A massive storm system has dumped more than 10 inches of rain over San Antonio, leaving the Texas city flooded and at a standstill.
Texas Public Radio's Ryan Loyd reports the area is still under a flash flood emergency. Ryan filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"Some people didn't have time to make it to safety in rain-drenched San Antonio. A woman died when raging flood waters swept her away in her car. So much rain fell that it floated a city bus. Major highways are completely submerged.
It was cold and rainy today in Boston. Still, thousands of runners laced up their shoes and headed to Kenmore Square.
That's the site of the final mile marker for the Boston Marathon. On April 15, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, thousands of runners could not finish the most illustrious road race in the world.
When Underhill Rose last visited us, it was singer-songwriters Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose Reed. Since then, bassist Salley Williamson has become an official member of the group, and they have recently recorded an album's worth of new songs -- which will be officially released Friday night in Asheville. Tune in for live versons of songs from "Something Real".
Guitarist Charles Hedgepath plays just about every night in Greenville (OK not every night, but he's playing there Thursday night this week, and Friday night in Brevard.) He also covers just about every genre of music you can think of, from jazz to folk to funk to country (he also recorded one of our absolute favorite Christmas albums a few years back!) He's bringing his band in, and will talk about upcoming projects with The Work, The Bad Popes, and tales of jamming with The Dark Star Jubillee with Matt Reynolds and Rob Barraco.
The Appalachian Trail remains one of the most iconic and beautiful places in the United States, covering 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, with a good portion of it going through our backyard. It was actually begun in the early 1900s, and even now continues to grow.
L.A. Woman was the sixth and final studio album from The Doors -- excluding two lesser-known albums the three remaining members recorded following Jim Morrison's death, which was just less than three months after L.A.
We wrap up May with what has to be considered one of the best releases of the month, and likely a Top 10 contender for WNCW's 2013 list. American Kid is Patty Griffin's 7th full-length, and includes assistance from brothers Luther & Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), and Robert Plant, with whom she's a professional as well as romantic relationship the past few years. The songs center largely around the death of her father, including her one cover, an incredibly moving version of Lefty Frizzell's "Mom and Dad's Waltz". We'll play each of these fine examples of mode