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Shannon McNally & Erin Costelo Live Thursday, March 29th at 1pm

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows . Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our ...

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Vicki Dameron

Meet, Greet, Eat and Have Fun Answering Phones at WNCW's 2018 Spring Fund Drive

Spring has sprung, the weather is getting warmer (kind of) and our semi annual fundraiser is right around the corner! We are excited, as usual, to welcome our WNCW friends and family members to Studio B, April 8-14, 2018. Long time fans and volunteers know we celebrate these events by creating a friendly, fundraising environment complete with good eats, lots of coffee and great music. During this week we need volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges from folks who wish to support...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, March 26

Special Consensus – Rivers and Roads

Tuesday, March 27

Erin Costelo – Down Below, The Status Quo (and live in Studio B with Shannon McNally on Thursday!)

Wednesday, March 28

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

Thursday, March 29

Leftover Salmon – Something Higher

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, March 29: Brandi Carlile

By the Way, I Forgive You – Carlile addresses the topic of forgiveness in this inspiring, emotionally cathartic, and deeply personal album.

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As the Egyptian elections roll on over the course of several more weeks, the incoming parliament looks likely to be dominated by Islamists. But the two leading Islamist blocs have little in common and are doing their best to undermine each other.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists do not get along in Alexandria's working-class slum of Abu Suleiman. Outside one polling station, the tension is thick as campaign workers for each group's political party hand out fliers.

When the euro was set up in the late 1990s, the Stability and Growth Pact clearly spelled out the criteria for membership: Countries could not have huge debts, and they needed to keep deficits small. And there was no question — the rules explicitly excluded a little country named Greece.

"If you asked someone in Europe whether Greece would join the eurozone, the answer would have been you are mad, " says Loukas Tsoukalis with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.

A federally convened panel of experts says most men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer should be offered the chance to put off treatment in favor of medical monitoring of their condition.

In fact, the panel went so far as to say doctors should stop calling most of these low-risk tumors cancer at all.

Blitzen Trapper On World Cafe

Dec 7, 2011

Blitzen Trapper's rise to fame has been nontraditional, to say the least. According to frontman Eric Earley, who writes most of its music, the band was homeless up through the 2008 tour for its breakout fourth album, Furr. This was a year after the "reluctant success," as Earley called it, of Wild Mountain Nation.

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Gerald "Jerry" Sandusky was found guilty of sexual abuse, convicted of 45 out of 48 counts on Friday, June 22. He was accused of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period in a scandal that has rocked the university's community. Several alleged victims have testified in the trial, which began on June 11.

To many a mom, you can't go much lower than a Twinkie. The famous snack sort of epitomizes nutritional bankruptcy.

So now we learn that breakfast cereals such as Kellogg's Honey Smacks are even worse — in terms of sugar content — than a Twinkie. One cup of the cereal has 20 grams of sugar, compared with 18 grams in the cake. (The recommended serving size on the label is three-fourths of a cup.) Well, that gets our attention.

Mitt Romney had a handy counterargument for all those who have called him a political flip flopper: his apparent steadfastness in all his personal commitments, like his 42-year marriage to his wife Anne.

Turns out, that argument can do double duty since it helps Romney draw a contrast with Newt Gingrich who is on his third marriage.

Italian police had to drill into a concrete bunker underground to get to Michele Zagaria. As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast unit, the arrest of the mob boss is "huge."

Sylvia adds that Michele Zagaria "is the head of one of the bloodiest clans of the Neapolitan mafia called the Camorra and they've been involved in an enormous number of illegal activity. Probably the most prominent is the illegal transport and disposal of toxic waste, which has become a huge problem in the whole Naples area."

Iowa Republican Charles Grassley took to the Senate floor Wednesday to declare that a senior Justice Department official "needs to go immediately" for allegedly misleading Congress in its 11-month-old investigation of a gun trafficking operation gone bad.

"It's past time for accountability at the senior levels of the Justice Department," Grassley said. "That accountability needs to start with the head of the criminal division, Lanny Breuer."

In a 15-minute speech, Grassley set out two main reasons for demanding Breuer's ouster.

Back in June, the news out of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign was dire.

Top staffers quit over differences about strategy, with some citing doubts about the candidate's seriousness — especially when he and his wife went on a cruise to the Greek Islands while his rivals stumped through New Hampshire and Iowa.

But now it's December, and Gingrich suddenly sits atop the polls. As a result, his organization is growing — as is the campaign brain trust. But Gingrich's most important adviser remains himself.

A Front-Runner's Staffing Needs

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