Buncombe County Commissioners have set a goal to reduce the county's carbon foot print. Five commissioners voted in favor, two opposed making the commitment. Commissioner Brownie Newman led the effort. David Hurand visited with Newman in his office at FLS Energy in the River Arts District.
Inspired by a call to action from author Sherman Alexie, nearly twenty local authors will join booksellers at Malaprop's to encourage the success of local, independent bookstores on this small business Saturday.
Malaprop's bookstore general manager Linda Barrett joined WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen to discuss some of the better-selling books this season.
Public school students are celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday break. But for a tenured public school teacher the holiday marks the end of his teaching career in Asheville. Social Studies and language arts teacher, Chris Gable is leaving the area in hopes of resuming his teaching career in another state that offers better pay and benefits. David Hurand recently spoke with Gable in his classroom at Asheville Middle School shortly after his students were dismissed.
A Western North Carolinian has been awarded the state's highest civilian honor. The North Carolina Award for Fine Arts was presented to John Cram of Asheville at a banquet in Durham. David Hurand spoke with John Cram about the award.
Join us Friday at 2 for another performance from our studios. This Friday, it's a French Feast for Winds with musicians from Pan-Harmonia. We'll hear colorful and seldom-heard works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by French composers Darius Milhaud, Vincent D'Indy, and Albert Roussel.
The apparent reversal by the U.S. Justice Department to approve the merger of American and US Airways includes a commitment to keep one of the new airline Hubs in Charlotte. The agreement, if finalized, will create the the largest airline in the world. David Hurand spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Adie Tomer about the merger and what it may meqan for smaller regional airports, including Asheville Regional Airport.