Jeff Bachar, the Executive Director of the Aids Project, joined us to discuss the groups work in 18 counties across Western North Carolina. Contact the Aids Project locally at their physical locations in Asheville, Shelby, and Sylva, their website wncap.org, or their toll free number (800)-346-3731.
WNCW spoke to the accomplished author Elizabeth Gilbert about her past (Eat Pray Love) and present (The Signature of All Things). She filled us in on her new book and speaking tour with Oprah that is to follow.
Aired June 13, 2014 - WNCW's Friday Feature interview from June 13th featured Minister Carolyn Reed-Smith, who talked about the significance of Juneteenth. This Spartanburg, S.C., resident talked about how the date of June 18 was monumental in our country's history, as a day slavery would come to an end. Reed-Smith also discussed Spartanburg's Juneteenth Celebration that took place over several days as a way for all races to come together in recognition of this occasion. The event involved the participation of numerous religious groups and the City of Spartanburg.
Aired June 6, 2014 - Listen to Paul Foster's recent interview with Elizabeth Hudson, the editor-in-chief of Our State magazine, about her favorite recent articles about Western North Carolina and the history behind the publication. This podcast includes every North Carolinian's dream, from dude ranches to BBQ, while also discussing the amazing growth of the 81 year old publication. More information is available at Our State.com or at 800-984-1809
Aired May 30, 2014 - Listen in to WNCW's recent conversation with David Weintraub, executive director of the Center for Cultural Preservation in Hendersonville, N.C. David talks about the Center's efforts to preserve Western North Carolina's stories and heritage though his most recent project, Mountain Elder Wisdom. Information was also provided about a gallery event at Higher Art Studio in support of the project. Learn more about the center at save culture.org or phone (828) 692-8062. Every month there is a new oral history excerpt posted online.