The Asheville View

Resources and interviews shedding light on important issues facing the WNC community.

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How Asheville Residents Benefit from Tourism (with Vic Isley)

Vic Isley, the president and CEO of Explore Asheville (the municipal department of tourism in Asheville, North Carolina), talks about her journey and how the residents of Asheville benefit from the money that tourism brings to the region. To learn more about Explore...

Mother’s Day Special: Wilma Dykeman (by Jim Stokely)

Jim Stokely, president of The Wilma Dykeman Legacy and son of Wilma Dykeman herself gives some insight into his mother's struggle and why carrying on her legacy is so important to him. To learn more about the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, visit wilmadykemanlegacy.org

When should you call your state representative? (with Robin Ramsey)

Robin Ramsey, our Regional Representative at the Office of US Senator Thom Tillis in Hendersonville North Carolina, talks to us about how our senators can assist local residents with a variety of matters. To contact Senator Thom Tillis or Robin Ramsey, visit...

Jeff Kaplan and the E13

Jeff Kaplan, the director of entrepreneurship at Venture Asheville, talks about what the E13 is and how it can help entrepreneurs increase their revenue. For more about Venture Asheville, visit https://ventureasheville.com/ For more about the E13, visit...

Christopher Vengala of Raaz Foods at WNC Foodworks

Christopher Vengala from Raaz foods tells us about how WNC Foodworks and Blue Ridge Food Ventures helped him bring his latest product to market. For more about Raaz Foods, visit www.iloveraaz.com

Clips

Mother’s Day Special: Wilma Dykeman (by Jim Stokely)

Jim Stokely, president of The Wilma Dykeman Legacy and son of Wilma Dykeman herself gives some insight into his mother's struggle and why carrying on her legacy is so important to him. To learn more about the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, visit wilmadykemanlegacy.org

Purple Pigs Catering at WNC Foodworks

We talk to Ameran Kelley Lattimore about her business Purple Pigs Table Catering and how WNC Foodworks helped her achieve her goals.

The Great Escape

Ever wish you could do a life swap? Find out who Aisha, Kirby and Myriam wish they could swap lives with.

School Dayz

The hosts discuss back to school and the achievement gap.

Counteracting Dismissive Attacks

From Season 1 "Braveheart" episode. You've witnessed it, dished it, or you've been the recipient... You raise a valid argument to defend yourself or others and someone dismisses you as dramatic or angry or hormonal in an attempt to lessen you and your point in the...

Blog

The Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce

The Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce

The Original Ethiopian Hot SauceYou must try The Original and The Hot Ethiopian Hot Sauce! It takes you on a flavorful journey through Ethiopia and the American Southeast. From Addis Ababa to New Orleans, Asheville to Austin, the multicultural family blends Ethiopian...

WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence

WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence

OpportunityWNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence ProgramOur sponsors are the backbone of The Asheville View, providing financial support, enhancing content quality, and propelling us to broader audiences. This is why we are deeply grateful to the Center For Craft...

Drag Show Etiquette 101

Drag Show Etiquette 101

Drag shows have become a vibrant and inclusive form of entertainment, celebrating creativity, self-expression, and the LGBTQ+ community. Attending a drag show can be a thrilling experience, and Asheville’s scene has significantly grown. but it's important to be aware...

Battling the Asheville Heat

Battling the Asheville Heat

As Asheville's summer months have arrived, so does the potential threat of extreme heat. These prolonged periods of extreme heat can have severe consequences, particularly for vulnerable populations such as the homeless. In this blog post, we will explore the dangers...

Thrive Asheville Executive Director Job Posting

Thrive Asheville Executive Director Job Posting

Will you lead Asheville toward a bright future? Thrive Executive Director Job Posting Position Summary: Thrive Asheville is seeking a dynamic, innovative and experienced leader to guide our vital organization from rapid growth to maturity, ensuring that Thrive...

The Original Ethiopian Hot Sauce

The Original Ethiopian Hot SauceYou must try The Original and The Hot Ethiopian Hot Sauce! It takes you on a flavorful journey through Ethiopia and the American Southeast. From Addis Ababa to New Orleans, Asheville to Austin, the multicultural family blends Ethiopian...

WNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence

OpportunityWNC Center for Craft Artist in Residence ProgramOur sponsors are the backbone of The Asheville View, providing financial support, enhancing content quality, and propelling us to broader audiences. This is why we are deeply grateful to the Center For Craft...

Drag Show Etiquette 101

Drag shows have become a vibrant and inclusive form of entertainment, celebrating creativity, self-expression, and the LGBTQ+ community. Attending a drag show can be a thrilling experience, and Asheville’s scene has significantly grown. but it's important to be aware...

Battling the Asheville Heat

As Asheville's summer months have arrived, so does the potential threat of extreme heat. These prolonged periods of extreme heat can have severe consequences, particularly for vulnerable populations such as the homeless. In this blog post, we will explore the dangers...

Thrive Asheville Executive Director Job Posting

Will you lead Asheville toward a bright future? Thrive Executive Director Job Posting Position Summary: Thrive Asheville is seeking a dynamic, innovative and experienced leader to guide our vital organization from rapid growth to maturity, ensuring that Thrive...

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The Asheville View” is a daytime-style talk web series hosted by Aisha Adams, Kirby Winner, Myiram Weber, Tina White, and Kahlani Jackson. The show serves as a morning cup of coffee for equity advocates across the South.

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Hosts

Aisha Adams

Kirby Winner

Myriam Weber

Tina White

Kahlani Jackson