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.
Tonight at 9 WCQS will carry NPR News special coverage. In a national address, President Obama will outline his latest strategy for dealing with the militant group, ISIS. Join WCQS for live coverage of the president's speech and in-depth analysis from NPR.
Congratulations to Kathleen Baluha of Hendersonville. Kathleen is the lucky winner among 999 entrants to the Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. Now Kathleen gets to decide whether she wants the Audi A3 Sedan, the VW TDI JettaSportWagen or a VW Beetle Convertible from Harmony Motors. Decisions, Decisions!
Thanks to everyone who entered the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. With your help it was a great success and sell-out! We'll announce the winner Wednesday, August 27th, during All Things Considered.
WCQS afternoon host Trent Henley is leaving the airwaves to attend nursing school at Blue Ridge Community College. Trent joined WCQS in June 2006 and has been your reliable and charming afternoon voice during Fresh Air, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. In addition to hosting on WCQS, Trent has been providing music at wedding receptions and special events around Western North Carolina.
This summer, we’re taking listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet. The Really Big Questions – a series of five, hour-long programs from SoundVision Productions – brings together scientists, philosophers and regular folks for a scintillating exploration of human nature guided by five enduring questions.
Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this content pairs nicely with all your listeners' summertime musing.
Tune in Saturday at 3 or Sunday at 6 for a debate on fracking. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessing. To others it’s a curse. Supporters say natural gas is a clean alternative to coal and a bridge to a green energy future. Opponents say that it’s poisoning our water and methane leaks from the wells actually make it a bigger climate polluter than coal.
Tune in Wednesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. for The Capitol Steps’ 4th of July special, “Politics Takes a Holiday.” The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There’s John Kerry singing “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea? And Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to “Let It Go” when it comes to running for president. It’s a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!