Code Switch
5:30 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Job Searching While Black: What's Behind The Unemployment Gap?

A man interviews for a job in Detroit. The unemployment rate for black Americans in Michigan was 18.7 percent in 2012, more that twice the rate for whites in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 6:04 pm

In the classic American story, opportunity is always in front of you. You finish school, find a job, buy a home and start a family; it's a rosy dreamscape.

But that world is one-dimensional. Income inequality is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. And though the economy has improved in the past few years, the unemployment rate for black Americans, now 13.2 percent, is about double that for white Americans.

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The Two-Way
4:55 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Flooding Brings San Antonio To Standstill, Kills One

A San Antonio metro bus sits in floodwaters after it was swept off the road during heavy rains on Saturday.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 11:30 pm

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.

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The Two-Way
4:24 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

'We'll Keep Running': Thousands Complete Final Mile Of Boston Marathon

Erin Roy, left, comforts Elise Wulff as runners cross the finish line after completing the final mile of the Boston Marathon course during "#onerun" in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
Dominick Reuter Reuters /Landov

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.

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3:50 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Stunned By Military Sex Scandals, Advocates Demand Changes

President Obama speaks at the commencement ceremony for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Friday. The president urged new graduates to exhibit honor and courage in tackling incidents of sexual assault as they assume leadership positions in the military.
Patrick Semansky AP

West Point alum Donna McAleer was at her Utah home last week when she got a call asking if she'd "seen the latest."

A male Army sergeant, a friend told her, had just been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen female cadets at McAleer's alma mater.

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Studio B
3:23 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Live Thursday the 30th at 1pm: UNDERHILL ROSE


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". 

Studio B
3:20 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Live Thursday the 30th at 4pm: CHARLES HEDGEPATH


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.

3:13 pm
Sat May 25, 2013


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.

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New Tunes at Two
3:10 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, May 27th-30th, 2-3pm

SLAID CLEAVES - Still Fighting The War

Monday, May 27th: LAURA MARLING - Once I Was an Eagle ....

Tuesday, May 28th: DELLA MAE - This World Oft Can Be ....

Wednesday, May 29th: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN - Rendezvous In Rhythm ...

Thursday, May 30th: SLAID CLEAVES - Still Fighting The War

Spindale Cycle
3:05 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Monday Night May 27th at 8pm: THE DOORS - L.A. Woman

The Doors - L.A. Woman

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.

Peak of the Week
3:03 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Thursday Night the 30th between 8pm & Midnight: PATTY GRIFFIN - American Kid

PATTY GRIFFIN - American Kid

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