The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary. Tony has it all.
The 2014 General Election is nearly eleven months away but one race for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly is already taking shape. David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorf about the campaign to represent House District 116 and what could prove to be a very expensive race.
Later this week, David Hurand will speak with health insurance experts here in Western North Carolina to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act rollout. Ask us below and let us know where you're from--and we'll do our best to get you some answers!
You can also send your questions to us via Facebook. On Twitter, you can use #WCQSACA.
The Asheville Gallery of Art’s featured artist for December is Judy Rentner. The exhibition will be on display through December 31st. www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com thru-12/31
Lighting of the Green A-B Tech Community College is ushering in the holidays with its annual Lighting of the Green – which continues through December 20th. The event features historic homes on the Asheville campus, which also features a display of lights. It’s on view from 6:00 to 9:00 each night. thru-12/20
Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Rules and Operations Committee, touted the General Assembly’s flood of new legislation in a meeting last week with the Asheville-based Council of Independent Business Owners.
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio Historytoday at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday:
Tony Kiss has lots of entertainment tips. Many of his offerings are in the spirit of Christmas. There's plenty of live theater to choose from, a benefit for Shindig on the Green, and a couple of new, critically acclaimed movies.
Buncombe County Commissioners have set a goal to reduce the county's carbon foot print. Five commissioners voted in favor, two opposed making the commitment. Commissioner Brownie Newman led the effort. David Hurand visited with Newman in his office at FLS Energy in the River Arts District.
Inspired by a call to action from author Sherman Alexie, nearly twenty local authors will join booksellers at Malaprop's to encourage the success of local, independent bookstores on this small business Saturday.
Malaprop's bookstore general manager Linda Barrett joined WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen to discuss some of the better-selling books this season.