Education Reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times Julie Ball joined WNCW for this 'More To The Story' to discuss her recent article on how declining enrollment is harming rural school districts in part of Western NC.  What are the factors?  Is it a statewide pattern? Etc.  This broadcast first aired March 2, 2016.

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Mar 9, 2016


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On Studio B Rewind, March 4 at 6:00pm: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen, and Ben Sollee) unveil their magical mixture of Appalachian and Chinese music in a 2008 session. Also, the Wood Brothers in Studio B in March 2006, as their debut album Ways Not To Lose was being released. Plus, Malcolm Holcombe with a tune and some musings from just last week.

Live Thursday, March 10th at 12pm: ALTAN

Mar 4, 2016

"The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days," says the Boston Globe. Standard bearers in traditional Irish music since they began back in the mid-'80's, Altan is one of our favorite groups on Sunday's Celtic Winds (12-3pm). Their most recent album was recorded in Nashville with an Appalachian focus, and they're on their way back there this week, following a concert at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville. We are honored to welcome them to Studio B!

Live Wednesday, March 9th at 1pm: THE HIP ABDUCTION

Mar 4, 2016

This indie-rock band from St. Petersburg, Florida hits that sunny sweet spot where Afro-beat, dub-reggae, and heady jams converge. We dug their session with us last year, and are happy to welcome them back to Studio B before heading to Asheville Wednesday night. They also play Charlotte's Green River Revival on Saturday. In between those two gigs, they celebrate the release of their new album Gold Under the Glow.