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4:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

NC SENATE PASSES SWEEPING ABORTION RESTRICTIONS

In a move supporters claim will reduce the number of abortions in the state and opponents claim will further restrict access to women's health care clinics,  the State Senate has passed new restrictions on clinics that provide abortion services.   David Hurand spoke with the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Health System, Dr. Donna Burkett about the bill which is now on its way to the State House.

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Health and Wellness
10:28 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Health Adventure To Close July 14th

It began in a single room at Mission Hospital more than forty years ago and this week it was announced that the Health Adventure in Asheville will close July 14th.   In 1992 the Health Adventure became a part of Pack Place Education,  Arts and Science Center.  A couple of years ago it relocated to the Biltmore Square Mall.

David Hurand spoke  with the Chair of the Health Adventure Board of Advisors, Dr. Mark Knollman

about the decision to close its' doors.

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Station News
2:47 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Brevard Music Center at the Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum presents a summer concert series featuring artists from the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival.  WCQS is proud to partner with the museum and BMC to bring these three outstanding concerts to Asheville.

Education
9:41 am
Mon July 1, 2013

NEA Meeting Underway in Atlanta

The National Education Association annual meeting is underway in Atlanta.  the NEA  claims to be the largest professional organization in the U.S.   David Hurand spoke with the President of the North Carolina Association of Educators Rodney Ellis about the future of public education in our state.    Ellis leads  an organization with the stated mission of advocating for …equal access to a quality public education that  is adequately and equitably funded.”  

Ellis is attending the NEA meeting.

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Arts and Culture
2:42 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss previews the Fourth of July holiday entertainment scene.  There's quite a range of options.  Joshua Bell Brevard Music Center, Ice Cube at the Orange Peel, Story-Telling, and Shindig on the Green to mention just a few of the many great things to do. 

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Food and Drink
9:16 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Garlic Harvesting Time

WCQS gardening expert Alison Arnold says the Summer Solstice  serves as a reminder it maybe time to harvest the garlic.

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Minorities
5:49 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Voting Rights Act Decision Surprises Civil Rights Activists

Civil Rights Activists expressed surprise with the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling throwing out key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. David  Hurand spoke with University of North Carolina Asheville political scientist Dolly Jenkins Mullen about the ruling.

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Politics
4:53 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

WNC ADVOCATES FOR GAY RIGHTS HAIL COURT RULING

Western North Carolina advocates for gay rights and the right to marry are hailing today's Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.  The  Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara says the ruling is a big step forward but much work remains to be done in North Carolina.  She spoke with David Hurand

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Food and Drink
3:13 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Tailgate Market Report

It's officially summer! Celebrate the season at local tailgate markets.

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

Summer is officially here! Although the season’s full bounty has yet to arrive to area tailgates, produce ambassadors have been dispatched from the fields to tantalize taste buds and tell of what’s to come.

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Politics
2:41 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Some Good News Some Challenges: Kids Count Data Book

The 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book finds that children in the U.S. continue to make gains in education and health, despite the growing number of children who live in poverty.  David Hurand spoke with Laura Speer about the well being of children living in North Carolina.

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