35 Burst results for "Asheville"
Chris Buskirk: 'We Have to Keep Beating That Drum'
"You a video that I think is a game changer when my team and I said this is it. That's it end of story, no debate this is the next election. It's from the west Chester police at the airport last year in the middle of the night intercepting some CIA contractors from mvm here in Asheville, Virginia, ferrying illegal aliens in an arm Mark jumper jet. Don't want to be somewhere where the spotlight is. A lot of this is just, no, I get it. Because what we don't want to do is abstract attention. We don't want the media to like we don't even know where we're going when they come. I get the whole secrecy and all this is even about my experience. And why? You know why? You know what? Yeah, no, but why? Come on. What's the big secret? Everybody knows what's happening. The government. Because if this gets out, the government is betraying the American people. Chris got to get your response. For me, if I were part of the conservative movement, if I were at Mar-a-Lago, this would be the campaign ad. When you have a CIA contractor saying, we gotta be on the down low, admitting afterwards that I'm not even allowed on the DA chess orders to show you my DoD army contractors ID. I'm only allowed to give the police my driver's license because this is so, so unconstitutional. Is there anything more that needs to be said about saving America? Well, yeah, probably, yes. I mean, I don't think it's verbally, but there's a lot more that needs to be said about this. And we need to be beating this drum nonstop. I'll give you another example step. There's a couple of miles from where I live literally across the street from where my kids went to school. There is an old hotel which has been used to house illegal aliens for the past year. It's a story that has been made quite public here in Arizona, but you know, people forget. And we have to, we have to keep beating that drum. I mean, this
TikTok rescue: Girl got help using silent distress signal
"Distress signals made popular on tick tock help save a girl who is being held captive in Kentucky the sixteen year old was reported missing in Asheville North Carolina two days later deputy Gilbert asegurado with the laurel county sheriff's office in Kentucky told WHAS an alert driver call nine one one from a local interstate to say he saw a girl with her hands straight up then you Tucker the man and all four fingers over that time and back and forth the driver recognized it from tick tock as a plea for help from domestic violence the caller followed the car and stayed with it until police could get there the victim vehicle got off at exit forty one our guys were like not the top of the ramp a sixty one year old was arrested police say a cell phone found in the man's possession had images that allegedly portrayed a juvenile female in a sexual manner I'm a Donahue
Amy Burle Captures the Complexities of Love and Family in The Year of Thorns and Honey
"In today's up so visit amy willoughby burly author of the year of thorns and honey a standalone companionship. Debut the lemonade year. The second chance romance falls photographer nina as she navigates the messy and imperfect intricacies of the relationships in her life her rebellious teenage daughter. Her ex husband fiance or complicated family. Ammann's she wants loved and most important of all herself. The reemerges for rex love or sort of reflect on our past and ask some hard questions about our future with debut flawed characters and david pros the year of thornton. Hunt is an exploration of the universal desire to find your true path. Bell adams author of the good luxton had this to say about the book. The year of thornton honey. Amy willoughby burly s crafted a warm heartfelt story of second chances exploring how we move forward in grace stunning emotional psychological depth the novels engaging characters wrestle with decisions large and small and discover starting over can be the most meaningful gift of all. You'll be drawn in by nina's charming voice ended up falling in love with her honest vulnerability and earnest desire to choose the best path. Any welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. Yeah so a s- could have you on the show. Congratulations on the book. Thank you now a little bit about you before we get started here with the book You grew up in a small coastal town thing. It's cure north carolina and jerry. All the that always things with the that you say security hurly-burly you started writing it East carolina university and you now writer and teacher living in asheville With your husband for children. And so how does how does Being raised in a small town And the life that you're leading inform your writing and and particularly the book book of thorns. Yeah i loved growing up in in kerry beach. It was ideally in. Every way. And i think i do still have that small town Sensibility of family and neighborhood and community and that definitely informs my writing the year thornton. Honey is sort of unofficially set in asheville. I i don't name it as as asheville but Locals and folks who've been would certainly recognize some of the places and i think that just the sense of of community and family It really informs how i ride as as opposed to you know. I don't tend to set things in in big cities. Ashville is actually a pretty small town A really cool town but a pretty small one and so i. Yeah i definitely think that you know when. I'm when i'm crafting a story. I'm really thinking about the the characters and And how they how they function within their whole community are saw Emmy right Sort of about the mystery and wonder of life as you say and it's Contemporary fiction that focuses on these themes of second chances redemption and finding the beauty and the world around us. And i'm curious to what draws you to these things i think that on drawn to those particular themes of of second chances and redemption and learning how to see the the beauty in the around us because it's such a universal set of of themes. I think everyone is going through. You know that kind of thing. We're all making mistakes and hoping that we're given second chances. We're looking for forgiveness and very often in situations where we're called to forgive others And the the beauty in the world around us. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in things that aren't going well or especially two thousand twenty the way we wish things were that we very often don't stop to take stock of of the things that that are wonderful and the the small beauties especially i think is is really what draws me is is the the small things that that make our live special. So what kind of teaching a year engaged in. Oh gosh i have. I think i have the best teaching job ever. I teach mostly creative writing and some literature to middle school and high school. Kids through a program called elevate life and art which is a home school enrichment program. So i have very small classes but I'm lucky enough to have classes filled with students who really want to learn to write and students really love to read. So it's the it's the best of all worlds. As far as a teacher is concerned really engage students. And who really love the subject. And and i feel really lucky. I've got some kids in my writing classes. That are just amazing. I feel like i'm i'm seeing. The you know the the the little middle school faces of people that will be on the shelves and in the future. Some some really wonderful talent and and i'm i'm happy to be part of their journey when when i started writing i was in that same age but You know typically in school. You don't really get that opportunity to to to write creatively in your classroom. So i'm i'm happy that they have that in and hoping that that it will keep those fires lit for them
"asheville" Discussed on WTVN
"Columbus W. O D. C H D to Asheville, My fellow Americans, We have to be different than this. America has to be better than this. And I believe America is so much better than this. Just look around here we stand in the shadow of the Capitol Dome. As was mentioned earlier completed amid the civil war, when the union itself was literally hanging in the balance. That we endured way prevailed here We stand looking out of the great mall. Dr King spoke of his dream. Here We stand where? 108 years ago. At another inaugural, thousands of protesters tried to block brave women. Marching for the right to vote today, Way marked us worried into the first woman in American history, elected to National office Vice president Comma Harris. Don't tell me things can't change. Can we stand across the Potomac from Arlington Cemetery? We're heroes who gave the last full measure of devotion rest in eternal peace. And here we stand. Just days after a ride. His mom thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people to stop. The work of our democracy to drive is from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever. Not ever. All those who supported our campaign. I'm humbled by the faith. You placing us Toe. All those who did not support us. Let me say this hair me out as we move forward, Take your measure Me and my heart. If you still disagree, so be it. That's democracy. That's America. The right to dissent peaceably when.
Pandemic wage gains were just a fluke
"Come friday. We're going to get the latest stab shot on average hourly earnings in this economy and it is expected to show continued strong winds gains but our guy on economic statistics mitchell hartman. He says best to ignore that and focus instead on the trouble yet to come so a crazy thing happened on the way to the pandemic recession. After the economy shut down and twenty million people lost their jobs. Workers average hourly earnings went up skyrocketed. Actually up eight percent year over year but what got was was not signal. Joseph bruce willis is chief economist at rsm consulting. He'll be our guide through this thicket of wage data and when he says noise not signal he means fast. Rising wages have been a statistical anomaly of the pandemic economy high paid professionals kept working from home and mostly held onto their paychecks but millions of mostly low paid service workers lost their jobs. When you've got forty percent of households making forty thousand or less seen a job loss or loss in wages. That explains that head. Fake if you will on wages forty year old cinnamon deutsche is. An example of what bruce willis is talking about. She was teaching at a childcare center in asheville beulah ohio when it closed and she got laid off in march her three hundred and fifty dollars a week. Paycheck disappeared from the average earnings calculation. But she got unemployment which included six hundred dollars a week in extra federal pandemic pay until she was hired back three months later. I made twice as much on unemployment with the extra six hundred dollars. As i do now but i am glad to be back to work. I mean i like going to work so like many americans do inches. Income actually went up for a while because of additional unemployment benefits and relief checks but those temporary effects are fading. And just says we're in for a rude awakening. What i think we're going to see is a very bifurcated. Wage market this idea that k shaped economy separation between the hadgem. The have notch bruce willis says the haves those who work in what he calls. These zoom economy will have made goes at the upper end. Those who are already thriving. There's going to be competition for those workers. you know. Premium place their wages but for lower wage says workers even as the economy reopened and employers. Start staffing up again. Those in the middle to the lower end of the market where the damage occurred. They're not going to see a lot of wage growth. That's due in part to supply and demand. Lots of unemployed workers looking for jobs not enough job openings to give them leverage to demand higher pay. then there's something. Economists call downward nominal wage rigidity firms during hard times ten not reduce. The wages of the employee said they keep on the books but when the times get better wage gains core restrained. That is pretty much what cinnamon joy is seeing in her job. She's back at work fulltime at her previous salary of three hundred and fifty dollars a week. The extra unemployment income she banked back in the spring has run out. My credit card is back up to you. Know almost max out trying to pay five or ten bucks extra so that i can pay that down. I make enough money to pay my bills and have mcdonald's once in a while but you know if my car breaks down or have an emergency am just outta luck i i have to borrow from. Somebody doesn't expect chill get a raise until she hits ten years of service in twenty twenty
Because of Vaccines, Ultra-Cold Freezers Are the New Hot Buy
"In a sea of stress. Inducing headlines there is one seemingly perennial bright spot these days vaccine news the scientists researchers and doctors that have been working on a covid nineteen vaccine seemed to have made great strides toward finding effective inoculations to help protect us from the virus. Pfizer was the first to announce its vaccine in early november. The company said it showed more than ninety percent effectiveness but the vaccine also has an inconvenient distribution issue it has to be stored at minus seventy degrees celsius. That's colder than antarctica in winter. Maderna's vaccine announced later in the month had similar efficacy rate and similar storage needs. Both vaccines must be sold in special ultra cold freezers throughout their journey from manufacturing plant to where the vaccine will be administered. Those super cold freezers cheap. Their price tags may be as high as thirty thousand dollars but those frigid freezers are selling like hotcakes. Hospitals in government entities have been snapping them up to help distribute the vaccine to the masses even employers are getting on board. Automaker ford bought twelve ultra-cold freezers last month. In an effort to ensure its employees can get the vaccine tra- cold freezers. Aren't your garden variety ice cream and frozen pizzas storage units. They're typically the domain of university labs in hospitals that need to store cell extracts dna or other specialized materials at extremely low temperatures. Both a ba leading vaccine's use a relatively new technology called synthetic messenger are in a or emaar in a which attaches to the virus helping the immune system recognize attack it. The challenge is that ima- a needs to be kept super cold. Keep enzymes from breaking down according to smithsonian magazine when the team at so low environmental equipment manufacturer of these units got wind of the pfizer. Vaccines storage requirements. The company started ramping up production so low vice president dan hesler toll cnbc quote. It's been crazy. The company stockpiles been depleted in orders or taking six to eight weeks to fulfil one of solos biggest. Competitors thermo fisher. Scientific was ramping up production at the fastest rate in its history according to a company spokesperson talking wwl a local abc television affiliate in asheville north carolina. The company expects fourth-quarter earnings to grow about sixty percent over the same period last year driven by covid nineteen response but even with ultra low freezer manufacturers. Hard at work to meet demand. These vaccines have unveiled another weakness in the supply chain the cold chain. Most vaccines need to be kept at a specific temperature until they're administered. That's typically around thirty five to forty five degrees wired reports but the super low temperatures that the most promising covid nineteen vaccines require. Make it tough to distribute the vaccines widely in the highly developed north american economies. Let alone in places where equipment capacity isn't close to sufficient like parts of africa. Asia and south america wired estimates that upward of twenty five percent of all vaccines are lost because of a lack of reliable coal chains in some countries. Just one ten. Health centers have a proper vaccine refrigerator according to that report and that includes rural hospitals in the us. Allen morgan chief. Executive of the national rural health association told stat news that poorer hospitals can't afford the pricey ultra-cold freezers nearly half of us. Rural hospitals were operating at a loss as of april of this year and the pandemic has only made things worse that means that workers and residents in these areas may not have access to the vaccine. It's possible that the manufacturers may update their cold-storage guidelines or that new vaccines. That don't require such ultra-low temps may come along. But for now lack of a stable co chain to distribute the vaccine to some people who need it most is a situation with legitimate chilling concert
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Fantastic places to eat in asheville and they talk about this appalachian cuisine here. I was looking at up and you know it's like it's like she was talking about even one of the activities on the outdoor things i was just looking at. Is foraging so. I'm kind of get an idea that this is all about what you could find many years ago. And you're kind of primitive cooking so of makes you know you. And i love to cook so can makes me a check. Check out some of the restaurants but they also have racing. Zip-line have used up line before dan gravity's got a little too big of a hold on me at the at the moment. So no i. I tend to avoid the zip-lining. Yeah you like. I got you. Can if you like zip-lining you can race and zip on at the same time so that might be fun. I have a feeling i would win. I'm just worried about the stopping portion of the zip line. So you know you have to. I memorized use your gloves. And i'm always afraid i'm just going to burn a hole riding thank crash right into the guy at the bottom. So pretty much like a cartoon. Yes exactly if you're talking about your toma hiking trails earlier. i'm noticing. They do yoga hikes. You hike you do yoga all in one thing but looks like you do from some incredible view on top of a mountain or something. So that's your thing that that would be amazing. Yeah a lot of things to do here on the website definitely go to explore dot com a lot of great stuff here. Well that'll wrap this episode. We'd love it if you share the episode with friends you have. That might be.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Dodi dodie we appreciate you being on the show today. Thank you very much. We'll thank you so much for having me. If for more information on visiting asheville visit explore ashville dot com sedan. That was a lot of cool information about ashville The cooking the virtual cooking that she was talking about with the gingerbread houses that awful. I'm all for that. Yeah i could see your boys loving that. Your daughter's a little older but man. This is a lot of fun now. I was gonna say she. She'd love it too. She's one of the main parts of the family that wanted to go see the the gingerbread competition and i loved it. That's virtual now. That'll be cool. That you know you can sit home and watch that so while she was talking to explore dot com and this is something you can think about for the summertime out. There's a there's a place on. The website called nine surprising. Outdoor adventures in asheville started reading. This and there are some interesting things to do Check this out. So number one is belly yak belli. Ac you need to go check this out if your belly ac you're like on a kayak but you're laying on your belly on this thing and i've never seen it before you use web gloves to paddle. I don't know my neck. Just my neck is hurt and thinking about hold up that long but some people would love that. That sounds interesting. I'll have to check that out. I know the last time we were there. As i mentioned we were talking to doty was We just kinda wondering around. And we wound up downtown and a farmer's market but there was art everywhere i mean it was. It was fantastic. It was a beautiful spring day. Then i think we you know we. We wanted around there for gosh three or four hours and think we we ate lunch and dinner. So i'm there are really really fantastic. Fantastic places to eat in asheville and they talk about this appalachian cuisine here. I was looking at up and you know it's like it's.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Launched in twenty nine teen and was rescheduled or cancelled Postpone in into the twenty twenty one year so the details are still emerging about what the festival landscape will look for in twenty twenty one But we're expecting a lot of Innovations and Flexibility in these events. So i know you previously chow chow was over a long weekend in the fall but the players are looking to create a more extended celebration with many smaller events that will give visitors. Plenty a plenty of Options to participate in perhaps even some virtual opportunities of well as well the mission of chow chow is To celebrate in enrich unique food ways of of southern appalachia. So from from this event. You're gonna see a lot of immersive and educational culinary events that really dive into important topics and celebrate the many hands. And makers that influence food in our region so it's It's certainly a celebration. Great food and drink but That offers You know that offers people the chance to kind of go a bit deeper now in the spring. I'm excited about this one in particular especially given the landscape that we're in We have some colossal works of art. That will be woven into the biltmoore bloom landscapes so the landscape at a built more during their biltmore blooms festival so these these are unique. Outdoor sculptures from an environmental artists named patrick doherty known as stick man and Hey will reside in in the antler hill village areas starting april first. These aren't just it's the names I don't think white at describes scale this artist worst. It's they're truly beautiful avangard. Just organic structures that are often very. The visitors can kind of engage within the landscape. And so given that you know. The on the landscape around of a bill or house were on designed by near the father of landscape design. Frederick law olmsted it's pretty iconic location for these whimsical forms. Gigantic shit snares cocoons To be setting so it should be a maybe these large-scale artwork on guests can get up close to that. Should be a pretty a pretty amazing experience. Here as built more in its renowned gardens are coming to life in the spring. I'm particularly excited about this one. That sounds awesome. Well that's a lot of fantastic information. Dodi dodie we appreciate you being on the show today. Thank you very much. We'll thank you so much for having me. If for more information on visiting asheville.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Do the scavenger hunt around the city. Zach or something like that we actually. we've have. We have a company. I think it's called ashville detours and they. They do scavenger hunts around the city downtown. They do a number of tour offerings for for groups. But that's a great resource. If you're for a creative way to explore parts of the city that you might not have thought to go with a little bit of that like choose your own. Adventure vied ashville detours is a great resource. She kinda wanted. Choose your own adventure downtown. Typically those from what i've read. There's a lot of history involved. They they'll pick things to do in the skate to find in the scavenger hunt that might relate to the history of the city. Might be a good way to learn more about the city as well. we also have ashville urban trail Which is a walking tour of downtown asheville and hits on Wada the historical and cultural highlights from around the city. So that's that's a wonderful thing to do a mild winter day we have You can also access The the online guide to that. Which really kind of takes you through. Spot to spot gives you video and Some context for this piece of art that you're seeing and and why why this bronze cat hank is sitting in the corner of this briefing. So is also has an indefinite scavenger hunt vibe for history buffs tour companies who provides a wonderful local context. I think The the tour companies are a great option for people who are kind of easing into travel here in the pandemic era because They can work with you on the small group the size of your group and You know whether you're whether you're interested in the literary history of the area. We have one that does rooftop are tours. So they're taking you up to these wonderful rooftop bars that have fireplaces and you can have a beverage while also learning about the history of the area and getting expansive use. That sounds awesome. And now you've mentioned co vid some of the things that that have altered Different parts of some of the offerings in the city are there any restrictions that that travelers should know about. I know north. Carolina is requiring mask indoors and think on on sidewalks as well. Is that correct. Yes yes yeah you know. Health and safety of the community and the people who visit as is a very high priority in asheville so in partnership with local businesses and attractions..
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Online maker gift guide their which also provides links to some of these other indie craft pop-up online shops. So there's a wealth of resources for those release show Handmade gifts That kind of a speak to travel and support these artists. You know you know. It's a rough time for them. So it's really important. This year to kind of be intentional with the gifts that were giving absolutely. It's a great option will move on beyond the holidays a little bit winner. Silla awesome time to come and visit the area. Can you tell us about some of the the hiking areas around the city. Yes hiking one of my very favorite activities Round ashville and we are very fortunate here where asheville sits you know. We're kind of in a bowl surrounded by these beautiful mountain peaks intersected by the blue ridge parkway so in any direction you had you can find thousands of miles of hiking biking trails. I think what's really neat about winter. Is that you know kinda misconception that because we're in the mountains our winters are extremely snowy and cold and certainly we do get some snow on but the average snowfall. Here you know is is is. It's actually pretty mild. Get about twelve inches for the year and events are are much less than that So people usually the the tips of the mountains might get that dusting of snow but then down in asheville in the surrounding area it melts off fairly quick and for those who were out hiking pretty magical experience because the leaves off the trees. So you're getting these expansive sweeping views. So that is normally shaded in covered over. Which has its own magic. But it's a whole new gives you a whole new perspective in the in the winter months because the leaves are down and you might have views along the entire trail a we have a. We have a hiking guide on our website on export ashville dot com and that hiking guide is Is is really a a great resource because you can. You can sort the hikes based on distance based on the hike features. What you wanna see Do you want to check out a waterfall. Are you looking for. Expansive views D- needs something a little flatter and so there's all these There's all these filters that help kind of narrow down which hikes are for you. We also have some great round up some winter hikes hikes. That are especially nice in the winter months on our website. Flat is good for me hiking. I'm glad that's filter filter. You know you don't any don't necessarily have to go hiking. I mean what's the one of the great things here is that you can get off on these scenic roads around the area and there are there can be some seasonal closures of the blue ridge parkway so anybody who's coming up to the area during the winter and wants to in the parkway needs to check and make sure and check that blue ridge parkway Website to or we also usually on export asheville as well to make sure that the parkway that the area the program that they wanna had to is is open But you can get up on. You can get up onto these overlooked and just drive right up and get that video. So there's there's a lot of different ways to to access the scenic beauty here in the blue ridge. The views really are spectacular question. They do. They do seen some cities..
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Or can like christmas package and kindling. Christmas at biltmore is when the estate opens just what it sounds. It opens up at night. And so all of that mac magic. All of that day core gets that had an ambiance. And golo of this gilded age you know icon All snow sparkly in festive for the holiday season. What's amazing about the biltmore to me is that it's already got the blue ridge mountains backdrop but then you add the christmas decorations. Just fantastic absolutely fantastic. So another good thing about that. I wanted to mention about the the hotels and lodging in asheville is i feel like actual does a really good job of hitting every price point. i feel like you know just about every budget can be satisfied in asheville From academy all the way like you were saying to luxury. So i feel like ashville does a great job of of hitting everybody's you know being active in everybody's budget there. Another thing that we love about ashville is the art community. The last time that i was there we were there for soccer. Weekend and week We kind of wandered downtown and there was a market place going on. There was all kinds of just incredible art. What's the best way in your opinion for families to take in. The art scene in asheville are so many inroads. It's to ashville art seeing and one of the things When i first moved here you know as long ago now but one of the things that always struck me about. The art scene in asheville is just how Hands on kind of personal. It can be. It's a very You know i came from a place where i was more familiar with like gallery culturing. We have some amazing galleries in asheville. But the what's need is that we have this blend of art. You know working districts where artists are working in their studios can actually watch the creation process. Happen all over town. Not just downtown down in our river arts district in and in galleries in studios all over town the this winter. What we're excited about or what. We're we're hoping to get the word out about. Is that Our visitors can finally explore some of the new museums that opened just before the pandemic with new safety measures and capacity limits in place The shining example of that is the asheville art museum in. This is a new twenty. Four million dollar stated the are building expansive gallery space the focus..
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"It's part of a trend But go back many many years in our destination and also Traditions like foraging wild crafting and so ringing those wild things into the kitchen as well and then there's the other piece of it that is kind of pulls from you know just the way that life was in in the appalachian mountains. This is you know we're in a mountainous area The people who lived here first were very very remote and cut off and so Some people were need to preserve and make the most and use every piece and part of the animal plant in so lot. Lots of traditions around preserving food and and the techniques that were kind of born from a place of brought and then you're pulling in those influences from the the freed slaves from the native americans who who lived on on this land in those traditions as well. So it's it's a mixing pot of a lot of things hoped. That kind of makes sense there so i wanna ask you. What are some interesting places to stay in ashville and mean maybe downtown or close built more. What do you recommend. We have a really wide variety of accommodation options in asheville. There are some amazing new hotels downtown. like the hotel heiress which is just Taken what was kind of a a big brown boring building on our skyline and turned it into this beautiful art deco masterpiece with expansive views of the surrounding mountains To you know be Historic in historic neighbors neighborhoods. Just outside of downtown That's that's a a really great under the radar option Oftentimes they're they're walkable and they are owned and operated by some of the most passionate interesting folks. These people really know ashville. We have been be owners who are professional naturalists in addition to Or creating their bed and breakfast and so these The bnb's offer that a really wonderful level of service and one of the bnb's that comes to mind on that's offering something. I think pretty pretty fun for the winter. Season is pine crest bed and breakfasts and they have They have a fire up the smallest package for the winter months. So this includes Fire-starter hardwood skewers. And all the fixings for s'mores on the terrace there at the end of the people you wanna talk to also the people that have been there. They know everything about it. Those are the people you want to hang out with. And i think exactly exactly. They know they'll give you all their favorites. They'll hand you a list of their favorite hiking. Trails and Shops around town ended just wonderful resource in a very personal touch. Highly recommend our local. Bnb's i mean you could also go on the other end of the the luxury specs spectrum and spend tonight at the ihnen biltmore estate This year you can receive one night. Admission on an audio guide to their their candlelight christmas evenings With their candlelight. Christmas evening.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Cafes things like that i do. I do have a few other new spots that. I'd love to to mention get on the radar or for this year are absolutely our restaurant. Tourist have continued to invest in in the community and move forward with these fantastic projects. We have a surprising number of new restaurants that have opened on during the pandemic or just before. One of the ones to get on the radar is the it's in the s&w building and this is one of asheville art deco masterpieces right in the downtown and it is a massive space. And so we're really excited because it's has such wonderful potential and we'll get new life as a food hall called the s&w market and this Steamed hall will be cheering. I James beard nominated chef marijuana. Ronnie who has partnered with Asheville 's oldest brewery in is known for its craft. Beer scene nashville. The owner of Does raise leon and she was also nominated by the james beard foundation as an outstanding Beverage craft professional and so they're teaming up Chef irony is doing the curing. The food vendors in the space and the awang and highland will be doing the Who will be doing the beverage in beer component so it should be Pretty top notch menu with lots of delicious options Here in the heart of downtown some other places that would be the refund. Check out at asheville proper. This is a new life. Fire steakhouse concept which is in the grove arcade another architectural downtown. A place that. I've been hearing a lot about and haven't yet made it there myself. I'm sad to say that it's quickly becoming a low. Local favorite is jedi raise oyster house and just hearing great things do like daily in. Vj in having lazing raw bar and then tastic. Connections for your. We're here. we're all the way over here in the mountains may have been fantastic Connections for coastal seafood that enabling Really fresh seafood dishes another one. That has come from This this is from ashville assholes. Very first james beard semifinalist all the way back in twenty twenty. Ten jacob. Sessoms is he. He's kind of known in nashville for his modern. Take on appalachian cuisine. So this is a bit of a departure in this collaboration. He is opening L. guy ashville and this is gonna do tacos and sandwiches by day in Driven mexican place at night. I his partner chef Martinez so we're all. i mean. everybody loves tacos in these are going to be gourmet to the nth degree that'll fantastic. But i just want to ask you. You're talking about appalachian cuisine. I i don't know that i've ever heard that what what is what is that like what's to style of it. Yeah well when i i. I've been in this area for fifteen years and When i moved here a lot of aberdeen was get questions about how you guys have southern food and it was kind of for me. It was an involving learning process to kind of understand where appalachian cuisine kind of fit within that broader spectrum. That it wants its own thing and so It's kind of two two. fold or at least. This is the way. I i understand it. in my knowledge is growing and evolving all the time. But you have one piece of. That's based on the Not shared larter that. Everyone has here. this this these heirloom ingredients. The methods for growing wings this region has thousands of family farms that have histories That go back. And so those connections between the farm and the table that aren't.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"That sounds. I'm ready to come right now. I'm ready to go. Let's go dance. So i always get the food question. I don't know how. I type up the script so i guess i must must be me but food is an important part of every vacation. He's talking about the restaurants in nashville and that should be on. Everyone's must visit list and if any of the restaurants are doing any kind of special holiday meals. Or anything. Like that yeah. Ashville food scenes is very near and dear to my heart hurts. A we have an amazing very diverse food. Seen here that pulls in all sorts of influences on certainly pulling through those Those traditions in appalachian cuisine but also a really broad spectrum of world perspectives for example Benet on eagle one of the newer restaurants in town. I is really exploring. you know. Appalachia the roots of appalachian food and it's Influences from by freed slaves and west african tradition since they're bringing that in exploring that through the cuisine that they call appalachian soul food there and benet on eagle. So that's that's definitely wanted to out for something something different Also on monday. That comes to mind for me. It's important to note that are restaurants in this time are really striving to make things as safe as as possible and so. Sydney has teamed up with our independent restaurant association and They are in the city is doing what's called ashville shared spaces this initiative that includes like temporary park glitz and shared Street so this allows the businesses in retail like to expand their operations into on street parking areas and outdoor seating in so that allowing restaurants to continue to operate with fresh air and space and have additional places for waiting an on staging and all of that and they're also working to to To pool resources to install outdoor heaters intense and other structures that are going to help extend this season of dining in asheville on which is known for its sidewalk..
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"Twenty fifth anniversary and with that state has taken on the theme of an eighteen ninety five christmas. It's awesome yeah. So they're they're taking inspiration from oral history. Knees newspaper articles letters menu books. All from the estate Archives to inform the decor. And so everything that you will. Experience will kind of echo that very first christmas at biltmore amazing. that's amazing. yeah. I i have to just say this. It's another in a lot of movies film there but is the site of one of my favorite movies. The private is with tim. Conway and don knotts and so for that reason. This is one of my bucket list to do there. And i think at christmas would be amazing. Anyway i had to throw that in. It's absolutely spectacular has been the site of many movie is younger listeners. My remember the house in richie. Rich asians for hannibal. Yeah And you know just something that's kind of important to keep in mind this year When we're talking about visitor safety but wars adapted the estate experiences they're limiting capacity and requiring face coverings and reservations for biltmore house. I'm the estate. it's self is like the definition of spacious eight thousand acre backyard filled with gardens trails and home to america's most dissident winery. So there's much to explore so no trouble social distancing at the biltmore. There should be none at all. So let's We gotta talk about the gingerbread house competition because every year every christmas my kids and i will put together a little gingerbread house in you know a little pitiful looking thing but one thing that we've always wanted to do is get up to the gender gingerbread house competition Can you give a little history of the event and to attend this. Event ya Well grove park in itself. Has you know it's just steeped in history in nineteen thirteen and is a spending historic mountainside property it sits on sunset mountain looking downtown asheville and a sweeping sweeping views of the blue ridge mountains. It's an architectural marvel. They actually pulled stones from the mountains to to put together the main part of the in. And it's just it's quite gorgeous just just to look at and have long standing holiday traditions. The national gingerbread house competition at omni growth parking is one of the nation's celebrate holiday competitions. It's been around since nineteen ninety two and a normal year. You have hundreds of these sugar and spice creations filled throughout the in now this year there are plenty of opportunities to engage. But it's gonna look a lot different and some so glad that we're talking so i can kinda share some of the cool new ways that they're innovating so they are going virtual this year They're prioritizing safety by hosting this event. Virtually there won't be physical display of winners across Across the The grounds there at the end but red fans will enjoy the sugar son. Landscapes in candy covered cabins in castles. They can do that all from the comfort of home. So they're calling their Their virtual showcase the twelve days of gingerbread and basically they're going to announce one gingerbread house winner per day december first through the twelfth on the resorts facebook and instagram pages. In the grand prize winner will be announced on national gingerbread day. Worse on twelve and these entries are judged by a renown group of food and arts professionals including food network star at chef carla hall. Now if now forgets that are staying on the property they're going to get an exclusive experience..
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"North carolina requires masks indoors and outside including sidewalks. When social distancing isn't possible you can go to explore ashville dot com and click on the asheville cares. Stay safe pledge to read more about how the is taking extra precautions to make your visit a safe one and you know when you think of asheville one of the first things that comes to my mind and for many other. People is america's largest. Home the biltmore this luxurious family. Home of georgian edith. Vanderbilt is an incredible example of gilded age life architecture. The homes been faithfully preserved and fill with original furnishings with the blue ridge. Mountains is a backdrop. This home is something to see at the holiday decorations to the mix and this quickly becomes a place you wanna visit over and over and over. Today we're lucky to have with us. Dodie stevens doty is director of communications with explore. Ashville since two thousand seven where she works to bring ashville stories and travel news to life through media relations and communication efforts aimed at visitors to western north carolina. Dodie welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. We're glad to hear appreciate it. Kick things off with this one. The built more his a really popular year round destination so what special activities are going.
"asheville" Discussed on The Family Vacationer
"I like all of those roles. I'd definitely do. What's what are the favourite evans family. Christmas movies oh boy. It usually starts with elf and then it goes to george c scott version of a christmas carol the classic right now you've also got included christmas story now. We have a big argument in our house. Is the chronicles of narnia. A christmas movie because santa shows up in it. You know my wife says we gotta watch chronicles. Everybody else's going. Why i don't know but you got also include the disney christmas carol and you gotta ended up at night with a fire watching the expr- e-e-e-e-no right there. So let me ask you this. Die hard christmas movie or not. Oh lord this is another point of contention family. It's a tough one and it depends on. Yeah it depends. Yes i say no. It's just said at christmas. That's that's thank you are. It doesn't give me the christmas spirit to dude fallen out of a building. And now so yeah. That's not very no. But i think we're all looking for a festive holiday season after the year that we've all had this right and you know ashville is just the place to enjoy the holidays. The city surrounded by the blue ridge mountains and the highest peaks in the eastern united states. It's roughly a day's drive or less for fifty percent of the nation it's known for its mild winters with annual snowfall around twelve inches and single events rarely have more than six to eight inches so enough snow to look pretty but without causing too much trouble but you know the city has adapted to the times we now live in and and they have downtown kiosk and a win cicle safety bear that pops up all the city to remind residents and visitors like that..
Marilyn Nelson Communal Pondering in a Noisy World
"Maryland Nelson is a storytelling poet. She gives winsome voice forgotten people from history and from her own family. She shines a light on the complicated ancestry. We have in common and can help us in the work we have to together. Now she's written for both adults and children. She's taught poetry and contemporary practice to West, point cadets, and alongside the gentle, but mighty steam. Maryland Nelson Commands in the communion of modern poets. She's a voice for all of us in the work in the privilege of what she calls communal pondering to sit with her is to gain a newly spacious perspective on what that might mean and on why people young and old are turning to poetry with urgency. Poetry consists of. Words and phrases and sentences that emerge like something coming out of water. They emerge before us and they call up something in us, but then they turn. US back into our own silence, and that's why reading poetry reading it. Alone silently. Takes us some place where we can't get ordinarily poetry. Opens us to this otherness that exists within us. Don't. You think we read a poem and you say. And you listen to what it brings out inside of you, and what it is, is not words, it's silence. I'm Krista Tippett, and this is on being. Maryland Nelson is professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut and a former Chancellor of the Academy of American poets. I interviewed her at the University of North Carolina Asheville in two, thousand sixteen. So, here we are and I'm just delighted to be here with Marilyn. Nelson. It's been such a treat to be reading your poetry these last few days. missed. You were born in Cleveland of a teacher mother. And a father who was a member of the last graduating class of the tyskie airman. I wonder any, we're moving around a lot a lot. Yeah. You and your sisters always imagined that when you left each place. Disappeared cease to exist. And you did. This book how I discovered poetry. It's a memoir in poems a and I just wondered. So I WANNA say I said to Maryland I have a few books here and I have some. We'll read some poetry throughout I'm going to ask her to read some things. We'll read some at the end, but I also said to her that if she just feels called to grab one of these books and read she can. But I wondered if you would just read the last poem in this in this collection how I discovered poetry. Yes. Okay. This one is called thirteen year old American Negro girl. On each of these poems has a little byline of choir. We were at the time. This we were on an air force base in Oklahoma in nineteen, fifty, nine, thirteen year, old American Negro girl. My face as foreign to me as a mask allows people to believe they know me. Thirteen year old American. Negro girl headlines would read if I was newsworthy. But that's just the top of the iceberg me. I could spend hours searching the mirror for clues to my truer identity. If someone didn't pound the bathroom door. You can't see what the mirror doesn't show. For instance, that after I closed my book and turn off my lamp, I, say to the dark, give me a message. I can give the world. Afraid. There's a poet behind my face. I beg until I've cried myself to sleep. Thank you. That's my sister banging on the bathroom. And I don't know what me to talk about it. I for me. The. The. Crux of this poem is the fact that I really did pray. Give me a message that I can give the world. If you give me a message that I can give the world I promise, I'll be true to it. I'll be honest to it. That was. That was my thirteen year old. Prayer. Let me be a poet. Give me something to share. So.
In historic vote, North Carolina city backs reparations
"Is being made. Could you please think this was part of our When I work down in South Carolina? I worked for a Fox station down there in Asheville. It's in North Carolina. But it was part of the area that we covered. And the Asheville City Council has apologized now for the North Carolina City's historic role and slavery. And to make up for their historic role in slavery. They now want to provide reparations to African Americans. And they're just an old, you know, all African Americans there because they're descendants of slaves. Okay? Ah, not a big shitting, You know, It's a very hippy type of area. Yeah, and it's the local taxpayers will pay the reparations. They said they're not going to mandate direct payments, but they will be making investments in areas where black residents face disparity. Checkoff box. No problem. Um, hey, if you want your local community to pay reparations, good. I have a feeling that a lot of people who may not be an agreement will move. So you're against that because they're saying it's not simply enough to remove statues that black people in this country mean what? Me more money, Basically, no, no. If they want to impose another tax on people who already overtaxed settle down south a lot less than we are here. Crying. If you want to live in that city, you pay reparations. If you're not happy with that, you move out so that I think this will happen here. I think this is going to be a way. This is the first city that's doing this. It's in use a today It's in CNN all over and the vote was unanimous among with their city council, so it'll probably happen right here in New York City Council. I can imagine them all being like, Yeah, let's do it with a remember they already can't get congestion pricing because it's not a left traffic after the pandemic show. We'll figure out other ways to pick our pockets and then more people will
North Carolina city votes to approve reparations resolution for Black residents
"Asheville North Carolina has formally apologized to black residents for the city's role in slavery. A resolution approved unanimously by Asheville. City. Council Wednesday calls for investments and black businesses and homeownership is a form of reparations
Town in North Carolina approves reparations for Black residents
"A historic vote in Asheville, North Carolina, the City Council unanimously approving reparations for black residents. A resolution apologizing for Asheville, North Carolina, is role in slavery and segregation and to provide reparations to the city's black residents past in City Council. Unanimously Tuesday. It does not include direct payments, but calls for recommendations that specifically address generational wealth and boost opportunities for the black
Tennessee Gov. Lee says Nashville autonomous zone won't ‘be tolerated’
"Across the country to move for police reform intensifying in places like Tennessee and North Carolina with some autonomous zones like the Capitol Hill autonomous zone in Seattle now emerging in a number of cities A. B. C.'s Acree quiche with more protesters in several cities are taking over certain areas claiming them as autonomous zones free of police control in Nashville Tennessee demonstrators seizing the steps of the state capitol the group camping out the governor threatening action in Asheville North Carolina protesters attempted to block a freeway before officers moved in tearing down
"asheville" Discussed on Five four two and the Blue
"He continues in his article, displaying their usual exemplary efficiency, the police, not only located a box assaults at that unlikely our, but got it for a nickel. He, then goes on to quote police chief hall. That's what surprised me not that my men could find the salts, but I didn't think you could buy anything anymore for a nickel. Now how the situation started out according to the article. A. College professor with a Gimpy Foot. and. He is listed as the culprit in this case it. The gimpy foot belong to a college professor from California named Mr Edward Reap. He was passing through in route to east. Carolina University where he was going to teach that year. He is quoted as saying that night. My Foot became seriously infected. He wrote Chief Hall later. In my Athletic Day, J- just happened often, and all of the doctors prescribed soaking in epsom salts to reduce swelling and infection. It seems funny in retrospect to pitcher and middle aged man with gimpy foot. Cruising about a strange environment, meaning Ashville at four am looking for absence salts well. It wasn't funny at the time because it seemed like the world had closed doors. Then I discovered the police station and the good men on duty. After a little head, scratching on their part after all, this was not a typical assignment for the Asheville police officers on the night shift. They had a box of the pressure salts in his hands. Relatively quickly. I would have paid any amount. The professor said, but was allowed to only pay five cents where the cost of the package itself. Now captain. Manny Don Manny was the captain on duty that night, and it was he who did the head-scratching. EPSOM salts. He said studiously. Now. Where can we find a box of salt at this time of night? Now, this is the part I like. He apparently asked the same question over the police radio. And to the rescue. And deaths resulted in an answer from officer Tommy Carver. Captain he said over the radio. The WOODFORD grocery might be open. The man who runs it wakes up early sometimes and opens up before daylight. says. Captain Relayed back if he's in. And apparently he was. A Stanley Griffin. WHO RUN THE GROCERY STORE? At Fifty Five Riverside drive had awakened early, and actually had opened for business before the roosters began crowing as Mr Tara puts it. CARVER bought. The salts drove it to the police station and a few minutes. Visiting visiting professor was happily soaking his foot in epsom salts. Chief, you have one fine captain on your staff wrote reap. And the praise for many was well deserved for win. A man needs a box of epsom salt at four am. He really needs it. Just a man of any department usually reflect their superiors, reflector continued to the chief..
"asheville" Discussed on KTRH
"Noory I am so excited about the events we have planned for Houston Asheville North Carolina in Everett Washington the Houston event is June thirteenth Asheville August twenty ninth than ever it's September twenty six Tom Dan Heiser is the executive producer of the events he has put together one heck of a series of shows yes well it's important also to note that the health and well being of our listeners is the most important thing to us so no venues have told us any different so we're kind of business as usual and we'll take it day by day and inform people as such but having said that we will be at three different places this year will start out in Houston Texas at the hobby center for the performing arts on Saturday June thirteenth then we'll head over to Asheville North Carolina at the Diana Wortham theatre on Saturday August twenty ninth and then ever Washington at the stork every theater on Saturday September twenty sixth fun and games these are fun shows interviews they're very interactive week set up microphones for people come up and talk to George and talk to the guests just a lot of fun we do a meet and greet so let's do it all the information is on the coast to coast AM dot com website and you pick local bands for these events don't yeah I usually try to hire local bands just because it's in the city and put the money in the city that's great will come on out folks Houston's the first event June thirteenth and then we'll talk up of course Nashville in August in Everett this is going to be our third time in Nashville and Everett I believe is in the top will be our third third time yes correct both of those okay great thanks for going to come back with more in just a moment on coast to coast AM you need to watch Sean Spicer's new show on newsmax TV as president trump's press secretary Sean made big waves now Shawn's on Spicer and company exposing Washington's shenanigans he's also exposing the coronavirus dangers every week Tracey Spicer and company at six PM eastern plus shows with Steve.
Travel to Asheville, North Carolina
"I'd like to welcome the show music journalist. Bill Kopp who come to talk to us about Asheville North Carolina Bill. Welcome to show. Thanks for having me on to treat. I've learned a lot listening to previous episodes well and I was telling bill before we started recording that I about a week ago had a trip plan to Ashville. That's gotten trumped by some other opportunities. That have come up. But why should someone plan a trip to Asheville? Ashville is really ECLECTIC and Funky. It's it has food. Music Arts Performing Arts something for everyone in Asheville in one of the things that it's really remarkable about it. Is that not a big city? It's got very humid scale. Outside of the day trip. Everything here is either walkable or a few minutes drive. And it's a lot more artistic and cosmopolitan than one might expect of a city nestled in the on the Blue Ridge. Mountains excellent. Well what are you gonNA recommend for us to do? When we come to Asheville North Carolina a one week itinerary for example. I would suggest three days downtown two days on the outskirts and then potentially two or three days worth of day trips because in an hour of here by car. Of course there's a quite a bit of things to see and do that are different from the experience of being in Asheville proper. We started as downtown. What are we going to do downtown? When you're downtown Nashville. My suggestion would be to take as much local color as possible. Try to do and see and do the things that make Ashfield. You need that means skipping stuff that you could do elsewhere like golf and chain restaurant Golfing. We obtain restaurants those great but experiencing those doesn't really play into the things that make Ashville different from any other place will and when you say downtown. I assume we're downtown there amidst the skyscrapers. Not Not really okay. I haven't actually counted but I would say the number of buildings we have their over ten stories. Kp More than a dozen skyscrapers definitely not. It's Not New York City when you're walking down the street and you're in a canyon with giant tall buildings on either side. You could actually walk from one end of downtown to the other assuming you don't stop and there's plenty of reasons to stop in about twenty minutes about a mile across at the most. And what are we doing? Big thing to do here is to park your car and get out and walk around. People Watch dig into our local history which includes figures like Oh henry quote unquote favorite son. Thomas Wolfe Robert moog pretty much the inventor of the Synthesizer Buckminster Fuller Scott Zelda Fitzgerald. All those people have significant parts of their history. Spent living working and creating Nashville. So there's all kinds of things connected with them. Asheville has more art deco architecture per capita than any American city except Miami which is a little unusual the reason it does is because the city was in such dire financial straits after the depression that for many many many years the city was mired in debt and couldn't afford to knock down the old buildings so when things improved. Those buildings were renovated and fix back up. Now we have all these beautiful old buildings that we otherwise have and that you are likely to find in another city our size opinion down to be a little more specific here so if I want to see some of the best of our DECA. Let's say where am I going to start walking? In what direction. GonNa head start at City Hall. Which looks like a wedding cake okay. It's an unusual looking building there. A couple of their buildings right around but it started there and that's pretty much on the east end of downtown and so from there block West towards the mountain manager in every direction Ashville. Is it about twenty two hundred feet above sea level but if you go in any direction where South East or west. You're going to get to mountains in a little bull. If you go west about forty five minutes you drop out of the mountains down into the the Piedmont you drop a good thousand feet elevation. So we're right on the edge of the out range but we are in a valley so we're surrounded by aunts and you say go and People Watch best place in Ashville for people watching a place called Pritchard Park. Which when I moved here twenty years ago was a bus terminal and now it's a city park a triangular park probably nowhere near acres quite small. But it's a great place to people watch. There are permanent. Chess sets set up for people to play on and on Friday nights. One of the most quintessential Ashville things of all the drum circle. I saw pictures of this. Okay good people from every walk of life. Young old doesn't matter what show up. Some of them are serious poly rhythmic percussionist. Others of the May have never hit a drum in their life before. And they all come together and beat the heck drums and it's a communal experience. And it's not one of these sort of things. Where if you walk up with tambourine or a drum that you've just bought or borrowed or something you're not gonna get dirty looks from the local saying who are you. It's a very open welcoming thing and it's like nothing else and it's loud but in a good way and when you say drum circle I. Emily think there's a little bit of a hippy. Culture left Nashville. Am I way off base here? There's more than a little bit. Yes ashville is unique in that. I've been here twenty years and I moved here from Atlanta Bailey because I really wanted to make a lifestyle change. I wanted to get out of the rat race. A little bit and my story is far from unique almost everyone. I know who is a transplant here? Maybe not most of the people but it's quite a few of the people they've moved here because of quality of life issues. They didn't move here because they for some corporation that transfer the here. There's not a lot of work here. It's not that kind of the city so it's very very laid back. It's very Bohemian. And there are a lot a lot a lot of seventy year old hippies. Okay well and you mentioned some of well known people who have lived in Nashville including I think he's mentioned Moga and Henry and Fitzgerald there. Zelda actually died in a fire here in Nashville isn't it? It's not a lovely story. Scott and Zelda spent a good bit of time here and Thomas Wolfe who look homeward angel in fact. His novels are about Ashville. They're classified is fiction but they're really nonfiction. You've changed the names and he pretty much got almost got run out of town because there was a little too much truth in them. Perhaps so yes. We're talking quite a number of years ago. Celebrated novelist and his greatest work is from here. Enough time has gone by all is forgiven. Thomas Wolf House downtown is a popular tourist attraction. I can relate. I grew up in John Steinbeck's hometown who is much more popular. Now that he's dead kept writing about all the wrong people the struggling and up and coming and not the right people so wasn't as popular as my impression in his time.
'World’s worst cat' up for adoption
"The world's worst cat is available for adoption just ask the Mitchell county animal rescue organization in North Carolina the shelter about fifty five miles northeast of Asheville is waving adoption fees in the hope that someone will take the cat named per deed up off their hands the group says on its Facebook page we thought she was sick turns out she was just a jerk a tongue in cheek profile of the file tempered feline says her dislikes include dogs children the Dixie chicks Disney movies Christmas and last but not least hugs is that she likes working pretending to be sick and staring into your soul into you feel as if you may never be cheerful again yeah that she's single and ready to be socially awkward with us socially awkward human who understands personal space shelter director amber Lowry says four year old party that came to the facility on Christmas Eve since then the shelters had to warn visitors that produces attempt to drop passers by do R. K. H. are actually a ruse that will not end well her Facebook post is drawn thousands of likes and follow up post does more than fifty applications to adopter of been
Earthquake swarm raises concerns for big eruption in Iceland
"If you've watched game of thrones than you probably of a sense of what Iceland looks like s an incredible place so you've got mountains scarfs and rolling landscapes and every once in a while you've got a little bit of grass or Moss on top of. Thanks thanks very. Game of thrones right so a lot of game of thrones was film there forbidding desolate and gorgeous all at the same time It's barren it's black. It's volcanic I mean. This entire island has been built up by volcanic eruptions year after year for the last last twenty to twenty five million years so the whole landscape everything you're looking at what has been built by black rock that came out from the heart of the earth Iceland sits in the North Atlantic right on top of the fault line on the ocean floor that divide the North American and Eurasian plates and as the two plates drift opposite directions. Iceland is in effect slowly being split apart making the country a geothermal hot spot where earthquakes and volcanoes are just just a fact of life. So icelanders were really used to volcanoes going off on average. There's an eruption on the island at once. Every five years you grew walk with his and I by eight fifteen had seen three volcanic eruptions. This volcanologist Thor Thordarson I. I didn't even know that that profession existed when us all these options. Now it might sound alarming depth. Aquino's are going off so frequent but both of these eruptions aren't too big or destructive no absolutely most ruptures and actually fairly small and sort of what we call tourist friendly All this volcanic activity has earned Iceland. The nickname the land of fire and ice thought has spent the last thirty six years studying one volcano. Oh Qena Lock. It's taught in elementary school history classes as greatest disaster that Icelanders face but but it turns out there wasn't much actual scientific research on lot so door had a lot of work to do. And you can map these things out. You can look at the architecture. Architecture of these like the love of flow he collected ash and lava samples analyzed their chemical makeup reconstructed the route of the lava flow. And how far the Asheville. So it's a bit of a detective work and he began his investigation at ground. Zero the site of the eruption that typical volcano you might have in mind is probably a towering cone shaped mountain with a big bowl full of bubbling lava in the middle long steep slopes on either side losing with flowing molten rock. Imagine like you're baking soda and Vinegar Volcano in like middle school or whatever but Lachie doesn't look like like that absolutely not lackey doesn't look anything like that. If you climb Mount Lucky like we did you look in both directions you see these. ooh volcanic vents going off to the horizon. Both directions lucky is really just a twenty-seven kilometer-long crack Damn mm-hmm a sixteen mile cracking. The ground might not seem that imposing. But don't let that fool you into thinking it's less powerful. Some ways might contain more more coat see the reason for cone shape. All KAYLA's is because you have magma coming up through one conduct over and over the lucky on the other hand does it have just one conduit one release point for the lava and ash it. It has many over the twenty seven kilometers. We have about one hundred and forty five combs which line the longest crack all those offense run deep into the earth connecting to a chamber of Magma Molten rock that like a pressure cooker is waiting to blow. This this is the hidden life force of Laki which couldn't stay hidden forever.
Fourth person dead from North Carolina Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to hot tubs at state fair
"There's been another death associated with legionnaire's disease outbreak in the mountains of western North Carolina North Carolina health officials say a fourth person has died in a legionnaire's disease outbreak that has sickened one hundred forty one people from several states most of them went to a regional fair last month near Asheville Larry Phillips is attending a weekend show at the same location anytime that there is an outbreak of some it's always call have a thing in the back of your mind that says I don't know if I want to do this or not investigators say the legionnaires disease victims bay of walked by hot tub displays during the mountain
How Do Food Forests Help Fight Hunger?
"Today's episode is brought to you by the capital one venture card the capital one venture card you earn unlimited double miles every purchase every day and you can use those miles toward travel expenses like flights hotels rental cars and more just book and pay for your travel using your venture card and redeem your miles toward the cost capital one. What's in your wallet? Credit approval required capital one bank U._S._A.. An a welcome to brainstorm production of iheartradio Hey rain stuff Lauren Vogel bomb here eleven point eight percent of American households. That's about forty million people experienced food insecurity which is the lack of financial resources to buy sufficient food at least some of the time in two thousand seventeen according to the United States Department of Agriculture one way of fighting. This could be community food forests food forests are far cry from community gardens as they're not rows and rows of standard plant beds instead they're designed to mimic natural forests using food bearing trees roots Greens vines and other the plants while making the most of the space available as a result food forests are picturesque and calming gathering areas for community members looking to enjoy a piece of nature while picking whatever produce they need for free. We spoke with Giuseppe Tele Rico an agronomist. Specializing in permaculture food security and environmental management systems who is also the founder and manager of the world permaculture association. He said the concept behind food forests is that natural forests are highly productive in their own right and totally self-sustainable renewable over extremely long timeframes so by following the functional patterns that exist in the natural forest and adapting them to the conditions of light and space that each species need in order to be productive. We can create very low maintenance production zones that are essentially harvest systems by mimicking natural patterns in nature as much as possible. The hope is that every species needs humans animals and plants will be met in a sustainable way. Although there's some wiggle room for layout based on the local environment a typical food enforced is designed with the canopy of large nut and fruit trees followed by a lower tree layer of dwarf fruit trees nixed is a shrub layer composed of shrubs that produce berries followed by a layer of herbs and then by root crops such as potatoes and carrots the soil surface is planted with ground cover specific crops and finally layer vertical climbers vines like grapes or Kiwis is incorporated. Most of these spaces aren't even all that huge in fact when it opens Atlanta's urban food forest Brown's. Sounds mill will be the city's first in the largest in the U._S.. At seven point one acres that's about two point eight hector's even better food forests are often planned to make use of previously wasted space the Dr George Washington Carver at will park in Asheville North Carolina Carolina took over an area once occupied by a trash heap and the Glendale Community Garden in West Akron Ohio was created a vacant lot and all too common eyesore in cities across the country. It's not unusual for community churches schools and governments to who established food forests of whatever size they can manage with the help of civic organizations in volunteers but one food forest in a given city isn't going to totally eradicate the issue of hunger of course Atlanta urban food forest is one prong of a citywide effort to make healthy food accessible possible to eighty five percent of city residents by the year two thousand twenty two. We spoke by email with Mike Accord a forest ranger with trees Atlanta. He said the area is a U._S._D._A.. Classified Food Desert so benefiting the immediate neighborhood is the primary goal a group of neighbors manages the Community Garden and herb area while trees Atlanta and other partners manage the orchard and forced at sections of the land although food forces are free and open to the public they may ask visitors to only harvest food when forced managers are. Are Present to prevent people from accidentally damaging the plants or taking produce. That isn't ready yet. The movement is now gaining steam but food forced took awhile to get off the ground. The ASHVILLE food force was the first of its kind in the modern United States although Tele Rico. I'm not that human agroecology systems have been used for ages many communities such as those in Java Bali New Guinea and parts of central and South America a couple more popped up here and there after ashes launch nineteen ninety-seven but it wasn't until after Seattle's Beacon Hill food forest forest garnered much publicity in two thousand twelve these projects really started to gain traction as of two thousand eighteen there are more than seventy food forests established across the United States and thousands more around the world. Today's episode was written by Elliott White and produced by Tyler Clang. Breen stuff is a production of iheartradio's has stuff works for more on this and lots of other eco-friendly topics that are home planet has networks dot com and for more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio radio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows tomorrow television network decades pioneering television broadcast once and never seen again. 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"asheville" Discussed on WTVN
"Standoff in Asheville where the suspect was reportedly killed by responding officers that suspect was allegedly in a stolen car in Fairfield county. Possibly firing a gun near Rickenbach airport before you ended up at an apartment building on long street in Asheville. He's accused of threatening officers before his death. The Dayton daily news. Reporting that one of the pilots for this, weekend's Dayton air show, isn't going to be able to participate after landing on a road near the airport. Skip Stewart says he started to experience engine trouble yesterday about fifteen miles shy of that Dayton airport. Runway new details about possible immigration raids coming up this weekend in the US that were previewed by the White House, Trump tweeted this week that immigration agents would begin rounding up millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. Mark Morgan, the acting director of ice tells ABC news. There are no plans to begin deportations of millions ISIS expected, though, to target over two thousand family members who were living illegally in the US. This is not about fear. No one is instilling fear in anyone. This is about the rule of law, and maintaining integrity of the system. The Washington Post reports. raids could begin on sunday in major cities annex tone a._b._c. news los angeles amadullah wear county sheriff says they now have a name for their new remote controlled patrol car following a contest deputy cruise has been submitted in the contest p._d. cruise is the name now for a small robotic toy police car that can talk and interact with school age children in order to speak to them about public safety issues in a friendly way like.
Mother arrested after baby found at bottom of ravine
"Missing a distraught. Mother calls police in Asheville North Carolina to report her baby kidnapped two hours later police. Get another nine one one call from a man in Henderson county. Chair Griffin says the seven week old baby had been thrown down a seventy foot ravine and somehow survived. The baby's mother thirty five Madden is now behind bars accused of trying to kill her own baby asked for the child. Little shayla is in very good
Measuring the costs of climate change
"Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America as one of the largest global financial institutions Bank of America is in a unique position to help society. Transition to a low-carbon economy Bank of America NA member FDIC. Cost of climate change. I'm NPR chief meteorologist, Paul Kutner. This is climate cats. There are many ways to measure how much climate change is costing us. One method is by tracking billion dollar extreme weather events that have clear climate change. Links Dc aren't is chief of the monitoring section at Noah's national centers for environmental information in Asheville, North Carolina. We had fourteen billion dollar weather in climate disasters in the US in two thousand eighteen so that's the fourth most number of billion dollar disasters that we've seen in a given calendar year since we've been keeping tracks in nineteen eighty it's a little complicated on the drivers of of what's driving them up. But we are seeing about twice as many in a given year now than we were earlier during that forty year period, nor reports and NASA for that matter the twenty eighteen was the fourth hottest year in the global surface temperature record. That means the past five years are the five warmest years on record globally. Is there any precedent for that in the historical? Climate record. There is precedent. But only in recent years, it's kind of been a repeating cycle that we jumped to a new neighborhood as far as global temperatures concerned pretty much every time we've had a recent significant El Nino, which kinda goose in bumps to global temperature upward for that year. The one thing that has changed is we are leaving nineteen ninety eight which at the time, I know is kind of astronaut Michael, you know, off the charts. And now it's about the fall out of the top ten, and so that's a pretty good indicator that we've left the climate of the twentieth century the behind it's in the rear view mirror. It's not coming back. Dugard chief of the monitoring section at Noah's national centers for environmental information. Thanks for sharing your nalysts today. Thanks a lot Paul. My name is Molly record designer an artist and an educator based in Minneapolis Minnesota. And on John Kim by teach at Macalester, college media studies and art, and we're part of futures north which consists of me, Molly Daniel, dean, Inada, Marcus, and we created face change. And now phase two which is the data spatial ization of the effects of climate change overtime. What does the two degree number actually? And what is the four degree number actually mean that's associated with more dire predictions of climate change. How can you make use of those numbers as a way of creating an embodied experience of them through this installation? Phase change was originally commissioned by Northern Lights for the northern spark festival in two thousand sixteen we harvested twelve thousand pounds of ice from day, Marcus ga and then stored at passively in an ice house and then in June. We took that ice out and constructed three walls giant walls, the Todo view their trophy bunk by eight feet tall. Yeah. And so they're very impressive. In terms of the scale of them and facing those walls of ice were infrared heat lamps that were pulsing on enough in relationship to different climate scenarios. So one wall melted in relationship to a pre industrial climate scenario the second while melted in relationship to our current scenario, which is about a degree and a half hotter. And then the final while was projected future. If we continue businesses usual to the experience of it really was a collaborative experience with visitors to the to the peace where they were providing us with insights about what what it felt like and the way. They were arranged people could really inhabit the space. So they were surrounded by the information. And really, I mean, it registered in this very dramatic. And and tragic way what our practices about is trying to utilize visualization specialization techniques artistic techniques as a way of representing data in a way, that's more accessible intuitive. It also creates an emotional experience. And I think that's something that's not necessarily associated with data. And a lot of people said that when they visited the piece that it was very emotional. You can see John and molly's phase to art piece this Saturday at Silverwood park in Saint Anthony, it's part of a conversation focusing on art and climate change in partnership with climate generation and the three rivers park district. More at climate. Jen dot org that's climate cast. I'm NPR chief meteorologist, Paul hunter.
"asheville" Discussed on The Big 98
"Asheville you're on the instant power play. Rope to two hundred two hundred for your chance to win one thousand dollars right now. A confirmation text will be set. Standard message and data rates apply. It lost from ninety eight. Your buddy. Miss the bombing. Right. Hey, welcome to show more studio. Laurie. Well, more normal after a non SuperBowl night here on Tuesday today, though, it's pretty cool day country music history. And I like to share this because your country music's youngest historic. You very much Bobby bones show on this day in. You'll like this one today to start the show on this day in nineteen ninety four which makes it twenty five years ago. John Michael Montgomery's? I swear was the number one country song. It's date at the top of the charts for four weeks. It was released as the first single from his album kicking it up. Now was this song out? I or was the pop song I found I think it was all for one. Now, I know. This was I g. Okay. I didn't know that that the song takes me back to my junior high dances. One of the song came on. Yeah. Tell me more. Sometimes you didn't get acid. So then you and your girlfriends would just have to like, you know. Hi decide. I didn't go to dances. Whatever age. Why did I read it? And it was so cool. I did DJ dances. Though. Once I got like eight hundred nineteen I did the sound and light shows traveled around in the van from radio station, Keighley's e sound and light show.
Southern governors declare emergencies ahead of winter storm
"Two southern states are declaring emergencies ahead of an anticipated intense. Winter storm Virginia governor Ralph Northam says he wants to help state agencies prepare for the storm that's expected to hit hard especially in the southern part of the state, North Carolina. Governor ROY Cooper issued the declaration yesterday saying the impacts of the weekend. Storm will vary across the state with forecasters calling for up to eighteen inches of snow in the mountains and possible flooding at the coast, Rob Jones is the manager at the French broad food co op in Asheville North Carolina. He says people packed up story packed the store yesterday. Stocking up on supply, we ordered up on all kinds of extra bread and milk. You know, the standards, and so there's definitely selling out of all that stuff. And most people were kind of staying in today. The national weather service says a prolonged period of. Snow is expected starting as early as tonight and lasting until Monday growing