Peak of the Week
5:22 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 9th beginning at 8pm: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

One of WNCW's favorite bands is
back with a number of new songs
written by Paul Barrere, Fred
Tackett, Bill Payne, and the Dead's
Robert Hunter. 

It's their first since the loss of
founding member Richie Hayward,
but they've still got that Little
Feat sound! 

5:11 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

New York Officials: Breast Milk May Be Best 'Formula'

City leaders want to encourage more new moms to breast-feed their babies. One of several "Latch on NYC" posters promoting the initiative.
Courtesy of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 6:06 pm

Starting next month, dozens of hospitals will participate in "Latch on NYC," an initiative aimed at encouraging new moms to breast-feed instead of using baby formula.

Health care professionals say breast-feeding is better for both mother and baby.

But critics — many of them mothers — say the city is inserting itself where it doesn't belong.

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5:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2012


Wollord College Graduate James Ballard holds one of the jugs he found during an archeological dig.

The idea of being present at the uncovering of historical artifacts has always sounded so thrilling to me.  So when I heard that a group of Wofford College students recently went on a dig near Galilee and were able to make a significant find, I had to contact them. Listen on Monday when I speak with James Ballard, one of the members of the trip.  We will talk about the process, what they found, what it means and what's next.


Spindale Cycle
5:00 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Monday, August 6th at 8pm: THE GRATEFUL DEAD - Workingman's Dead

In the summer of 1970, The Grateful Dead released the first of two classic albums showcasing their Americana roots of country, blues, and even bluegrass.

From the first notes of "Uncle John's Band" (their first radio hit) to the favorite "Casey Jones" wrapping it up, it's a great soundtrack for WNCW's celebration of the life of Jerry Garcia and the anniversary of Woodstock this month.

The Torch
4:42 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Track Cyclist's Admitting To Intentional Crash Won't Bring Investigation

The British sprint team of Philip Hindes (front), Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy won a gold medal Thursday, but remarks by Hindes caused concerns about athletes' ethics to resurface. The IOC says it will not investigate.
Bryn Lennon Getty Images

If one thing is clear at these London Games, it's that not doing one's best is not only uncool — it's not allowed. Witness the badminton-to-worstminton scandal that erupted earlier this week, when players turned the tournament structure into a "farce" by attempting to lose in order to manipulate their seeds in the next round.

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New Tunes at Two
4:22 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Monday, August 6th: JOHN NEMETH: Blues Live / Soul Live

Monday, August 6th: JOHN NEMETH: Blues Live / Soul Live

Tuesday, August 7th: TIFT MERRITT - Traveling Alone

Wednesday, August 8th: SCRAPOMATIC - I'm a Stranger

Thursday, August 9th: CORB LUND - Cabin Fever

The Two-Way
3:46 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Reuters Says Its Website Was Hacked, Fake Syria Stories Posted

The wire service Reuters says its blogging service was compromised today. The people responsible, Reuters said, took the opportunity to post a fake news story about Syria.

Reuters reports:

"One of the false posts purported to be an interview with Riad al-Asaad, the head of the Free Syrian Army.

"'Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted,' the Reuters statement said.

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The Two-Way
3:13 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Experts Find Ancient Mayans May Have Used Chocolate As Condiment

Philippe Huguen AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 3:38 pm

Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery: They announced they found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate as opposed to a cup.

The conclusion they make is that it means ancient Mayans not only drank chocolate but also used it as a condiment.

The AP reports the discovery was made public by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

The AP adds:

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The Torch
3:10 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Phelps And Franklin Add To Their Medal Totals, And A New Teen Phenom Emerges

American Katie Ledecky seemed to be in disbelief as she hugged bronze medalist Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain. Ledecky, 15, won the women's 800m freestyle by four seconds in London.
Al Bello Getty Images

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 5:08 pm

In one of the last showcase days for swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics, American athletes Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin hit the pool at London's aquatic center Friday. Each of them were on a mission to end their individual event schedules with gold medals.

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The Salt
3:03 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

If Almonds Bring You Joy, Enjoy More For Fewer Calories

Almonds may have 20 percent less calories than previously thought.

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:10 am

Scientists are starting to discover that the standard way of measuring calories, established more than 100 years ago, may not be terribly accurate when it comes to higher fat, high-fiber foods like nuts. But when it comes to almonds, the count may be off by a whole lot.

Food scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published a new study that finds almonds have about 20 percent fewer calories than previously documented.

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