Our nation’s power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity—especially in summer months when users face triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and power outages.
BURN examines the state of America’s electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is set to approve the county 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. The $337 million spending plan includes a significant increase in the county property tax rate. David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the budget.
The Brevard Music Festival begins it's 2013 season this weekend and once again WCQS will be there to bring you the excitement and artistry of live concerts from this nationally known center of music performance and education.
Listen throughout the summer as WCQS and our colleagues from WDAV Davidson bring you concerts of orchestral and chamber music performed by internationally known artists such as Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta and Matthias Bamert, as well as Brevard's own artist-faculty from across the United States.
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.