes are in person or online, a lot of Charlotte-area high schools start very early in the morning.

Duration:00:10:42

Inside Charlotte’s Food Truck Scene

10/7/2020
Carolyn Osberger's desire to support Black-owned businesses lead her to food trucks. Charlotte has at least 125 food trucks and they serve all kinds of cuisine: dumplings, tacos, barbecue, empanadas, curry, wings, ice cream.

Duration:00:11:06

FAQ City: Inside Charlotte’s Food Truck Scene

10/7/2020
This summer, Carolyn Osberger of Charlotte started looking online for Black-owned businesses to support. She said she was inspired by the renewed focus on racial injustice in the U.S. “As I was searching, I noticed that a lot of the Black-owned restaurants that came up were food trucks,” Osberger said.

Duration:00:11:06

FAQ City: How Does North Carolina Prepare For A Hurricane?

9/22/2020
This year’s hurricane season has been one of the most active on record. Scientists blew through the planned list of 21 tropical storm names -- from Arthur to Wilfred -- and now they’ve started using the Greek alphabet. How does North Carolina prepare when a storm is heading its way?

Duration:00:11:40

FAQ City: Fact Or Fiction? Local Legend Says Concord, NC, Is Built Atop Volcano

9/8/2020
Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in January 2020.

Duration:00:12:17

FAQ City: What Questions Do You Have About Hurricane Season?

8/25/2020
It’s hurricane season in the Atlantic, and scientists say this year could be one of the busiest on record. We’ve already had a record number of named storms -- from Arthur to Marco -- and at least five people were killed as Hurricane Isaias swept up the East Coast several weeks ago.

Duration:00:01:28

FAQ City: Who Coordinates The Lights On Charlotte's Skyscrapers?

8/11/2020
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 — all red for Valentine’s Day or all blue for a Panthers game.

Duration:00:11:13

FAQ City: Your Questions About Protesting And Policing Answered

7/28/2020
It’s been about two months since protests first erupted in Charlotte over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here, across the U.S. and the world, people took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality and the mistreatment of Black people. We’ll take a look back at those protests and answer your questions about policing and protesting.

Duration:00:17:29