Western North Carolina advocates for gay rights and the right to marry are hailing today's Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara says the ruling is a big step forward but much work remains to be done in North Carolina. She spoke with David Hurand
WCQS partners with ASAP -- the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project -- for tailgate market updates, heard Thursdays and Fridays during Morning Edition (5am - 9am).
Summer is officially here! Although the season’s full bounty has yet to arrive to area tailgates, produce ambassadors have been dispatched from the fields to tantalize taste buds and tell of what’s to come.
The 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book finds that children in the U.S. continue to make gains in education and health, despite the growing number of children who live in poverty. David Hurand spoke with Laura Speer about the well being of children living in North Carolina.
The Brevard Music Festival has begun it's 2013 season and once again WCQS is there to bring you the excitement and artistry of live concerts from this nationally known center of music performance and education.
Listen throughout the summer as WCQS and our colleagues from WDAV Davidson bring you concerts of orchestral and chamber music performed by internationally known artists such as Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert, as well as Brevard's own artist-faculty from across the United States.
The North Carolina General Assembly is expected to adopt some form of tax code reform during its present session. Among the proposals, changes to the way the state collects sales taxes, including charging sales tax on some professional services. Also under consideration, tightening or eliminating exemptions that benefit most not-for-profits. David Hurand spoke with the Managing Director of Diana Wortham Theater about one proposal that could lead to higher ticket prices.
Time to enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle is running out! Midnight tonight is the deadline! Let's put the pedal to the metal and make this raffle a success! For $50 you can help support WCQS and you may win one of our fabulous prizes! Be a winner today and enter now!
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is set to approve the county 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. The $337 million spending plan includes a significant increase in the county property tax rate. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the budget.
The flow of public money for candidates running for the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the State Supreme court is coming to an end. The state budget that the Republican controlled General Assembly is expected to approve eliminates funding for the judicial candidates. David Hurand spoke with the Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies, which publishes Facing South and Southern Exposure, Chris Kromm about the demise of public financing of judicial races.