The flow of public money for candidates running for the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the State Supreme court is coming to an end. The state budget that the Republican controlled General Assembly is expected to approve eliminates funding for the judicial candidates. David Hurand spoke with the Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies, which publishes Facing South and Southern Exposure, Chris Kromm about the demise of public financing of judicial races.
The first Asheville Autism Pride Week runs June 16th-through June 22nd. David Hurand spoke with one of the events participants Dave Spicer. To see the full schedule of Autism Pride Week events visit their web site. http://autismprideweek.org
Due to an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, WCQS added a second trip to Cuba next spring. Both trips are now sold out, but we are taking names for a waiting list. If the demand is there, we may add a third tour, but we have not booked a third departure at this juncture.
It's been a record setting wet Spring for much of Western North Carolina. David Hurand spoke with Atmospheric Sciences Professor and WCQS weather expert Ed Brotak about why the region has seen so much rain and the June to November Hurricane Season.
Asheville City Council has made it clear it will not drop the city's legal challenge of a state law that transfers control of the Asheville Water System to the Metropolitan Sewerage Distrct and a Regional Authority. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress Senior News Reporter David Forbes about the will of council and a recent email exchange between members of the local delegation to the General Assembly and Mayor Terry Bellamy.
It's official - Western North Carolina loves Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell. Tickets for the August 1st Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium went on sale Thursday June 6th and sold out the very next day!
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.