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More to the Story-Homelessness in Asheville

Jan 26, 2016

Reporter for the Mountain Xpress, Max Hunt, was the guest during this segment of WNCW's More To The Story, as he talked about the current state of Homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County.  The original air date for this interview was Jan. 20, 2016.

Posted by the Host and Producer of More to the Story - WNCW's Paul Foster

It was a two for one segment of the 'Friday Feature Interview of the Week' when WNCW talked with Sophie Mills of UNC-Asheville and New York Journalist and Author Andrew Scotchie, a native of Asheville.  Mills was named the 2015 Collegiate Teaching Award Winner - a first for a professor within the NC system.  Scotchie was named the winner of  the Wille Parker Peace History Book Award for "A Gallery of Ashevillians: The History of a People of a Mountain Town."  Originally aired Jan. 15, 2016.

Live Friday, January 29th at 1pm: DYLAN LEBLANC

Jan 21, 2016

This Muscle Shoals-born singer/songwriter was seemingly born with the talent of blending blues, soul, and country/Americana sounds seamlessly together, and his new, third release, Cautionary Tale, is his strongest yet. He's in our area for shows in Knoxville Wednesday and Asheville Thursday. We're pleased to welcome him back for another live session.

Live Thursday January 28th at 1pm: THE HOT SARDINES

Jan 21, 2016

Check out this tight NYC 8-piece-band (does that count their tap dancer?) that brings back the fun hot jazz of the Prohibition, Great Depression, and WWII eras. To quote Raleigh-Durham's IndyWeek, “Trad jazz… with an edge, as if the cops could bust in waving billy clubs." They play Morganton Thursday, Greenville Friday, and Asheville (sold out) Saturday.

Live Thursday, January 21st at 1pm: PHIL COOK

Jan 19, 2016

To take an appropriate line from his website, Phil Cook is a conduit of American music. In addition to his work with Megafaun, he's soaked up a variety of influences -- Delta, Bayou, Appalachian -- and has settled in well to his NC home since moving here in 2005.

Tiny Desk Contest for Unsigned Musicians

Jan 15, 2016

NPR Music is bringing back their Tiny Desk Contest, asking unknown bands and musicians all over the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice.

The contest will be sponsored for the second year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and will secure a spot at the iconic performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music.

We had some really cool recordings surface out of the deepest recesses of our vaults over the last couple of weeks, and we're sharing some of them in this edition of the show: Alvin Youngblood Hart from 1999, Robert Walter's 20th Congress from 2001, and Aimee Mann from 2006.

Small bites: ASAP goes on the air

Jan 13, 2016

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's radio series “Growing Local,” airs on WNCW each Monday at 8:45 a.m during Morning Edition.

 In this heart-felt Friday Feature Interview of the Week, the great granddaughter of Ella May Wiggins, Kristina Horton of Asheville, talks about Ella's legacy before her tragic death in the late 1920's.  Ella May Wiggins lived in Gaston County, NC and was a strong leader for those willing to stand up for equal rights (for employees)  in the textile industry with little respect and small wages.  This included rights for African Americans.  Horton has written a book in Ella's memory and there's also a CD that includes many songs written by Ella, who was also a gifted song writer, who

Live Friday, January 15th at 4pm: ERIC BIBB

Jan 8, 2016
ERIC BIBB
Keith Perry

With a career spanning 5 decades and 36 albums, Eric Bibb has established his status as one of the leading blues performers of our generation. Like Taj Mahal before him, he breathes new life into the genre with inspiration, originality, and class. Isothermal Community College is honored to host him both live on WNCW in the afternoon, and at the Foundation Performing Arts Center Friday evening.

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