Michelle Keenan

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Station News
11:55 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Monumental Disagreements: A Memorial Day special from BackStory

Proposed Mothers' Memorial by John Geddes, 1922-30
Credit image by: (Library of Congress).

What does the notion of national remembrance really mean? This is a country awash in monuments. They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. We’ve memorialized everything from famous soldiers and statesmen, to big ideas or major events – and a lot in between. Yet our ambivalence towards these monuments is as old as our enthusiasm for them. Case in point: The Washington Monument. Ever wonder why there isn’t actually an image of Washington on it?

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Station News
4:52 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Lunch with Steve Inskeep: Meet the Morning Edition co-host, reporter and author of "Jacksonland"

WCQS will host a luncheon with Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep June 1.
Credit Linda Fittante

You wake up to the voice of Morning Edition co-host  Steve Inskeep every day. Now you can have lunch with him too! Inskeep will be in Western North Carolina to promote his new book Jacksonland and has graciously agreed to spend some time with WCQS.

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Station News
2:16 pm
Sun May 10, 2015

Tonight on Country Roots: Live Music From the WCQS Studios

The Bread and Butter Band perform live on Country Roots, May 10th.
Credit courtesy of The Bread and Butter Band

Tune in to Country Roots tonight at 7 when Wayne Erbsen welcomes The Bread and Butter Band and The Riverbend Ramblers live from the Vetust Study Club Performance Studio at WCQS.

The Bread and Butter Band are former Warren Wilson students and The Riverbend Ramblers are current Warren Wilson students.

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Station News
7:57 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Molly Ringwald
Credit Jason Falchook

Tune in Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a Mother's Day edition from The Moth Radio Hour.

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace. Hosted by the Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

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Station News
5:37 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Vote for WCQS - "Best Local Radio Station"

Credit http://mountainx.com/bestofwnc/

It's that time of year again - time to cast your vote in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC 2015" readers poll. Once a year, thousands of residents and visitors celebrate what’s best and brightest about a very wonderful place — Western North Carolina. Let your passion for public radio shine and your voice of support for public radio be heard and and cast your vote for WCQS!

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Station News
5:03 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

WCQS Names New CEO

David Feingold will become Western North Carolina Public Radio's next CEO and General Manager this summer.

The Western North Carolina Public Radio Incorporated (WNCPRI) Board of Directors has named David Feingold as WCQS CEO and General Manager, succeeding former President and CEO Jody Evans, who resigned in December, 2014.

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5:11 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

How to Help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the quake

If you want to help victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, but don't know where to start, you may find the following article a helpful resource. Charity Navigator has vetted 7 non-profit organizations already in action.
As images of devastation and tragedy in Nepal and neighboring countries rattled by Saturday's earthquake pour across social media and TV, the natural question for many people is, "What can I do to help?" After disasters, the best way to help is generally to donate money to effective and efficient charities that have an established presence on the ground.
Station News
6:54 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust

This week WCQS brings you a special Holocaust Remembrance Week program Confronting Hatred: 70 Years After the Holocaust. This documentary examines the ways in which the Holocaust continues to inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, propaganda, and human rights. Explore stories from people confronting hatred in their lives, their communities, and sometimes in their own hearts.

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Station News
5:28 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Handel's Messiah by Musica Sacra this Sunday

To celebrate Easter, WCQS will air a portion of this acclaimed 1981 recording of the complete MESSIAH oratorio featuring Musica Sacra and soloists under the direction of Richard Westenburg.  It is considered an ideal mix of old and new performance practices. Parts 2 & 3 make up the Easter portion of the work with Part 2 concluding with the famous "Hallelujah Chorus". The running times for Parts 2 & 3 are approximately 90 minutes and will air from 3:00 to 4:30.

That's this Sunday afternoon with host Chip Kaufmann on Encore.

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Station News
2:27 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special

Tune in Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. for When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special from State of the Re:Union (SOTRU). In this episode , SOTRU explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson's life. Letson talks to poets from all over the country about the craft, the lifestyle, the resurgence of poems, and of course, hear some incredible poetry.

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