Want to have some fun and do some good at the same time? Become a pledge drive phone volunteer! Our Fall Membership Drive is October 10 - 17. WCQS phone volunteers take the incoming calls from listeners who call in to the station to make their contribution. It's a great way to show your support for WCQS and connect with other public radio fans.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Membership Associate, Jessica Frantz at 828-210-4812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Autumnal Equinox is the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when night and day are nearly the same length. It also hastens the return of WCQS weather expert Ed Brotak. The retired Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and now free lance writer, has some words of caution regarding the 2013 Hurricane Season.
Early voting is underway for the October 8th Asheville mayoral primary. Three names are on the ballot. Attorney and Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer, retired Asheville Risk Manager, John Miall, and waiter and community activist, Martin Ramsey. This week the League of Women Voters sponsored a candidates forum at the Chamber of Commerce. More than 120 people came to hear the candidates declare their positions on issues ranging from taxes and services, economic development, and affordable housing. The Forum moderator was David Hurand. A slightly edited portion of the forum maybe heard b
Colin McAdam's book A Beautiful Truth may be a novel, but it's still based on intense research. On a surface level, it tells the stories you've heard about before--- the childless couple who decides to adopt a baby chimpanzee, the devoted scientist who communicates with chimps in labs, the process of studying pharmaceuticals on primates.
But what makes A Beautiful Truth unique is its sincerity, its honesty, and its heart.
Constitution and Citizenship Day was celebrated this week. The Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution 226 years ago and recognizes all who are citizens. It's also an appropriate day to take the oath of citizenship. David Hurand attended a naturalization ceremony and has our story....
The latest audit of the recently restructured Asheville Police Department Evidence Room has been released. Carollina Public Press Editor Jon Elliston says the Department has changed the way it handles evidence, including drugs, guns and money. He spoke with David Hurand
Wilton Barnhardt's new novel, Lookaway, Lookaway, tells the story of the Charlotte-based Johnston family.
Tracing their roots back to to a Civil War general, the Johnstons are a family steeped in elegance and Southern gentility. But as their inherited wealth finally dwindles, tradition is overrun by scandal.