For thirty years Manna Food Bank has provided food and hope to residents in need in sixteen Western North Carolina Counties. David Hurand spoke with Manna Executive Director Cindy Threlkeld and her two predecessors, Kitty Schaller and Toby Ives.
The man many consider the father of the American Studio Glass Movement has died. Harvey Littleton, who lived in Spruce Pine, was 91. Western Carolina University Ceramics Professor Joan Byrd studied with and was a friend. She spoke with David Hurand.
The first of two important Affordable Care Act deadlines is on the horizon. David Hurand spoke with two area Health Care Navigators, Jacklyn Kiger from Pisgah Legal Services and John Wingerter from the Buncombe County Council On Aging about the deadlines and the role of the Navigator.
To schedule an appointment with a Navigator call 855-733-3711.
WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.
The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary. Tony has it all.
The 2014 General Election is nearly eleven months away but one race for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly is already taking shape. David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorf about the campaign to represent House District 116 and what could prove to be a very expensive race.
Later this week, David Hurand will speak with health insurance experts here in Western North Carolina to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act rollout. Ask us below and let us know where you're from--and we'll do our best to get you some answers!
You can also send your questions to us via Facebook. On Twitter, you can use #WCQSACA.
Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Rules and Operations Committee, touted the General Assembly’s flood of new legislation in a meeting last week with the Asheville-based Council of Independent Business Owners.
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio Historytoday at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday:
Tony Kiss has lots of entertainment tips. Many of his offerings are in the spirit of Christmas. There's plenty of live theater to choose from, a benefit for Shindig on the Green, and a couple of new, critically acclaimed movies.