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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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6:10 am
Tue November 26, 2013

School Closings and Delays

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Click here to find the latest details on schools closures and delays.
School Closings and Delays
Education
6:10 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Tenured Public School Teacher Seeks Better Pay

Public school students are celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday break.  But for a tenured  public school teacher the holiday marks the end of his teaching career in Asheville.  Social Studies and language arts teacher, Chris Gable is  leaving the area in hopes of resuming his teaching career in another state that offers better pay and benefits. David Hurand recently spoke with Gable in his classroom at Asheville Middle School shortly after his students were dismissed.

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Arts and Culture
8:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss Asheville Citizen Times

The Asheville Holiday Parade, lots of theater, and a couple of new movies top Tony's list of things to do.

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Arts and Culture
7:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Local author Tommy Hays' new book explores grief, family in Asheville

Tommy Hays will read from and sign copies of What I Came to Tell You Nov. 23 at 3 pm at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

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