Julie Rose http://tristatesradio.com en States Ponder Costs, Benefits Of Film Incentives http://tristatesradio.com/post/states-ponder-costs-benefits-film-incentives Showtime's critically acclaimed series <em>Homeland</em> starts its third season next week; the spies and terrorists who weave its tangled storyline will be back roaming the halls of CIA headquarters and the streets of D.C.<p>Or so you'll think. But <em>Homeland</em> is actually filmed in Charlotte, N.C. And it's all because of money.<p>About 40 states offer some sort of incentive to lure Hollywood productions to their precincts. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:47:00 +0000 Julie Rose 41135 at http://tristatesradio.com States Ponder Costs, Benefits Of Film Incentives Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats http://tristatesradio.com/post/cold-war-bunker-network-repurposed-21st-century-threats There's an underground bunker at a radio station in Charlotte, N.C., where time has stopped. Built decades ago to provide safety and vital communications in the event of a nuclear attack, it's now a perfectly preserved relic of Cold War fear that's gained new relevance.<p>The secret bunker is part of the office lore that old-timers at WBT Radio whisper to the newbies. That's how radio host Mike Collins learned of it back in the 1980s.<p>"I remember being amazed that it would really exist," Collins says, laughing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Julie Rose 29141 at http://tristatesradio.com Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure http://tristatesradio.com/post/one-airports-trash-2-million-worms-treasure Food waste is not just a problem for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/27/165907972/for-restaurants-food-waste-is-seen-as-low-priority">restaurants</a> — airports also have to deal with piles of this kind of garbage.<p>At one of the nation's busiest airports, <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/Pages/default.aspx">Charlotte Douglas International</a> in North Carolina, each passenger generates half a pound of garbage on average per visit. But instead of just sending all that trash to the landfill, Charlotte has taken a different approach. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Julie Rose 26021 at http://tristatesradio.com One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face http://tristatesradio.com/post/mug-shot-time-wipe-smile-your-face In one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.<p>First off, though, why would you smile for a mug shot? Thumb through those publications like <em>The</em> <em>Slammer</em> magazine filled with nothing but mug shots and you can find entire sections of people grinning it up.<p>In<strong> </strong>Scottie Wingfield's case, she meant to get arrested at an Occupy Charlotte protest — a planned civil disobedience. Cracking a huge grin in her mug shot was a way of extending that protest. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Julie Rose 23314 at http://tristatesradio.com Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face Bank Of America Improves Foreclosure Image http://tristatesradio.com/post/bank-america-improves-foreclosure-image Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Bank of America will release quarterly earnings tomorrow and once again, foreclosures will be part of the equation. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:52:00 +0000 Julie Rose 23001 at http://tristatesradio.com