Station News http://wcqs.org en The Really Big Questions http://wcqs.org/post/really-big-questions <p></p><p>This summer, we’re taking listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet. <a href="http://trbq.org/"><strong><em>The Really Big Questions</em></strong></a> – 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.</p><p>Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this content pairs nicely with all your listeners' summertime musing.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:21:04 +0000 Michelle Keenan 21361 at http://wcqs.org The Really Big Questions Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday” http://wcqs.org/post/celebrate-4th-capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday <p>Tune in Wednesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. for The Capitol Steps’ 4th of July special, <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/radio/">“Politics Takes a Holiday.” </a>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!</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:22:51 +0000 Michelle Keenan 20123 at http://wcqs.org Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday” Enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Raffle Today! http://wcqs.org/post/enter-wcqs-ticket-ride-raffle-today <p>Enter the 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle to win an Audi A3, a TDI Jetta SportWagen or a VW Beetle Convertible, <strong><em>taxes paid</em></strong>!*</p><p>You pick the car! You pick the color! <em><strong>Only 999 tickets will be sold! </strong></em>Tickets are $100 each and support all the great programming you love on WCQS.<br /><br /><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wcqs-members/Raffle/form.pledgemain"><strong><em>Get your ticket(s) now! </em></strong></a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Michelle Keenan 19960 at http://wcqs.org Enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Raffle Today! Greta Johnsen: Meet the Nerdette http://wcqs.org/post/greta-johnsen-meet-nerdette <p></p><p>WCQS Morning Edition host and reporter Greta Johnsen was recently interviewed by Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Carol Motsinger. <strong><a href="http://www.citizen-times.com/story/money/business/2014/06/21/greta-johnsen-meet-nerdette/11226153/">Read the story here</a></strong>.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:04:03 +0000 Carol Motsinger 19819 at http://wcqs.org Greta Johnsen: Meet the Nerdette 1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You! http://wcqs.org/post/1-day-drive-great-success-thank-you <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:02:36 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18384 at http://wcqs.org 1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You! 1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad! http://wcqs.org/post/1-day-drive-help-wcqs-stay-track-and-win-ipad <p>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. <strong>We are holding a one-day drive today to raise</strong> <strong>$10,000 to keep WCQS on track. </strong></p><p>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.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18310 at http://wcqs.org 1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad! WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2 http://wcqs.org/post/wcqs-air-state-things-weekdays-starting-june-2 <p>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.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:04:41 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18229 at http://wcqs.org WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2 Experience Cuba with WCQS! http://wcqs.org/post/experience-cuba-wcqs <p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:49:44 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18024 at http://wcqs.org Experience Cuba with WCQS! Real America: Guns in America http://wcqs.org/post/real-america-guns-america <p><em>Real America: Guns in America</em> 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.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:16:32 +0000 Michelle Keenan 17500 at http://wcqs.org Real America: Guns in America Spring Fundraising Update: We're getting closer to the goal! http://wcqs.org/post/spring-fundraising-update-were-getting-closer-goal <p>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.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:48:06 +0000 Michelle Keenan 17363 at http://wcqs.org Spring Fundraising Update: We're getting closer to the goal!