Friday Feature of the Week

Friday Feature - The NC Arts Council Turns Fifty

Nov 22, 2017

There's been a celebration going on to mark the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council from the coast to the mountains and everywhere in between.  As a part of the Council's birthday this fall, there's been something going on across the state called 50 for 50.  Learn about this and the significance of arts in Western North Carolina, as WNCW speaks with the Executive Director of the NC Arts Council, Wayne Martin.  Originally aired on Nov. 17, 2017.


While the event has since taken place, this Friday Feature Interview of the Week aired (Nov. 10, 2017) just before the first ever Asheville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival.  Expect the event to continue in the future, as you listen back to all that goes in to these events that are presented all across the country by Food Truck Festivals of America.  Representing the group and interviewed by WNCW was Janet Prensky.  You'll be hungry after hearing this one!

Being a regional musician isn't easy for those living and working in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  One of the negatives for these artists is having adequate and affordable places to practice and in some cases record.  Musicians in their own right, Claude Coleman and Brett Spivey are trying to change this problem by creating what they call Sound Space.  Coleman and Spivey talked all about it during the Friday Feature that originally aired October 27, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

The Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, NC was the focus of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about its purpose, projects like Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and why the grass-roots nonprofit was getting support from an award-winning National Geographic documentary filmmaker. Guests include Coalition Executive Director, Christopher Brown and Filmmaker Kevin Peer.  Original air date was October 20, 2017.

Friday Feature: Coal Ash Ponds (Duke Energy) Update

Oct 17, 2017
Rogers Energy Complex (Cliffside Steam Station)

In 2016, WNCW presented interviews with Duke Energy and Western North Carolina environmental advocate group, Mountain True about Duke's Coal Ash pits, in particular at Cliffside, NC's power plant.  What is the current condition of the Broad River, used by the plant? Mountain True says one thing and Duke Energy another.  Danielle Peoples representing Duke Energy and David Caldwell representing Mountain True joined WNCW again for this informative Friday Feature Interview (originally aired October 13, 2017).