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Fresh "Asheville" from We Hate Movies
"Is a head gum podcast on the road again. We've got some exciting news for everyone. If things continue the way they're going related to the pandemic in the vaccination rates. We will be going on tour this fall. This is the it might actually happen this time tour and we will be appearing at hilarity in cleveland. Ohio on october thirteenth talking about a nightmare on elm street three dream warriors will be appearing at the pittsburgh improv in homestead pennsylvania. Talking about taking on october fourteenth. We'll be in detroit. Michigan talk robocop three at the majestic theater on october sixteenth. And then that's not all. we will be appearing. At the comedies zone. Charlotte north carolina. Talking about under-siege the one with steven seagal and gary busey. That is november eighteenth. And we'll be at asheville north carolina talking about junior. That's the one. Where arnold schwarzenegger and danny devito have a baby together and it goes and you gotta come and see the baby. Yes will be at the orange peel november nineteenth talking junior. And then what zanies in nashville tennessee on november twenty. I will be talking about. Footloose the town. That banned dancing and how those people survive with no dance or does dance. Come back you gotta come to the show to find out so all these tickets and more are available now on. Whm podcasts dot com. Click on that tour tab and you'll have all the appropriate links and we'll see you on the road this week on the program. Did everybody get a good. Look at that red diaper. Manju can stephen shadrack eric ceska crush.
Fresh update on "asheville" discussed on Dave Ramsey
"To Fox News Staying connected continues with 1061 FM talk. Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory will reportedly announce his candidacy for the U. S Senate later this week. Political reports. McCrory, who was elected governor and 2012 and then lost the reelection bid to Roy, Cooper, and 2016 will seek the seat being vacated by retiring Senator Richard Burr. He's said to have been putting together both state and national teams and preparing to open his campaign. The only major Republican who has entered the race thus far is former representative Mark Walker. Meanwhile, President Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris met today with lawmakers from both parties to talk about the president's sweeping two and a quarter trillion dollar infrastructure plan to get together at the White House included North Carolina Congressman David Price. Safety issues or forcing Asheville to remove the homeless from some areas. Richard Stelling has more details. The city of Asheville is trying to buckle down on two homeless encampments. Wlos TV reports, Residents in Aston Park and Martin Luther King Jr Park were issued seven days removal notices last week due to heightened safety issues. Their organization Homeward Bound, said it's working to provide temporary housing ahead of planned construction along the French Broader river, which is affecting homeless encampments there. And a Bryson City teenagers competing to make it to the summer Olympic Games. Recent high school graduate Evie leapt forth started competition in the U. S Olympic and U. S National Whitewater slalom team trials in Charlotte earlier today, she's an accomplished canoeists and kayakers having won national championships in both events. 17 year old initially qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last summer, but the games were later postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic that does it for now. I am.
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
"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
"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
"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..
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 The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Asheville on the opening day of Warren Haynes Christmas Jam which is late November Warren Haynes former member of the allman brothers band and celebrated guitarist for his own group government mule and whole bunch of other. Things grew up here and every year except last year every year for the last twenty five on years. He's put on a big benefit concert and he brings a lot of his famous friends to town for a big big big festival. And there are satellite. Mini-festivals did take part of it take part along with it featuring all local artists if you like music and you want more of it than you know what to do with. The first night of his festival is a great time. And that's in late. November usually excellent. Are we ready to get to my wrap up questions? George you were standing in the prettiest spot in Asheville where you standing. What are you looking at? You're not standing you're sitting? You're sitting in a comfortable chair with a beverage in your hand on the back porch of the Grove Park in historic in just north of downtown on the foothills of one of the mountains. You are looking over. North Asheville and in the foreground is North Asheville in the medium distance is downtown and pretty much everywhere on the Panorama are the mountains that surround the city excellent. You say I'm sitting there with a beverage in my hand. You haven't mentioned where I might sit in have a cocktail and yet I know from our discussion beforehand that you've been writing an article a week or so about the cocktail seen in and around Asheville. I'll know article a month month. Okay it's still more than I have written. I would have to say there's a number of rooftop bars and most of the nicer restaurants have really really very lively craft cocktail scene. There are funky places where you can get. Pbr shot and there are other places where you can get really really interesting. Cocktails that feature a for net which is an American version of Italian Amaro made with all locally sourced and spices locally made tinctures all sorts of interesting things like that. You can get drinks that you will be able to get anyplace else. And let's just pretend that I'm not the sophisticated person you know me to be a PBR. I can't even pretend that I know we're talking about here. Blue Ribbon. Oh sure okay. For long time it was known as a cheap and beer now. It's something that the hipster thing you're really taking me back to my childhood. When you're mentoring paps okay. Excellent and one thing that makes you laugh and say only Nashville besides none chasing a bus on a bicycle. That's the main one. That's one of the main ones only Nashville. I would say the drum circle okay. It's it's so spontaneous it's so organic. It's so fun and carefree if someone tried to find a way to commercialize it. I don't think they could it really more than anything else is emblematic of the laid back. Let's have a really good time and not take things too seriously. But you're as likely to see someone to three piece suit there as you are to see seventy year old. I was long long. Grey hair and full tie-dye anywhere else seeing that kind of juxtaposition one might scratch their head. But here you go. That's Ashville Canada so as Berkeley California as often as to Texas North Carolina. Am I on the right track? You're the first person to make that observation. Yeah very much so excellent and if you had to summarize Asheville in just three words what three words would you use? Artistic ECLECTIC funky. Excellent in our guest again has been music journalist. Bill Kopp and bill. You don't write about travel but if people wanna read your articles about music where would they find them would go to? Museau SCRIBE DOT COM. Excellent bill thank so much first of all for pitching the episode but also for coming on and telling us about your love for your adopted hometown of Asheville North Carolina. It's been my pleasure Chris. Thanks a lot. This is an odd week to be talking about travel. At least we're talking about domestic travel. Because I am putting this show out right after the travel ban was put in place was announced for Europe because of the corona virus or the Kobe nineteen virus. We did a latest episode of this week and travel which will come on just ahead of this episode which will talk all about that. So I'm not GonNa talk much more about that. But obviously a lot of travel plans are up in the air. The only thing up in the air are actual airplanes these days so listen to that episode of this. We can travel to learn more about our predictions or the things that we have heard as we try and track this story again. We have launched patriotic for amateur traveler. Did want to thank Anthony. 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"asheville" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"But the best tour is also quite irreverent. And you won't leave with a whole lot of historical context. You'll just laugh which tours that that's called the list zoom tour purple bus as often as not there's a live band onboard during the tour sightings often include a nun on a bicycle chasing after the bus is pretty wacky and again very very very. Ashville is a big laugh. They'll do things around Halloween in different times of the year but even the standard tour is. It's a riot. It's a bit like a comedy club except you're not so much in the audience as onstage in the stages rolling down a lot of time is spent at the direction of the tour guide shouting out the window at locals. If we're looking for something a little more serious it looks like the Tourism Board has a urban trail map that I can print out along with an audio guide. If I want to know where the monument for a Henry is for instance the watch from the gift of the Maj I or one of the other stuff response. I can take that out. The things you've mentioned. Each of those is probably about three quarters of mile from my house. That's a nice self guided tour to take their also a couple other national companies run tour buses around town. But I would say do the Self guided walking tour on your own and then for the riding the bus tour. Do the wacky one. You won't regret it. That's a Lotta fun excellent. What else are we going to do downtown? We have a lot of art galleries. Whole section of town called the River Arts district which twenty years ago was disused buildings in various states of disrepair. Eventually artists started moving into an setting up studios and lofts and now it has got a hesitate used the word gentrified but it's gotten a little more commercialized but in a good way that as opposed to there being scattered art galleries here in them. Ten blocks over there. There's you can head down to the River Arch district and then go from one art gallery to the next to the next and as opposed to what I see gallery. I'm not talking about some fancy curated place with velvet robes. I it's more a hundred year old brick building that you walk into. The artist is over in the corner working here. She sculpting painting or fiber arts or whatever they're doing in their work is on display and you can actually talk to them. Learn about what they're doing if you're still employed by some of their stuff. They wouldn't mind that there's the whole river district. There are a number of more traditional art galleries with things like blown glass downtown. And then if you've got a car you can head over to Blue Ridge Parkway which wraps around Asheville as it. Winds through the mountains and right at one of the entrances to the parkway is a place called the southern highland craft guild which is art museum and part display of the work of literally hundreds of artisans in. That's everything from pottery to again fiber arts and all sorts of things and when you say fiber arts are we talking. Textiles textiles mostly. Yeah okay. That's the term. I was not familiar with so I didn't know if it was high fiber art. That would be much better for my colon or what. We're talking about here or fiber optics fiber optic Syria. It's not that. Yeah if you want something. High-tech we mentioned Robert Moog before knocked away a number of years ago but the company that bears his name is still here in town hand building synthesizers and Robert Mug Foundation recently opened the mogues. Em which is a museum with hands on exhibits of Saruman analog synthesizers in the whole history of electronic music because he was a pioneer of that will and. I'm not sure that everyone who is younger than me will know it. A therapist is but since you mentioned one and you're an a music journalist here you can probably do justice to this. Can you describe what it sounds like? And what it looks like. You had seen a science fiction movie from the nineteen fifties the sound effect. That goes if you'll pardon me. Ooh or the opening sequence for the original star Trek. Yes that's similar sound. Also by that is a theorem and so it's not just a similar sound. See sometimes the that we think are therapists are and sometimes. They are in a lot of people. Think the most famous sound of Thurman is in the beach. Boys good vibrations. That's actually something else called an electro Thurman which is not a therapist. Okay the difference being not to get too far into the weeds. A Thurman is essentially a box with two. Wong's metal ones sticking out of it and you wave your hands around you. Don't touch it. You raise your hands around at one hand controls volume and the other controls pitch in fact Bob Mugs car that he used because I was his neighbor back. Ten fifteen years ago and the core he drove headed bumper sticker that said Thurman players do it without touching excellent. It will put a picture here in the enhanced version with what we're talking about here. Excellent anything else. Who Want deal with downtown? We haven't talked about food and we haven't oddly enough talking to music. Journalist talked about music as far as food. We have a number of James Beard trained chefs. We have a lively food truck culture here which started more than a decade ago. You can eat anything from Ethiopia into Spanish Tapas to more regional fair like Carolina Barbecue. Two of the best barbecue places I've ever eaten in my entire life and I've lived in the south most of my life. Two of them are right here in Nashville. One is called. Twelve bones is down the river arts district and the other one is north of downtown. A place called Lula's but both of those make absolutely wonderful barbecue. You Say Carolina Barbecue. I don't know where you are in the barbecue built here so we're talking white sauce mustard sauce or red sauce. That's correct okay. Barbecue tends to be the vinegar. One got it really depends in any of these places you can get the South Carolina or Piedmont North Carolina. One tends to be the mustard one. They got them all and for chicken. No vegan options as far as barbecue although we have lots and lots of restaurants that offer Vegan fare. And because there's a fairly large contingent coming back to the the hippie picture the quality of life thing there's a lot of focus on locally sourced when it comes to well everything actually which reminds me as far as food and other really cool thing to do that combines. Food people watching and all that is we've got tailgate markets. There's a downtown one on Saturday. The North Asheville one is also on Saturday. There's a West ash for one. I think that's mid week. Tailgate market is just an outdoor market. Where people are selling things from the tailgater. Their pickup is that. What's going on here exactly right? And that can be artisans. Who were making beeswax? Candles would be one of the goat farms around here. They're selling goat cheese. We've got local butchers. You can get fresh eggs in April. If your timing is right you can even find ramps which are a Appalachian Delicacy. That's a wild plant. That's across between a garlic and green onion soup. They only available for a few weeks. Usually in April. I literally have it on my Google calendar to start looking for them in April. They're not sold retail. You can't go into a grocery store and buy rams you're not really cultivated. You have to go out in the woods and look for them like truffle. Eat them with someone you love because it stays with you for days got it. If you're eating a millennial stay alone three much. Don't get in an elevator with someone who's had ramps unless you had them do. Let's take a break here and here from sponsor. This episode of Amateur Traveler is sponsored by skylight frame with. You're looking for a gift for an upcoming bride or whether you're looking for something for mom for Mother's Day skylight. Frame is an interesting option. My Mom has one. It's a smart frame with a touch interface that you can email photos to and very easily setup setup take something like sixty seconds for your Wifi and time it exactly but it's very quick we put it in my mom so she get pictures of her grandchildren and her one great granddaughter. Anybody in the family who knows how to take a picture and send email can send her an update for that frame very ABC. Very interesting very fun and I enjoyed seeing the pictures they had sent last time. 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Are there a couple of places that are your favorites? Absolutely there's one called biscuit head. They make what they call cat head biscuits which are the size of your fist for the size of my fist lease. There's place downtown called over easy and then in West Asheville again which is ever so slightly off the beaten path from tourist standpoint but worth the couple minutes drive. There's a restaurant called sunny point again. There will be a line. But there's a reason for that excellent and when I'm talking biscuits and Asheville am I putting gravy on Hugo.
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.
"asheville" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Food for thought. Be Radio Cherry bomb miniseries? I'm Kerry diamond editor in chief of Cherry Bomb magazine. We wanted to know what's on the minds of food folk across the country so we went on tour to eat drink and talk with hundreds of you and recorded the whole thing live today. Stop brings us to Asheville North Carolina where we recorded this episode at the AC hotel. As part of the city's brand-new Chow Chow Food Festival. It was a fun weekend filled with luminaries like Jose Andres and Katie Button. Great Food and the Beautiful Appalachian Landscape. Thank you to carry gold for supporting our food for thought tour carry. Gold is the Irish brand known for its award winning butter and cheese made with milk from grass fed cows from family farms all over. Ireland. We'll be hearing more about their amazing product later so stay tuned first up chef Ashley. Shanty of the restaurant. Benet on Eagle Ashley is one of the city's bright young talents. Thanks for coming Super Weird being here with all these people that are huge fans of I have a lot of my favorite chefs in the building. Hello so cherry. Mom called me last week and I I was internally fingerling just the fact that Jerry Baum knows who I am and has my number so I was pretty cool in a big deal. Once I got over that I realized what this conversation was about. They wanted to know what I'm talking about today. And at the time I had no idea and I knew that Jesse from Cherry bomb didn't want to hear that so I gave her the first answer that came to mind and told her that I was going to wrap I. Yeah so sorry Jesse. Change of plans I I. I don't think I don't think I'm going to subject to that. I can't show I cannot show you guys my myself and my four awkward glory but I did want to use this space. I guess as an as an opportunity to kind of talk about the things that I feel like. I don't get to talk about enough so as a new chef. There's questions that I'm asked quite a bit one of the questions I am asked a lot is what kind of food I cook. Everyone wants me to answer that question and I always find that after I answer it. Usually they're looking for one or two words something that they can kind of neatly packed in a little box and put an article and I find that very challenging. There's a phrase in French that I know I'm going to butcher. It's a spree day less Gallia so the phrase mine of the stairs and it's just basically one of those things where you just wish that you can go back and re-explain and clarify what you're intended answer was so that's what I'm GonNa do today if you don't mind okay. So what kind of food do you cook? This is a loaded question. This is answer is incredibly complex but here. It is the food that I cook the food. I remember my great grandmother. I knez making for me. When I was a kid. She cooked food. That was fit for kings though she called it desperation cooking. I cook food. That reminds me of my summer in Nairobi. Kenya eating everything with Ugali and my bare hands or food. That was inspired by that one week. Long road trip to West Texas eating my way through every state the food I cook is from my heart and soul but I don't like to call it soul food. I cook the food that would make my Appalachian Grandmother from Dan. River Virginia Proud. I always throw in a little extra black pepper for her. The Food I cook is made up of traditions old and new preserved family recipes and from the studying of my culinary heroes. The Food I cook is for comfort in storytelling. My food is my biography. Okay that's it but in the spirit of being your best self and being you. If you don't mind I will end with like a little. Just a little rap. If that's cool okay here. You got here yeah. I can't believe I'm doing this. All right. Food for thought our industry is plagued with so many toxic tend to seize. It feels like a lot. But then mom's like Kerry from Cherry bomb comes stir it up and thicken the plot the conversations. We have won't change situation from the past but maybe lead us to a better path. No more sitting back and relaxing. But let's turn these talks this driving this passion into some action. That's all I got. That's all I can. Thank you Ashleigh your time and your rhymes. You're amazing next up jail Rattigan from the local brand French broad chocolate the intersection of food and thought I think about my favorite most rewarding part of my job which is storytelling whether it's sharing our journey or the stories of the people who make our work possible be at our employees our farmers our community and our producers. It's such a meaningful way to connect with others. Storytelling is a fundamental human experience and from earliest recorded. History was a method used to communicate educate share and connect nowhere. Is this more relevant than in? We want a connection to the source of our Food Right. We shop at farmers markets and we know our farmers by name. We toured the breweries. Where beer is made. And we're informed about the origin of our Morning Cup of coffee. We want to know the story behind the food that we consume so a French fry chocolates. We create long term relationships with the farmers and producers. Who are the source of our chocolate? Whether it's a cow farmer a transparent change making cookout importer and artisan malthouse or a local rastafarian pepper farmer. We tell their stories in our marketing packaging and our chocolate factory. In order to share the connection to the source with you and everyone that visits us so stories about people like Daniel Rica south of Costa Rica lived in Costa Rica for two years and it was in a cow growing region of the world. So I got to really connect with the no the weird and amazing fruit. That is ca cal Daniels with us as a dishwasher. Having never opened an oven in his life we trained him to bake and two years later he was the head Baker. We sold the restaurant and thirteen years later. That restaurants still exist in Puerto Viejo daily Costa Rica and he is still had baker but more meaningfully. We've reconnected with Daniel. In a new way we've partnered and Daniel has returned to his agricultural roots in cow so his family was in CA- cow when he was a child. There was lots of Shenanigans in Costa Rica in which fungal blight kind of wiped out the entire export crop of Cacao. So it's kind of had a lot of it has gone fallow. But it's having a resurgence and Daniels a part of that. And so we worked with him to build a firm and Terry and drying operation on his family land and he is buying cow from local farmers. Cultivating it himself and he's exporting it to us. It's pretty amazing to have lived there and to still be connected to this area where actually my first son was born. So it's really great to stay connected to the community there. The craft chocolate industry has put a lot of attention on on Cacao farmers in telling their stories as of late craft chocolate meaning a group of makers who following in the footsteps of Craft Beer and Specialty. Coffee have sort of been working to take talk. Live out of the hands of industrial manufacturers and pay attention to people in place and artists process. We're stepping into seeing that. That ain't so pretty cacao farming. There's you know. There's a lot of hardship. Globally Cacao farmers earn hardly anything. It's mostly the business of small family. Farmers and most farmers are earning two dollars a day for their work. So I think you know. At first our industry we're tiny. We're like a fraction of a percent of the overall global chocolate market. But WE'VE BEEN. Our intention is to work to help solve this global issue but I think our our understanding has evolved and we recognize that we're small and it's really hard to make an impact so the first step that were taking as a community is towards transparency and shining a light on on the darkness and making people aware of how the money transfers through the supply chain. And so that is. That's what's on my mind and cow. I'm super excited to be sharing stories. Here at Cherry the inaugural part of the inaugural Chow Chow Festival. I've been lucky enough to be on the board with Katie and a whole devoted group of volunteers who have worked so hard to create this this amazing event for first year. It's pretty great. We're GONNA SCREW UP A lot we're GONNA make a lot of mistakes are going to do better next year. But you know our storytelling was a huge part of the vision of this event as well and we wanted to create a platform for all the talented makers are to send food and food adjacent businesses here in Asheville in Appalachia to elevate folks who are working hard with their heads down who don't have the benefit of a huge PR company and to share their awesomeness with the communities with people like you directly the spirit of Asheville. Kennedy is collaboration and so far. I've really felt that here. At this event storytelling brings us together and each of our stories is uniquely ours. And I encourage you all bring your stories into the world without apology. We need you and I can't wait to connect with you. Certainly believe in the power of storytelling. Thank you jail for sharing that our final solo speaker is Dr Cynthia Greenlee journalist writer editor and historian..
'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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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.
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
New Cannabis Studies for Pain Management Underway in Washington State
"Be studied for potential therapeutic uses marijuana remains illegal under federal law, which has long hindered. Researchers access to the plant some states that have legalized marijuana including Washington, Oregon and Colorado are offering cannabis research licenses as a way to improve access within their state. Hungry North Carolina bear, and it's three cubs have been caught on video breaking into a car and eating dozens of chocolate bars sixteen year old lily Thurman, provided WLS TV with cell phone video of the bears moving in and out of the car and Idi about fifty bars which were meant for a school prom fundraiser. She and her mother told the station, they believe the bears opened an unlocked door last weekend and the car in the driveway of their wooded lot in Asheville. They said the bears left the inside of the car dirty and punctured some backseat cushions but insurance has agreed to pay for the damage. Hi, I'm making crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. I look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcasts and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. AP radio news. I'm Tim McGuire. President Trump
Asheville Waldorf School, North Carolina Department Of Health And North Carolina discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"As a precaution. North Carolina officials say a chicken pox outbreak at a private school has grown to the state's largest in more than two decades as of yesterday thirty-six children have contracted chicken pox at the Asheville Waldorf school, the North Carolina department of health and human services said it's the largest chickenpox outbreak in the state since the vaccine was introduced in
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Passionate and do your passion. Downtown Asheville is going to be a mall. They earn a bull down those down everything and everything which is going to be a huge mall and the people of Asheville before before actual became what it is. Now came town in literally chained hand like locked hands together of around all the blacks. They were going to bowl those down represent how much would lose in the city decided to keep the city, which I think is pretty amazing because we wouldn't be here ashes always been agreed pleasing. Always will be home game could be a little biased. Yeah. I I see nothing but good things is city. Tammy is one of the maybe three or four people. We met a Nashville who's actually from ashville, by the way. And like we've said before we certainly hope so we were so charmed city. Oh, I didn't even mean to do it until it was already happening. I will say that the Asheville beach was top of the game when it came to pun- shirts. Oh, yeah. And I stood for a long time staring at this shirt. That was the iron throne from game of thrones. But it said gave them Jones have Bs on it. I still think maybe I should have bought that shirt. They do have an online store, I believe, no. Oh, my where did all your money? Go punisher about punch shirts suggested investment. Yes. This concludes our ashville episodes, there will be more bonus content and interview. Yes. But now we're preparing for our next city, which is general, please. That was a terrible. It was. New orleans. Yes. Which has a much better music. Too much better drum rolls in Orleans. Yes. So if any of you listeners have suggestions of where we should go who we should talk to anything like that. Send them our way, absolutely..
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"But the landscape of an around Asheville is not static more people are moving their the cost of land is increasing the cost of farming and housing is increasing. So we've been talking a lot about ashville past and present. But what's in store for the future? We posed at that question to local historian expert. Kevin frazier. Don't think I think we'll continue see population growth in for. I think it'll be more limited than some of our sister cities around Raleigh, and Charlotte are huge cities, which we don't wanna be big city of that scale. I think will continue to be a popular destination for folks looking for weekend visits. We're really great driving destination. The we're seeing tons of folks. I just heard the airport in five less than five years. We will have doubled from about a half million passengers over million this year. So we're seeing but that's both good. I live here in folks that are. That are coming in. We're definitely struggling with becoming a popular city in the real estate issues that that brings but I think that that will be challenge for us. And then hand in hand is transportation. Now, this is of course, a concern for dare, I say all cities, but it's of particular concern in places like our hometown of Atlanta, and an Asheville that sort of missed the opportunity to create public transportation infrastructure as the city was growing. And so now they and we have to deal with like a combination of the smooshed urban area that can't handle cars and a wide surrounding suburban and rural sprawl that requires cars like you need a car to get into the city traffic is impossible. Once you get there. We've outgrown our infrastructure right now for the automobile and part of that growth. We're seeing downtown people turn to get in the cars, and they're willing to to walk places. The other thing in some ways, it seems a little preemptive talk. There's a great deal of conversation goes on to ask about alternatives vehicles, which seems a little space age, but whole ready. We're starting to see those pull up more than we thought. And transportation folks have begun seriously conversation about what would that look like do you not have parking decks? Now, you still got cars. You don't won't robot. Cars just omen the streets at all time. They gotta go somewhere because it's also not good, energy wise. You don't want them. Just use enough energy waiting on the phone bring. Call a cartoon tutor viewers to helm agrees with the growth part at least that the restaurant scene Nashville as well as the brewery seen the coffee scene. Cocktail seeing all of the hospitality seen has no end in sight and Nashville. And so does Jamie pretty remarkable over the last, you know, since my great grandfather came here in nineteen sixty western North Carolina was basically sort of just post civil war poverty. Appalachia you know, that sort of. Negative stereotype that the Snuffy Smith cartoon sort of hit of mice. Oh, you know. It's it's it's neat to see the blossoming of an incredible food scene. And and for us. It's been really amazing to get to be part of that. Because it's something much bigger than what we are out here at this specific farm, but the whole appreciation of quality the appreciation of care, you know, the human relationships that that get developed through that process all of this. What ashville was what it is what it could be would not be possible without the community. Here's Tammy again. I've always been blessed to be here. And I love that people are moving here because people are coming here to do what they love in. It's great. It's ashville, especially growing up for me. It's always been a warm and welcoming place where you can really be who you wanna be do what you wanna do and be..
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Had to visit before we knew anything else about them. We got a whirlwind tour of the shop from owners, Kim Allen and Jillian Kelly. It was this bustling Saturday afternoon in downtown Asheville with tourists like us wandering in and out as they explored the strip. Here's kim. Do you guys walking around? Yeah. Yeah. Would you would you show us show us? What you hear awesome? Perfect. Perfect. Honey from all over the world. The main two main roles would be. Yeah. Oh, I did. Not exciting. Yeah. So the two main locals honeys that we have our while flower, which is always a blend depending on where you are. And then sour would which is kind of a quintessential southeastern favorite really smooth ruling buttery caramel after tastes. And you know, we've got bucked from New York we have who from Hawaii fire Weeden metaphor from the northwest US Said's from the northwest got cranberry raspberry bogs in the northeast, and we also do is we take one single varietal, and we make nine different infusions to honey's with North Carolina peppers firecrackers made with a type of mash and smokin hot is with a smoke, supposedly mess, North Carolina. Peppers, and here's to and what really trying to do is even from local people who can get showered awhile shower for trying to expand your Honey palette for you to be able to understand that. And you'll see once you go and sit at the Honey bar that. When people come and sit at the Honey bar, and they say the first one like sweet his the next one to like. Oh, that's and they didn't know what to say because he just said the word sweet. So they've got to come up with something else. So. The story of how they arrived to Asheville shares some similarities with Dan and jail of French broad. Here's Dila gun from Kentucky. I was born and raised in Chicago. So we had some friends who kind of had to go back and forth, and we got to hear both Kim. And I fell in love with it. It's on the community knew we wanted to move here. Trying to figure out what we wanted to do came beekeepers cooked with Honey all that little package together. We didn't even realize that we were putting your rep in that thing up as a gift for our selves that when friend was over like if so much crap in your house. It started store we rely. It's not crap. Start a store. Also, similar to French broad. And so many of the other businesses that we talked to like the Iran distillery. They started small with a few products that they could source as locally and responsibly as possible like including from their own backyard. I know we keep sort of harping on this local thing, but it was just so refreshing to hear it being discussed as genuine philosophy rather than a marketing ploy. We discussed our experience in their shop. When we got back. We had like three different people that would happen at different points and pick up the threat of conversation or maybe not maybe going to completely different direction. And then you just hear other in the background. You wanna try them on? And we're trying Honey the whole time to we hire. Yeah. And the counter that we were sitting at they had this little like six seat counter and five or six counter, and as we were sitting there, I would sometimes turn around and realized that we were engulfed in a crowd of of humans that were clamoring for Honey a lot geds. They were super excited about it. It was it was great. It was. Yeah. I notice that won't part to that. There are so many kids in there. And I was kind of shocked because Honey doesn't seem like Honey tasting isn't something I would have been doing as a kid probably I wonder if said, no they were excited..
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Actually sourcing cow beans directly from farmers and making those beans into chocolate. For use in their confections. And pastries if we can't source it locally them. We're looking to connect with firmer cooperative and make sure that we're connected. And that we share that connection with our staff with our customers. One thing they did source locally was that name before I knew that the French broad is a river in western North Carolina. I definitely thought like, oh, what a sassy brand name to French broad. But no, I if it's into their concept of how locality and flavor and the emotional experience of product all interact like I said, the definition of that most influenced us is a sense of place. And so when we created a business here Nashville we wanted to put our roots down and establish as part of our community, and as a local business and have ashville be part of our brand as much as we are part of Asheville. So the French broad river is. Is one of the oldest rivers in the world, if flows through ashville is imbued with so much meaning for us with the power of water and the constant change. And so we really associated with the riverine decided that we were going to name our company after that. One of the things we loved about their story was how often their name came up in conversation around town partially because they're getting ready for the next change up in their story. We're building our willy won't factory. We're building, you know, scaled up production. So we'll be able to bring in different kinds of Queant that will allow allow us to not only make larger batches of chocolate, but also have more control over the process and be able to make better chocolate. We're building it with the production all in a concentrated area of the square footage with a giant hallway around it and big window. So that our guests can come in watch the chocolate being made see the process where inspired by the idea of museum. So we're going to be setting it up with lots of opportunity to learn about chocolate. And see the tools that are used in the process, and at the farm and learn about the culture, and the people that we work with are so many hands involved and getting chocolate to people who eat it at its final stage that we want to shine a light on that entire process and partially because of the collaborations that they take part in Dan talked about one of those. It's so cool. We were buddies with this farmer who takes a cow shells are waste product and a mix of compost tea with it. He uses that as a a swirl amendment on his pepper plants. We by his peppers, dehydrate them and Gran them into chocolate and Cercle continues. And it's so cool. It's so the Trinidad scorpion peppers, you know, it's known to be super fiery pepper. We love it. Because it's got an awesome fruit flavor and. We can pair it really nicely with this. This blend of different ca- cows. And we kind of downplay the heat we use a very small amount of it. You definitely get this crescendo of warmth. The really it's about that that pepper flavor. They also collaborate with local cheesemaker looking glass creamery to make their most popular cheese chocolate lab, which we got to try some of when we visited that creamery of SOGA. We're going to have to release our interview we did with them and the tasting after which is mostly a saying. Yeah, I like that one too. But I think in a fun way. Yeah. I mean, most of our tastings are a little bit like that. Including a Honey tasting that we did on location at another small business that we visited ashville beach armor, and this is shop that specializes in all things bees..
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"So we were both when we met super passionate about food and about cooking. And we really connected over that at the time. I had started to play with chocolate. I. Discovered a cookbook author and pastry chef that I was really relating to and also a chocolate maker. There was doing really new and exciting things in chocolate that person actually also discovered chocolate Costa Rica and came back and acquired all of this antiquated and started making chocolate what's now called being bar. So I was just playing playing chocolate and making confections and giving treats to my friends and family, and so it was early on in our relationship, and I was hand-rolling truffles, which is very negative kind of then actively lots of just kind of quiet focus, and I felt a tingling sensation in my hands. And I looked down at my hands. And I have the very clear thought, and I said out loud chocolate is the thing that will make me happy. And and was there, and he believed me, you know, we were pretty new in our. Relationship together. But he took that seriously and really was supportive, and what we were going to do with that new found, you know, kind of clarity that a ha sort of moment. So yeah, they had this moment, and they dropped their prior career concepts, and they moved to Costa Rica as I mentioned in a school bus, Dan converted to run on vegetable oil, which was by the way, not the only such school bus to pass through customs that month. Nope. But after a couple of years in a couple of pregnancies they moved to Asheville almost on a whim as so many young entrepreneurs seemed to like, a very smart whim, but sort of we visited and visited our friends there, and it seemed cool there, let's move there and there with the support of their customer base. They were able to go from merely sourcing their ingredients and their chocolate intentionally, you know, like from companies and farmers easing fair practices locally when possible and as responsibly as possible to.
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Okay. If we meet at our chocolate factory location because we're working on a project, and I just love the two people that were chocolate are working on a project object. Yeah. Oh, yeah. The whole thing was very if willy Wonka were a lot more chill. They also had a wall of chocolate from other chocolate makers, which I really liked I asked him about one because it was a company from Atlanta, and he got really excited Dan did to talk about that chocolate. And I liked that just people who love what they do so much that they want to see other people in their same field. Do really. Well, I did try their famous for their infusion. Chocolate truffle. Oh, yeah. I'm not sure that's crack name. But basically, it's that. And I did try it. And it wasn't using. They had it first sample. Oh, heck, how did I miss that? Oh, I'm sat now same here. Oh, good. What kind of I that? I didn't like alert that a. The worst person any we know who you are. That's jail and Dan Rattigan, by the way, I have this really amazing capacity to mess up their names. But yes, French broad chocolate. Is this family owned and operated chocolate company that got it start in the mid odds? Right. As the food and beverage industries and communities were really starting to take off in Asheville food critic MacKenzie Lunceford remembers how wild people went for French broad chocolate even relatively early on. I think that they had to have somebody control the crowds in the beginning. I think I recall them having a bouncer or something like that out front because I know that so many people came that the fire marshal was having. Yeah. Fire marshal was having a hard time with the crowds. People come in each clip, which is just. Just insane. I mean chocolate is super good. But the people that it drew is kind of mind blowing the French fraud chocolate, which is a huge success story in we got to talk to the people behind this chocolate jail, and Dan, and quite frankly, their story is objectively pretty cool. They had the sort of moment I kept longing for in highschool and sometimes long for even now. Oh, yeah. That moment of clarity. So when I was living in Minnesota. I was in business school. I had enrolled in grad school because I was healing lost and needed direction. Dan. My now husband and business partner and baby. Daddy was living in Minnesota going to law school and also not feeling super connected to the field of law..
"asheville" Discussed on FoodStuff
"And in this. Our final episode and our ashville strata Ganda. We wanted to explore a few stories that haven't really fit into the broader categories we've been covering the things that we found interesting or inspiring that we couldn't quite finagle into an independent episode. Because when we went on this trip y'all we had no idea what we were going to get we had some concepts. But we really tried to let the people who we were speaking with and the stories that they were telling determine what we brought to you guys listeners this. Yeah. No, some of these bits and bobs might become whole episodes in the future like being Tobar chocolate. Yes. We're starting this episode by talking about and with the French broad chocolate company. You've heard them come up in a few episodes. They're kind of a big deal about town. We spoke about it in studio with super producer Dylan when we first got back from her trip. Yes. And if anyone's been to ashville, I'm going to guess that you have been there, or at least heard of it. 'cause it's pretty well known one of the places to hit in show. Jalen, Dan, Jalen, Dan? Jalen Dana's fine jail. Yeah. We are on a first name basis. That's just fine seem like I am basis kind of people. They were. And that's my whole point actually like they kind of run this local chocolate empire. They grew it from nothing. They grew it from the actual ground up from there vegetable oil run school bus that they moved to Costa Rica in this one time to a basement location and Asheville to they're getting ready to open a factory, and they have at least one location in the downtown area where people can go and buy chocolate ice cream and all kinds of baked goods, which they make entirely in house, which is nuts. Yes. And does include nut. So careful all you allergy people out there does we got peak our heads into. To the kitchen, and it was so small and tight for how much they were producing. Oh, right. Yeah. But these two people were so pleasant and down to earth and excited to be there. Yes. And one of my favorite things about them is when we arrive kind of like harried stress because we were very booked solid schedule is and my phone was dying and texted me, and they said is it..
"asheville" Discussed on SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers
"And so technically anybody from i guess around the world can come to abc camp renece oh yes and so maybe um in its ages thirteen eighteen he said yes yes otaru episode has been able speak english or at least understand english who knows maybe uh some some kids kid in uh convince their parents to take them to asheville of to vacation for uh for a week in on their parents could see asheville or uh just in it sounds like you're going to have a residential but uh opportunity potentially or is that set in stone or is that as we are doing a residential this okay there you go so you could even um have us a little summer trip without your parents he goes stay at the at the asheville school have your own bedroom a maybe your share it with a roommate and it'll be like a real camp uh you know obviously not like a fire as you know campfire camp but like a you know the summer camp at a school stain in a boardroom i she did that one time it's kind of fun all right well yeah wide gate i wish you guys luck with that and thanks for having us at my pleasure it sounds uh you really cool you guys are doing um i i know exactly the feeling in a giving back in the sort of the feeling you get when you give and and you you help people and they appreciate what you do for them and i totally understand what you're saying terms of increasing the number of people that have at least a basic understanding awareness of computer programming give science it so ubiquitous these days right we always computers and uh and thank you for opening my eyes in terms of on in charlotte draws what you were saying about how you call these places and they don't have uh you know they might not have the the level of you know programming courses that maybe you guys are trying to new.