4:59 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Upcoming Giveaway: Zappa Plays Zappa

Tune in on Friday for an opportunity to get a pair of tickets to Zappa Plays Zappa on Tuesday, February 5th at the Neighborhood Theatre.

4:57 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Some States Put Brakes On Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Lucas Codognolla, 22, receives his license after qualifying for it under President Obama's federal immigration policy, which allows some young immigrants who are in the country illegally to stay in the U.S. for at least two years.
Craig LeMoult for NPR

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 7:16 am

Lucas Codognolla's hands shake as he waits in line at the Bridgeport, Conn., DMV for his turn to take the road test.

"I don't know if it's nerves or the excitement, you know?" he says.

The 22-year-old's family emigrated from Brazil when was just 9. When he turned 16 and wanted to get his driver's license, his parents sat him down and told him the truth: He was in the country illegally.

Initially, he lied to his friends about why he couldn't drive, he says. But then, as he got older, driving simply became necessary.

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The Two-Way
4:29 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

JPMorgan Chase Sees Profits Rise, Halves CEO's Salary For London Debacle

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 6:41 am

JPMorgan Chase reports that its profits were up 53 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 — but CEO Jamie Dimon's pay will be cut in half, after the bank lost billions of dollars on risky bets made in its London office. The incident tarnished the reputation of Dimon, who had successfully steered his bank through the recent financial crisis.

"This past year has been a bruising one for Dimon," as NPR's Steve Henn reports for our Newscast unit:

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Shots - Health News
4:28 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Mental Health Gun Laws Unlikely To Reduce Shootings

State Senator Jeff Klein (L-R), Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins congratulate New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after he signed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act on Tuesday.
Hans Pennink Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 11:11 am

States aren't likely to prevent many shootings by requiring mental health professionals to report potentially violent patients, psychiatrists and psychologists say.

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It's All Politics
3:52 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Even Post-Sandy Hook, Politics Suggest Prospects Dim For Obama's Gun Plan

President Obama and Vice President Biden announce the administration's new gun control proposals Wednesday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 4:31 pm

President Obama's historic plunge Wednesday into the politics and realities of gun control in America has mobilized advocates on both sides of the issue.

But though his major proposals, from banning assault rifles to more stringent background checks and ammunition limits, are being rolled out in the shadow of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., their Capitol Hill prospects remain highly uncertain given long-standing resistance to such efforts.

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Studio B
3:40 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Live this Friday the 18th at 1pm: KEVIN ABERNATHY

Kevin Abernathy covers a lot of ground playing gigs in his native East Tennessee (originally from Madisonville, now living in Knoxville), especially following the release of his 2012 collection "Some Stories".  He crosses the border to play Spartanburg Friday night, and we look forward to welcoming him to WNCW for  his first visit at 1pm. 

Studio B
3:38 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Live this Friday the 18th at 4pm: ANGEL SNOW

Angel Snow (yes that's her real name) has been gaining a lot of attention lately with her latest album, thanks in part to strong collaborations with producer Viktor Krauss (and high praise from Viktor's sister Alison.)  Her Georgia childhood, her move to California, acting school, psychology degree, faith....these are some of the experiences she draws from for her songwriting.  She plays Friday night in Black Mountain with The Black Lillies

New Tunes at Two
3:35 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

New Releases Featured Jan 14 - 17, 2-3pm....All Regional Acts This Week!

Monday, January 14th:
P.S. I Love You

Tuesday, January 15th:
The Signal's Clear

Wednesday, January 16th:

Thursday, January 17th:
Modern Victims

Peak of the Week
3:30 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Thursday Night between 8pm & Midnight: BUDDY MILLER & JIM LAUDERDALE - Buddy & Jim

It's two of our favorites, together at last!  Actually, Buddy and Jim have a history of musical collaborations that go back to at least 1994, and Miller's guitar work and more have blended with Lauderdale's singing and songwriting numerous times since then (including at each year's Americana Music Association Awards Show, where Buddy serves as bandleader and Jim as host.)  Destined to be one of the strongest collaborations of the year, it's Buddy & Jim for your Peak of the Week this Thursday night after The World Cafe. 

3:25 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Underwriting Marketing Manager Sought for WNCW-FM

Isothermal Community College seeks Underwriting Marketing Manager for WNCW-FM. Position opened until filled. Review of applications to start on February 1, 2013. For additional information, please visit Isothermal's webpage at . EOE