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Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Jun 7, 2013

Tony Kiss takes a look at the Arts and Culture scene in Western North Carolina.  High on his agenda, lots and lots of live theater, an Art Walk, free music from the porch of the Thomas Wolfe House, and a couple of new movies.

Asheville's River Arts District On the Move

Jun 7, 2013

The first of two annual River Arts District Studio Strolls takes place Saturday and Sunday (June 8th - 9th).

David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jason Sandford about the pace of change along the river in Asheville.

"LOCAL BILLS" ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA

Jun 6, 2013

It has been a couple of weeks since the North Carolina Senate sent its' version of a new state budget to the house.  While many lawmakers have focused much of their attention on the budget and proposals to overhaul the state tax system, Republican members of the General Assembly from Buncombe County have been busy introducing bills that directly effect local government.  David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen Times reporter Mark Barrett bout the unusual number of bills that hit close to home...

Tony Nagelmann / NPR

WCQS is bringing Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! the oddly informative news quiz from NPR back to Asheville August 1st. Tickets went on sale at 10 am June 6th and are almost sold out as of Friday afternoon, June 7th! Get yours before they're gone!

WNC Teacher Named Yale Distinguished Educator

Jun 5, 2013

An Asheville Public School teacher has been named a recipient of the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator award.  David  Hurand spoke with Ruben Orengo about the honor and his career as a musician and teacher.

Russian Delegation Visits WNC

Jun 4, 2013

A delegation  from Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia recently spent ten days in Western North Carolina.  David Hurand spoke with members of the delegation following lunch at the Rotary Club of Asheville.  

Tony Nagelmann / NPR

WCQS is bringing Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! The Oddly Informative News Quiz from NPR back to Asheville this summer. Host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a few of their [yet to be named] witty panelists will return to the 'Cesspool of Sin' for a live show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. The Asheville performance will be broadcast nationwide on Saturday, August 3rd.

Friday at 2 Windy Music

May 29, 2013

Listen Friday afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios.  This week we'll hear music for wind instruments played for us by Apollo Winds. The origins of the group of five wind  players go back to Mozart's time. Apollo Winds will bring us music from that time to the present in their program.

Members of Apollo Wind Quintet are faculty members at UNC-Asheville and freelancers in the area.

http://apollowinds.com

Governor Pat McCrory says he will let a bill become law that shifts control of the Asheville Water System to the Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Tailgate Market Report

May 9, 2013

WCQS partners with ASAP -- the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project -- for tailgate market updates, heard Thursdays and Fridays during Morning Edition (5am - 9am). 

Associate springtime with fresh peas? You're right! Shell peas, snow peas and snap peas (or sugarsnaps) can be found at area tailgate markets now. The season will continue through early summer. Also look for a small selection of green beans, and possibly even a few fava beans.

Radio quiz show 'Wait, Wait' coming to Asheville

Apr 10, 2013

The popular radio quiz show “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me” will return to Asheville this summer to tape a broadcast at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Moogfest Will Be Back In 2014!

Apr 10, 2013
Rich Orris

 Moog Music has announced dates for its next electronic music festival and its' new co-producer.

David Hurand spoke with the Asheville based company's Senior Brand Manager Emmy Parker.

Introducing WMQS 88.5 FM Murphy

Apr 8, 2013

WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. can now be heard on WMQS 88.5 FM. The new station serves Cherokee County, including Murphy, Andrews and Brasstown, as well as parts of Clay County and in Georgia, parts of Union County, Fannin County and Towns County.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is coming to the big screen for a live cinecast May 2nd.

It's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

Tony Kiss takes a look at the weekend entertainment scene. High on his list, The Odd Couple at Flat Rock Playhouse, music at the Altamont and a couple of new movies and The Life of Pi in 3D.

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