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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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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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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4:33 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Asheville Native Remembers March on Washington

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.

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Health and Wellness
9:39 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Fall Allergy Season in Full Bloom

You may think you have a late summer cold but the itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose could be your allergies acting up.   Western North Carolina is known to be hard on folks who are allergic to molds, dust mites, and pollen.  David Hurand  spoke with Allergist Dr. John Van Wye  about the fall allergy season.

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Station News
5:14 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Join WCQS for special coverage from NPR for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington.

WCQS will broadcast special coverage on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Our coverage from NPR will begin at 2 p.m.

Speakers scheduled to speak between 2-3 PM ET:
•         Representative John Lewis
•         President Jimmy Carter
•         President Bill Clinton
•         Members of the King family
•         President Obama

The speeches are scheduled to run 6-7 minutes each and we will carry them without interruption. President Obama is scheduled to speak between 2:45 PM ET and 3.05PM ET. 

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11:28 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Introducing Mars Hill University

August 26th marks a new beginning for Mars Hill College.  After nearly 160 years, the college is changing its' name to Mars Hill University.  David Hurand recently visited with President Dr. Dan Lunsford to discuss the change, the value of a liberal arts education and to hear his assessment of the recently session of the North Carolina General.

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update w/Rebecca!

The Asheville Food & Wine Festival is just one of Rebecca Sulock's picks for the weekend.

Co-Managing Editor of the Mt. Xpress Rebecca Sulock sits in for Asheville Citizen Times' Tony Kiss for our look at the weekend entertainment scene.  Tony returns next week.   Topping Rebecca's list, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of  the Y.M.I. in Asheville, music with Super Chunky, a benefit for the Rock Academy,  and the Asheville Wine and Food Fest.

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