-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.
When President Barack Obama made his appearance yesterday in Asheville, he mentioned that he's been considering a move to the area after his term is over in 2015.
"I love coming to Asheville," he told the crowd of supporters. "Michelle and I always talk about how ... after this whole presidency thing, we're looking for a little spot. Come on down? Play a little golf. Do a little hiking, fishing eat barbeque. "
Like previous trips, the President had lunch from 12 Bones, and expressed his love of the grub.
So, it got me thinking - what would life be like with a President living in the area? Would we bump into him at the Grove Arcade doing some weekend window shopping? Would Secret Service be running advance teams into the Orange Peel ahead of some particular show the Obamas were interested in seeing?
As for the actual house - would it be in a gated community? He couldn't build one, after all, because Asheville banned them.
Also, I must assume he'd have a large estate. And I've heard that whenever you get a big place like "an estate" you get to name it.
So, what would a Presidential house in Asheville be called?
Some of ideas off the top of my head:
"Point Break" - he's an ex-president, after all.
"The Primary-Residential Complex" - a nod to the powerful special interests
"Special Interest" - a nod to the powers that be
"The Hope House" or "The Change Estate" - draws from the inspirational 2008 campaign
"Obamaland" - honors the hard work of all those campaign staffers who helped him win election (even though it's still named after Obama, iteself)
"Presidebt" - reflects the state of the nation's finances
"Made in China" - in honor of our special relationship with the communist nation
"The US Cellular Center" - I assume once the golf course and basketball court goes in, the Civic Center might not be the most attractive naming rights deal in town
What names have you thought up?