-May 13, 2013-
3:00 -- BREAKING NEWS: A Philadelphia jury convicts abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of First Dgree Murder. Plus, the latest on the Asheville water lawsuit.
4:00 -- The Mayor of Asheville says she never got a written $57 million proposal from the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Except she actually did.
5:00 -- The IRS is trouble for targeting Tea Party groups starting back in 2010.
-May 14, 2013-
3:00 -- Buncombe County Commissioners really, really, really care about what you think about their proposal to give $18 million to an un-named business. But they say we'll be happy!
4:00 -- WLOS has a story on how the Buncombe County School district has a history of not getting the required permits for work.
5:00 -- More on the WLOS story. Plus, Scott Hamilton, President & CEO of AdvantageWest, joins us to talk about a bill in the NC Senate that would strip the organization of $1 million in state funding.
-May 15, 2013-
3:00 -- Dr. Terry Stoops joins us to talk about a Henderson County classroom exam that used a partisan editorial to teach English to 4th graders. Plus, dissention at AB Tech over the new building.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress drop by to chat about the latest edition on news stands today.
5:00 -- Jane Bilello, Chairman of the Asheville Tea Party, joins us to talk about how her group may have been targeted by the IRS in a national campaign of intimidation.
-May 16, 2013-
3:00 -- Scandalamnia! IRS, Benghazi, and the AP phone records - has President Obama stopped the political bleeding?
4:00 -- More Scandalmania.
4:30 -- NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell drops by the studio to chat about unclaimed property you might have, plus will the City of Asheville see a downgrade of its bond rating if the water system gets merged into MSD?
5:00 -- Scandalmania! Plus trivia.
-May 17, 2013-
3:00 -- As Pete predicted it took a year for John Edwards to kick off his "comeback" tour. Plus, Jeff Greiner, Gerald Kummerlow and Simone Seitz join us to about an upcoming Zipline event to raise money for a local autism agency. Details are here.
4:00 -- Protesters rally for education. Pete suggests stop crying about funding until schools quit wasting money, like the "sweet" deal given to outgoing Asheville City Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson. Then, more on the Buncombe Co. Schools permit scandal.
5:00 -- More on the permits story. Plus, Susan Myrick from Civitas joins us to talk about the latest in a series of investigative reports looking at the incestuous relationship between the Board of Elections and the leftwing group Democracy NC.
Halloween is a mere 7 days away!
I must admit, I've never been a big costume guy. That's not to say I've not dressed up in previous years. It's just not something that really motivates me.
That said, I highly respect people who have the creativity and inhibition to adorn themselves in ridiculousness.
I also deeply feel empathetic embarassment when two people show up at the same party dressed as the same thing. I think it goes back to a Second Grade costume contest where my plastic Batman outfit was bested by a felt Batman outfit. A pox upon your house, John D'Agastino!!
So, how do you avoid this awkward potential moment next week? Well, Yahoo has tracked the top searches for costumes so far. Check out the list and see if you run the risk of being a costumed twin.
For the record, I will NOT be dressing up like this #15 character:
Top Yahoo Halloween costume searches
2. Monster High (a line of children's toys).
3. Ninjago (a set from Lego).
4. Zombie (undoubtedly influenced by the Walking Dead).
5. Minnie Mouse
6. Batman/Dark Knight
7. Bane (“Dark Knight” villain)
8. Power Ranger
13. Wonder Woman
15. Katniss Everdeen (the lead character from the Hunger Games franchise).
19. “The Hunger Games”
20. “Star Wars”
What were the best and worst costumes you ever worn? What are you going as this year?