NPR correspondent Deborah Amos joined U.N. monitors and a small group of journalists Friday who were able to enter the Syrian village of Mazraat al-Qubair, where 78 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday by pro-government forces, according to opposition activists.
After adding a robust 275,000 new jobs back in January, job growth appears to be slowing. The Labor Department reports that the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May.
Meanwhile, despite the worst recession in generations, there are still countless small business owners plugging away around the country, seeking to expand and hire more employees.
"This year we hired two more technicians, and we hope to hire one more," says Srinivas Konanki, who employs 20 people at Pipette Calibration Services, a laboratory equipment company he owns with his wife.
Singer/songwriter/violinist CAITLIN CARY returns to WNCW on Friday for another live session. In addition to her solo work and her time spent in Whiskeytown, she has collaborated with Thad Cockrell, Tres Chicas, and most recently, Small Ponds (a duet with Matt Douglas.) She/they play Asheville and Charlotte this weekend.
RED JUNE is the acoustic Americana trio of Natalya Weinstein, Will Straughan, and John Cloyd Miller. Blending old-time, bluegrass, traditional country, and folk, the Asheville band was the #1 WNCW listeners' pick for favorite regional release in 2010 for "Remember Me Well". Their new CD is "Beauty Will Come."
SARA WATKINS has just released her 2nd album, Sun Midnight Sun, with help from Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Benmont Tench, and her brother/fellow Nickel Creek bandmate Sean Watkins. We're excited to welcome her back to Studio B!