The National Education Association annual meeting is underway in Atlanta. the NEA claims to be the largest professional organization in the U.S. David Hurand spoke with the President of the North Carolina Association of Educators Rodney Ellis about the future of public education in our state. Ellis leads an organization with the stated mission of advocating for …equal access to a quality public education that is adequately and equitably funded.”
Tony Kiss previews the Fourth of July holiday entertainment scene. There's quite a range of options. Joshua Bell Brevard Music Center, Ice Cube at the Orange Peel, Story-Telling, and Shindig on the Green to mention just a few of the many great things to do.
Civil Rights Activists expressed surprise with the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling throwing out key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. David Hurand spoke with University of North Carolina Asheville political scientist Dolly Jenkins Mullen about the ruling.
Western North Carolina advocates for gay rights and the right to marry are hailing today's Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, Reverend Jasmine Beach-Ferrara says the ruling is a big step forward but much work remains to be done in North Carolina. She spoke with David Hurand
WCQS partners with ASAP -- the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project -- for tailgate market updates, heard Thursdays and Fridays during Morning Edition (5am - 9am).
Summer is officially here! Although the season’s full bounty has yet to arrive to area tailgates, produce ambassadors have been dispatched from the fields to tantalize taste buds and tell of what’s to come.
The 2013 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book finds that children in the U.S. continue to make gains in education and health, despite the growing number of children who live in poverty. David Hurand spoke with Laura Speer about the well being of children living in North Carolina.
The Brevard Music Festival has begun it's 2013 season and once again WCQS is there to bring you the excitement and artistry of live concerts from this nationally known center of music performance and education.
Listen throughout the summer as WCQS and our colleagues from WDAV Davidson bring you concerts of orchestral and chamber music performed by internationally known artists such as Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert, as well as Brevard's own artist-faculty from across the United States.