Programming
3:23 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Morning Edition on 4/22: DENIM DAY IN HAYWOOD

On Wednesday, April 24th, it's Denim Day in Haywood County. No, it's not just another 'casual' day. It's a day dedicated to remember the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The story of how it came to be referred to as "Denim Day" is truly amazing. This is not a story for the very young, but it's a story that has to be told. Tune in Monday, April 22 at 8:50 am to hear this very important interview with Buffy Queen, Community Educator with Reach of Haywood.

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Studio B
3:22 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Live this Thursday the 25th at 11am: COMAS

The word "Comas" translates from Irish Gaelic as "Power," and it describes their own driving power coupled with a fine sensitivity for the inner strands of magic that is inherent in Irish music.  This quartet has been making music for ten years now, especially in various venues throughout Ireland, Brittany, Belgium, and the US, from which they each hail.  Tune in for a powerful session Thursday morning before they play Asheville that evening! 

New Tunes at Two
3:21 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, April 22-25, 2-3pm

Monday the 22nd: JUNIP ....

Tuesday the 23rd: KIM RICHEY - Thorn In My Heart...

Wednesday the 24th: CECILE McLORIN SALVANT - WomanChild...

Thursday the 25th: RANDALL BRAMBLETT - The Bright Spots

The Two-Way
3:21 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

FAA OKs Boeing's 787 Battery Fix

A part of a charred battery from a Japan Airlines 787 on display at the NTSB headquarters in January.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved changes to the design of the Boeing 787's battery system — the first step toward returning the grounded aircraft to service.

The approximately 50 787 "Dreamliners" delivered to airlines worldwide were grounded in January after incidents involving overheating problems in lithium-ion batteries.

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Spindale Cycle
3:20 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Monday Night April 22nd at 8pm: THE NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND - The Boys Are Back in Town

Monday night we revisit one of the premier bluegrass bands for your Spindale Cycle, especially so we can celebrate the birthdays of members Pat Enright (Monday) and Roland White (Tuesday).  This 1990 release features their takes on Stephen Foster, Johnny Cash, and Hank Sr. standards, alongside more traditional bluegrass numbers.  Stuart Duncan, Alan O'Bryant, and Gene Libbea round out the lineup. 

Peak of the Week
3:20 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Thursday Night the 25th between 8pm & Midnight: THE BLACK LILLIES - Runaway Freeway Blues

The Knoxville band featuring the formidable songwriting of Cruz Contreras, singer Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Jamie Cook is back with its third strong release.  Dynamic, lyrical, multi-dimensional...no doubt one of the strongest regional albums this year, and well worth featuring throughout our Thursday night mix! 

The Two-Way
2:57 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

CDC: U.S. Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

An H7N9 bird flu patient is escorted after his recovery and approval for discharge at a central China hospital on Friday.
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U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70.

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World Cafe
2:08 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

Eels.
Piper Ferguson Courtesy of the artist

The last few years have found Mark Oliver Everett of Eels doing more than a bit of summing up. That includes an autobiography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, as well as an anthology of the band's past work — all while putting out an inter-related trilogy of new studio albums.

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The Two-Way
1:42 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

French Family Set Free After Cameroon Kidnapping

A security guard in Cameroon shows photos of Tanguy Moulin-Fournier and his wife, Albane, and their four children, in February.
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Members of a French family held for weeks by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon have been freed and are in good health, Al-Jazeera reports, citing Cameroonian and French officials.

Cameroon's President Paul Biya, in a statement read on national radio, said the couple and their four children, aged 5 to 12, had been "handed over last night to Cameroonian authorities."

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Eric Athas is a Digital News Specialist at NPR Digital Services where he assists in the development of NPR's member station training and product initiatives, with a focus on social media. 

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