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Environment
8:03 am
Wed July 17, 2013

State and Duke Energy Coal Ash Agreement

A tentative agreement has been reached that could lead to a settlement of a state lawsuit against Duke Energy.

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Environment
4:26 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Astronaut Dr. Tom Marshburn back from Space

Dr. Tom Marshburn NASA Astronaut

North Carolina native Dr. Tom Marshburn recently returned to earth after spending five months in space aboard the International Space Station. He spoke with WFAE reporter Duncan McFadyen and David Hurand.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Wet Weather Gardening with Alison Arnold

WCQS gardening expert Alison Arnold is not easily deterred.  She says the rainy days of summer won't get her down but she will tread lightly in the garden. 

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Food and Drink
2:10 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Tailgate Market Report

What's fresh this week? What isn't!

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

What’s fresh at markets this week? What isn’t! These days, summer favorites like beans, bell peppers, cabbages, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes are joining an already seasonal abundance of greens, summer squash, berries, and peaches.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Flooding Disaster Aid Unlikely

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

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Politics
5:14 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Waynesville Annexation of Lake Junaluska On Hold

  • David Hurand speaks with Lake Junaluska Conference Center CEO Jack Ewing and Waynesville Town Manager Marcy Oniea about annexation plan.

 Audio FileDavid Hurand speaks with Lake Junaluska Conference Center CEO Jack Ewing and Waynesville Town Manager Marcy Oniea about annexation plan.Edit | Remove

A  plan for the Town of  Waynesville to annex Lake Junaluska is hung up in the North Carolina General Assembly.

Environment
5:04 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

FLOODING HITS WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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. 

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Politics
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.

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