I was traveling to Asheville to visit my old summer camp in Hendersonville. I was tuning through the FM dial when I stopped at a song that blew my mind and that I thought sounded very Beatlesque.
When I heard your station break I was stunned I was getting an Asheville station, as I had just recently crossed over the Virginia-North Carolina line. Turns out I was getting the feed from one of your repeater antennas! Very cool!
'Inspired Innovation: What Asheville's All About'...that's the name of the upcoming Leadership Asheville Buzz 2012 Breakfast Series. To find out what the series is all about, Pam Bunch spoke with Barbara Brill, Executive Director of Leadership Asheville and Jan Getz, Buzz Committee Chair. We'll find out what Leadership Asheville is and why this series is so special.
NY Times Chief Washington Correspondent and author, David Sanger, has followed up his first work on President Obama, "The Inheritance" which came out about three years ago. In this book, Sanger describes how Obama has had to adapt to deal with a world on fire - first dealing with the two wars he inherited - while trying to do something about economic recession at home, and the ramp-up of Iran's race for nuclear weapons. This eye-opening book is as exciting and thrilling as a good spy movie. But truth is stranger than fiction.
About a year ago, the health departments and hospitals in 16 Western North Carolina counties got together and developed a regional initiative called WNC Healthy Impact. Last week, Pam Bunch spoke with Buncombe County Health Department Director, Gibbie Harris, about this group that is only one of a few such regional health initiatives in the country. They talked about it's importance and what it can mean for the areas covered.
David Holt accompanied Doc Watson both on and off stage from 1998 until Doc's death two weeks ago, though they first worked together (with Merle) in 1984. Any of us who have seen Doc perform these last 14 years can credit David for that wonderful opportunity. The multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, PBS host, and all-around roots music advocate spends an hour reminiscing about one of our greatest inspirations, spinning tunes from both Doc and some of Doc's own early inspirations.
Charles Ferguson was nominated for an Oscar for his first documentary about the war in Iraq, called 'No End In Sight'. In 2011, he won an Oscar for his documentary, 'Inside Job', about the financial crisis that struck the country and nearly brought down our entire financial industry.
There is currently a great deal of controversy over a book that some consider to be so trashy it shouldn't be on library shelves. Pam Bunch recently interviewed the author of a new book that is really trashy.