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.
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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

It's All Politics
3:08 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Dear Mr. President: Tell Obama Your Priority For His Second Term

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

In anticipation of Inauguration Day, NPR photographer Becky Lettenberger and producer Justine Kenin visited 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to ask Americans: "What do you want President Obama to remember in his second term?"

This video shows some of the answers we received outside the White House. But that was just the start of a project that we're calling "Dear Mr. President."

Now we want to hear from you.

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The Two-Way
3:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web

Plugged in, but not at work: Web security personnel were called in to find out how a company's network was being accessed from China. They found that an employee had outsourced his own job.
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Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 6:41 am

What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.

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The Two-Way
2:45 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Conrad Bain, Mr. Drummond On 'Diff'rent Strokes,' Dies

Conrad Bain, with actors Todd Bridges (left) and Gary Coleman (right) in 1978 when they were starring on Diff'rent Strokes.
NBC Television Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 3:59 pm

He'll always be best known as "the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes," as The Associated Press writes.

Conrad Bain, 89, died Monday in Livermore, Calif., his daughter says.

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Shots - Health News
1:35 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Why A Young Man Died In A Nursing Home, A State Away From His Mom

Zach Sayne at age 5, with his mother Nola.
Courtesy of Nola Sayne

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 4:12 pm

Zach Sayne was 25 when he died earlier this month at the place that had been his home for 15 years — a children's nursing home in Alabama.

But that was too far away, 200 miles too far, for his mother in Georgia. Nola Sayne was trying to bring him back, closer to her home. The story of why she couldn't reveals the bureaucratic traps, underfunding and lack of choices that plague state Medicaid programs.

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