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6:56 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Taxed-Off! Stories About Life & Tax

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:

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Station News
5:07 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

JoAnn Falletta's Top 10 Valentine's Day Playlist

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.

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Station News
9:31 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Invisibilia: A Glimpse Into a World You Can't See

Invisibilia hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller
Credit John Poole / NPR

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.

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Station News
6:14 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Lex 18 Downton Abbey Dinners Continue to Dazzle (and support WCQS too!)

The head butler and head housekeeper inspect the table.

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.

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Station News
10:45 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Happy 259th Birthday, Wolfgang!

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".

You can see full playlist here

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Station News
3:04 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

David Holt Featured on The State of Things

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. 

Station News
5:45 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Downton Abbey Splendor Comes Alive at Lex 18: Benefits WCQS

WCQS host Helen Chickering and Steve Hageman (as renowned Asheville architect Douglas Ellington)

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.

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Station News
11:08 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

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!

For cold weather pet safety tips, read more from the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Station News
2:49 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Thanks for a Great Year: Your support will power WCQS in 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported WCQS in 2014! Our year end campaign was a great success, exceeding the $75,000 goal. Year-end contributions help WCQS stay on track as we begin the New Year. Listener support powers the radio you will rely on and enjoy in 2015.

You will hear our thanks every day.

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Station News
9:57 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Charitable IRA Distribution Deadline Extended

As you may have heard, the President recently signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law.  Among its provisions, the law extends the Charitable IRA Rollover for 2014.  This means that individuals age 70 ½ or older are authorized to make tax-free distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations.  While these Qualified Charitable Distributions are not tax deductible, they do offer substantial advantages.

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