May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and although the month is nearly over, for those with asthma or allergies, the suffering may be just getting started. Pam Bunch recently interviewed Patti Brown of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department at Rutherford Regional Hospital about the differences between these two conditions, the signs to watch for and when it's time to check with your physician about handling your asthma and/or allergies.
Whether I am traveling for work out of state (and listening via the iPhone app or streaming from my Macbook in the hotel) or working from the home office, WNCW is always playing at some point during the day. I have been exposed to such a diverse palate of music because of WNCW. I would bet a third of my CD collection and electronic tunes are a direct result of hearing it on WNCW first.
ASAP's Farm to School Program is a part of a national program, which began as a way to connect local farmers and local schools by getting students involved in not only learning about where food comes from, but also introducing them to the taste and importance of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Emily Jackson, Executive Director of ASAP's Farm to School Program talks about the program and how to get your school involved.
There are gardeners who instinctively seem to know exactly what each plant needs and their gardens thrive; there are gardeners who dream of having a thriving garden, but just don't seem to be able to get there. Then, there are the anxious gardeners who never know what a plant will do and are constantly watching and worrying. Gardener and author, Teri Dunn Chace, says she wrote this simple book to answer the most often asked questions about gardening, and the most often made mistakes and how they can be fixed. For anyone who loves to garden, this discussion is fun and informative.
Pam Bunch talks to Katie Damien about the grassroots film industry in Asheville, which relies on other members of the film community and bare bones financing to accomplish their work. Damian's company, Gorilla With A Mustache Films, is currently working on two films. A comedy and a documentary.
The Southern Appalachian Highland Conservancy has protected 50,000 acres in North Carolina and Tennessee over the course of 38 years. Pam Bunch talks to Executive Director Carl Silverstein about the challenges of saving resources of Western North Carolina, working to conserve the Highlands of Roan, Mt. Mitchell and farmland as well. On Thursday, May 17, SAHC will celebrate this 50,000 milestone with a special event at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville.
Stina Sieg recently spoke to Bay Area performer Evangeline Crittenden, who will bring her one-woman show, "Chrysalis: A Solo Tragicomedy in One Act," to Asheville Community Theatre's Black Box Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Crittenden is currently on an East Coast tour of her show, which was recently accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival. "Chrysalis" is performance at the crossroads of grief and growing up. Through music, stories, movement, puppetry and chocolate cake, writer and performer Crittenden leads the way towards optimism in the face of loss