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11:04 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Halloween weekend has arrived and there's plenty to do.  The Avett Brothers are at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville  for two  nights and Taj Mahal makes an intimate club appearance too.  Maria Muldaur is at the Grey Eagle Tuesday.  Conversations with David Holt is on tap at Blue Ridge Community College Bo Thomas Auditorium November 5th.  The Cinema Film Festival arrives mid week and there are several new releases of interest at area theaters.  High on Tony's list, St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy and NightCrawler starring Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal.  Check it out.

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snow
11:03 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Winter Weather Could Hit WNC This Weekend

The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for 11 counties from 8:00 Friday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 p.m.

The watch is in effect in Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Graham, Haywood, northern Jackson, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties.

The weather service said up to 6 inches of snow could fall in the higher elevations, with up to 3 inches in the valleys.

Politics
6:08 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special

Tune in Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 6 pm for the Political Junkie 2014 Midterm Election Special.

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Politics
6:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

From WFAE: Primers on Hagan, Tillis

From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis:

Politics
10:38 am
Tue October 28, 2014

McHenry v McQueen 10th Congressional District

10th Congressional District Representative Patrick McHenry and his Democratic challenger Tate McQueen met Monday (October 27th) for a debate at the University of North Carolina Asheville.  For more  than an hour the two candidates took questions from the Council of Independent Business Owners and the differences between  the Conservative Republican incumbent and his Progressive Democratic challenger were pronounced.

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Station News
5:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural

"Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln," ca. 1920, Library of Congress

Tune in Saturday at three and Sunday at six for a Halloween special from BackStory. Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane.

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Station News
4:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

VIP Tickets to Garrison Keillor or David Sedaris Available Until Midnight This Sunday

WCQS, in conjunction with Innovation Arts Entertainment, is presenting two shows next spring that will be near and dear to the hearts of public radio fans - “A Very Special Evening with Garrison Keillor” March 10 and “An Evening with David Sedaris” April 19. 

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Halloween is still a week away, but the ghouls and goblins are already out and about.  Tony is frightfully delightful with tips and suggestions for the week leading up to Oct. 31.  High on his list of scary options, Pinhead's Graveyard and the return of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to Asheville. There are several new movies in the area including John Wick. starring Keanu Reeves. and St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray.

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Arts and Culture
4:20 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Friday @2: The Opal String Quartet

  On the next Friday @2, we welcome the Opal String Quartet to our studios.  The Opal is playing concerts around Western North Carolina in the next few days, and they'll give us a preview.  They'll bring us a quartet by Johannes Brahms as well as a brand new work by local composer Tim Winter.

Please join us when  the Opal String Quartet plays in our studios on the next Friday@2.

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Politics
6:47 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Time for Early Voting!

Credit Alan Cleaver / Flickr

Early voting for the upcoming Nov. 4 midterm elections began Thursday, Oct. 23 in all 100 North Carolina counties. The 10-day early voting period ends midday Saturday, Nov. 1.

Photo IDs are NOT required for voting this year. The voter ID law is set to take effect for the 2016 elections.

Voters this midterm election season are choosing legislators, judges and local leaders.

Here's a list of early voting locations in Western counties:

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