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1:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The Early Bird Prize-winner is . . .

Who will win $1,000 in gas from Ingles? Fine out August 7th during the 5 o'clock hour of All Things Considered.

Tune in Wednesday, August 7, 2013 during the 5 p.m. hour when we announce the winner of the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle Early Bird Prize of $1,000 in gas from Ingles! 

Whoever the lucky winner is, their name will go right back into the pot for the rest of our Summer Raffle prizes, including our Grand Prize, a 2013 VW Passat TDI with clean diesel technology. If you haven't had a chance to get your lucky Ticket to Ride, you can purchase them right now.

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Politics
6:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Moral Monday Protest Comes to Asheville

David Hurand talks with the Reverend William Barber.

The leader of the Moral Monday Protest movement in Raleigh and the President of the North Carolina NAACP was in Asheville today where he announced the NAACP  will file a law suit to block recently adopted election laws passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....

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Politics
5:56 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Moral Monday Protest Comes to Asheville

The President of  North Carolina NAACP Rev. William Barber and the leader of the Moral Monday Protests in Raleigh  came to Asheville today and announced the civil rights organization will sue to block new voter rules recently passed by the General Assembly.  David Hurand has more.....

Arts and Culture
2:40 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update:

Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture scene and offers his tips for an exciting weekend.

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Station News
9:50 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Wait Wait.... It's Carl Kasell!

Carl Kasell, the official scorekeeper for the NPR News Quiz Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me anchored newscast on NPR for thirty years.  The North Carolina native's voice can also be heard on hundreds  of  answering machines across the country.  WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen spoke with Kasell recently about living in the South, waking up early to deliver the news on Morning Edition, and not taking life too seriously. 

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Arts and Culture
11:06 am
Wed July 31, 2013

It's Over: Boyle and Bele Chere

The 35th and final Bele Chere street festival has come and gone.  The City of Asheville has decided it can no longer afford to fund the event.  Asheville Citizen Times reporter and columnist John Boyle spoke  with David Hurand about the end of what has been billed as the largest free street festival in the southeast.

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Station News
2:33 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Listening Party

Join the "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!" Listening Party Saturday morning, August 3rd at the Orange Peel.
Credit 2004 NPR Photo by Tony Nagelmann

Join us at 10:30 a.m. on August 3 at The Orange Peel to celebrate one of our most popular shows! WCQS listeners have been buzzing about Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! since we announced the show’s August 1 live performance in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The show sold out in just over a day and will once again bring national attention to our neck of the woods when it broadcasts over NPR stations on August 3. WCQS and The Orange Peel want you to be part of the excitement!

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Arts and Culture
2:15 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The End of Bele Chere: Festival Supervisor talks with Greta Johnsen

WCQS reporter, Greta Johnsen talks with festival supervisor, Sandra Travis, about the 35th and final Bele Chere.

This weekend marks the 35th—and final—Bele Chere festival in Asheville.

Sandra Travis, festival program supervisor for the city of Asheville, says it’s hard to picture, but downtown Asheville was essentially deserted when the city had its first Bele Chere in 1979. “It started out really small. It was a way to revitalize downtown Asheville,” she said.

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Arts and Culture
9:53 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

It's the weekend, so it's time for Tony Kiss and David Hurand to take a look at what's hot in the entertainment scene.
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Bele Chere weekend has arrived.  Tony Kiss takes a look at the weekend entertainment scene including the music line-up for the festival, Folkmoot, lots of theater, and a couple of new movies.

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Environment
1:10 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Rain, Rain, Rain.....Wet Gardening

The wet summer has our gardening expert Alison Arnold worried about one of her favorite vegetables. On the other hand Alison says the rain has been a blessing for some berries and a variety of road side attractions. She spoke with David Hurand.

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