Stella from California won WNCW's MerleFest Platinum Package for four after being entered into our Pre-Drive drawing. Read about her experience...
MerleFest 25—The Experience of a Lifetime
Thanks to my WNCW membership renewal, an unexpected stroke of luck, and WNCW’s generosity, two Californians with WNC roots in our hearts and two Asheville area natives are still feeling the glow of this most amazing festival.
Last week I spoke with members of the GroWNC Consortium, and found out that this project - now in it's 14th month of work - was formed thanks to Federal grant. The purpose of GroWNC is to look into the future of a five-county section of Western North Carolina and to create a plan- or a footprint - for a plan to grow the area's economies, governments, schools, small businesses, residents' lifestyles, and opportunities.
On North Carolina's all-important primary day, it's a conversation with a highly acclaimed, Manhattan-based acting coach about her new book, "Acting Lions." Templeton helps us to have fun with politics by discussing some lessons that prominent politicians could use that might help them to perform better on the election trail, and help voters tell whether our politicians are being honest with us. Go to http://pennytempletonstudio.com to download a free chapter of Acting Lions.
Beginning Monday, April 30th through Monday, May 7th, WNCW presents a series of special interviews with each of the candidates in the North Carolina primary for Governor. Each candidate - Democratic and Republican - was asked the same three questions; each was given the same amount of time to answer them and to talk a little about themselves. These interviews will run during Morning Edition - two a day - at 7:50 and 8:50 am, leading up to the day before the May 8th primary.
This special day of information and encouragement for those living with Parkinson's or MS is Saturday, April 28. Lisa Cox, a Parkinson's patient and volunteer for GHS, talks about the importance of more people being aware of the symptoms of these chronic diseases. She also talks about the fact that being diagnosed with either is not a death sentence.
Do you suffer from 'diabesity'? Almost 50 percent of Americans do and probably don't even know it. Dr. Hyman talks about the reasons why so many of us are either diabetic or on the verge of becoming diabetic. He also talks about how easy it is to reverse diabesity and not only lose weight, but become healthier overall. It's all about cooking and eating.
Morning Edition: On Tuesday, April 24 Michael Klare discusses - in the starkest of terms - whether the efforts and cash being expended to find the last reserves of oil, natural gas and minerals wouldn't better be spent trying to change our way of life before we totally use up all of the natural resources the planet Earth has left. Is there a better way?