Food and Drink
7:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Tailgate Market Report: Late Season Surprises!

WCQS partners with ASAP - The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project - for tailgate market updates, heard Thursdays and Fridays during Morning Edition (5 - 9 a.m.)

Last week, we shared several seasonal surprises available at farmers tailgate markets. This week, we’re surprised there are even more unexpected finds to be found! Look out for cardoon, sweet potatoes in all shades, and sugar snap and snow peas…

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Arts and Culture
9:39 am
Tue October 29, 2013

It's Not You, It's Me!

Nathan Ives (second from left) and cast of It's Not You, It's Me

The independent film It's Not You, It's Me  was written, directed, and produced by Asheville native Nathan Ives.  Ives has followed an unusual path to become a Los Angeles based film maker and he is taking a novel approach to marketing his film.  He spoke with David Hurand.

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9:53 am
Mon October 28, 2013

One Year Later: Super-Storm Sandy

One year ago the deadly and destructive Super-Storm Sandy made its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States.  Its' impact was felt in nearly two dozen states, but New Jersey and New York took the brunt of the storm.  Rob Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University.  He spoke with David Hurand about his column in USA Today,   the rebuilding effort, and the lessons learned one  year after Sandy.

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7:35 am
Mon October 28, 2013

WCQS talks with Asheville City Council, Mayoral candidates

WCQS talks with the candidates for Mayor of Asheville and the candidates for Asheville City Council.

Before the Nov. 5 general election in Asheville, WCQS brings you conversations with each of the five candidates running for city council and the two candidates for city mayor.

Tune in each weekday at 6 and 8 o'clock to hear the interviews, or click the links below.

City Council Candidates

Mayoral Candidates

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Arts and Culture
9:33 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Lots to do, so little  time!  An electronic music festival, a benefit for the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort featuring David Holt,  an evening of Jazz in Waynesville,  live theater, and new movies, including a couple of documentaries. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the entertainment offerings as we approach Halloween.

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8:13 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Poverty Forum Confronts Domestic Violence

Kim Gandy President of the National Network To End Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  This week the President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence was in Western North Carolina.  Kim Gandy was the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Poverty Forum sponsored by Pisgah Legal Services.   Before her address,  Trapped by Poverty, Trapped By Abuse, Pursuing Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence, she spoke with David Hurand

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4:29 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

NC Supreme Court Justice Asked to Recuse Himself

NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby

Earlier this month,  plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's 2011 Congressional redistricting plan filed a motion asking State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby (new-bee) to recuse himself from the case.  David Hurand spoke with Sue Sturgis, editorial director for Facing South, a publication of the Institute for Southern Studies about the latest round in the battle over political boundaries.

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2:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

NC Lawmakers Split on Bill to Reopen and Avoid Default

11th District Congressman Mark Meadows

Seven members of the North Carolina U.S. House Delegation voted to fund the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, six voted no, including  Republican Mark Meadows of the 11th Congressional District.  Rep. Meadows was the author of a letter that was signed by 79 of his Republican colleagues that urged House leaders to support the shutdown as part of a strategy to deny funding of the Affordable Care Act.  David Hurand has more.....

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2:51 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Quiet at the Climatic Data Center

NCDC essential employee sits in empty cafeteria.

While Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement to reopen the federal  government, it was another unusually quiet day today at the world's largest active archive of weather data.  The partial shutdown of the federal government,  which  began the first of October, has left  the  National Climatic Data Center in Asheville  with a skeleton crew.     David Hurand stopped by the Federal Building along Patton Avenue to visit with  an essential employee at the Center. 

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10:43 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Buncome County Register of Deeds Taking Same-Sex Marriage Applications

 Same-sex couples have been invited to apply for marriage licenses in Western North Carolina, despite a 2012 state ban.

Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger says he wants the North Carolina Attorney General to address the conflict between the state’s 2012 constitutional amendment illegalizing same-sex marriage, and the US Supreme Court’s declaration that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional

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