Democratic National Convention 2012 http://wunc.org en DNC Brought Economic Boost To Charlotte http://wunc.org/post/dnc-brought-economic-boost-charlotte <p>Charlotte leaders released a report calling the 2012 Democratic National Convention an economic success for the Queen City.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 9043 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Voices From The DNC http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-voices-dnc <p>The Democratic National Convention concluded in Charlotte last night. The three “official” days of the Convention took years of planning and millions of dollars to organize and stage. Its long-term effects on North Carolina's image and politics remain to be seen. But by almost all accounts, the Convention was a success for North Carolina’s largest city. Dave DeWitt spent the week at the Convention and produced this audio montage of the week’s “Carolina” moments.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:28:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 1934 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Voices From The DNC NC Democrats Leave DNC Ready To Work http://wunc.org/post/nc-democrats-leave-dnc-ready-work <p>The North Carolina Democratic delegation says it’s pumped up and ready to return home and motivate voters.</p><p>William Flyth of Brunswick County says since retirement he’s been busy working to register voters. The retired chemist says he’s ready to work even harder.</p><p><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">William Flyth:</span></strong>&nbsp; I started get out the vote campaign among African American churches before I arrived and I plan to double down on that when I return home.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 1999 at http://wunc.org NC Democrats Leave DNC Ready To Work Democrats Working For African American Vote http://wunc.org/post/democrats-working-african-american-vote <p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;">President Barack Obama is preparing to address the nation tonight and make his plea for “Four More Years.”&nbsp; In 2008 – many analysts say it was the African American vote that put the president over the top in battleground states like North Carolina.&nbsp; But is this constituency as “fired up” and “ready to go” in 2012?&nbsp; Leoneda Inge reports from the Democratic convention in Charlotte.<br> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2004 at http://wunc.org Democrats Working For African American Vote Duke Student DNC Delegate http://wunc.org/post/duke-student-dnc-delegate <p>The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is especially exciting for a growing group of youth delegates.&nbsp; Elena Botella says she’s pumped up!&nbsp; The Duke University senior helped campaign for President Obama as a senior in high school but was too young to vote for him. Botella says there are a lot of students like her still involved.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2005 at http://wunc.org The Final Day of the DNC http://wunc.org/post/final-day-dnc <p>The Democratic National Convention is in Queen City. And the streets of uptown Charlotte are crowded with delegates, politicians, reporters, police, and protesters. Tonight President Obama will take the stage and formally accept his party’s nomination. Host Frank Stasio will be joined by WUNC reporter Dave DeWitt to talk about the buzz at the DNC.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:08:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3872 at http://wunc.org Charlotte City Workers Protest http://wunc.org/post/charlotte-city-workers-protest <p>The city of Charlotte has opened up its arms to the Democratic National Convention, allowing the DNC to take over the uptown. An estimated 35 thousand people are attending the convention, and Charlotte is extending itself to accommodate them all. But many of the city workers are feeling stretched thin. And they are making demands for better working conditions. Host Frank Stasio will be joined by Dante Strobino, Field Organizer for UE 150North Carolina Public Sector Workers Union, and Chris Miller, a reporter for WBT who has been covering this story.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3882 at http://wunc.org Carolina Pride In Abundance At DNC http://wunc.org/post/carolina-pride-abundance-dnc <p>The second night of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte was highlighted by a rousing speech from former President Bill Clinton. But it also featured a number of North Carolina connections, including remarks by former Governor Jim Hunt. As Dave DeWitt reports from Charlotte, the event is showcasing the state and its largest city.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2006 at http://wunc.org Durham's Delta Rae to Play DNC http://wunc.org/post/durhams-delta-rae-play-dnc <p><span>It's not just politicians speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week. Organizers have lined up a range of musicians to help keep attendees entertained and fired up. Tonight's performers include the Foo Fighters, Mary J Blige, Earth, Wind and Fire and James Taylor. But Taylor isn't the only North Carolinian playing tonight. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 2008 at http://wunc.org Durham's Delta Rae to Play DNC North Carolina DNC Delegates Front and Center http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-dnc-delegates-front-and-center <p>Tonight in Charlotte is the night President Obama accepts his nomination for a second term in the White House.&nbsp; State Senator Floyd McKissick of Durham attended his first Democratic National Convention in 1988.&nbsp; He says this convention is the most exciting and the most important.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2010 at http://wunc.org North Carolina DNC Delegates Front and Center