Jeremy Loeb

Reporter & Morning Edition Host

Jeremy Loeb is a reporter and host of Morning Edition on WCQS. He joined the station in December 2014.

Jeremy grew up in Durham, North Carolina. He got his start in radio as an intern at WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington, NC while attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was an operations assistant, host of All Things Considered, and was one of a rotating roster of hosts for an eclectic half-hour music program during his six years there. He then spent two years back near his hometown, living in Carrboro, NC while working for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC. He was a reporter, a Morning Edition producer, and backup host for All Things Considered.

After two years, Jeremy moved to Washington D.C. and drove a pedicab on the National Mall and volunteered on various political campaigns. He returned to WHQR briefly after a year to be their All Things Considered host. He then joined Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa as a reporter and Morning Edition host. He was there until moving to downtown Asheville and beginning work at WCQS.

Jeremy was also a producer for two years on A Season’s Griot, out of Wilmington, the only nationally-syndicated Kwanzaa program in the country, and filled in for a short time as a producer on WUNC’s local affairs program The State of Things, which is now aired on WCQS weekdays at noon. He likes reading and drinking coffee at Battery Park Book Exchange, and he’s happiest when he’s riding his bike and blasting indie music in his headphones.

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A bipartisan bill sponsored by Henderson County Republican Representative Chuck McGrady aims to give more flexibility to North Carolina craft brewers to run their businesses.  At a news conference last week, McGrady unveiled House Bill 500, an omnibus bill making changes to the way alcohol is governed in the state.

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This week, BPR's gardening expert explains the dos and don'ts of the spring vegetable garden.

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Vijay Kapoor is a resident of south Asheville and an announced candidate for city council.  He's opposed to a bill filed by Republican Senator Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville to force Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members.  This is the full interview intended for use on the BPR mobile app.

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A bill introduced in the General Assembly would split Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members.  It’s sponsored by Republican Senator Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville, who represents a small portion of south Asheville, an area that hasn’t been represented on city council in some time.  BPR has made repeated attempts to speak with Edwards, but he declined in an email response, saying he’d talk “perhaps after the bill is passed.”  Vijay Kapoor is a resident of south Asheville and an announced candidate for city council.  He wrote an op-ed in Sunday’s Citizen-Times critical of the bill.  He spoke with BPR about it.

Documents discovered a year ago at the historic Patton-Parker House in Asheville have a new home.  Property owner and attorney Jim Siemens has donated them to the Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville.

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The last bill former Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca put forth before he retired would have split Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members.  It was opposed by every other lawmaker representing the city, as well as the mayor and entire city council.  In a stinging defeat for the longtime senator, it failed in its final vote in the House.  Now his successor, Republican Senator Chuck Edwards, is trying again.  Edwards declined requests from BPR to talk about the bill, saying in an e-mailed response he’d talk “perhaps after the bill is passed.”  But WUNC capitol reporter Jeff Tiberii caught up with Edwards on the Senate floor.

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With lawmakers back in Raleigh, we’re speaking with some of those members from out here in the west.  Today, Susan Fisher, an Asheville Democrat.  Fisher represents Buncombe County in District 114 in the state House of Representatives.

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With lawmakers back in Raleigh, we’re speaking with some of those members from out here in the west.  Today, Susan Fisher, an Asheville Democrat.

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Duke and UNC’s men’s basketball teams begin their march for championships today in the NCAA tournament.   But instead of getting a home state advantage, they’ll have to travel south of the border.  Because of House Bill 2, the games will be played in Greenville, South Carolina instead of Greensboro.  The NCAA pulled championship events from the state because of the law, which is still on the books.  Repeal efforts are faltering.  

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski has previously called the law "embarrassing."  He spoke on the situation yesterday.

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With the legislature back to work in Raleigh, we’re talking to some of those lawmakers out here in the west.  Today, BPR's Jeremy Loeb speaks with Senator Terry Van Duyn, Democrat of Buncombe County.

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With the legislature back to work in Raleigh, we’re talking to some of those lawmakers out here in the west.  Today, Senator Terry Van Duyn, Democrat of Buncombe County.

This week, BPR gardening expert Alison Arnold talks about how to do composting with earthworms.

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In an interview with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb, Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer discusses legislative efforts to repeal House Bill, as well as a bill that could soon be filed that would split Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members.

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A controversial bill that would split Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members could be back before the General Assembly.  This after a similar bill failed in the last session.  That bill, filed by then-Senator Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville, was defeated in its last stop in the House.  Now, the Senator who took his place when  he retired, Republican Chuck Edwards, has sent an e-mail to Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer announcing his intention to file another bill.  WCQS's Jeremy Loeb spoke with Mayor Manheimer about Edwards' email.

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In an interview with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb, Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer discusses legislative efforts to repeal House Bill 2, as well as a bill that could soon be filed that would split Asheville into districts for the purpose of electing city council members.

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