Elixir of Love

It’s been close to a year but finally Finding Asheville has a brand new episode! This week Jon Truitt and Michael Ciavaglia sit down with us to talk about the Asheville Lyric Opera and their upcoming show Elixer of Love. What’s a good opera for beginners? What’s the connection between opera and Darth Vader? And […]

The People’s Interactive Network

This week on Finding Asheville, we spend a little time with one of the busiest women in Buncombe County. NuAnna Horn talks to us about the many different hats she wears as she juggles multiple jobs and charities. NuAnna is founder of The People’s Interactive network, a local not for profit whose goal is “To bridge […]

From Asheville To Sweden

We’re back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer – formerly of the […]

Brian Bullman: Carolina Hemp Company

On the latest episode of Finding Asheville, our hosts sit down with guest Brian Bullman. Brian is co owner of Carolina Hemp Company, a wholesaler of premium hemp goods. The focus of Carolina Hemp Company is on “building a business that helps bring hemp to the mainstream market. While changing the stereotype and stigma associated with […]

Eric Sarafin is Mixerman

This week we spoke to music producer and author Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin. Relocated from California, Eric tells us about the music industry, producing BJ Leiderman’s upcoming album, what it was like writing as the mysterious “Mixerman” to satirize life as a producer, and how he adjusted to life in Asheville. Eric has worked with musicians […]

Asheville Mind Reader Michael Spremulli

This week we spoke with Michael “The Asheville Mindreader” Spremulli about his upcoming show at the North Carolina Stage Company, and what it’s like being a mindreader. Growing up with severe eyesight problems, Michael’s other senses were heightened, including his gut instincts which leads to some interesting moments on stage. Using a combination of intuition […]

Robin Vabolis: Western North Carolina Advocacy League

For over a year, Western North Carolina Advocacy League (WNCAL) has been helping people in need; with anything from repairing a wheelchair ramp to mediating court cases. This week’s guest on Finding Asheville is Robin Vabolis, founder of WNCAL. Robin tells us about how this grassroots not-for-profit originated, what the future holds for WNCAL, and […]

Ashes To Asheville

A divorced artist leaves California and moves to Asheville. Around the same time, an author and his wife leaves California and moves to Asheville. The difference, besides relationship status, is one is a fictional character and one isn’t. N. John Shore, Jr. is the author of the “real time serial novel” Ashes to Asheville which […]

Flying High With Empyrean Arts

Poles aren’t just for strippers, hoops are made for more than hulas, and “curtain climbing” can be a beautiful form of dance. This week we spoke to Waverly Jones, owner of the training studio Empyrean Arts. Waverly teaches others about these new forms of dance and exercise that are becoming increasingly popular. She tells us […]

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