Almost 5 million Americans are considered long-term unemployed, meaning they have been searching for work for at least six months.
This week, their plight is getting a bit tougher as the government cuts their unemployment benefits — part of the automatic reductions in federal spending that took effect recently.
On a recent day, about 40 people turned out at a Manhattan jobs center run by the New York Labor Department to get advice on looking for work. These are all people who have been out of work for at least 27 weeks.
You might think alarm bells would be sounding in Washington, given the warnings coming out of North Korea. But when they talk about North Korea, U.S. officials are sounding like exasperated parents responding to a child's tantrum.
At the White House on Friday, spokesman Jay Carney said the United States "would not be surprised" if North Korea actually carries out a missile test.
Roger Ebert was a critic, not a blowtorch. He could be sharp if he thought a movie insulted the audience, but had a champ's disdain for a cheap shot.
Many critics ridiculed the film Deep Throat when it came out in 1973. Who couldn't mock its absurdities? Roger just wrote, "If you have to work this hard at sexual freedom, maybe it isn't worth the effort."
Roger Ebert was a Chicago newspaperman who typed with two fingers — it sounded like a machine gun, columnist Bob Greene remembered on Friday — who was from the age when reporters were fueled by ink and booze.
This is the 50th anniversary year for the North Carolina Community College System and we are profiling every member college to celebrate. Tonight Rick Sullivan visits Isothermal Community College... a school with a popular international business partner, and a different way of looking at its educational mission.
Having wrapped up a full year of touring on the road (in a Chevy van paid for by Kickstarter fans), Asheville's Nikki Talley and her husband Jason Sharp return home, stopping by Studio B for another fun session featuring her sweet Appalachian voice and roots. Their most recent release is Live At The Altamont Theatre recorded in Asheville. They'll be on 8 area stages in the next 11 days: Asheville, Brevard, Saluda, Greenville, & Morganton.
This 5-piece band is made up of veterans of James Brown's Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Neville Brothers Band, The Radiators, & Outformation. They wowed us when they last came to WNCW (and showed up on Crowd Around the Mic Vol. 16). Join us in welcoming The New Orleans Suspects back before they head to their show in Black Mountain!
Raised on the Brooklyn streets, a cook for a hospital for the mentally ill and numerous other locales...Charles Bradley's compelling story is the subject of a recent documentary film (Soul of America). His second release on Daptone Records is our featured album this Thursday night. Bradley takes the sounds of Stax, Muscle Shoals, and James Brown in particular, and moves it forward with a level of passion and genuineness not surpassed by anyone.