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.
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio Historytoday 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Western North Carolinian has been awarded the state's highest civilian honor. The North Carolina Award for Fine Arts was presented to John Cram of Asheville at a banquet in Durham. David Hurand spoke with John Cram about the award.