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Arts and Culture
10:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Friday at 2: Robin Bullock

Listen this afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studio as we welcome guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock. Robin has roots in Celtic music, but he has recently released a recording of works by Bach and Dowland. He'll share his music with us at 2 this afternoon. Please join us.

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Economy
5:27 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Living Wage Advocates Suffer Set Back

The sweeping regulatory reform act of 2013 passed by the North Carolina General and signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory includes a provision that prohibits local government from requiring private contractors to pay a living wage or require paid sick days.   Vickie Meath  is Executive Director of Just Economics, a group that advocates for a living wage.  She spoke with David Hurand.

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Minorities
4:33 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Asheville Native Remembers March on Washington

Asheville native Vivian Conley was fortunate enough to be in Washington D.C. when Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech."  Ms. Conley took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom fifty years ago, August 28th.    She spoke with David Hurand.

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Health and Wellness
9:39 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Fall Allergy Season in Full Bloom

You may think you have a late summer cold but the itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and runny nose could be your allergies acting up.   Western North Carolina is known to be hard on folks who are allergic to molds, dust mites, and pollen.  David Hurand  spoke with Allergist Dr. John Van Wye  about the fall allergy season.

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Station News
5:14 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Join WCQS for special coverage from NPR for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington.

WCQS will broadcast special coverage on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Our coverage from NPR will begin at 2 p.m.

Speakers scheduled to speak between 2-3 PM ET:
•         Representative John Lewis
•         President Jimmy Carter
•         President Bill Clinton
•         Members of the King family
•         President Obama

The speeches are scheduled to run 6-7 minutes each and we will carry them without interruption. President Obama is scheduled to speak between 2:45 PM ET and 3.05PM ET. 

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Education
11:28 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Introducing Mars Hill University

August 26th marks a new beginning for Mars Hill College.  After nearly 160 years, the college is changing its' name to Mars Hill University.  David Hurand recently visited with President Dr. Dan Lunsford to discuss the change, the value of a liberal arts education and to hear his assessment of the recently session of the North Carolina General.

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Arts and Culture
5:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update w/Rebecca!

The Asheville Food & Wine Festival is just one of Rebecca Sulock's picks for the weekend.

Co-Managing Editor of the Mt. Xpress Rebecca Sulock sits in for Asheville Citizen Times' Tony Kiss for our look at the weekend entertainment scene.  Tony returns next week.   Topping Rebecca's list, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of  the Y.M.I. in Asheville, music with Super Chunky, a benefit for the Rock Academy,  and the Asheville Wine and Food Fest.

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Environment
10:57 am
Thu August 22, 2013

WNC Gardening Update: Good news for aquatic plants, at least

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Credit Public Domain Images Website

This week, Alison Arnold tries to find the bright side in all this summer rain, and Greta Johnsen asks about some local plants she's noticed.

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Pessl
8:23 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Author Marisha Pessl discusses her creative process, her WNC roots, and her need for privacy

A recent New York Magazine profile of Marisha Pessl describes a lecture the thirtysomething author gave at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory four years ago.  She quoted an interview with Stan Cordova. The presentation went on. Lots of people quote famous people in lectures, sure-- but Pessl had just cited the work of a character in Night Film, a book she hadn't even published yet.

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Minorities
9:26 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Principal Chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Michell Hicks

David Hurand talks with Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

In July the animal rights group People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals celebrated the transfer of eleven bears from a closed zoo in Cherokee to an animal sanctuary in Texas.  Over the next three days David Hurand Speaks with the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians about the move, the effects of sequestration on the tribe and the future of the local economy.  David spoke with the Chief in his office in Cherokee.

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