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Education
11:28 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Introducing Mars Hill University

August 26th marks a new beginning for Mars Hill College.  After nearly 160 years, the college is changing its' name to Mars Hill University.  David Hurand recently visited with President Dr. Dan Lunsford to discuss the change, the value of a liberal arts education and to hear his assessment of the recently session of the North Carolina General.

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update w/Rebecca!

The Asheville Food & Wine Festival is just one of Rebecca Sulock's picks for the weekend.

Co-Managing Editor of the Mt. Xpress Rebecca Sulock sits in for Asheville Citizen Times' Tony Kiss for our look at the weekend entertainment scene.  Tony returns next week.   Topping Rebecca's list, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of  the Y.M.I. in Asheville, music with Super Chunky, a benefit for the Rock Academy,  and the Asheville Wine and Food Fest.

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Environment
10:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

WNC Gardening Update: Good news for aquatic plants, at least

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Credit Public Domain Images Website

This week, Alison Arnold tries to find the bright side in all this summer rain, and Greta Johnsen asks about some local plants she's noticed.

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Pessl
8:23 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Author Marisha Pessl discusses her creative process, her WNC roots, and her need for privacy

A recent New York Magazine profile of Marisha Pessl describes a lecture the thirtysomething author gave at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory four years ago.  She quoted an interview with Stan Cordova. The presentation went on. Lots of people quote famous people in lectures, sure-- but Pessl had just cited the work of a character in Night Film, a book she hadn't even published yet.

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Minorities
9:26 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Principal Chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Michell Hicks

David Hurand talks with Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

In July the animal rights group People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals celebrated the transfer of eleven bears from a closed zoo in Cherokee to an animal sanctuary in Texas.  Over the next three days David Hurand Speaks with the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians about the move, the effects of sequestration on the tribe and the future of the local economy.  David spoke with the Chief in his office in Cherokee.

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Minorities
4:30 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

After Trayvon Martin Forum In Asheville

A diverse crowd attended a community forum in Asheville Thursday night  entitled After Trayvon Martin.   It was the first of what organizers hope will be a series of community discussions involving concerned citizens and law enforcement.  David Hurand was there and filed this report. 

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Environment
4:14 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Alison Arnold Wet Summer Gardening and Fall Planting

Fall gardening is in the air...

Our Gardening expert spoke with WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen about the wet summer gardening season giving way to fall planting. 

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Station News
6:09 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Early Bird Prize-Winner!

All Things Considered host, Trent Henley, gives Early Bird winner, Carla Parvin, her Ingles gift card.

Join us in congratulating our Early Bird Prize-winner, Carla Parvin! Carla won $1,000 in gas from Ingles!  (Everyone who entered the raffle by midnight August 4th was entered in the Early Bird drawing.)

Carla is also still in the running for our Grand Prize - a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE from Harmony Motors; our Getaway Prize, a luxurious stay at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa; and our Spirit of Adventure Prize, a Dagger Mamba kayak and Yakima roof rack from a generous sponsor.

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Station News
1:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The Early Bird Prize-winner is . . .

Who will win $1,000 in gas from Ingles? Fine out August 7th during the 5 o'clock hour of All Things Considered.

Tune in Wednesday, August 7, 2013 during the 5 p.m. hour when we announce the winner of the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle Early Bird Prize of $1,000 in gas from Ingles! 

Whoever the lucky winner is, their name will go right back into the pot for the rest of our Summer Raffle prizes, including our Grand Prize, a 2013 VW Passat TDI with clean diesel technology. If you haven't had a chance to get your lucky Ticket to Ride, you can purchase them right now.

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Politics
6:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Moral Monday Protest Comes to Asheville

David Hurand talks with the Reverend William Barber.

The leader of the Moral Monday Protest movement in Raleigh and the President of the North Carolina NAACP was in Asheville today where he announced the NAACP  will file a law suit to block recently adopted election laws passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....

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