Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University will be in Asheville this week. Corrigan will share her bookish obsession with a great American novel and promote her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Enduresat Malaprops November 19 at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with a purchase of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.
Jody Evans has resigned as president and CEO of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc./WCQS and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD). The announcement was made November 3 by WCQS Board Chair Chuck Cloninger "We appreciate Jody’s efforts while at WCQS and wish her well in her new endeavor.”
Public Radio stations across the nation received sad news this week. Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77 years old.
Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.
Tune in Saturday at three and Sunday at six for 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.