Asheville City Council has made it clear it will not drop the city's legal challenge of a state law that transfers control of the Asheville Water System to the Metropolitan Sewerage Distrct and a Regional Authority. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress Senior News Reporter David Forbes about the will of council and a recent email exchange between members of the local delegation to the General Assembly and Mayor Terry Bellamy.
It's official - Western North Carolina loves Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell. Tickets for the August 1st Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium went on sale Thursday June 6th and sold out the very next day!
Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture scene in Western North Carolina. High on his agenda, lots and lots of live theater, an Art Walk, free music from the porch of the Thomas Wolfe House, and a couple of new movies.
It has been a couple of weeks since the North Carolina Senate sent its' version of a new state budget to the house. While many lawmakers have focused much of their attention on the budget and proposals to overhaul the state tax system, Republican members of the General Assembly from Buncombe County have been busy introducing bills that directly effect local government. David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Mark Barrett bout the unusual number of bills that hit close to home...
An Asheville Public School teacher has been named a recipient of the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator award. David Hurand spoke with Ruben Orengo about the honor and his career as a musician and teacher.
A delegation from Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia recently spent ten days in Western North Carolina. David Hurand spoke with members of the delegation following lunch at the Rotary Club of Asheville.
WCQS is bringing Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! The Oddly Informative News Quiz from NPR back to Asheville this summer. Host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a few of their [yet to be named] witty panelists will return to the 'Cesspool of Sin' for a live show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. The Asheville performance will be broadcast nationwide on Saturday, August 3rd.
Listen Friday afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios. This week we'll hear music for wind instruments played for us by Apollo Winds. The origins of the group of five wind players go back to Mozart's time. Apollo Winds will bring us music from that time to the present in their program.
Members of Apollo Wind Quintet are faculty members at UNC-Asheville and freelancers in the area.