Happening Now
9:43 am
Thu March 7, 2013

TICKETS: Cotton Patch Gospel at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown

Request a pair of tickets to see Cotton Patch Gospel at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown when you contribute $80 to WNCW.  

Call in only: 1-800-245-8870

Happening Now
9:39 am
Thu March 7, 2013

TICKETS: Hank Williams - Lost Highway at Flat Rock Playhouse Oct. 2-Nov. 3

Call 1-800-245-8870 to contribute to WNCW and receive tickets to see Hank Williams: Lost Highway at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage any time between Oct. 2 - Nov. 3, 2013.

The Two-Way
9:26 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Egypt's Locust Plague Threatens Israel

Locusts land on a sand dune in Negev Desert, southern Israel on Tuesday.
Ariel Schalit Associated Press

Originally published on Sun March 10, 2013 8:44 am

A swarm of locusts that began in Egypt and has crossed the border into Israel is inviting comparison to one of the Biblical plagues of Exodus.

The New York Times says the swarms are "like a vivid enactment of the eighth plague visited upon the obdurate Pharaoh. Others with a more modern sensibility said it felt more like Hitchcock."

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The Two-Way
9:12 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Today: First Key Votes On Gun Laws Since Newtown Shootings

Guns on display at a show in Fort Wayne, Ind., last month.
Brian Cassella MCT /Landov

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:52 pm

Update at 12:45 p.m. ET. One Measure Approved So Far:

"The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday making gun trafficking a federal crime as lawmakers cast the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school," The Associated Press writes.

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Peak of the Week
8:44 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Thursday Night the 7th between 8pm & Midnight: EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL - Old Yellow Moon

It's been some 40 years since they met, when Rodney lent his song "Blueberry Wine" to one of Emmylou's early albums.  Now, we finally have a full-length collaboration from them, Old Yellow Moon.  Harris has a great history of duets, from Gram Parsons, Linda Rondstadt and Mark Knopfler, to countless artists she's supported as guest vocalist; this one is no exception.  Produced by Brian Ahern (Harris’ ex-husband and early producer) and featuring members of Harris' original Hot Band (which included Crowell), this is sure to be a WNCW favorite for 2013.  And, the CD is

The Two-Way
8:42 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Mixed Signals: Jobless Claims Dip; Layoff Plans Rise

As we await Friday's much-anticipated report about the February unemployment rate and how many jobs were added to employers' payrolls last month, there are these new bits of economic data to chew over:

-- The Employment and Training Administration says there were 340,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week. That's down from 7,000 the previous week. Claims continue at a pace that's the lowest since first-quarter 2008.

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The Two-Way
8:14 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Suspect In New York City Hit-And-Run Surrenders To Police

Julio Acevedo surrendered to authorities in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Timothy E. Wynkoop AP

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:18 pm

Four days after a hit-and-run in Brooklyn that killed a young couple riding in a cab, suspect Julio Acevedo surrendered to police at a convenience store parking lot in Bethlehem, Pa.

The New York Times says:

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The Two-Way
7:44 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Nearly 13 Hours Later, Sen. Paul Ends His Filibuster; Here's The Video

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., during his filibuster.
Senate Television AP

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:45 pm

After nearly 13 hours during which he had only a few short breaks while sympathetic senators took over the talking, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ended his filibuster of John Brennan's CIA nomination early Thursday.

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The Two-Way
7:15 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Book News: Who's Afraid Of Sheryl Sandberg?

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks in December 2011 in New York City.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 8:22 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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