Friday Feature of the Week

Independent Scholar and Author David Gilbert was the guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about his book 'The Product of our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace'.  The Asheville resident sheds new light on the little-known era of African-American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance.  This broadcast from Nov. 13th is available for your listening enjoyment.

WNCW's Joe Kendrick talks with HBO's Ellen Pfirrmann about her experience with Studio South, an Asheville-based music documentary from 2007, as well as Southern Songs and Stories, Joe's new documentary series.  Ellen is also a former WNCW host, and now serves as location manager for film and television, with credits including movies The Hunger Games, Jupiter Rising, Wanderlust, and TV series VEEP and Homeland, to name a few.

Friday Feature- NC Beautiful

Oct 28, 2015

The Friday Feature Interview of the Week from Oct. 23 featured North Carolina Beautiful, a non-profit organization that carries the motto 'Empowering Environmental Education'.  Guests are Steve Vacendak, NC Beautiful Executive Director and Duke Energy District Manager, Robin Nicholson.  Vacendak, by the way was a Duke Basketball star in the late 1960's, while Duke Energy plays a major role in supporting the efforts ot NC Beautiful.

This post was issued by the Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week - Paul Foster

Friday Feature - Kidsense's: past, now, future

Oct 21, 2015

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week, conducted live on Oct. 16, put the spotlight on Kidsense's Children Museum, located in Rutherfordton.  Guest was the Executive Director of Kidsense's, J. Willard Whitson, who recapped the museums beginning, where it is today, and new excitement and additions for the future.

This information was posted by the Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story - Paul A. Foster

Friday Feature - Carolina Jubilee (for Farmers)

Oct 13, 2015

The Friday Feature Interview of the Week from Oct. 9, featured Guest Zack Wyatt, the creator of Carolina Farm Trust, who is helping put on "Carolina Jubilee' at Van Hoy Farms, Harmony, NC.  The mission of the event, through live music acts and more, is to help protect North Carolina Farms and foster sustainable ecosystems.

This information was posted by the Host and Producer of Friday Features Paul Foster.

Friday Feature: Tryon International Film Fest

Oct 5, 2015

Special Guests during this "Friday Feature Interview of the Week' (Oct. 2nd) were Kirk Gollwitzer and Jeff Lieberman, who discussed the very first Tryon International Film Festival.  Hear details about how it all came together, films that will be showing, and Jeff's documentary film on Nina Simone that will play at the event.  The festival will be held Oct. 9 & 10

Information submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer/News/Morning Show Host for WNCW

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.