6:34 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

WNCW At The Red, White and Bluegrass Festival

If you are at the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival this coming week, be sure to stop by WNCW's booth.

Air Studio
4:19 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Live Tuesday the 25th at 2pm: BILL PAYNE & GABE FORD

Keyboardist Bill Payne co-founded Little Feat in 1969 with Lowell George, Richie Hayward, and Joe Estrada.  After 40+ years of touring/recording with one of our favorite bands of all time, as well as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and others, you KNOW he's got some stories to tell!  He'll be joined by Feat drummer Gabe Ford as they spend an hour or so with Joe Kendrick before playing Asheville Tuesday night for "Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music Photography and Tales From The Road".

4:17 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Morning Edition Wednesday, June 26: The Uncommon Male Mentoring Program

Dr. Johnny Smith, Dean of Learning Support and Retention at Isothermal Community College and organizer of the Uncommon Male Mentoring Program

In this final of three interviews on the status of race relations in the United States in 2013, you'll meet Dr. Johnny Smith, Dean of Learning Support and Retention here at Isothermal Community College. 

I chose Dr. Smith to interview for this series because he is the perfect example of what can be accomplished by men of color when given a reason to succeed against seemingly impossible odds.

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5:39 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Morning Edition 6/24: Colors - An Outreach Program By Spartanburg Art Museum

Life, no matter where you come from or where you're going, IS colorful.  That is part of the inspiration for COLORS - a program highlighted as the second segment of a three-part series on race relations in the United States in 2013.

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New Tunes at Two
5:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, June 24th-27th, 2-3pm

Monday the 24th: MAVIS STAPLES - One True Vine....

Wednesday the 26th: BILL FRISELL - Big Sur...

Thursday the 27th: ROBERT WALTER'S 20th CONGRESS - Get Thy Bearings

Spindale Cycle
5:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Monday Night June 24th at 8pm: ALBERT KING - Thursday Night in San Francisco

This Thursday night the 27th marks the 45th anniversary of blues great Albert King taking the stage of the Fillmore Auditorium with his new band to record his second of two nights for a possible live album.  Oh what a blistering hot night it was, with smokin' versions of "San-Ho-Zay", "Call It Stormy Monday", and other gems.  The Fillmore, mostly known for its legendary psychedelic rock acts (Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and assorted light shows and more) was open for just one more week before Bill Graham closed it and moved operations to the equally legendary Carousel Ball

Peak of the Week
5:37 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Thursday Night the 20th between 8pm & Midnight: LAURA MARLING - Once I Was An Eagle

English folk-pop singer-songwriter Laura Marling may sound like an old soul, with heavy whispers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Pentangle in her work, but she's just 23, and this is already her 4th album.  Perhaps she draws more comparisons to that of Joni Mitchell (who moved to the L.A.

3:50 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Morning Edition 6/21: 'Beyond Stereotypes In Black And White'

Beyond the 99 percent versus the one percent...beyond Republican or Democrat...beyond Catholic or Muslim or Southern Baptist or Methodist or Jewish...beyond all that there is a more basic difference and inequality that still exists in this country.  That difference and inequality is between so-called 'whites' and blacks or even browns.

Dr. Henrie M. Treadwell knows all about that. She is the author of a book called "Beyond Stereotypes in Black and White: How Everyday Leaders Can Build Healthier Opportunities for African-American Boys and Men."

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1:00 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Morning Edition 6/19: The Community Choreography Project

Photo courtesy of The 2013 Community Choreography Project

Have you ever wanted to work on stage? Have your ever had a dream of becoming a producer or a playwright or even a screenwriter? Well, in Asheville once a year for the past few years, you've had a chance. 

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7:56 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Updates from Joe and Rob at Bonnaroo

06/18/13: We are back home! After a long day of travel Monday, we returned safe and sound with smiles on our faces and the past weekend's adventures still in our minds.

Sunday morning we awoke to flood watches after a night of heavy rain. There was standing water all over the festival grounds and more rain on the way. We packed our belongings and walked about half a mile to the point where shuttles picked up folks to return them to their parking lot at a nearby hotel.

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