The Two-Way
12:11 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Arrested, Brought To U.S.

A man identified as Sulaiman Abu Ghaith appears in this still image taken from an undated video address. A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al Qaeda's spokesman, Abu Gaith was detained in Jordan and sent to the United States.
HANDOUT Reuters /Landov

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

Update at 4:30 p.m. EST. Details Of Capture

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and a former al-Qaida spokesman, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is in U.S. custody and is being held in a Manhattan jail. He could appear in a federal court as soon as Friday, U.S. officials familiar with the case say.

His capture is considered important not just because he was so close to bin Laden but also because U.S. officials have decided to try him in a federal court, not Guantanamo Bay.

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The Two-Way
10:57 am
Thu March 7, 2013

U.N. Security Council Approves New Sanctions On North Korea

U.N. Security Council members vote to adopt sanctions against North Korea on Thursday.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 12:54 pm

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea just hours after Pyongyang threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and its allies.

The Security Council's actions to clamp down on the North's nuclear program follow the country's third nuclear test, carried out last month in defiance of previous United Nations' sanctions.

The 15-0 Security Council vote Thursday includes China, which has backed North Korea in the past and is one of the country's few allies.

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9:58 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Congratulations to our MerleFest 2013 Platinum Package Winner

Congratulations to LaMont from Chester, SC for winning the MerleFest Platinum Package from WNCW.  

The Two-Way
9:52 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Will Breaking Bread Break The Deadlock In D.C.?

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., gave a thumbs-up Wednesday night after he and other GOP senators had dinner with President Obama.
Olivier Douliery/pool Getty Images

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 1:38 pm

Wednesday night it was dinner with a small group of Republican lawmakers.

Thursday it's lunch with 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Next week, the president is due to have lunch with more Republican senators.

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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.  

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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

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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

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