The Board of Directors of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. / WCQS named WCQS Program Director Barbara Sayer as Interim President and CEO, following the resignation of WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans. Evans’ last day at WCQS is December 5.
Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan just came out with a book of her own. It’s about The Great Gatsby, which Corrigan describes as "the novel that unites us if we’ve been to high school in America.”
Update - 11/20/14: Due to tonight's special coverage from NPR of President Obama's address, WCQS will broadcast an abbreviated version of the ASO concert beginning at 9. The broadcast will include guest soloist Simone Dinnerstein's performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Piano Concerto.
Another big, but chilly weekend has arrived and there is plenty of things to do that will warm your heart. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of what's happening, including tickets on sale for a couple of legendary artists who will make their way to Western North Carolina early next year.
The creator, producer, and host of Thistle and Shamrock, Fiona Ritchie and former President of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering on the college campus, Doug Orr, have written a new book, Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia. The book tells the story of how the music of Scotland and Ireland found its way to America. They spoke with David Hurand…..
Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University will be in Asheville this week. Corrigan will share her bookish obsession with a great American novel and promote her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Enduresat Malaprops November 19 at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with a purchase of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.
One of the more important but frequently over looked mid-term election races took place in all 100 North Carolina counties. The race for Sheriff has long been part of North Carolina's political history. This year five of eighteen incumbents ran unopposed. Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand about some of the surprising results in contests for Sheriff in Western North Carolina.
On the next Friday @2 live performance from our studios, we host musicians from Pan Harmonia. Flutist Kate Steinbeck and pianist Ivan Seng will bring us a program of transcriptions; songs from Claude Debussy, Polish folk songs arranged by Jon Jeffrey Grier, and a new work written for Kate by Dana Wilson.
Please join us for music for flute and piano with Pan Harmonia live from our studios Friday at 2.