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10:22 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Ring in the New Year with WCQS

Happy Holidays from WCQS! Special holiday programming will continue this week through New Year's Day. Enjoy!

A special thanks to our holiday program sponsors:

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Economy
7:46 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Skiing in WNC!?

The calendar indicates that winter arrived about a week ago but temperatures remain in the rather mild.  That's not necessarily good  news for the growing interest in winter sports in Western North Carolina.  David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel  about the expanding financial commitment on the part of various ski areas in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
7:41 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

The post Christmas weekend has arrived and with New Year's Eve on the horizon there is plenty to do in the region.  Tony Kiss takes a look at many of the new films that have arrived at area theaters, the music scene, and live theater. Check it out.

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Arts and Culture
8:41 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

It's a big weekend for new movies.  Three highly anticipated films have arrived, The Imitation Game, Wild,  and Unbroken.  There's also plenty of live theater and lots of holiday related performances happening in the region.  The Nutcracker will be performed at Diana Wortham Theater.  Tony takes a look at some of what is happening in the area.

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Health and Wellness
2:19 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

State Decision Not to Expand Medcaid Cost NC Billions

A new county by county analysis of the General Assembly's decision not to expand Medicaid eligibility indicates it has cost the state 22 billion dollars and thousands of jobs.  The study was  funded by George Washington University and the Cone Foundation. Leighton Ku is a  Professor of Public Health Policy and the lead author of the report.  He spoke with David Hurand.

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Politics
4:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Former Assistant Buncombe D.A. Called to Testify

A former Assistant District attorney in Buncombe County has apparently refused to answer questions in a law suit that is being heard before a federal judge.  The suit was brought against the county and former Sheriff Bobby Medford.  Medford is serving time in federal prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges unrelated to the law suit.  Asheville Citizen Times reporter  Jon Ostendorff has been following thecase.   He spoke with David Hurand.

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Station News
3:00 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lex 18 to Host Downton Abbey Supper Club: Benefits WCQS!

Fans of Downton Abbey take note! Lex 18 is hosting an intimate interactive banquet dinner experience followed by the live broadcast of Downton Abbey on Sundays beginning January 4, 2015 thru March 1, 2015.  A portion of each evening's proceeds will benefit WCQS.

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Station News
2:03 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Homeward Bound Challenge A Success: Year-End Giving Off to a Good Start

On December 9th WCQS held a 1 day drive to kick-off our year end giving campaign. In the spirit of the season a matching gift challenge to benefit Homeward Bound was also offered. $10,000 by noon that day meant $10,000 for Homeward Bound, thanks to the generosity of our challenge sponsors, PlumDog Financial and Blue Ridge X-Ray. Listeners met the goal! We and the folks at Homeward Bound thank you!

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Arts and Culture
8:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

The 26th Warren Haynes Christmas Jam highlights the entertainment scene.  Vince Gill tops  the list of great musicians that  will take the U.S Cellular Center stage( Saturday 12/13) with Asheville native and guitar wizard Warren Haynes.  Warrens' band, Gov't Mule will also rock the room.

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Station News
12:22 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Greta Johnsen Heading to WBEZ in Chicago

WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen signs off December 16.

WCQS Morning Edition host and reporter Greta Johnsen has accepted a job hosting weekends at WBEZ in Chicago. Her last day at WCQS will be December 16. Please join WCQS in wishing her well in this tremendous career opportunity.

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