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8:50 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

The 68th annual  Asheville Holiday Parade takes place Saturday in downtown Asheville.

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Station News
6:03 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

WCQS Board of Directors Names Barbara Sayer Interim CEO, Begins Executive Search

The Board of Directors of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. / WCQS named WCQS Program Director Barbara Sayer as Interim President and CEO, following the resignation of WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans. Evans’ last day at WCQS is December 5. 

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Station News
11:10 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Special Coverage: President Obama to Address the Nation Tonight at 8

WCQS will carry special NPR coverage of President Obama's address tonight at 8 for

Listen for live coverage tonight at 8 as President Obama addresses  the nation from the White House.  He will unveil executive actions on immigration.

NPR’s Melissa Block, Mara Liasson and Ron Elving will be on hand for the broadcast and analysis . That’s tonight at 8 – here on WCQS.

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Arts and Culture
7:01 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Fresh Air Book Critic Maureen Corrigan Brings Gatsby to Asheville

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”

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Arts and Culture
4:34 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Asheville Symphony on WCQS

Update - 11/20/14: Due to tonight's special coverage from NPR of President Obama's address, WCQS will broadcast an abbreviated version of the ASO concert beginning at 9. The broadcast will include guest soloist Simone Dinnerstein's performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Piano Concerto.

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Station News
5:19 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Morning Edition Clock 101

Starting this week, NPR is making some changes to its clocks, especially Morning Edition.

Every public radio program has what's called a broadcast clock.

Clocks are templates that stations like WCQS use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and credits each day.

For most of you, Morning Edition will sound exactly the same. But for those of you super-listeners, we thought we'd make sure you know these changes are intentional.

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Arts and Culture
3:22 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale  for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.

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Arts and Culture
10:18 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage From Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how  the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America.  They spoke with David Hurand…..

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Station News
4:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Fresh Air Book Critic Maureen Corrigan Coming to Asheville

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan will be a Malaprops November 19.

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 Endures at 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.

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Politics
5:28 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

There's a New Sheriff Coming...

One of the more important but frequently over looked mid-term election races took place in all 100 North Carolina counties. The race for Sheriff has long been part of North Carolina's political history.  This year five of eighteen incumbents ran unopposed.   Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand about some of the surprising results in contests for Sheriff in Western North Carolina.

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