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9:58 am
Tue November 11, 2014

WCQS Welcomes Helen Chickering as ATC Host

Please join us in welcoming Helen Chickering as the new All Things Considered host on WCQS.

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Station News
9:32 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project

Frank Buckles in 1918, last living U.S. veteran of WWI.
Credit World War I Living History Project, Centenary Edition

Tune in Monday night at 7 for a Veterans Day special, Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project, interviews with the last surviving veterans of World War One, hosted by Walter Cronkite and Will Everett

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Station News
8:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Edition

Dawn Seymour was a WASP during WWII. Hear her story on The Moth Radio Hour Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.
Credit The Moth Radio Hour

Tune in Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour:

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

An opening Reception greets the weekend.   November 7th, 5:00-8:00 pm at Pink Dog Creative Gallery in Asheville's River Arts District.   Rob Amberg:  ShatterZone.  The exhibition of Rob Amberg photographs runs through January 11th.  Also this weekend.

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Arts and Culture
2:02 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Morning Edition!

To celebrate Morning Edition's 35th birthday, BJ Leiderman tells the story of how an aspiring dropout's jingles led to the song most of us wake up to. (Did you know there were even lyrics?)

35 years ago today, NPR aired Morning Edition for the first time.

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Politics
5:58 am
Wed November 5, 2014

WNC Election Results

Midterm voter participation set records in North Carolina. As of 10:34 last night, 2,717,920 voters had cast ballots. In 2010, turnout was 2,700,393. 

U.S. House

  • 11th Congressional District incumbent Republican Mark Meadows and 10th District Republican Patrick McHenry held onto their seats, winning over Democratic party challengers.

State House

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Station News
3:42 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

WCQS President and CEO Steps Down to Lead PRPD

WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans has accepted the position of President and CEO of PRPD.

Jody Evans has resigned as president and CEO of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc./WCQS and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD). The announcement was made November 3 by WCQS Board Chair Chuck Cloninger "We appreciate Jody’s efforts while at WCQS and wish her well in her new endeavor.”

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Station News
3:14 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host of Car Talk

Tom Magliozzi, popular co-host of NPR's 'Car Talk' passed away Nov. 3 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Credit NPR

Public Radio stations across the nation received sad news this week. Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77 years old.

Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.

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Politics
10:34 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Campaign Spending in WNC

Election day is upon us and the  on-line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press has the latest campaign finance reports for North Carolina House and Senate candidates across  the 18 westernmost counties  of North Carolina... link to article. 

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Politics
7:14 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Have You Voted Yet?

Credit Alan Cleaver / Flickr

Today is election day across the United States.

North Carolina voters will choose the state’s U.S. Senator, along with members of Congress and the General Assembly, and statewide and local judgeships and local offices.

More than 1.1 million people already have cast votes, most through early in-person voting that ended Saturday.

Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.

To find your polling place for today's elections, click here

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