WCQS's Michelle Keenan picked up a couple of issues of Charlie Hebdo during her trip to Paris. The satirical magazine was the target of a terrorist attack in Paris, France on January 7, 2015. Two radicals with assault rifles stormed the magazine headquarters and killed 11 staff members and injured 11 others in apparent retaliation for the magazine's depiction of Muhammed, which is forbidden in some interpretations of Islam. That spawned a rallying cry of "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") across the globe.
From The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX – this Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 on WCQS
In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their experiences with torture and whether officers are being held accountable; and high-speed broadband is like electricity for the 21st century. Reveal examines why so many cities are left with poor service.
Listen Saturday afternoon at 3 and Sunday evening at 6.
In Taxed-Off!, a one-hour special , investigative journalist and public radio producer Audrey Quinn gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens to explore the grand experiment that is the U.S tax system. We’ll:
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought you might enjoy this romantic selection of favorites from Brevard Music Center's Principal Guest Conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Happy Valentine's Day
1. You are So Beautiful Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher - sung by Joe Cocker Whether you are looking at an adorable puppy or kitten, or your own sweetheart, this is the music of love.
We've received great feedback from listeners about Invisibilia, a new limited-run series co-hosted by NPR's Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life. Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science. Listen and research will come to life in a way that will make you see your own life differently.
Downton Abbey-style splendor continues to come alive every Sunday night at Lex 18's Downton Abbey Dinner and Viewing parties. The restaurant began hosting the vintage dinner banquets on January 4 and will continue through Downton Abbey's season finale March 1 on PBS. A portion of the proceeds from each night benefits WCQS. Due to the overwhelming response to the dinners, Lex 18 has added additional dinner parties in February, which are also quickly selling out.
In celebration of the 259th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, WCQS is playing all-Mozart, all day.
Chip Kaufmann is keeping it all in the family so-to-speak and will also include a piece by Mozart's father and Mozart's son during Morning Classical Music. This afternoon Josh Jourdan will kick things off after the State of Things with the "Marriage of Figaro".
State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Grammy Award winning Musician David Holt about his life and Holt demonstrates the instruments he learned from the people of the Appalachia. Holt was in recorded in the WCQS studios for the interview. Hear their conversation and learn more about Holt here.
We may not yet have the ability to time travel, but Lex 18, Appalachian Fine Dining Supper Club and Moonshine Bar, gave a close approximation recently. On January 4, Lex 18 hosted the first of 9 Asheville Downton Abbey Vintage Costume Banquet and Viewing Parties. A portion of the proceeds will benefit WCQS. This past Sunday WCQS All Things Considered host Helen Chickering did the honors.
BRRR! It looks like most of the nation is taking polar plunge this New Year. WNC will experience sub zero temperatures in the next day or two. Please be sure to bring outdoor pets inside. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept indoors. Snuggle up!