It appears unlikely that state or federal disaster aid will be sought for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. That's the assessment of North Carolina Division of Emergency Management Western Branch Manager Mike Cook. Cook oversees emergency management for counties west of Interstate 77. He spoke with David Hurand
Rain is in the forecast through the weekend and the potential for more flooding remains high for Western North Carolina. David Hurand spoke with State Emergency Management Area Coordinator Jeff Cardwell and Buncombe County Emergency Services Director Jerry Vehaun.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.