News

Pages

vote
6:05 am
Fri October 10, 2014

October 10th last day to register to vote in NC

Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly approved sweeping voting law overhaul, but since then, the laws have been questioned in appeals courts, making it difficult to keep track of what takes effect when.

But here's what you need to know for now: Friday, Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote in time for the Nov. 4 general election. 

Read more
Arts and Culture
7:24 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Paula Poundstone just might be the losingest NPR News quiz panelist

Credit Phil Konstantin/Wikimedia Commons

Stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone is scheduled to perform in Asheville tonight.

These days, Poundstone is best known for her appearances as the skeptical panelist on NPR’s news quiz, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!. But she also does about 150 stand up shows a year.

Read more
Education
12:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

From the History Guys at BackStory: Degrees of Freedom - Higher Education in America

Fall is here, and all across the country, college students are returning to campus - and so is BackStory. Last year, President Obama proposed sweeping changes to the way government helps to finance students’ higher education, and an unprecedented system of collegiate rankings – all in the name of greater access and better value for the “consumer.” But others object to a consumerist mentality in the realm of higher education, and the application of “business” models to its institutions.

Read more
Economy
8:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Nuns on the Bus Arrives in WNC

Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of  the Catholic social justice lobby, NETWORK and  one of the Nuns On The Bus.  Her organization advocates for the poor and speaks out on a number of issues, including voting rights, immigration reform, access to health care, and economic justice.  She was the featured speaker at the 4th Annual Pisgah Legal Services Poverty Forum.  She spoke with David Hurand.

Read more
Politics
2:33 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

WNC Advocates for Marriage Equality Hail Supreme Court

Marriage edquality advocates in Western North Carolina are hailing today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand appeals  court rulings that allow same sex couples to marry in five states.  Many observers were surprised the Court decided not to hear the  challenge  and follow it with a ruling that could have applied to all 50 states.  Lindsey Simerly is with the Campiagn for Southern Equality.   She spoke  with David Hurand.

Read more
Station News
12:06 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Service Interruption to Listeners in Franklin, Macon County and North Georgia!

A special note to our listeners in Franklin, Macon County and North Georgia – listening to WCQS at 91.3 FM:

On Tuesday, October 7th, Duke Power will replace a power line that feeds our transmitter site. We hope to remain on the air throughout the process – but we can’t be sure.  So you may find yourself without the programming you count on for a while.

We’re working with Duke – and working hard to remain on the air - uninterrupted. We’ll do our best – but we wanted to let you know about a potential outage for Tuesday  October 7th.

For more information call 210-4800.

Read more
Station News
12:07 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Serve & Protect? A History of the Police

Tune Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a history of the police from the History Guys at BackStory.

For many Americans, the storyline that played out on August 9th in Ferguson, Mo. — when an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer — is not a new one. But the sustained protests that followed, in which Ferguson police used military equipment to suppress peaceful protests, have generated a new round of questioning about local police’s role in their communities.

Read more
Arts and Culture
11:21 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

Another action packed weekend has arrived.  Thank goodness! The great Paul Winter takes the stage at Isis in West Asheville and  Lera Lynn performs at the Mothlight at Mr. Fred's Bar. The 47th Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of the Appalachians Festival takes place on the campus of Mars Hill University and there are a couple of new movies in the area, including My Old Lady, starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Cline.  The Adams Family takes the stage at Asheville Community Theater and Urinetown is  presented by Haywood Arts Regional Theater.

Read more
Education
9:44 am
Thu October 2, 2014

NC LEAST FAVORABLE STATE FOR TEACHERS

According to a new survey from WalletHub,  North Carolina was dead  last its list of where teachers want to live and work.  WalletHub based its survey on data from several sources, including the U.S Census Bureau.  The personal finance social network site has a stated goal of helping consumers make wise decisions. David Hurand spoke with Jill Gonzalez.

Read more
Education
4:26 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

TWO NEW WNC CHARTER SCHOOLS SEEK APPROVAL

Fern Leaf Charter School in Henderson County and Asheville Math and Science in Buncombe County have applied for state approval.    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction received forty applications.  David Hurand spoke with the Director of the N.C. Office of Charter Schools Joel Medley about the pool of applicants.

Read more

Pages