Friday Feature of the Week

Friday Feature: KALE (Kids Ag Learning Experience)

Sep 30, 2015

Rachel Meriwether, Farm Manager, of Green River Preserve in Western N.C., is a part of a program called KALE - Kids Agriculture Learning Experience.  During this Friday Feature Interview of the Week (from Sept. 25), Rachel spoke to WNCW about how the program is a great way to educate and introduce Agriculture and its importance to children. 

This story was submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer and Regional Host of Morning Edition, who also host the Friday Feature.

Friday Feature: Western NC Author Alexandra Duncan

Sep 21, 2015

Science Fiction Author, Alexandra Duncan was guest on the Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Sept. 18.  Duncan, a native of N.C. and now Asheville resident, got notable acclaim for her first book 'Salvage' and has just released a new one entitled 'Sound'.  Hear all the details in this edition of Fri. Feature.

This information was submitted by the Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview, Paul Foster. 

Friday Feature: Memories of Merle & Doc Watson

Sep 21, 2015

During this WNCW Friday Feature of the Week from Sept. 11, Patricia Payne was special guest.  Patricia dated Merle Watson years ago before his tragic death.  Merle of course is the son of the legendary Doc Watson (also now deceased) and whom Merlefest is named after.  Patricia continued a close bond with Doc and even other members of the family, that continues today.  She wrote a short documentary, "A Blue Ridge Love Story - A Documentary of My Days with Merle."

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week featured the Western Regional Representative for Preservation North Carolina, Ted Alexander.  Find out the groups purpose, projects, and more during this Friday Feature that aired Sept. 4.  Special host Interviewer was Joe Green.

Friday Feature: A Visit with Our State Magazine

Aug 31, 2015

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week served as a preview for the September edition of Our State Magazine, which will showcase its biggest feature in magazine history.  One-hundred voices from One-hundred Counties.  That's all 100 counties in the state of North Carolina with a special focus on Western NC during this interview.  From Aug. 28, special guest was Our State Editor In Chief, Elizabeth Hudson.

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week with Walter Dalton, the President of Isothermal Community College (ICC) in Spindale (home of WNCW), provided an update on the school at the beginning of a new semester.  Hear details about a special grant that will continue to strengthen the efforts for higher education in the ICC region of WNC and beyond.  This edition aired originally on Aug. 14, 2015.

This post was provided by Host and Producer of Friday Feature's Paul Foster.

Friday Feature: 5 Point Film Festival in WNC

Aug 11, 2015

An Independent Film Festival known for being different with selections involving adventure, the great outdoors, and risk takers, enters Western North Carolina the weekend of Aug. 14.  This Friday Feature Interview of the Week was about the 5 Point Film Fest.  Special guest was Executive Director - Sara Wood and originally aired on Aug. 7, 2015.

Submitted by Host and Producer of Friday Feature Interviews - Paul Foster.

Long time WNCW host and member of the family, Kim Clark is the Author of The History of Old Fort, a book for Arcadia Publishing's popular Images in America Series.  Kim joined Host Paul Foster during this Friday Feature Interview of the Week on July 31st.

Friday Feature: The Carter Family Fold

Jul 27, 2015

This very special edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week was with special guest Rita Forrester, the granddaughter of A.P. and Sarah Carter of the famous Carter Family.  Rita discussed the history of her family and the legacy of music left behind for future generations.  She also serves as Executive Director of The Carter Family Fold and talked about this year's 41st annual festival in Virginia. 

Friday Feature: Rural Heritage Museum Exhibit

Jul 22, 2015

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week was about the exhibit "How The West Was Won: The Transformation of Western North Carolina (The Train System) at the Rural Heritage Museum, located at Mars Hill University.  The air date for this segment was July 10, 2015.

                                                   Interview conducted, produced and posted by Paul Foster