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 Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-46 <p></p><p>The hottest team in baseball isn't the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves, or the Detroit Tigers, it's the Asheville Tourists.&nbsp; The Tourists are in town at historic McCormick for&nbsp; a weekend series.&nbsp; Flat Rock Play House has Miss Saigon, and there's a story to be heard at the Orange Peel.&nbsp; Tony says there's a growing jazz scene n Western North Carolina and six new movies have arrived at area theaters, including a spy thriller</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 David Hurand 21331 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update Arts and Performance / Community Calendar http://wcqs.org/post/arts-and-performance-community-calendar <p>Asheville Creative Arts - Innovavtive Theatre for Children of All Ages presents "Charlotte's Web."&nbsp; This production features bluegrass and puppetry - it will be at NC Stage, in Asheville - July 17th through the 27th.<br />828-239-0263&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ncstage.org&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thru-7/27</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:57 +0000 Trent Henley 17982 at http://wcqs.org Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One http://wcqs.org/post/fracking-coal-down-climate-one <p>Tune in Saturday at 3 or Sunday at 6 for a debate on fracking.&nbsp;Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessing. To others it’s a curse. Supporters say natural gas is a clean alternative to coal and a bridge to a green energy future. Opponents say that it’s poisoning our water and methane leaks from the wells actually make it a bigger climate polluter than coal.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:43:26 +0000 Michelle Keenan 21067 at http://wcqs.org Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-45 <p>Tony says another&nbsp; weekend has arrived with lots of wonderful opportunities.&nbsp; He begins with a myriad of theater offerings.&nbsp; Boeing Boeing continues at the Flat Rock Play House Downtown while the Place House has My Fair Lady.&nbsp; The Orange Peel gets into the theater spirit with a unique program featuring Caberet, Vaudeville, and Aerial Arts performed by Teatro Del Gusto.&nbsp;&nbsp; Hello Dolly is on stage in Waynesville, and&nbsp; Forever Plaid in Burnsville. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:35:00 +0000 David Hurand 20622 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update Friday @2: South Pacific http://wcqs.org/post/friday-2-south-pacific <p>Listen Friday at 2pm&nbsp;for another live performance from our studios as artists from Asheville Lyric Opera join us to perform selections from their upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's&nbsp;<em>South Pacific</em>. Michelle Seipel (Nellie Forbush) and Mark Owen Davis (Emile de Becque) will sing some of their works from the show accompanied by musical director Dr. Leslie Downs. Stage director Dr. John Truitt will also be with us.&nbsp;</p><p>Join us for selections from <em>South Pacific</em> live from our studios Friday @2.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:51:31 +0000 Dick Kowal 20567 at http://wcqs.org Friday @2: South Pacific WNC Woman Revisits Mississippi Freedom Summer http://wcqs.org/post/wnc-woman-revisits-mississippi-freedom-summer <p>This July Fourth Holiday Weekend we recall the men and women who fought for civil and human rights in America.&nbsp; In the summer of 1964,&nbsp; Carol Rogoff Hallstrom, a young woman from Brooklyn, New York joined hundreds of other volunteers from across America and traveled to Mississippi to help register Black voters.&nbsp; In late June, Carol Rogoff Hallstrom returned to Mississippi to mark the 50th Anniverrsary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.&nbsp; She spoke with David Hurand shortly after her return to her home in Western North Carolina.</p><p></p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:09:46 +0000 David Hurand 20380 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-44 <p></p><p>It's Independence&nbsp; Day weekend and Tony Kiss has the rundown of some of the many things going on, including fireworks across Western North Carolina,&nbsp; the new Spruce Street Market Craft Show, story telling, and singer songwriter David LaMotte on stage in Black Mountain.&nbsp; For craft beer fans, BrewGrass Tickets go on sale Sunday.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:32:00 +0000 David Hurand 20336 at http://wcqs.org Tony Kiss Weekend Update A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history http://wcqs.org/post/fictional-account-theremins-intriguing-history <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Sean Michaels’ first novel, </span><em style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Us Conductors</em><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:13:48 +0000 Greta Johnsen 20236 at http://wcqs.org A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history Series on homelessness in WNC aims to raise awareness http://wcqs.org/post/series-homelessness-wnc-aims-raise-awareness <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Asheville Citizen Times reporter Casey Blake has done her fair share of reporting, especially on educational issues is Western North Carolina.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:57:06 +0000 Greta Johnsen 20157 at http://wcqs.org Series on homelessness in WNC aims to raise awareness