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McAdam
8:25 am
Wed September 18, 2013

'A Beautiful Truth' explores human-and ape-nature

Colin McAdam will read from his book Sept. 18 at 7pm at Malaprop's Bookstore in downtown Asheville.

Colin McAdam's book A Beautiful Truth may be a novel, but it's still based on intense research. On a surface level, it tells the stories you've heard about before--- the childless couple who decides to adopt a baby chimpanzee, the devoted scientist who communicates with chimps in labs, the process of studying pharmaceuticals on primates.

But what makes A Beautiful Truth unique is its sincerity, its honesty, and its heart.

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Minorities
4:37 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Taking The Oath of Citizenship

Citizenship swearing in ceremony at the Carl Sandburg Home NHS

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....

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Politics
11:20 am
Fri September 13, 2013

New Audits of APD Evidence Room Released

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

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Arts and Culture
10:12 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Scandal, mayhem, and tradition in 'Lookaway, Lookaway'

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.

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Arts and Culture
1:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Friday at 2: Drew Petersen

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.  

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Arts and Culture
7:12 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Five Books To Read This Fall

Bob Shacochis, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul: This is, according to one of Linda's colleagues, perhaps the most important novel to read this year. 

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Economy
10:05 am
Mon September 9, 2013

USDA Program Aim: Fight Persistent Rural Poverty

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.

Below is the entire interview and Segment One.

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Arts and Culture
8:11 am
Sat September 7, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss drops by to take a look at the entertainment scene.  This week The Mt. State Fair  is high on Tony's agenda. There's lots of live theater and a couple of new movies too.

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Arts and Culture
10:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday at 2: Robin Bullock

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.

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Economy
5:27 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Living Wage Advocates Suffer Set Back

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.

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