Happening Now
8:06 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TICKETS: Songs My Mother Taught Me at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

Support WNCW at the $90 pledge level and request a pair of tickets to see Songs My Mother Taught Me at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage.  You choose the day, any day between May 8-26.  Call in offer only: 1-800-245-8870.

**Add $10 to your pledge for a total of $100 and request a 3 CD grab bag and automatically receive a Gold MemberCard in addition to a pair of tickets to this performance.

The Two-Way
8:04 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Book News: Hilary Mantel Has 'No Regrets' About Kate Middleton Remarks

Catherine Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, walking in Grimsby, England. A "jointed doll"?
Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 8:10 am

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

Read more
Happening Now
8:02 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TICKETS: The Three Musketeers at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

Contribute $80 to WNCW and request a pair of tickets to see The Three Musketeers at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage on the day of your choice between November 7-24. 

Call in only: 1-800-245-8870

Happening Now
7:57 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TICKETS: Les Miserables at Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage

Call 1-800-245-8870 to request a pair of tickets to see Les Miserables at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage between July 10 - August 18.  These tickets are available as a Thank You Gift when you contribute $90 to support WNCW, Listner-Powered Radio.

Happening Now
7:51 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TICKETS: O Holy Night at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown

Call 1-800-245-8870 to request a pair of tickets to see O Holy Night at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown any day between December 12-22, 2013.  A pair of tickets to this performance is available at the $80 pledge level.

Happening Now
7:48 am
Fri March 8, 2013

TICKETS: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown

Contribute to WNCW at the $80 pledge level and request a pair of tickets to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.  You choose the night, between August 1-18, 2013.

Call 1-800-245-8870 to request these tickets.

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

Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave

Roman Catholic cardinals have been meeting at the Vatican to get to know each other better and to set a date for the start of the conclave that will choose the next pope. On Thursday, this cardinal was walking to one of those meetings.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 11:41 am

Update at 11:36 a.m. ET. Starts Tuesday:

"The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013," reads a statement just sent to reporters by the Vatican Press Office. It adds that:

"A pro eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning. In the afternoon the cardinals will enter into the Conclave."

Our original post — "Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave":

Read more
Happening Now
7:38 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Weekend Stay + Dinner: The Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC

Contribute $400 to WNCW and request the Weekend Stay offer (+ Dinner) at The Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC.  Also request a 3 CD grab bag and automatically receive a Gold Member Card at this pledge level.

Call in offer only: 1-800-245-8870

Around the Nation
7:36 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Meteorologist Forced To Sit In Corner Over Bad Forecast

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 11:50 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Finally, somebody takes responsibility for a mistake. Many forecasters predicted a monster storm would dump many inches of snow on Washington, D.C. The nation's capital shut down. But while the storm hit other parts of the country, Washington just got a bit of snow and rain. Channel 5 meteorologist Tucker Barnes did not blame the vagaries of the weather. He took a timeout, shown on camera sitting in a corner during the broadcast. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
7:25 am
Fri March 8, 2013

'Joint' Committee's Name Gets Some Laughs

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 11:50 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Here's one of the small joys of the change in marijuana laws. Colorado voters recently legalized small amounts of pot. State lawmakers must work out the details and regulations, how pot should be grown, taxed and sold. So they put together a special committee. Because it consists of members of both the State House and Senate, it is known by the phrase that such committee always are. Yes, it is the Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation.

Pages