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Health and Wellness
3:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

NAVIGATORS DEAL WITH ACA APPLICATION SURGE

The first of two important Affordable Care Act deadlines is on the horizon.  David Hurand spoke with two area Health Care Navigators,  Jacklyn Kiger from Pisgah Legal Services and John Wingerter from the Buncombe County Council On Aging about the deadlines and the role of the Navigator.  

To  schedule  an appointment with a Navigator call 855-733-3711.

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Station News
3:04 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Bonus Episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

Jerry Seinfeld is featured on a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.

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Arts and Culture
9:10 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefiting Habitat for Humanity tops the entertainment calendar this weekend. The two night musical event is sold out but is also being offered on pay for view TV. There is also lots of Christmas theater and musical performances available and several new movies, including a benefit screening of a Yoga documentary.  Tony has it all.

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Politics
8:12 am
Fri December 13, 2013

State Representative Tim Moffitt vs ....

The 2014 General Election is nearly eleven months away but one race for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly is already taking shape.  David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter  Jon Ostendorf about the campaign to represent House District 116 and what could prove to be a very expensive race.

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Health and Wellness
8:24 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Ask us YOUR Affordable Care Act questions!

Later this week, David Hurand will speak with health insurance experts here in Western North Carolina to answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act rollout. Ask us below and let us know where you're from--and we'll do our best to get you some answers!

You can also send your questions to us via Facebook. On Twitter, you can use #WCQSACA.

Politics
2:44 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Apodaca touts NC legislature’s busy year

Apodaca, a key player in advancing much of the recent major legislation passed by the General Assembly’s Republican majority, told the local business group that 2013 was a year of big achievements.
Credit Jon Elliston / Carolina Public Press

Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Rules and Operations Committee, touted the General Assembly’s flood of new legislation in a meeting last week with the Asheville-based Council of Independent Business Owners.

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Station News
12:21 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela: An Audio History

Mandela: An Audio History airs Friday at 2.

In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio History today at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.

Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday:

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Tony Kiss has lots of  entertainment tips.   Many of his offerings are in the spirit of Christmas.  There's  plenty of live theater to choose  from, a benefit for Shindig on the Green, and a couple of new, critically acclaimed movies.

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Environment
4:23 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Buncombe Gov't To Reduce Carbon Foot Print

Buncombe County Commissioners have set a goal to reduce the county's carbon foot print.   Five commissioners voted in favor,  two opposed making the commitment.   Commissioner Brownie Newman led the effort.   David Hurand visited with Newman in his office at FLS Energy in the River Arts District.

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Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Local authors join Malaprop's for Small Business Saturday

 

Inspired by a call to action from author Sherman Alexie, nearly twenty local authors will join booksellers at Malaprop's to encourage the success of local, independent bookstores on this small business Saturday.

Malaprop's bookstore general manager Linda Barrett joined WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen to discuss some of the better-selling books this season.

Here's a list of the books Linda recommends:

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