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Carolina Impact: Season 9

May 31, 2022

Carolina Impact: Education Equity

Looking for answers after the pandemic. More promises? Or real progress?

Milwaukee's Choice

In Milwaukee, they’ve got the oldest and most successful school choice program in the US

Third Grade Reading

Reaction to 'lowest ever' test scores, and how to help young students read better.

Non-Profit Successes

Most CMS students speak a second language and the majority of them are Spanish-speaking

CMS vs Suburbs: After Covid

Post pandemic grades of students from CMS and suburban schools

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May 17, 2022

Carolina Impact: May 17, 2022

College after Covid, Violins of Hope, Pipe Organ school, The old jail in Dallas, NC

College After Covid

Some students who left college during Covid aren't coming back

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope is a project of concerts based on a private collection of Violins of WWII

Organ School

The American Guild of Organists-Charlotte Chapter supports and educates professional music

The Old Jail

A renovation project of the old jail in Dallas, NC

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May 10, 2022

Carolina Impact: May 10, 2022

Indianapolis VS Charlotte, Occupational Therapy, Bison Farm Adventure, Fabric Artist

Charlotte vs Indy: Is Light Rail the Right Rail?

Charlotte's got a transit problem... and a housing problem... and a job problem. Now, PBS Charlotte goes on the road to see how other cities are finding solutions.

Occupational Therapy Program

An inside look at Central Piedmont's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Fabric Artist

Meet Elizabeth Ranunculus, fabric artist who creates one-of-a-kind & bespoke handwoven garments

Bison Farm Adventure

How a local farmer branched out into Agri Tourism, and why it's becoming big business.

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May 3, 2022

Carolina Impact: May 3, 2022

Charlotte Symphony 90th Birthday, Student Designers, Miracle On the Hudson, Comic Books

Charlotte Symphony's 90th Birthday

The Charlotte Symphony celebrates its 90th birthday

Student Designers with the Hornets

Student designers working with Kelly Oubre Jr of the Charlotte Hornets

Comic Book Artist

A comic book artist creating diverse comics in Charlotte

Miracle on the Hudson

Flight 1549 from New York to Charlotte wound up floating in the Hudson River

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April 26, 2022

Carolina Impact: April 26, 2022

The Green Book Exhibit, VAPA, Autism Awareness, Fall Nights in China Grove

The Green Book Exhibit

A travel guide called the Green Books for African Americans


A profile on the new Visual and Performing Arts Center

Autism Awareness

A charlotte mother and her autistic son who created a dog treat business

Fall Nights in China Grove

China Grove's small town, small budget movie makes it all the way to Amazon Prime.

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April 19, 2022

Carolina Impact: April 19, 2022

Charlotte Fish Farm, Scratch Jr., Hookshot Charlie, Charlotte Fencing Acadamy

Fish Farm

The fish are always biting at North Carolina's biggest tilapia farm in Charlotte

Pre-K Coders

A new initiative teaching four year olds how to code

Charlotte Fencing

People are taking a stab at learning an unique sport in Charlotte

Hookshot Charlie

At 64 years old, he does wonders with a basketball. Meet Hook-shot Charlie.

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