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7:05 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Today on "The State of Things," Meet WNC's Don Pedi

Dulcimer player and "Close to Home" host Don Pedi

“The State of Things is a program that is about the state of North Carolina,” says Frank Stasio. He’s the host of he State of Things, which is broadcast out of WUNC n Chapel Hill.“It’s about the cultural stories that people tell," Statio says. "It’s about the individuals, it’s about the politics. All of those things add up to a kind of big look at who we are. The people who work and live here."

Stasio says the partnership with WCQS means that the show will be better equipped to tell the stories of people in Western North Carolina.

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TKISS
8:42 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Weekend Happenings with Tony Kiss: May 30, 2014

Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

David Hurand's out of town, so Tony Kiss talked with Greta Johnsen about the weekend in Western North Carolina. Here's a list of the events they talked about-- you can see a complete list of weekend goings-on in the Asheville Scene

Music

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Arts and Culture
11:35 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Friday @2: Asheville Young Musicians Club

  Join WCQS this Friday at 2pm for another performance from our studios. This week we host members of the Asheville Young Musicians Club, who will give us a preview of their upcoming benefit concert.

We'll hear music by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, and Friedrich Kuhlau played by these talented eighth-through-twelfth- grade musicians.

There's more information about the Asheville Young Musicias Club on their Facebook page.

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Environment
6:10 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Central American Coffee Beans Threatened by Disease

The price you pay for a cup of coffee may soon be headed higher, but by just how much isn’t clear.  A fungus is attacking coffee beans grown in Central America and could kill as much as 40 percent of the crop.  Scott Satterwhite is with Durham based Counter Culture Coffee.  He spoke with David Hurand about the threat to the industry and what for many is a morning ritual.

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Economy
10:43 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Rewrite of Steep Slope Development Rules Delayed

Commissioners in Jackson County have decided to delay consideration of a controversial proposal to weaken the county’s steep slope development rules until after the November general election.  David Hurand spoke with Smoky Mt. News reporter and editor Becky Johnson about the delay.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a holiday weekend.  Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of  May to honor those who died serving the nation in the United States military.  It's also seen as the launching pad for the summer season.  On Memorial Day, in the early afternoon, a ceremony honoring those who died while serving will take place in downtown Asheville at Roger McGuire Green. 

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Environment
4:42 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Strive Not To Drive: The Ride of Silence

Strive Not to Drive continues through Friday May 24. The annual event encourages active and sustainable transportation in Asheville and Buncombe County.  Residents are urged to reconsider how they get from place  to place, whether it be by  walking, taking  public transportation, or riding a bicycle.   Part of Strive Not to Drive is The Ride of Silence.  The ride honors those who have been injured or killed while riding a bicycle.

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Business
2:52 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

10th annual Power of the Purse highlights importance of women leaders

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina held its tenth annual Power of the Purse luncheon today. The event celebrates women in philanthropy by raising funds for Women for Women, a part of CFWNC.

Part of today’s presentation was to recognize four organizations receiving grants from the women’s fund this year, groups that help improve the lives of women and girls in Western North Carolina.

Through the Women’s Fund, more than $2 million has been given to non-profits and organization that support that mission over the last ten years.

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Politics
10:13 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Where is the Asheville Evidence Room Audit?

Attorney Todd Williams’ resounding victory in the Democratic Party primary will end Ron Moore’s run of nearly 24 years as Buncombe County’s District Attorney.  At this point, Williams name is the only name that will appear on the November ballot.  David Hurand spoke with Carolina Public Press reporter Jon Elliston about what Moore’s defeat means for the yet to be released audit of the Asheville Police Department Evidence room.

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Arts and Culture
6:09 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Peter Sagal imparts pretend-wisdom to Warren Wilson College grads

  172 graduates from Warren Wilson College will receive their bachelor’s degrees today. Delivering the commencement address is Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

 

“There are really only two ways, roughly speaking, to be invited to be a commencement speaker," Sagal said.

 

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