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8:35 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The hottest team in baseball isn't the Tampa Bay Rays, the Atlanta Braves, or the Detroit Tigers, it's the Asheville Tourists.  The Tourists are in town at historic McCormick for  a weekend series.  Flat Rock Play House has Miss Saigon, and there's a story to be heard at the Orange Peel.  Tony says there's a growing jazz scene n Western North Carolina and six new movies have arrived at area theaters, including a spy thriller

starring the late  Philip Seymour Hoffman.  That's  just a bit of what's  going on in the area. 

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Arts and Culture
3:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Arts and Performance / Community Calendar

Asheville Creative Arts - Innovavtive Theatre for Children of All Ages presents "Charlotte's Web."  This production features bluegrass and puppetry - it will be at NC Stage, in Asheville - July 17th through the 27th.
828-239-0263    ncstage.org    thru-7/27

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Environment
9:43 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One

Tune in Saturday at 3 or Sunday at 6 for a debate on fracking. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessing. To others it’s a curse. Supporters say natural gas is a clean alternative to coal and a bridge to a green energy future. Opponents say that it’s poisoning our water and methane leaks from the wells actually make it a bigger climate polluter than coal.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony says another  weekend has arrived with lots of wonderful opportunities.  He begins with a myriad of theater offerings.  Boeing Boeing continues at the Flat Rock Play House Downtown while the Place House has My Fair Lady.  The Orange Peel gets into the theater spirit with a unique program featuring Caberet, Vaudeville, and Aerial Arts performed by Teatro Del Gusto.   Hello Dolly is on stage in Waynesville, and  Forever Plaid in Burnsville.

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Arts and Culture
11:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Friday @2: South Pacific

Listen Friday at 2pm for another live performance from our studios as artists from Asheville Lyric Opera join us to perform selections from their upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. Michelle Seipel (Nellie Forbush) and Mark Owen Davis (Emile de Becque) will sing some of their works from the show accompanied by musical director Dr. Leslie Downs. Stage director Dr. John Truitt will also be with us. 

Join us for selections from South Pacific live from our studios Friday @2.

Minorities
8:09 am
Sat July 5, 2014

WNC Woman Revisits Mississippi Freedom Summer

This July Fourth Holiday Weekend we recall the men and women who fought for civil and human rights in America.  In the summer of 1964,  Carol Rogoff Hallstrom, a young woman from Brooklyn, New York joined hundreds of other volunteers from across America and traveled to Mississippi to help register Black voters.  In late June, Carol Rogoff Hallstrom returned to Mississippi to mark the 50th Anniverrsary of Mississippi Freedom Summer.  She spoke with David Hurand shortly after her return to her home in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
8:32 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's Independence  Day weekend and Tony Kiss has the rundown of some of the many things going on, including fireworks across Western North Carolina,  the new Spruce Street Market Craft Show, story telling, and singer songwriter David LaMotte on stage in Black Mountain.  For craft beer fans, BrewGrass Tickets go on sale Sunday.

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Arts and Culture
7:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history

Sean Michaels’ first novel, Us Conductors, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.

Theremin’s story spans continents and cultures, beginning in the laboratories of Russia, then corssing the Atlantic and dipping into Harlem speakeasies of the late 1920’s, only to end up back in Russia, in the brutal isolation of a Siberian gulag.

The story of Leon Theremin even has a connection to Asheville through electronic music pioneer Bob Moog.

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Economy
3:57 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Series on homelessness in WNC aims to raise awareness

"No place to call home" is the long-form reporting project from Casey Blake, John Boyle, and Erin Brethauer.
Credit Erin Brethauer / Asheville Citizen Times

Asheville Citizen Times reporter Casey Blake has done her fair share of reporting, especially on educational issues is Western North Carolina.

But it’s fair to say she’s never written anything like “No Place to Call Home.”

In radio, we measure stories in minutes; in magazines, it’s by the word; but in newspapers, it’s inches, and Blake says her normal sort of in depth story is about 50 inches.

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Education
10:26 am
Mon June 30, 2014

NEA Members Gather in Denver

The National Education Association annual meeting is underway in Denver, Colorado.  A delegation of more than one hundred North Carolina public school educators is among the 9-thousand delegates from around the U.S. attending the convention.    Mark Jewell is Vice President of North Carolina Association of Educators.  He spoke  with David Hurand about his organizations' disappointment with the NC General Assembly and attempts by state lawmakers to amend or repeal education standards known as Common Core.

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