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.
Update! - 9:45 a.m 10/15/14. Listeners met the goal for the Brother Wolf Challenge! Brother Wolf will now receive $10,000 in life-saving veterinary services from Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery for animals in need!Thank you!
The Board of Directors of WCQS, the region’s public radio station, has sold its ownership in the office condominium building it occupies at 73 Broadway to Tuckers Town LLC. The announcement was made today by President and CEO Jody Evans.
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.
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 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.
We’re looking inside the Islamic State: as a phenomenon and as America’s latest enemy in the endless war on terror. Do we know who they are, or how we plan to defeat them? President Obama says they aren’t Islamic and aren’t a state. It’s clear they’re a dangerous mad storm of Arab anger armed, in part, with hand-me-down American weapons. Could this be the coming Caliphate that Dick Cheney warned us against? What if it’s blowback that his Iraq War fired up?
That's Inside The Islamic State - a documentary special on WCQS tonight at 6.