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On The Way Up | Episode 27

Host Joe Kendrick brings in a fresh batch of new music for you, including jazz, funk, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic, with a Segue Of The Week going back to British guitar legend Bert Jansch’s 1979 album Avocet . DJ For A Day sees our own Stephanie Webb and Kim Henson prepping us for our Fall Fund Drive in a conversation highlighting what weeks (make that months) of preparation go into the event, and what is new for our lineup of thank-you gifts this time around. Many of these songs featured...

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STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, October 16

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Echo in the Valley

Tuesday, October 17

Dori Freeman – Letters Never Read

Wednesday, October 18

Margo Price – All American Made

Thursday, October 19

Becca Mancari – Good Woman

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release

Thursday, October 19: Steve Winwood – Greatest Hits Live

His time with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and a consistently strong solo career (and a voice that doesn’t seem to age!) has made for quite a catalog of timeless classics.

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CHARLIE PARR Live Friday the 13th at 1pm

Oct 10, 2017

This terrific guitarist covers issues of mental health and life's purpose on his latest release "Dog". His perspective is largely influenced by his time spent working with the homeless throughout his native Minnesota. Charlie will sing a few songs and chat with Scotty on Friday afternoon before playing The Mothlight in Asheville that night. He also plays Free Range Brewing in Charlotte on Saturday, and Barley's Taproom in Knoxville on Sunday.

Friday Feature- Domestic Violence in N.C.

Oct 10, 2017
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and WNCW invited the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence to give us the latest statistics for the state, tips, and advice for those either experiencing or witnessing the problem.  Guest was Dana Mangum, Executive Director of the Coalition.  Original air date was October 6, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

More To The Story: Mission Health vs. Blue Cross NC

Oct 10, 2017

Making sense of the Mission Health - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina dispute was discussed with State and Federal Politics and Government Reporter- Mark Barrett of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  Since this interview, Mission Health with hospitals in Asheville and throughout Western NC, did end a relationship with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Is it all about money?  How is this effecting an individual's important health insurance?  This interview originally aired October 4, 2017.

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We'll step back to November of last year to listen to an outstanding session with insurgent country singer/songwriter Joseph Huber, when the Wisconsin native had some of Milwaukee's best players with him in Studio B to perform tunes from his most recent album “The Suffering Stage.” Also, the roots/rock band the Youngers add a splash of retro jangle to their country twang in a session from early last month.

It’s that time of year when new music releases are at a fever pitch, when we’re getting more good albums and EPs and singles than we would in other times, including four acts from North Carolina.  So, get set for one of the old North state’s most celebrated bands of late, Hiss Golden Messenger, along with former Rosebuds’ frontman Ivan Howard’s new solo project, Howard Ivans, as well as Mississippi singer-songwriter transplant Krista Shows, and fellow Asheville residents and husband and wife team, The Moon And You.

Friday Feature- The New Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Oct 2, 2017

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week looked to the stars, during a discussion about the all new Bare Dark Sky Observatory, a part of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine and Burnsville of Western North Carolina. Special guest was Beth Morris, Marketing Director at the college. The observatory features what's called the SAM Scope, the biggest of its kind in the Southeast.

Posted by Friday Feature Host and Producer, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

More To The Story: Spartanburg's Food Truck Scene

Oct 2, 2017

In the More to the Story from September 27, 2017 - Spartanburg Herald-Journal City Reporter, Alyssa Mulliger discussed from her recent story, The City of Spartanburg balance of a growing food truck industry and established restaurants in the downtown area. What do both sides think and what are the city's current policies on food trucks.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

We'll remember "the screaming eagle of soul" Charles Bradley by listening to his Studio B performance from 2013, shortly after the release of his second album, "Victim Of Love." Also, husband and wife alt-country duo The Mastersons in Studio B this past July.

Mile Twelve recently visited with On Air Host Joe Greene during "Goin' Across The Mountain".  Listen here to their on air performance and interview.