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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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Politics
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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Politics
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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reisinger
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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Station News
9:19 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Here's the Thing Concludes This Week

Alec Baldwin interviews Turner Classic Movie host and film historian Robert Osborne on this week's Here's the Thing.

Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin concludes this week with interviews with Debbie Reynolds and Turner Classic Movie's Robert Osborne.

The program airs Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.

Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas and musican Billy Joel.

This season Alec talks with:

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Food and Drink
8:33 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Tailgate Market Report: It's fall y'all!

Apples galore at area tailgate markets.

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

It’s fall, y’all, and that means we’re shining the Get Local spotlight on local apples! Last year was a difficult one for area apple growers. Luckily, it’s a different story in 2013.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Asheville City Council Candidate Forum Tonight

The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will hold an Asheville City Council candidate forum tonight at 6 at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. Tonight's forum moderator is WCQS News Director David Hurand.

Politics
11:15 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Manheimer Big Winner in Asheville Mayoral Primary

Asheville Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer was an easy winner in Tuesday's Mayoral Primary election. Unofficial results show that only 9% of the  city's 67,676 registered voters cast  ballots. 

David Hurand reports.

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Arts and Culture
9:51 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bringing the bogeyman to life

Credit NC Stage Co.

"This time last year I was plotting to kill a man."

So begins 'Stalking the Bogeyman,' a story written by David Holthouse, originally published in 2004 in The Denver Westword.

Holthouse was just a kid when he was raped by the 17 year-old son of his parents' friends. 

"When I was seven," Holthouse wrote in the article, "I no longer believed in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy.

"But from that night on, I had no such doubts about the Bogeyman."

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Station News
10:35 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Volunteer for the WCQS Membership Drive: Oct. 10 - 17

Volunteer to be a phone volunteer during the WCQS Fall Membership Drive, Oct. 10 - 17.

Want to have some fun and do some good at the same time? Become a pledge drive phone volunteer! Our Fall Membership Drive is October 10 - 17.  WCQS phone volunteers take the incoming calls from listeners who call in to the station to make their contribution. It's a great way to show your support for WCQS and connect with other public radio fans.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Membership Associate, Jessica Frantz at 828-210-4812 or email jfrantz@wcqs.org.

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