Local Matters: Freedom of the press, council candidates and redistricting

In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—reporter David Forbes talks about the recent removal of newspaper boxes by the County and the recent announcement of candidates for Asheville City Council, and reporters Christopher George and Jake Frankel talk about the heated meetings around the new congressional redistricting plan.

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

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One thought on “Local Matters: Freedom of the press, council candidates and redistricting

  1. Folks didn’t buy it when several of us were saying public access was the tip of an iceberg. It was not by accident that one of the most vocal opponents of public access was placed on the BOD, (Board of Directors) by the County and subsequently became Chairman of the BOD …and watched quietly while it was run into the ground. (see link below)

    Chairman Gantt and other commission members and Ms. Greene were well informed of stipulations in the management agreement that were not being followed. Issues a well run Board with a concerned Chairman would have addressed from the beginning of Public Access being open, to insure it’s longterm viability and a secure future.


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