Friday Feature of the Week

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week (aired 9/9/16) spotlighted the Transylvania County Schools Nutrition Program and how its been recognized in the state of North Carolina and even nationally.  No child should go hungry and this program goes well beyond the school cafeteria to the students home in this part of Western N.C.

Posted by Host and Producer of Friday Feature's Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News & Public Service Coordinator, Morning Edition Host

The Asheville Citizen-Times Investigative Reporter, Tonya Maxwell, recently wrote a story about Disparity in North Carolina Traffic Stops Based on Race.  Tonya was featured on this More to the Story from Sept. 7th, as she talked about statistics provided by UNC-Chapel Hill and her own look into Asheville and Western NC.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More To The Story - Paul Foster

During this Friday Feature Interview of the Week (Aired September 2, 2016) Angie Chandler, Executive Director and Rob Bell, Director of Programs, of The Blue Ridge Heritage Area talked about the organization, its purpose, and how grants will soon again be available to non-profits.  They support 25 counties in Western North Carolina.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature, Paul Foster- Senior Producer, News & Public Service Coordinator, Morning Show Host

Friday Feature: Gerard House-The Learning Kitchen

Sep 1, 2016

Based in Hendersonville, The Gerard House specializes in helping those with Autism.  That includes 'The Learning Kitchen' a way to get those with the condition comfortable in a kitchen setting where they can learn how to prepare fresh and healthy dishes.  Perhaps someone with Autism finds the freedom and ability to go on to make a career in the cooking industry in a variety of roles.  This interview with a representative of The Gerard House was the Friday Feature Interview of the Week on August 26, 2016.

The Western North Carolina organization Muddy Sneakers has been helping further the STEM education of fifth graders in various school districts in the region.  They hope to expand their approach of taking the science classroom outdoors for children.  Hear all the details from this Friday Feature Interview of the Week that aired August 19, 2016.

Submitted by Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer/News and Public Service Coordinator, who host and produces The Friday Feature

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