SPINDALE (Feb. 29, 2012) - WNCW 88.7 will begin its spring membership drive this weekend.
The public radio station, a broadcast service of Isothermal Community College, will offer a wide variety of premiums this year to new and existing members who pledge their support when the drive begins Saturday evening, March 3, during “Saturday Night House Party” at 7pm. The drive will conclude on Saturday, March 10, at the end of the popular weekly bluegrass showcase, “Goin’ Across the Mountain.”
"Winner Take All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned its Back on the Middle Class", by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, professors of Political Science at Yale and Berkeley, respectively. Is there really a 99 percent versus the top 1 percent, economically in this country. Hacker and Pierson take a look at the history of the current economic situation in a book that was written in 2010, before the Occupy Wall Street Movement. But, since the Occupy movement, this book is on the top-seller list and is a real eye opener.
On Monday, Feb. 27th Morning Edition features "Private Violence: The Movement Against Battering in America", a documentary by victim advocate and film producer Kit Gruelle, which will premiere at Wilkes Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 11 a.m. in Thompson Hall. Gruelle is a trainer for hostage negotiators, and her own story of domestic abuse is nearly as compelling as her documentary and her website at www.PrivateViolence.com.
Tune in for a conversation about a new way to look at the fight against domestic violence.
This Sunday on Local Color, we resume our "Local Color Live at Landslide Sessions," courtesy of Landslide Studio in Asheville, NC. This week's guest is Asheville Baroque-folk outfit River Whyless (formerly Do It To Julia), in preparation of their forthcoming CD release show at the Grey Eagle, Friday, March 3.
Our "Album Spotlight" this week is "Into the Missionfield," From Asheville band Drunken Prayer
On Wednesday, February 22nd, a conversation with Lee Cathcart about his efforts to reach children before they become too connected to technology, and get them outside where they can learn about the old ways of gardening and a good work ethic. Cathcart's Children's Equestrian Ministry is willing to travel anywhere to talk to groups and organizations about sustainable gardening and about making sure that the old ways don't get lost.