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5:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural

"Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln," ca. 1920, Library of Congress

Tune in Saturday at three and Sunday at six for some a Halloween special from BackStory. Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane.

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4:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

VIP Tickets to Garrison Keillor or David Sedaris Available Until November 2nd

WCQS is presenting two exciting shows next spring that will be near and dear to the hearts of public radio fans - “An Evening with Garrison Keillor” on March 10th and “An Evening with David Sedaris” on April 19th. Both shows will be at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.

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Station News
11:44 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Thank You They Keep Talking About on Public Radio

Our thanks to the 1,600 listeners who supported the WCQS Fall Membership Drive.

Maybe you did it for the tote bag. Maybe you did it for great radio. But you did it!

Our thanks to the 1,600 contributing listeners who supported our fall membership drive, raising more than $200,000 for WCQS, to pay for the programming you rely on every day.

We also welcome more than 260 new members into the WCQS family. 

We want to thank all of our contributing listeners across Western North Carolina.

We are committed to honoring your trust and support. You will hear our thanks every day. 

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Station News
6:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Thank you! Listeners Reach the Goal for Brother Wolf Challenge

Update! - 9:45 a.m 10/15/14. Listeners met the goal for the Brother Wolf Challenge! Brother Wolf will now receive $10,000 in life-saving veterinary services from Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery for animals in need! Thank you!

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Station News
12:05 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Thanks For Supporting the Arts For Life Challenge!

Your gift to WCQS today will be matched to benefit Arts for Life.
Credit Arts For Life

Update! - WCQS listeners met the Arts for Life Challenge this afternoon. Our thanks to everyone who contributed. Every gift during this challenge will be matched in art supplies for the programs at Arts For Life. This challenge will help Arts For Life continue its good work well into the new year.

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Station News
7:02 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Support WCQS Today and Win a Getaway to The Swag!

Make your contribution to WCQS today and you could win a getaway for two to The Swag.
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Station News
5:47 am
Mon October 13, 2014

With an Eye to the Future WCQS Sells Ownership of 73 Broadway

The Board of Directors of WCQS, the region’s public radio station, has sold its ownership in the office condominium building it occupies at 73 Broadway to Tuckers Town LLC. The announcement was made today by President and CEO Jody Evans.

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Station News
12:06 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Service Interruption to Listeners in Franklin, Macon County and North Georgia!

A special note to our listeners in Franklin, Macon County and North Georgia – listening to WCQS at 91.3 FM:

On Tuesday, October 7th, Duke Power will replace a power line that feeds our transmitter site. We hope to remain on the air throughout the process – but we can’t be sure.  So you may find yourself without the programming you count on for a while.

We’re working with Duke – and working hard to remain on the air - uninterrupted. We’ll do our best – but we wanted to let you know about a potential outage for Tuesday  October 7th.

For more information call 210-4800.

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Station News
12:07 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Serve & Protect? A History of the Police

Tune Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a history of the police from the History Guys at BackStory.

For many Americans, the storyline that played out on August 9th in Ferguson, Mo. — when an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer — is not a new one. But the sustained protests that followed, in which Ferguson police used military equipment to suppress peaceful protests, have generated a new round of questioning about local police’s role in their communities.

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Station News
12:41 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Inside the Islamic State - From Open Source with Christopher Lydon

We’re looking inside the Islamic State: as a phenomenon and as America’s latest enemy in the endless war on terror. Do we know who they are, or how we plan to defeat them? President Obama says they aren’t Islamic and aren’t a state. It’s clear they’re a dangerous mad storm of Arab anger armed, in part, with hand-me-down American weapons. Could this be the coming Caliphate that Dick Cheney warned us against? What if it’s blowback that his Iraq War fired up?

That's Inside The Islamic State - a documentary special on WCQS tonight at 6.

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