Shots - Health Blog
4:04 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Doctor Pay: Where The Specialists Are All Above Average

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Making a living practicing medicine is more complicated and frustrating than ever. But it still pays. And pretty well.

A survey of more than 24,000 doctors conducted online for Medscape, a doctor-oriented information service of WebMD, finds that their average annual pay ranges from $156,000 for pediatricians, the lowest-paid specialty, to $315,000 for the top earners.

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4:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Morning Edition on Thursday, April 26: Living Well With Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

This special day of information and encouragement for those living with Parkinson's or MS is Saturday, April 28. Lisa Cox, a Parkinson's patient and volunteer for GHS, talks about the importance of more people being aware of the symptoms of these chronic diseases. She also talks about the fact that being diagnosed with either is not a death sentence.


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World Cafe
3:59 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Daniel Rossen On World Cafe

Daniel Rossen.
Courtesy of the artist

By now, Daniel Rossen's name is synonymous with the kind of raggedy, whimsical, airy music he writes. A contributing songwriter and musician in Grizzly Bear, Rossen often saved his most personal compositions for his other band, Department of Eagles, which shares Grizzly Bear's roots in Rossen's undergraduate years at NYU. Both bands saw success, and Rossen continued to work in both projects.

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Studio B
3:36 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Friday, May 4th at 1pm: I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.

I See Hawks In L.A. blend country and psychedelia with soaring three-part harmonies that leave the poseurs of alt-schmaltz dust choked. These guys are the house band for a revolution that isn’t over yet.”
- Michael Simmons, High Times. They play Studio B before sets at Albino Skunk Fest and the French Broad River Festival. They play Studio B before sets at Albino Skunk Fest and the French Broad River Festival.

Studio B
3:28 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd at 4pm: ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE

For 20 years now, Acoustic Syndicate has been rockin' stages across Western NC and beyond (not to mention the family farm.)  They celebrate their big anniversary with a concert (more like a festival!) in Black Mountain this Saturday.  




3:19 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Charles Taylor Faces Verdict From Brutal African War

Members of a civil war amputee soccer team practice on a beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, in April 2006. Rebel groups, allegedly aided by former Liberian President Charles Taylor during Sierra Leone's brutal 1991-2002 civil war, were known for their gruesome practice of hacking off limbs.
Issouf Sanogo AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 1:12 pm

A court in the Netherlands is set to deliver a verdict Thursday in a case involving a former head of state charged with international war crimes.

Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, is on trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, Netherlands. He is charged with 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity — including murder, rape, sexual slavery and the use of child soldiers — in neighboring Sierra Leone.

Tens of thousands died during Sierra Leone's vicious civil war, one that was infamous for the brutal hacking off of limbs.

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The Two-Way
3:17 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Bernanke: Fed Remains Ready To Act, If Necessary

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke listens to a question from a reporter during a press briefing at the Federal Reserve building on Wednesday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed is ready to implement "balance sheet actions if necessary."

That means if the Federal Open Market Committee feels that the economic recovery is in danger, it is ready to implement a third round of quantitative easing, or bond purchases intended to bring down long-term interest rates and spur borrowing and spending.

"If appropriate... we remain entirely prepared to take additional action," the chairman said. "We will not hesitate to use them."

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The Picture Show
3:15 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Live From Mount Everest: A Blog!

Conrad Anker descends an ice step in the Khumbu Icefall with a fixed rope.
Cory Richards Courtesy of National Geographic

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:51 am

As I write this, it's about 1 a.m. in Nepal and, according to National Geographic magazine's iPad app, a group of climbers is camped on the side of Mount Everest, possibly sleeping (though we can't be totally sure), at nearly 21,000 feet. They expect to make a final summit push in early May.

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Studio B
3:12 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd at 11am: THE HONEYCUTTERS

Whether performing as an acoustic duo or a full fledged honky-tonk five piece, The Honeycutters have got to be considered one of the best new Americana bands today, thanks to the songwriting and singing of Amanda Anne Platt and the tasteful guitar and production work of Peter James.   Their 2009 release "Irene" made WNCW's Top 100, and this week marks the release of their 2nd collection.

Studio B
3:03 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd at 4pm: THE BROADCAST

Formed in 2007 in Brooklyn, NY but now based out of Asheville, The Broadcast brings their funky, soulful, Motown-inspired sound to Studio B.  Singer Caitlin Krisko’s voice is a force to be reckoned with.  They play Greenville Friday night.