News en Court Ruling May Clear Way for Gay Marriage in NC <p>The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Moday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a decision that could overturn Amendment One in North Carolina. Immediately following the ruling, NC Attorney General Roy Cooper announced the state &nbsp;would drop its opposition to lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the statewide ban.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:06:35 +0000 David Hurand 21479 at Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Author </span>Edan<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> </span>Lepucki<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> says a lot of dystopian, apocalyptic stories are </span>aspirational<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;" Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:40:49 +0000 Greta Johnsen 21446 at Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world The Really Big Questions <p></p><p>This summer, we’re taking listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet. <a href=""><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 The Really Big Questions Tony Kiss Weekend Update <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 Tony Kiss Weekend Update Arts and Performance / Community Calendar <p>The Asheville Art Museum presents "Dox Thrash, An American Journey: Georgia to Philadelphia" an exhibition celebrating the work of the artist who is celebrated for his discovery of the carborundum process, a printmaking technique that produces rich, velvety tones with incredible depth and nuance. The exhibition will be on view from June 28th thru September 7th.<br /><a href=""></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thru - 9/7</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:19:57 +0000 Trent Henley 17982 at Fracking Up Coal Down? From 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 Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One Tony Kiss Weekend Update <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 Tony Kiss Weekend Update 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 Friday @2: South Pacific 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 Tony Kiss Weekend Update <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 Tony Kiss Weekend Update