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9:28 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Portion of I 26 Connector Listed as Boondoggle

The proposed but long delayed plan to widen Interstate 240 through West Asheville from two lanes in each direction to four lanes in each direction is a waste of time and money.  The planned widening is part of the much larger proposed Interstate 26 Connector .  That's the finding contained in a new report by U.S. Public Interest Research Group.  David Hurand spoke with Senior Policy Analyst and Program Director for Transportation at U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Phineas Baxandall about his research and the report.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Thank goodness another weekend has rolled around and Tony Kiss joins David Hurand for a look at the entertainment scene in Western North Carolina.   The weekend kicks off with some music as Asheville celebrates the final Downtown After 5 event of the year on Lexington Avenue.  Beer lovers can sample as many as 50 different craft beers at the annual BrewGrass Festival.  The event takes place at Memorial Stadium near historic  McCormick Field.  The Heritage Weekend celebration is happening at the Folk Art Center along the Blue Ridge P

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Arts and Culture
10:57 am
Wed September 17, 2014

One in a Million at the Orange Peel

One of the premier live music venues in the Southeast is on the verge of a major milestone.   The Orange Peel in Asheville expects to sell its’ one millionth concert ticket.  David Hurand spoke with the clubs' Marketing Director,  Liz Whalen Tallent.

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Arts and Culture
1:21 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Lady Spies in the Civil War

Writer Karen Abbott is in town Tuesday to discuss Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, her book about women who were spies during the Civil War. She'll be in conversation with local author Denise Kiernan, who wrote Girls Of Atomic City.

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Arts and Culture
11:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

NC Mountain State Fair is underway.  The fair runs 9/5-9/14 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. River Arts District Anything Goes, Everything Shows Art Show at the Courtyard Gallery and the Flood Fine Arts Center in the River Arts District starts 9/6 and runs through October 29th.  The New Belgium Brewing Clips Beer and Film Tour gets underway Friday night at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park.  Tony has much more to say about the  entertainment scene, including lots of outstanding theater offerings and a couple of new and interesting movies....

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Arts and Culture
7:48 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Rob Delaney: 'I don't like whimsy'

It’s not every day that some snappy tweets can get you a book deal. But that’s exactly what happened with comedian Rob Delaney, who’s in town Friday for a book reading at Malaprop’s.

Most of Rob Delaney’s tweets can’t actually be read out loud on public radio. But they’re funny-- totally absurd, often dirty jokes that fit into 140 characters or less.

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Arts and Culture
5:58 am
Thu September 4, 2014

James Patterson promotes literacy, indie booksellers in WNC

To call James Patterson prolific is almost an understatement. The man has written more than 100 books in his career.

But instead of sticking to bookstore visits and signings, Patterson has decided to put his bestselling name behind local, independent bookstores and get young people excited about reading.

This weekend, Patterson is in Asheville to help promote a couple of different causes in Western North Carolina.

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Politics
6:00 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Our Voice Celebrates with Guest Anita Hill

Our Voice, the Buncombe County rape crisis center is celebrating its’ 40th anniversary  with a special event and its’ keynote speaker is Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s studies at Brandeis University,  Anita Hill.   In 1991 Hill was a little known Washington D.C. attorney who was thrust into the spotlight during U.S  Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Monday is Labor Day.  Labor Day in the U.S.

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Arts and Culture
4:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Harvest Records: ten years of tastemaking

This weekend, Harvest Records is putting on Transfigurations II, a music festival to celebrate a milestone: ten years ago this month, two music-obsessed college grads decided to open a record store on a street filled with vacant storefronts and car repair shops.

This was three years after Napster had been shut down, but digital music definitely wasn’t going anywhere.

iTunes was selling singles like hotcakes.

And CD stores like Sam Goody and Tower Records were already a thing of the past.

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