In this week's version of Changes, we talk about adoption and foster care and the need in Western North Carolina for qualified foster parents.
With so much going on in the world of politics, we chat with Dr. Chris Cooper, department head of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University.
City of Asheville Development Services Director Ben Woody introduces us to a new website to allow the tracking of major projects. Betsy Aspinwall, Clinical Director of WCU's CAPS program, talks about suicide prevention month.
Blake Butler, Director of the NC Industrial Hemp Association, joins Tank Spencer to discuss the negotiations over regulating hemp production/sale/consumption in the Tar Heel State.
Millions of Americans struggle with hearing loss, and "The Hearing Guy," Dr. Brent Steele, gives tips. Also, another rock slide shutdown I-40 recently. NCDOT Regional Geological Engineer Jody Kuhne discusses their response.
Dr. Jennifer Mullendore discusses our risks of a measles outbreak in WNC, and provides clarity about the vaccine. And the Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders offers help.
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Steve Ensley, Motorcycle Awareness Coordinator of the Buncombe County Concerned Bikers Association, gives drivers and riders safety tips.
WCU Associate Professor Dr. Brian Byrd talks mosquito and tick awareness month. Ex-Bill Mark Kelso helps plant trees with Ingles. Plus a DOT Road Report!
Tank Spencer is joined by Ashley Featherstone of the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency and Bill Eaker of the Land of Sky Regional Council's Clean Vehicles Coalition to discuss the improvements to local air quality and the challenges still present.
Dr Gus Vickery, founder of Vickery Family Medicine and author of "Authentic Health," shares tips for managing stress during a very trying time of year.
Jennifer Nicholiason with Seek Healing sits down with Mark Starling to talk about Overdose Awareness Day and what her organization is doing to help fight the epidemic.
Dr. Gus Vickery tells us how important sleep is, to improving your health. His tips may help you down a path to healthy, restorative sleep.
Steve Ensley of the Buncombe County Concerned Bikers Association/ABATE joins Tank Spencer to discuss road safety and becoming more motorcycle aware.
Asheville physician, Dr. Gus Vickery, discusses ways you can control your health, manage stress, improve your sleep.
What do we know about the shooter? Why are we seeing more attacks than in years past? Plus Lt. Gov. Dan Forest calls in to give his take on the Governor's pipeline "slush fund."
It's been 15 years since Elizabeth Smart was abducted and raped. She brings her tale of hope to Asheville in March. Plus News 13's Aaaron Addelson gives an update on the Wanda Greene scandal, in Buncombe County.
WCU's Dr. Chris Cooper gives updates on the redistricting fights in NC, the fallout of the gov't shutdown, and the tax reform. Plus Maya Franklin of the American Red Cross says there is a "critical need" for blood donations.
Geoffery Ferland of Hummingbird Insurance talks with Mark Starling about open enrollment. Tank Spencer sits down with Brenda Mills of the City of Asheville to discuss upcoming building opportunities.
This week's episode looks at prostate cancer detection, and a big event coming up on 11/4. Dr. Michael Burris of Asheville Urological Associates and Greg Duff of Glory Hound Events join Tank Spencer. And fall fire seaon is here. We check in with Brian Haines of the NC Forest Service for safety tips.
Western Carolina University's Dr. Chris Cooper discusses the ongoing battles between President Donal d Trump and the media. He's the department head of Political Science and Public Affairs in Cullowhee. Angie Hughes pulls together Woofstock to benefit local animal rescue groups and their important missions.