The 2012 Lake Lure Olympiad is August 24 - 26, but it's never to early to start getting ready for this fun and exciting event. Michelle McConnell Yelton talks about all of the exciting events that are on tap for this year's event. Events include: 3 races in 3 days, the USMS 1 mile Open Water Swim National Championship, the Rumbling Bald Golf Tournament and skills. Find out about Pickelball, plus the Junior Olympics, the incredible opening ceremonies and more. Tune in to hear all the details of this family event.
This is the kind of 'self-help' book that not only helps each individual who reads it with an open mind, but it can also potentially help the world... just in time. Pam Bunch speaks with Bob Doppelt, a systems-change expert and Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG), which is a 17-year old sustainability and global climate change education, research, and technical assistance organization.
The Caldwell House in Lenoir is a half-way house for recovering alcoholics or drug addicts to stay in order to make the transition back into the community in a supportive environment without the temptations of falling back into the routines and life-style that led to the addiction.
Rabies is a frightening disease, and with the warm winter and early spring, the chance for exposure is extended this year. Pam Bunch talks to Sue Ellen Morrison, the Communicable Disease Outreach Manager for the Buncombe County Department of Health. Morrison discusses the 4 ways to avoid post-exposure shots. These are things which everyone should know in order to stay safe and avoid the pain and expense of rabies shots and vaccinations.
My husband and I started listening to WNCW while channel surfing in the upstate of South Carolina. We love the bluegrass music and have stayed listening for the other styles of music. Even though we live in Columbia, South Carolina, we always tune in to WNCW as soon as we can on I-26. We've even found that we can get the station all the way to Newberry, South Carolina.
We wish we had a station like this in Columbia, but it makes our trips to the mountains special.
Pisgah Forest Pottery was started by Walter B. Stephen early in the last century, but potter Rodney Leftwich says it is a vital piece of Western North Carolina's artistic tradition that most of us don't know about. Pam Bunch spoke with Leftwich about a celebration coming up this week that is all about educating people about this piece of history and finding a way to save the site for the future.
Stina Sieg speaks with Steve Lloyd, the executive director of Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, about HART's latest musical. "La Cage aux Folles" is currently enjoying its first run in WNC thanks to HART, something that Lloyd couldn't have imagined even 10 years ago. Lloyd talks about how "La Cage's" subject matter (involving gay parents) has gone over better than he thought it would in Waynesville, where HART is based.
When Asheville-based dry stone mason and artist Marc Archambault was approached to do a memorial for a well known local doctor, hiker and scout leader, he agreed. Gwenda Ledbetter contacted Archambault to construct a cairn in honor of her husband, John Winslow Ledetter. But after seeing the site and further discussion, the two decided to go another way. Pam Bunch talks to Archambault about the memorial mosaic and how it made him feel to do such a personal piece.