Studio B
6:41 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 16th at 4pm: EILEN JEWELL

From the folk & jugband sounds of her first recordings, through a great classic country focus (including her tribute album to Loretta Lynn), to a '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues sound on "Sea of Tears", Boston-based Eilen Jewell has tastefully crafted a variety of styles to match her beautiful voice and delivery.  "The Queen of the Minor Key" returns to Studio B Thursday before her evening show in Asheville.

Peak of the Week
6:36 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 16th beginning at 8pm: LEFTOVER SALMON - Aquatic Hitchhiker

Join us on Thursday evening  during Peak of the Week as we spin Leftover Salmon's latest release Aquatic Hitchhiker.
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New Tunes at Two
6:29 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Monday, August 13th: JORDAN HULL - Who's Gonna Teach You How To Live?

Monday, August 13th: JORDAN HULL - Who's Gonna Teach You How To Live?

Tuesday, August 14th: CAROLINE HERRING - Camilla

Wednesday, August 15th: BILLY CARDINE - Six String Swing

Thursday, August 16th: WORLD FAMOUS HEADLINERS

Spindale Cycle
6:27 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Monday, August 13th: BILL EVANS - Conversations With Myself

Employing a "sound-on-sound" technique of twin piano playing that was new for the reel-to-reel recording technology of the time (hence the title?), Bill Evans added a whole new dimension to jazz with this 1963 album. 

"'Round Midnight", "Spartacus Love Theme", "Bemsha Swing".... Wonderful interpretations/conversations for your Monday night as we celebrate Evans' birthday this week. 

Programming
6:21 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

ME on 8/13: THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY'S CELEBRATION MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

  Those of us who live in Western North Carolina are very aware of the fact that one of the most amazing walking trails is right in our backyard. The Appalachian Trail is so convenient to the many devoted hikers in our region, that we tend to forget it isn't all just ours. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, however, is dedicated to the care of the Trail from one end to the other, in all of the states connected by it.

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The Torch
5:57 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Seeing The World Through The Olympic Rings [Infographic]

Artist Gustavo Sousa of Mother London depicts the world's population using only the five colorful rings from the Olympic logo rings.
Gustavo Sousa Screenshot from Oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica

One of the most thought-provoking infographics of the Olympics has nothing to with sports at all.

Artist Gustavo Sousa of the group Mother London uses only the five rings of the Olympic logo to strip down global statistics and expose disparities across th world's continents.

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It's All Politics
5:55 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

The Next Act For Newt Gingrich? It Could Be A TV Talk Show

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala., on March 7.
David Bundy AP

After serving as speaker of the House, publishing several historical novels and running for president, what's next for Newt Gingrich?

One possible third act, Gingrich told NPR staffers on Friday, could be sharing a television studio with his wife, Callista.

"We're kind of intrigued with the idea of doing a daily show, which would change our lives pretty dramatically," Gingrich said. "But if we do it, we want it to be closer to Regis and Kathie Lee than to Bill O'Reilly or Hardball."

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It's All Politics
5:23 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

In New Ads Focused On Character, Obama And Romney Get Personal

Romney campaign ad

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 6:24 pm

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The Two-Way
4:58 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Time, CNN Suspend Fareed Zakaria's Column, After Plagiarism Claim

Fareed Zakaria.
Emmanuel Dunande AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 6:58 am

A little more than a week after a major plagiarism scandal brought down science wunderkind Jonah Lehrer, Time magazine said it was suspending Fareed Zakaria's column for a month.

Zakaria is an influential and respected commentator on foreign policy and also hosts a show on CNN called Fareed Zakaria GPS.

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The Torch
4:46 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

U.S. Men's 400m Relay Team Claims Silver, As Bahamas Win Gold

Ramon Miller (left) of the Bahamas crosses the finish line ahead of Team USA's Angelo Taylor to win the 4x400m relay gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
Alexander Hassenstein Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 10, 2012 5:18 pm

The Bahamas men's team has won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete from the Bahamas. The quartet ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record. The U.S. set a season best of 2:57.05 to take silver.

Trinidad and Tobago took the bronze medal, just ahead of Great Britain.

The Bahamas led the race after the first lap, with the U.S. running in second. And the two teams' runners stayed ahead of the pack, extending their lead to make it a two-team race.

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