This week, Pam Bunch will focus on the small business sector by talking with and about people who have a dream to own their own businesses. To do this, she decided to talk to individuals who sought help from the Small Business Center at Isothermal Community College. Bunch also talks to the director of the SBC, who can talk about what people can expect when they come to the Small Business Center for help. The first interview is with Chris Carroll, who lost his job in home construction when the economy took a downturn. He decided to check into the
The Facebook Data Center Site in Forest City, NC has announced it is accepting applications for the 2012 Community Action Grants. Pam Bunch spoke with Site Manager George Henry on Monday to discuss how organizations in Rutherford County can apply, the deadline for applications, and the types of organizations and ideas that Facebook is looking for in awarding $100,000 in grant money this year. This is the second year that Facebook/Forest City has awarded these grants, and they are very welcome in a county that has suffered severely from unemployment over the years of the recession.
The Environntal and Conservation Organization of Western North Carolina is 25 years old and will celebrate this achievement with a concert this week. Pam Bunch spoke with David Weintraub, executive Director of ECO-WNC, about the organizations first 25 years, the upcoming concert and the next 25 years of stewardship of Western North Carolina's vital resources.
The Indianapolis Prize is an award given to an individual conservationist who has made significant achievements across the globe in advancing the sustainability of an animal species or group of species. The award was created to honor them, their stories, and inspire others to join them on a lifelong quest to save what can never be replaced. The prize is awarded every two years, and the $100,000 award represents the largest individual monetary award for animal conservation in the world.
Today only, we're offering you one more opportunity to get a Music Shed Grab Bag. Due to limited supplies, we wanted to fulfill the all the requests for grab bags from our spring pledge drive. We've fulfilled all those requests and have some left. Request your grab bag when you call 1-800-245-8870.
Stina Sieg interviews Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, who are the Book Doctors — and the authors of "The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published." They will be hosting Pitchapalooza, an evening when 20 randomly chosen aspiring writers will get a chance to make their book pitch to the crowd, at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 22. The night will be like "American Idol" for books — with the "winner" getting an introduction to a literary agent or publisher.
I was traveling to Asheville to visit my old summer camp in Hendersonville. I was tuning through the FM dial when I stopped at a song that blew my mind and that I thought sounded very Beatlesque.
When I heard your station break I was stunned I was getting an Asheville station, as I had just recently crossed over the Virginia-North Carolina line. Turns out I was getting the feed from one of your repeater antennas! Very cool!