“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.