Constitution and Citizenship Day was celebrated this week. The Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution 226 years ago and recognizes all who are citizens. It's also an appropriate day to take the oath of citizenship. David Hurand attended a naturalization ceremony and has our story....
The latest audit of the recently restructured Asheville Police Department Evidence Room has been released. Carollina Public Press Editor Jon Elliston says the Department has changed the way it handles evidence, including drugs, guns and money. He spoke with David Hurand
Wilton Barnhardt's new novel, Lookaway, Lookaway, tells the story of the Charlotte-based Johnston family.
Tracing their roots back to to a Civil War general, the Johnstons are a family steeped in elegance and Southern gentility. But as their inherited wealth finally dwindles, tradition is overrun by scandal.
On the next Friday at 2 we’ll welcome 19 year old pianist Drew Petersen. Drew is performing Friday evening for the Haywood County Arts Council’s Young Artist Concert, and will give us a preview of that program.
USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Patrice Kunesh was in Western North Carolina to tout programs the federal department hopes will help reduce rural poverty. Kunesh, who is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government spoke with David Hurand about rural poverty, the Obama Administrations proposed Food, Farm, and Jobs bill, and her how her heritage influences her work.
Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studio as we welcome guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock. Robin has roots in Celtic music, but he has recently released a recording of works by Bach and Dowland. He'll share his music with us at 2 this afternoon. Please join us.
The sweeping regulatory reform act of 2013 passed by the North Carolina General and signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory includes a provision that prohibits local government from requiring private contractors to pay a living wage or require paid sick days. Vickie Meath is Executive Director of Just Economics, a group that advocates for a living wage. She spoke with David Hurand.
Asheville native Vivian Conley was fortunate enough to be in Washington D.C. when Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech." Ms. Conley took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom fifty years ago, August 28th. She spoke with David Hurand.