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05/02/2019  DEFIANT REQUIEM

Today Mark Lieberman produced a special broadcast of The World According to Mark. We were fortunate to have two very important guests talking about the background of Defiant Requiem and the upcoming Defiant Requiem concert which will be June 1 at the Thomas Wolfe auditorium.  The Defiant Requiem is the concert that the Jewish prisoners of the Terezin concentration camp sang to the Nazis to convey a message they could not say.
Murry Sidlin is the conductor for this concert, and Kym Verhovshek works with the Defiant Requiem Foundation and child of one of the survivors of Terezin. Please listen  to this compelling interview.

 

Host mark Lieberman with Maestro Murry Sidlin and Kym Verhovshek

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04/30/2019  INTERVIEW WITH STEVE WOODSMALL

Steve Woodsmall is running for the 11th Congressional District in US House of Representatives.  Major Steve Woodsmall is retired from the USAF, and has since earned a PhD in Organizational Management.  He supports fighting against the high cost of pharmaceuticals, insuring quality health care for everyone, guaranteeing health and human services for veterans, ensuring legal protections of individuals brought into the country as children, and many other issues to be discussed in today’s interview.  Listen below:

Steve Woodsmall with host Mark Lieberman

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04/23/2019  INTERVIEW WITH CLYDE VOLPE

Clyde Volpe has been a director of marketing for over 42 years.  He is dedicated to imparting knowledge on how to do successful marketing, and therefore became the organizer of  Asheville Business for Success.   Listen below to get some very helpful and important advice to help promote your company!

 

Clyde Volpe with host  Mark Lieberman

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04/16/2019  INTERVIEW WITH ANN STAUSS

Ann is the owner of Asheville Farm to Table Tours Western North Carolina.  Through extensive experience in New Orleans area food service operations, she gained broad knowledge of fine foods.  Farm to table is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias preferably through direct acquisition from the producer.  Listen to this enlightening broadcast below.

Host Mark Lieberman with Ann Stauss

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04/09/2019  INTERVIEW WITH KARON KORP

Karon works as a realtor with Asheville Realty group.  She is currently the President of Asheville Sister Cities, and serves on the membership committee of Opportunity Knocks, a business professionals group.  Today she describes how to use deeds and land records for historical research, and the wonderful program of Sister Cities.  To date there are over 2200 sister cities partnered worldwide to promote peace and develop bonds that cross geographic and cultural barriers.

Host Mark Lieberman with Karon Korp

In addition, here are some sites to perform historical land research:

Property Look Up – GIS: Geographic Information System

Buncombe County –  https://gis.buncombecounty.org/buncomap/

Haywood County – http://maps.haywoodnc.net/gisweb/default.htm

Henderson County – https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/gis/page/welcome-gomaps-henderson-countys-online-gis-mapping-system

Yancey County – https://yanceycountync.gov/index.php/yancey-county-gis

Register of Deeds

https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/register-of-deeds/default.aspx

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04/02/2019  INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN AND STACEY CASKEY

Today Mark interviews Brian and Stacey Caskey.  Brian is running for NC Senate in district 48  He and his wife own Biltmore Tutoring.  Brian is an officer in Mills river Town Council.  Today they discuss all types of issues, including ABC privatization, teacher pay, tax cuts for businesses, health care, restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit, domestic violence, and citizenship.  Listen below to this enlightening discussion.

Brian and Stacey Caskey with host Mark Lieberman

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03/26/2019  INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL ALDRIDGE

Daniel Aldridge is a professor at Davidson College. He is the author of Becoming American:  The African American Quest for Civil rights, 1861-1976.  Today Daniel discussed the issues described from his book and the African American experience since the abolition of slavery.  Listen below:

 

Professor Daniel Aldridge with host Mark Lieberman

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03/19/2019  INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE LONG AND DR. ARNOLD BROWN

Today Mark Lieberman is discussing the topic of the Biltmore Progressives with two esteemed gentlemen.  Bruce Long had worked for the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President in 1974, and Dr. Brown is a retired physician whose last medical position was a Chief of Staff and the VA Medical Center in Asheville.  The Biltmore Progressives are a community of local residents, including independents regarding issues of national importance to help create an environment of knowledge, civility, equity and cooperative activism in pursuit of progressive objectives.  Today, the issues such as Medicare for all, health care, census,and immigration are discussed. Come listen below.

Dr. Arnold Brown and Bruce Long with host Mark Lieberman

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03/12/2019  INTERVIEW WITH RANDY ROBINS

Randy Robins is a local standup comedian in the Asheville area.  He was also a Special Education teacher in his past life.  So, what does it take to be a comedian? What is unique about Jewish humor? Come listen below to hear Randy’s ideas about comedy.

Randy Robins with host Mark Lieberman

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03/05/2019  INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER BOWMAN

Jennifer Bowman is a journalist for the Citizens-Times.  She is a regular on this show because she has so much insight into the local issues of Buncombe County.  Today she gives us an update on Wanda Greene, Skyland Fire Department, and A-B Tech.  

Jennifer Bowman with host Mark Lieberman

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02/26/2019  INTERVIEW WITH TODD WILLIAMS

Today we are fortunate to have on our program Todd Williams, the Buncombe County District Attorney.  In 2014, Todd was designated as a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law by the NC State Bar.  Today, he discusses the role of a District Attorney and the District Attorney Office.  In addition, he will address such issues as opioids, marijuana legalization, violate crime, race equity, and bail reform.  Listen below to this insightful interview.

Todd Williams, Buncombe County District Attorney and host Mark Lieberman

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02/19/2019  INTERVIEW WITH GWEN WISLER

WPVM is honored to have as its guest Gwen Wisler, Councilwoman on Asheville City Council and Vice-Mayor.  Gwen has brought her business acumen to the city council as she is a past CEO of the Coleman Company.  Today she discusses several issues that are confronting the city’s infrastructure, including financial issues and Affordable Housing.  Listen in!

Councilwoman Gwen Wisler with host Mark Lieberman

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02/12/2019  INTERVIEW WITH LAEL GRAY

Lael Gray is the Executive Director of the Asheville Jewish Community Center.  In her work she advocates for children, for the environment, ethical living and diversity.  Today she discussed her colorful background growing up in a multicultural surroundings, the history of the Asheville Jewish Community, and the importance of education and mutual understanding in our community.  Listen below to a very enlightening and inspirational discussion.

Lael Gray with host Mark Lieberman

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02/05/2019  INTERVIEW WITH JEFF MESSER

Today Mark interviewed Jeff Messer, a life long storyteller, playwright, and creator and host of a TV streaming interview show featuring creators of comic books.  You may have seen the high successful “Robin Hood” last season at the Montford Players – Jeff was the co-playwright for it!  Come listen to his fascinating life, career and aspirations!

Jeff Messer and host Mark Lieberman

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INTERVIEW WITH JULIE MAYFIELD AND SUZANNE DEVANE

Julie Mayfield was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2015.  She serves on the Finance City Council Committee, and chairs the Housing and Community Development City Council Committee.  Suzanne Devane heads the Don’t Wreck Ashevile Coalition.  Today’s topic centers around the proposed I-26 Connector highway expansion.  What are the opinions for and against?  Listen below to the spirited conversation.

Host Mark Lieberman with Julie Mayfield

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01/22/2019  INTERVIEW WITH DR. GEORGE PAPPAS AND BILL RAMSEY

This morning’s discussion centers around the WNC Sanctuary Movement for undocumented immigrants. Mark interviewed Bill Ramsey, who coordinates a congregational sanctuary working group; and George Pappas, an attorney who represents clients in US immigration law.  The topics covered are the types of sanctuary, promotion of sanctuaries, and essential components of congregational sanctuary.  Listen below and learn more about the sanctuary movement.

Bill Ramsey, George Pappas, and host Mark Lieberman

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01/15/2019  INTERVIEW WITH VIJAY KAPOOR

Welcome back to the show, Vijay!  Vijay Kapoor was elected to Asheville City Council in November of 2017.  Today he discusses issues of Asheville.  Topics included were development policies to provide rational, responsible growth, city infrastructure, possible taxation to grow city revenue, such as a food and beverage tax, affordable housing, and city traffic.   Listen in to get an inside track about what City Council is working on to better the lives of its residents.

Host Mark Lieberman with Vijay Kapoor

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01/08/2019  INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER BOWMAN AND JOE COLETTI

Jennifer Bowman is a journalist for the Citizens-Times.  Welcome back to the show, Jennifer!  Joe Coletti works for the John Locke Foundation, which is a non-partisan think tank  and research institute in north Carolina.  Today the discussion centers around AB-Tech and the related sales tax issue for Buncombe County.  Also discussed was the actual vs earmarked distribution of tax money to AB-Tech.  

Host Mark Lieberman with Jennifer Bowman

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12/25/2018  INTERVIEW WITH DALE FOLWELL- STATE TREASURER

Dale Folwell is the State Treasurer of North Carolina.  He was a four term member of the NC House of Representatives. One of Mr. Folwell’s responsibilities is to provide and administer state health plans to plan members.  He has proposed a plan which was approved by the State Health Plan’s Board of Trustees that will shift from a commercial based payment model to a model based on a % of Medicare rates.  Listen below to how this approach is estimated to generate $300 million in savings and $60 million in savings to plan members. 

Dale Folwell, CPA State Treasurer

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12/18/2018  INTERVIEW WITH FRANK GOLDSMITH – MEDIATOR

Frank Goldsmith is retired from active practice of law and now centers his work on mediation and arbitration in his independent practice Goldsmith Resolutions. Today he discusses mediation – what it is, its advantages and potential problems, comparisons with other states, how it works, and how it differs from arbitration.  This discussion is understandable for everyone.  Listen below.

Host Mark Lieberman with Frank Goldsmith

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INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT LANKIN

Bob Lankin is the Branch Manager of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in Pennsylvania.  Today Mark and Bob discuss the issue of mass incarceration in the United States.  The United States incarcerates 4-10 times the number incarcerated per each 100,000 of population than any western country.  Bob discusses how it happened, is it really necessary to incarcerate this many criminals, and what can be done about it.  He also discusses the issue of capital punishment.  Listen to the facts about these issues! 

 

Robert Lankin

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12/04/2018  INTERVIEW WITH BOB DEUTSCH

Bob is a practicing lawyer and is an attorney for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.  Her is a strong advocate and supporter of the Asheville community.  He chaired the Mountain Green Conference at Warren Wilson College that focuses on sustainable real estate development in our mountain region.

Today Bob and Mark discuss real estate development in Asheville and surrounding areas, estate planning and end of life issues involving real estate, and land use and zoning issues in Asheville-Buncombe County.  These are issues that affect all of use. Listen below.

 

Host Mark Lieberman with guest Bob Deutsch

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11/27/2018  INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CAVANAUGH

Chris is the President of the Magellan Strategy Group devoted to providing organizations with greater focus on profitable opportunities and strategic insights into the marketplace.  Today Chris discusses tourism, the hotel industry, and affordable housing.  He discusses the issues with the hotel occupancy tax.  Listen below!

Mark Lieberman with Chris Cavanaugh

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11/20/2018  INTERVIEW WITH TERRY VAN DUYN

Terry Van Duyn represents District 49 which includes Buncombe County, as a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate.  She has been serving since 2014.  Today she discusses the impact of the results of the 2018 midterm.  The overall result is a net gain for Democrats at the state, local and judicial levels.  She also discussed the outcome of the six constitutional amendments.  Four of the six amendments passed.  She discussed the impact of the Voter ID amendment.   Please listen below.

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11/13/2018  INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ARRIOLA

Today Mark is interviewing Michael Arriola, who is the Deputy District Director of the SBA (Small Business Administration) for North Carolina.  He will be heading up the new Asheville Branch.  Today they discuss the history of SBA and its major programs for lending to small businesses.  In addition, Michael discussed the importance of shopping local small businesses of Asheville and how it helps the local economy.  Listen below.

Host Mark Lieberman with Michael Arriola

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11/06/2018  INTERVIEW WITH RABBI JUSTIN GOLDSTEIN

Rabbi Justin Goldstein serves as the rabbi at Congregaion Beth Israel in Asheville, NC.  He is a member of Rabbis Without Borders and was named by the Forward as ne of the “Inspiring Rabbis of 2016.”

Today’s discussion centers around how during this volatile election period to promote an honest, truthful discussion before other events such as the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting tragedy occur.  Words and discussion do matter. What can politicians do to improve collaboration?  Please listen below to this thoughtful, inspiring discussion.

Host Mark Lieberman with Rabbi Justin Goldstein

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10/30/2018  INTERVIEW WITH SARAH GILLOOLY AND JEN JONES

This week’s discussion is about the 6 North Carolina amendments.  It is imperative for voters to truly understand the impact of these amendments before voting.  Some of the amendments concern judicial vacancies, voter ID requirements, and State Income Tax Rates.   Please listen.

Sarah Gillooly is the Director of Political Strategy and Advocacy at the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.  Jen jones is the Director of Communiations and Digital Strategy at Democracy North Carolina.

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10/23/2018  INTERVIEW WITH STACEY CASKEY AND JAY EGOLF

Stacey and Jay are both running for three open positions on the Henderson County school board.  Some of the issues discussed in this interview are changes in curriculum to better prepare students for the work force after secondary school, early literacy programs, and needed changes to the current safety plan. Listen below.

Host Mark Lieberman with guests Stacey Caskey and Jay Egolf

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10/16/2018  INTERVIEW WITH RICKY BOONE

Ricky Boone is a professional magician who lives in western North Carolina. He is the owner of the store “The Vanishing Wheelchair.”  A remarkable person, he has risen above physical disabilities to succeed as a performer and business owner. Through it all he has been guided and strengthened by family and friends and a passion for stage magic.  Listen to his fascinating story.

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10/09/2018  INTERVIEW WITH ADRIANNE GORDON

Adrianne is the Director of Business Operations at JB Media.  JB Media is a digital marketing agency based in Asheville, NC that supports mission-driven companies, social enterprises, and nonprofits.  Today Adrianne discusses B-corporations- the mission, objectives, and how they are certified.  Learn about the the goal of using business as a force for good.

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10/02/2018  INTERVIEW WITH LEAH ASHBURN

OK, all beer drinkers and even those who are not, come listen to the interview with Leah Asburn who owns the Highland Brewing Company.   Learn about craft beer and how this business was founded and grew in Asheville.  Learn about the importance of breweries to the local economy and beer city branding.  Leah’s story is fascinating. Listen below.

 

Mark Lieberman with Leah Ashburn

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09/25/2018  INTERVIEW WITH TINA WHITE

Today Mark interviewed Tina White, a transsexual woman.  She is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center and a member of the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign. Learn about her journey to recognize and embrace her identity as a woman and how whe is learning how to be a community activist and public servant.  She will talk about the HB 2 Law and LGBTQ equality.

Listen below.

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09/11/2018  INTERVIEW WITH PHILLIP PRICE

This is Phillip Price’s second appearance on “The World According to Mark.”  Phillip is the Democratic candidate running for North Carolina District 11 U.S. House of Representatives.  Today Mark interviewed Phillip on issues, such as immigration, healthcare, the six amendments to be voted on in the November election, and 9/11 as it relates to today’s issues.  Be sure to listen!  This interview will also be aired on 9/18/2018 at 9:00 A.M.

Host Mark Lieberman with Phillip Price

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STEPHANIE BROWN AND JIM MUTH

Today Mark interviewed Stephanie Brown, President & CEO of Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Jim Muth, Chairperson of the Board, Beaufort House Inn.  The topic today was Tourism and the history of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, which oversees the  Asheville area destination marketing and sales efforts.  Also discussed were highlights of the buncombe County Room Tax.  

Host Mark Lieberman with Stephanie Brown and Jim Muth

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08/28/2018  INTERVIEW WITH MARK GIBNEY

Mark Gibney is the Belk Distinguished Professor at UNC Asheville and Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wlallenberg Institute in Sweden.  He is the author or editor of 14 books on human rights.  Today Mark will discuss human rights issues, such as immigration, and asylum and refugee protection.  This is an interview not to be missed!

Host Mark Lieberman with Mark Gibney

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08/21/2018  INTERVIEW WITH DAVID WILSON BROWN

This is David Wilson Brown’s second appearance on the show. David Brown is the Democratic nominee for the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina.  Today David Brown is discussing political issues, such as offshore drilling, gun violence, immigration, health care, social security, and medicare.

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David Wilson Brown

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08/14/2018 INTERVIEW WITH JACQUELINE GRANT

Jackie Grant has been installed as the 124th president of the North Carolina Bar Association and President of the North Carolina Bar Foundation.  Today she discusses the role the Bar Association plays, and what lawyers can bring to the issues of criminal justice reform and education of the public about the court system.  Listen to the audio below.

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08/07/2018  INTERVIEW WITH ROB SCHOFIELD

Rob Schofield is the Director of NC Policy Watch.  He has three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, and writer/commentator.  This discussion centers around the six amendments proposed by North Carolina lawmakers for the November ballot. Join us to tackle the questions of what these amendments are really saying and the consequences of voting in favor of them. It is critical that all North Carolinians understand these amendments before voting.

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07/31/2018 INTERVIEW WITH MOUNTAIN BIZWORKS AND WELLS FARGO

Today Mark interviewed Moriah Heaney, Communications and Development Associate for Mountain BizWorks; and Connie Smith, Program  Manager for Wells Fargo.  Mountain BizWorks is a US Treasury certified non-profit community development financial institution which is dedicated to delivering responsible affordable lending to help low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities.  Wells Fargo has assisted by offering grant money to Mountain BizWorks.  Listen in to hear about this program.

Host Mark Lieberman with Moriah Heaney from BizWorks

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07/24/2018 INTERVIEW WITH CECIL BOTHWELL

Cecil is a return guest on The World According to Mark.  Cecil is well known in Buncombe County.  He is a progressive politician, writer, musician, builder and artist.  Today he will talk about his new book and the People’s Park Foundation.  Listen in to this interview!

Mark Lieberman with Cecil Bothwell

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07/17/2018  INTERVIEW WITH  ACLU

Today Mark interviewed members of the North Carolina American Liberties Union (ACLU).  Mike Meno is the Communications Director, and Sneha Shah is a staff attorney.  Some of the topics that were discussed:  cash bail bonds, LGBTQ, and mandatory court fines and fees.

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07/10/2018  THE HAPPY TOGETHER REVUE!

Mark Lieberman brought in some members of The Happy Together singing group for this radio show. This group will be performing a fundraiser for the Attic Salt Theatre and Pisgah Legal Services July 22 and 29.   Today Mark interviewed Ellen Pappas, Blaine Greenfield, Marci Bernstein (Executive Director of the Attic Salt Theatre), and Ruth Planey.  They discussed the origin and purpose of the group.  Of course, there are some sample songs played on the air!

Listen in! You won’t be disappointed!

Host Mark Lieberman with Blaine Greenfield, Ellen Pappas, Marci Bernstein, and Ruth Planey

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07/03/2018 INTERVIEW WITH IMMIGRATION LAWYERS

Today host Mark Lieberman discussed the controversial issue of immigration.  The topics include parent-child separation, zero tolerance, Trump’s executive order, asylum, due process denials, and immigration legislation.

George Pappas is an immigration defense lawyer and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Lory Rosenberg is also an immigration lawyer and has been a judge of immigration appeals.  Thomas Griffin is a  Pennsylvania immigration defense lawyer and has  performed human rights investigations.  Listen to this interview covering a national crisis issue.

Host Mark Lieberman with immigration lawyers George Pappas and Lory Rosenberg

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06/26/2018  INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER BOWMAN

Jennifer Bowman is an investigative reporter with the Citizens-Times.  Today Jennifer provided an update on the criminal and civil indictments against Wanda Greene, ex-county commissioner of Buncombe County.  These include using $2 million public money to purchase whole life insurance policies.  Welcome back Jennifer!

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06/19/2018 INTERVIEW ABOUT N.C. NON-PROFITS

Today Mark interviewed several prominent people about the issues and strategic initiatives of non-profits in North Carolina, particularly the Mission Health System.

Rachael Nygaard is the Director of Strategic Partnerships in Buncombe County;  David Heinen, VP of Public Policy for N.C. Center for non-profits.  Dr. Ron Paulus is the President and CIO of the Mission Health System.

This is an important interview with information that affects as all here in North Carolina.

Host Mark Lieberman with Rachael Nygaard

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06/12/2018  INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY ROSE

Jeffrey Rose is the Chair of Buncombe County democratic party.  His role is to support democratic candidates.  Today Jeffrey discussed results of the primary elections, strategies for the upcoming election in November, and the issues surrounding partisan gerrymandering.  Be sure to listen to this audio.

Host Mark Lieberman with Jeffrey Rose

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06/05/2018 INTERVIEW WITH GREENWORKS

Today Mark interviewed 2 guests from the environmental group GreenWorks.  Dawn Chavez is the Executive Director, and Eric Bradford is the Director of Operations.  GreenWorks mission : Inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live.  Listen to the audio about recent initiatives and how GreenWorks is with Buncombe County and Asheville city government.

Mark Lieberman with Dawn Chavez and Eric Bradford

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05/29/2018 INTERVIEW WITH PHILLIP PRICE

Phillip Price of McDowell County is the Democratic candidate running against Republican candidate Mark Meadows for Congress in the 11th District of Western North Carolina.  Listen to the audio to hear his stand on issues.

Mark Lieberman with Phillip Price

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05/22/2018 INTERVIEW WITH VIJAY KAPOOR

This is Vijay’s second appearance on “The World According to Mark”.  This time Vijay is a City Council member and he discusses his experiences and challenges the past 6 months.  Some of the topics covered today were the city budget, policing issues, and racial and social equity.  This is an exciting interview.  Don’t miss it!

Mark Lieberman with Vijay Kapoor

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05/15/2018  INTERVIEW WITH MOUNTAIN XPRESS

Today Mark Lieberman interviewed personnel from the Mountain Xpress local newspaper.  Virginia Daffron is the managing editor and also writes for the Xpress.  David Floyd is also a writer and covers mostly Buncombe County government and Board of Commissioner meetings.  Able Allen covers government non-profits, the environment and the primaries.  Listen to what it is really like to work for the Mountain Xpress.

Host Mark Lieberman with Able Allen, Virginia Daffron, and David Floyd

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05/08/2018 INTERVIEWS WITH LISA SORG AND SIERRA WEAVER

Lisa Sorg is an environmental reporter at NC Policy Watch.  She covers topics such as social justice, pollution, climate change and energy policy. 

Sierra Weaver is a senior attorney and leader of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s coast and Wetlands Program, Chapel Hill.  Listen below to the interview and learn more about these environmental issues.

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05/01/2018  INTERVIEWS WITH SCOTT DONALDSON AND BEN SCALES
Today we interviewed two candidates.  Listen to the audio above for their views.
Ben Scales is running for  District Attorney for Buncombe County in Asheville.  He believes in taking on corporate defendants and rebuilding relationships in the Courthouse and law enforcement. 
Scott Donaldson is running for the 11th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives in the primaries.  His platform is a system that provides healthcare for all.
 
Mark Lieberman with Ben Scales
 Mark Lieberman with Scott Donaldson
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04/24/2018  INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER BOWMAN
Jennifer Bowman is a reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times, where she covers mostly Buncombe County government.  She spent five years covering government and other watchdog issues at the Battle Creek Enquirer in southcentral Michigan.
Listen below to hear how she became an investigative journalist, and hear about some of the major issues she has covered in Buncombe County, including the coverage of Wanda Greene.
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 04/17/2018  INTERVIEWS WITH KIT CRAMER AND CORY ATKINS
Kit Cramer and Cory Atkins are both officers with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, which functions for the business community.  Listen to what the Chamber of Commerce does for the city of Asheville.  There are three pillars: jobs, prosperity, and voice.
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03.27.2018  INTERVIEWS WITH CANDIDATES DAVID BROWN AND JEFF GREGORY
Both candidates are running against the incumbent  Patrick McHenry for the 10th District of the US Congress.  David Brown is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket and Jeff Gregory is Republican.  Listen to their political views on current issues.
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03.13.2018  INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE MULKEY
Bruce is an essayist and has been an editorial columnist at the Asheville Citizen-Times.  He has served as campaign manager for several political campaigns.  He has a lot to say about racism the Iraq war, and perils of climate change.  Listen below to a fascinating interview.
Bruce Mulkey with Mark Lieberman
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03.06.2018  INTERVIEW WITH DAVID STEIL
David Steil is currently the President and CEO of Micro Trap Corporation, manufacturer of precision electronic monitoring equipment for the environmental industry.
This interview topic is about single payor insurance.  There is much misunderstanding about what a single payor system would look like.  David Steil is very knowledgeable about its benefits and how it works.  Listen to the interview below to learn more.
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 02.27.2018  INTERVIEW WITH HENRY AND PAMELA HARVEY
 
Henry and Pamela Harvey are true renaissance people.  They traveled extensively and now reside in Old Fort.  Henry is an inventor, produces metal sculptures, and is now an author.  One of his latest books is the “F*** List”, a takeoff of the Bucket List. Pamela was a performing ballerina.  Listen to their fascinating lives!

2.20.2018  INTERVIEWS WITH MIKE WIMER AND SARAH THOMAS
Mike Wimer is a business, civil and defamation litigator for Asheville Legal.  He discusses what constitutes slander and libel vs what is protected under 1st amendment rights.
Sarah Thomas is the VP of Finance and Development of Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families. She discusses the importance of these services to the community.

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02.13.2018 INTERVIEWS WITH GINA COLLIAS AND IRA ROBERTS
Mark Lieberman & Ira Roberts           Gina Collias
Gina and Ira are both Republican candidates running for US Congress. Listen to this audio for two totally different perspectives on the Republican party.

02.06.2018 INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE PAPPAS – NATIVE AMERICAN  DISPOSSESSION
George Pappas is an immigration lawyer, writer and historian. Pappas represents clients in immigration and criminal cases, and in family and civil litigation. He is also a member of the Cherokee Supreme Court (Eastern Band), and since 2002 has been executive director of the International Center for Legal Studies   He is the author of the book  “The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession: The Marshall Trilogy Cases 1823-1832”  to describe the history and legal implications of Native American dispossession.

02.01.2018 INTERVIEW WITH JON ELLISTON – CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Elliston is a local journalist and historian who has worked as a writer and editor for Mountain Express, Carolina Public Press, and WNC magazine, where he currently serves as a senior editor.  The topic for today’s discussion revolves around the NC Confederate statute debate.  In the wake of Gov. Roy Cooper’s call to remove all Confederate monuments in North Carolina, this issue has taken center stage.  At the end of the interview, Mark Lieberman will make editorial comments about this issue. Be sure to listen!

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01.23.18  INTERVIEW WITH GLENN JOSEPHS – TAX REFORM

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Josephs is a CPA and partner with the Accounting Firm of Friedman LLP, headquartered in Manhattan with locations throughout NJ, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing.  We discussed important changes in one of the most sweeping and controversial tax overhauls in decades.  Listen below!

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01.16.18  INTERVIEWS WITH TERRY VAN DUYN AND NORM BOSSERT – TOPICS ARE JUDICIAL DISTRICTING AND STATE REFORMS

Terry Van Duyn has been the North Carolina State Senator for District 49 since 2014 and is currently the Democratic Minority Whip.  She serves in the Joint Committee charged with looking at judicial districting and reform.  This interview discusses the issue of how people are elected to fill State positions, such as judges, council members, and State representatives, and the practice of gerrymandering and its negative effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Senator Terry Van Duyn

Norm Bossert has more than 43 years as a professional educator. He previously ran for public office and has now thrown his hat in the ring to challenge Chuck Edwards an incumbent Republican for the North Carolina State Senate, District 48. Norm is a proponent of reforms in public education, healthcare, housing and the environment.

Mark Lieberman with Norm Bossert

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01.09.18  INTERVIEW WITH ANASTASIA TONELLO – IMMIGRATION

Anastasia Tonello is the Managing Partner in the New York City Law firm of Laura Devine Attorneys specializing in  immigration matters.  She is also the President-Elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has written opinion pieces and spoken about increased regulatory and enforcement efforts that affect legal immigration.

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01.02.18  INTERVIEW WITH KIRK BORLAND AND JOEL MAZELIS

Kirk Borland is the chair of the Marketing Committee at the OLLI College for Seniors at the University of North Carolina.  At OLLI seniors can choose roughly 100 courses on a wide variety of topics,  such as history, health care, philosophy, politics, performing arts, and outdoor activities.  Kirk also serves as a mentor to students at UNC Asheville.

Joel Mazelis is an Adjunct Political Science Instructor and a Government Affairs consultant.  In the past he was a Management Analyst at the Office of Inspector General at NASA, and the Director of Natural Resource/Environmental Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute.

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12.26.17  INTERVIEW WITH CECIL BOTHWELL

Cecil Bothwell is a politician, writer, artist, musician and builder who has been  in Asheville since 1981.  He held two terms as City Council member and  a former editor of the Mountain Express.  He has been involved in environmental reform and protection, gun control, and preservation of Green Space and public parks.

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12.19.17  INTERVIEW WITH CARL MUMPOWER

Carl Mumpower is a long time resident in Asheville.  He is a licensed psychologist and former City Council member, Vice Mayor and candidate for the US House 2008.  He is Buncombe County GOP Chairperson.  He has addressed and spoken about many issues in our region, including  crime,  criminal justice, rigorous enforcement of immigration laws, national defense.  He has recently spoken out about setting realistic benchmarks for energy efficiency.

12.12.17  INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA CULPEPPER AND WILL HENDRICK

Jessica Culpepper is a Food Safety and Health attorney with  Public Justice.  This organization advocates, educates, and litigates on various pubic interest causes.  Will Hendrick is an attorney with the Waterkeeper Alliance.  Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. This interview was centered on issues concerning hog farming in the State of North Carolina.   Specifically, the interview discussed the impact of Bill 467 which limits damages residents can collect as a result of pollution caused by the pig industry.

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12.5.17 INTERVIEW WITH CAPE, FRYAR & FROST.

Dec.5.2017 interview with Robin Cape and at 30:00 into the timeline an interview with Mike Fryar and Ellen Frost.At 46:00 into timeline it is revealed that the Commissioners went to the County Attorney and from their concerns and FBI investigation evolved.

Mike Fryer and Ellen Frost with Mark Lieberman

Robin Cape with Mark Lieberman

November 21, 2017  Interviews with Kathi Peterson from the Collider and Jim Barrett, Executive Director of Pisgah Legal Services.

  Garrett Artz and Mark Lieberman

November 14, 2017 Interviews with Meghan Rogers, Executive Director of Asheville Downtown, and Garrett Artz, Executive Director of Riverlink.

Interview with Gwen Wisler   Vijay Kapoor and Esther Manheimer (Repeat)

 


Oct. 31, 2017 Interview with City Council Candidate Kim Roney


Interviews with City Council Candidates Dee Williams and Rich Lee on 10.24.17.

 

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    2 Responses to The World According to Mark (Live)

    1. JMA March 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

      Where is the linknto interview with Gina and Ira?

      • Davyne Dial March 6, 2018 at 9:42 am #

        The interview has been added. Thanks for letting us know it was missing.

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