Health and Wellness
11:19 am
Thu January 9, 2014

The Search for Affordable Health Care

Another deadline looms for those interested in signing up for health insurance.  Recently David Hurand spoke with two area health navigators.  The following interview is with Dave Trout.  Trout has  been an insurance agent for fifteen years and weighs in on what's ahead for the those seeking health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

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6:57 am
Wed January 8, 2014

School Closings and Delays: Wed., January 8

Asheville City: 2 hour delay, though buildings will be staffed and open at the regular time so parents can drop their kids off

Buncombe County: 3 hour delay, no buses on icy roads

Haywood County: 2 hour delay (no buses on icy roads)

Jackson County, Blue Ridge District: 2.5 hour delay

Jackson County, Smoky Mountain District: 2 hour delay

Macon County: 2 hour delay, no buses on icy roads

Station News
2:59 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

BRRR! The polar vortex affecting 26 states right now also impacts our four legged friends. Please be sure to bring outdoor pets inside. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept indoors. Snuggle up!

For cold weather pet safety tips, read more from the American Veterinary Medical Association

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Station News
10:46 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Signal Outages in Some Areas

As of Monday night WCQS has restored service to Cherokee County.  This afternoon service was restored in Transylvania Count. WCQS remains off the air in Macon, and Swain County - as well as  parts of Jackson County and North Georgia.  Our signals originating in Franklin, Bryson City, and Highlands are all affected.

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6:45 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Polar vortex brings cold temps, high winds to WNC

The cold weather sweeping across the U.S. Monday and Tuesday has been referred to as brutal, frigid, arctic, and wicked.

But the meteorological term for the cold front that’s stretching from Texas to Minnesota is officially called a “polar vortex.”

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Arts and Culture
8:55 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update: New Year Party Time

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss takes a peek at some of the New Year Eve entertainment offerings.  Lots of great music is  on his list to help usher in the new year.

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Health and Wellness
9:14 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Manna Food Bank: 30 Years of Service to WNC

For thirty years Manna Food Bank has provided food and hope to residents in need in sixteen Western North Carolina Counties.  David Hurand spoke with Manna Executive Director Cindy Threlkeld and her two predecessors, Kitty Schaller and Toby Ives.

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Arts and Culture
9:43 am
Sat December 21, 2013

Studio Glass Art Pioneer Harvey Littleton Dies

Artist Harvey Littleton

The man many consider the father of the American Studio Glass Movement has died.  Harvey Littleton, who lived in Spruce Pine, was 91.  Western Carolina University Ceramics Professor Joan Byrd  studied with and was a friend.  She spoke with David Hurand.

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Health and Wellness
3:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013


The first of two important Affordable Care Act deadlines is on the horizon.  David Hurand spoke with two area Health Care Navigators,  Jacklyn Kiger from Pisgah Legal Services and John Wingerter from the Buncombe County Council On Aging about the deadlines and the role of the Navigator.  

To  schedule  an appointment with a Navigator call 855-733-3711.

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Station News
3:04 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Bonus Episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

Jerry Seinfeld is featured on a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.

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