Carolina Impact

Carolina Impact explores the issues, people and places that impact the heart of our region.

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Carolina Impact – April 17, 2014

On this week’s Carolina Impact we will meet a woman using her motorcycle as a vehicle to fight cancer. We will learn about a new idea launched to connect our youth to jobs and careers and then we will take a one tank trip to Rowan County where one family keeps memories alive through toys. Please join us for these stories and more. Hosted by Amy Burkett.

Carolina Impact – April 10, 2014

We’ll head to South Carolina to learn how horses help some children with special needs. We will also meet some future entrepreneurs learning how businesses work. Lastly, we’ll meet some terrific teens in Union County as they give us a Shakespeare experience. Join us  for those stories and more on this week’s Carolina Impact. Hosted by Amy Burkett.

Carolina Impact – April 3, 2014

We travel to Gaston County to spotlight an incredible program called BackPack Weekend Food Program which provides children food for the weekends. Watch as our crew participates in an historic bus tour exploring Charlotte’s Westside. Finally we’ll travel to Union County and learn about some feathered friends who will soon be on PBS’s popular nature program. We’ll tell you why. Join us for those stories and more on the next Carolina Impact. Hosted by Amy Burkett.

Carolina Impact – March 27, 2014

How do you improve aging neighborhoods?  It takes teamwork and we’ll show you an example that’s making a difference.
Bea Thompson explores the issue of grands raising grands on My Boomer Generation. And we’ll meet some incredibly talented kids at a local school for the arts. Please join us for these stories and more on the next Carolina Impact. Hosted by Amy Burkett, General Manager, WTVI PBS Charlotte.

Carolina Impact – February 27, 2014

On the next Carolina Impact we will explore the issue of closing the student achievement gap for African American males and we’ll wrap up Steve Crump’s special Summer of 63 Series.  Then we will take you under the sea…sort of…. by giving  you a look inside our region’s new aquarium in Cabarrus County.  Please join us for these stories and more on the next Carolina Impact.

Carolina Impact – February 20, 2014

This week on “Carolina Impact,” we continue our series on the Summer of ‘63 with interviews from former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Condoleeza Rice. At the Charlotte Rescue Mission, new surroundings are changing lives. We’ll also meet some talented woodcarvers showing off their craft. Finally, we’ll look at the Union County Performance Ensemble as they perform “Shrek The Musical”.

Carolina Impact – February 13, 2014

This week we continue our preview of “Flashbacks of the Summer of ’63″ – our tribute to Black History Month. We will travel to the Enola Center in Morganton and be inspired by some talented adults overcoming personal challenges. We’ll explore our inventive side at Discovery Place through the “101 Inventions that Changed the World” exhibit and then off to the Halton Theater to preview Central Piedmont Community College’s production of “Some Enchanted Evening with Rogers and Hammerstein”.

Carolina Impact – February 4, 2014

On this week’s episode of “Carolina Impact,” we’ll share tips that will help protect you from identity theft. We will also visit the Mid-Atlantic Boat show. We’ll begin our Black History Month specials with a look back at the summer of ’63. Also, we’ll take you inside the exhibits at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte.

Carolina Impact – January 30, 2014

Think it’s too cold to garden? Think again! We’ll dig into a school-based gardening collaboration. For the millions battling heart disease, we’ll explore an organization that’s working on prevention for our kids. We’ll also take a trip to Shelby in Cleveland County where we learn about our musical history.

Carolina Impact – January 23, 2014

This week on Carolina Impact….we’ll find out how the Women’s Impact Fund helps those in need and I’ll take you to the Levine Museum of the New South for a little tour of our region’s history. Plus we’ll enjoy the art of Regine Bechtler. Please join us for these stories and more on this week’s Carolina Impact.

Carolina Impact – January 16, 2014

Coming up on the next Carolina Impact we will learn how being on-air helps children battling cancer. Plus we meet a passionate man whose enthusiasm for art is so amazing he has found a way to share it with others. And we explore Charlotte artist Paul Rousso’s latest work that is a progression from the master’s pop art. Please join us for those stories and more on the next Carolina Impact.

Carolina Impact – January 9, 2014

This week on Carolina Impact, we’ll learn about a restaurant helping people feed their souls and give them skills to turn their lives around. We’ll also learn how Crisis Assistance Ministries provides a safety net for people in need. A new black light magic show at the Children’s Theater of Charlotte will have you saying “How did they do that?”. We hope you’ll join us for these stories and more on this week’s Carolina Impact.

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Watch the premiere which aired on Thursday, October 3 at 8pm!