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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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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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10:43 am
Wed September 10, 2014

President Obama To Address Nation Tonight: Special Coverage Begins At 9

President Obama addresses the nation tonight at 9.
Credit Evan Vucci/AP

Tonight at 9 WCQS will carry NPR News special coverage. In a national address, President Obama will outline his latest strategy for dealing with the militant group, ISIS. Join WCQS for live coverage of the president's speech and in-depth analysis from NPR. 

Related coverage from NPR:

Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

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Station News
4:55 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

We Have A Winner!!! Congratulations to . . .

Congratulations to Kathleen Baluha of Hendersonville. Kathleen is the lucky winner among 999 entrants to the Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. Now Kathleen gets to decide whether she wants the Audi A3 Sedan, the VW TDI JettaSportWagen or a VW Beetle Convertible from Harmony Motors. Decisions, Decisions!

Thanks to everyone who entered the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. With your help it was a great success and sell-out!

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Station News
9:42 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Car Raffle Drawing Takes Place August 27th . . . stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone who entered the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. With your help it was a great success and sell-out! We'll announce the winner Wednesday, August 27th, during All Things Considered.

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9:25 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Trent Henley Signs Off

Join us in wishing Trent Henley well in his new career.

WCQS afternoon host Trent Henley is leaving the airwaves to attend nursing school at Blue Ridge Community College. Trent joined WCQS in June 2006 and has been your reliable and charming afternoon voice during Fresh Air, All Things Considered, and Marketplace.  In addition to hosting on WCQS,  Trent has been providing music at wedding receptions and special events around Western North Carolina.    
 

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Station News
5:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

The Really Big Questions

This summer, we’re taking listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet. The Really Big Questions – a series of five, hour-long programs from SoundVision Productions – brings together scientists, philosophers and regular folks for a scintillating exploration of human nature guided by five enduring questions.

Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this content pairs nicely with all your listeners' summertime musing.

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12:22 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday”

Tune in Wednesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. for The Capitol Steps’ 4th of July special, “Politics Takes a Holiday.” The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There’s John Kerry singing “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea? And Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to “Let It Go” when it comes to running for president. It’s a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!

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12:01 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Sold Out! The Ticket to Ride Raffle is SOLD OUT!!!

THE TICKET TO RIDE SUMMER RAFFLE IS SOLD OUT!!!

The winner will be drawn at random and announced August 27th.

See a full raffle & prize description!

*See official rules!

See previous winners!

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1:04 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Greta Johnsen: Meet the Nerdette

Credit Erin Brethauer, Asheville Citizen-Times

WCQS Morning Edition host and reporter Greta Johnsen was recently interviewed by Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Carol Motsinger. Read the story here.

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