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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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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
9:02 am
Thu May 22, 2014

1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You!

We may have fallen short during our spring membership drive earlier this spring, but listeners rallied for our 1-Day Drive! The drive was a tremendous success, raising $27,000 and helping WCQS meet its spring goal and keeping WCQS on track.

Listener support is WCQS's largest and most reliable source of funding. Listener support pays for the programs you rely on. Listener support keeps WCQS a strong and independent source for news, music and entertainment in Western North Carolina.

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Station News
12:01 am
Wed May 21, 2014

1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad!

Make your gift to WCQS today and you could win an iPad!

WCQS missed its goal during the Spring Membership Drive last month. It is essential that we meet our goals in order to continue to provide the programming you rely on every day. We are holding a one-day drive today to raise $10,000 to keep WCQS on track.

Make a contribution to WCQS today and you'll also be entered to win an iPad and you'll help help pay for the programming you rely on every day.

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Station News
2:04 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2

Credit WUNC-FM

WCQS will soon air WUNC’s “The State of Things” on a regular basis, thanks to an ongoing partnership between WCQS and WUNC, headquartered in Chapel Hill. Starting June 2, the popular WUNC public affairs show hosted by Frank Stasio can be heard live on WCQS each weekday from noon to 1 p.m.

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Station News
10:16 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Real America: Guns in America

Real America: Guns in America airs Saturday at three and Sunday at six.

Real America: Guns in America will air Saturday at three and Sunday at six. This special explores America’s gun culture through snapshots of how different communities deal with violence by taking a look at three very different stories around gun control.

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Station News
3:48 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Spring Fundraising Update: We're getting closer to the goal!

Credit NPR

Our thanks to more than 2,600 people who contributed to WCQS this spring. Unfortunately we fell short of our $275,000 goal. Meeting the goal is essential in order to pay for the programming you appreciate and value. We're making progress, but we still have about $25,000 to raise to end the spring campaign successfully.

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