Local Matters: The Bele Chere hip-hop controversy, food trucks and Buncombe County Commission update

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In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporter David Forbes talks about the controversy over the Bele Chere committee’s reluctance to book hip-hop artist DJ Kool, and gives updates on the ongoing food truck ordinance battle. Reporter Christopher George also gives a rundown of the recent Buncombe County Commission meeting. Podcast hosted by Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams.

Podcast produced by Steve Shanafelt. The theme music is “jam band spy song” by E. Lee.

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3 thoughts on “Local Matters: The Bele Chere hip-hop controversy, food trucks and Buncombe County Commission update

  1. Big Al

    It is demonstrative how PC we have become that event officials become villains for merely discussing (or merely considering discussing) with police the exclusion of music with questionable lyrics. Nobody’s First Amendment rights are infringed by an event organizer’s decisions to exclude artists, the “aggrieved” can listen to the music on their own. This entire “contraversy” is just more media pandering to the self-absorbed.

  2. bill smith

    [b]discussing with police the exclusion of music with questionable lyrics[/b]

    You dont seem to fully grasp what actually happened. Maybe read the article?

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