AFM News Hour: Thursday Edition
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The Asheville FM News Hour features news, commentary and interviews regarding the issues affecting people in Asheville and WNC. We're proud to include weekly headlines, the Wild Gardener segment with Peter Loewer, and the CalCast from The Mountain Xpress.  We seek to highlight the voices of the community of Asheville and share relevant stories from across the state.

Tune in Thursdays at 7pm for lively discussions with news makers, non-profits and everyday folks.

Our news team includes:Andrew Rainey, Scott Owen, TJ Amos, David Forbes, Trevon Dunn, Gerry Leonard, Keith Fletcher, Rachel Herman, Emma Hutchens, Victor Palomino, Andrew Vasco, Elizabeth Garland, Alex Heisey and Zachary Newman. Logo courtesy of Nathanael Roney.


AFM News Hour: Thursday Edition's Blog

Nov. 18 2016

In this episode we talk to two members of the Russian art collective Pussy Riot after a panel discussion they sat on at UNCA. Masha Alyokhina and Sasha Bogino were joined by producer Sasha Cheparukhin in the panel, moderated by Lori Horvitz and Emily Navarro from UNCA.

Many might remember Masha Alyokhina from a widely publicized action Pussy Riot conducted at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow August 2012. Sasha Bogino is a journalist and editor from the group's media outlet Mediazona, and Sasha Cheparukhin is a producer and activist that has collaborated with the collective.

We have tons of audio from this event - a full recording of the panel discussion, interviews with Ashevillains before and after the panel, more interviews with Pussy Riot. Stay tuned to catch the broader story - and in the meantime, you can listen to the shorter piece here.

Listen to Pussy Riot on Art, Activism, and America


Nov. 11 2016

This past week we ventured down to the Asheville Maker's space in the Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery Building. We got a tour of the space and a demonstration of some of their new tools - their 3D printer, brand new laser cutter, and house-made voting system.

The Asheville Makers started as an informal group 2013 and gained official nonprofit status this year.  The Makers host weekly meetings and offer 24/7 use of the space to its members as well as workshops in skills like soldering and rocket building to the local community. You can see their events calendar here.   

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Oct. 13 2016

Tonight on the Asheville FM News Hour, Know Your Rights: Navigating Benefits with Pisgah Legal Services, an update from Homeward Bound of WNC, the weekend CalCast brought to you by the News Team and the Mountain Xpress, AND a new episode of the Wild Gardener!

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