Welcome to Episode 32 of our exploration of some of the most notable songs to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes lately here at grassroots radio. We’ve got everything from favorites like Wood Brothers and Calexico to the long-awaited return of North Carolina’s (and now more New Orleans’) own Squirrel Nut Zippers, several instrumental stand outs, and a Segue Of The Week with a dark classic from the band Portishead.


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Zack Fox, Education Reporter for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal joined More to the Story on Feb. 6, 2018 to discuss South Carolina's TERI (Teacher Employee Retention Incentive) Program and how it affects teachers.  How will the upcoming conclusion of the program affect teachers' jobs? And how does the states pension play a role?

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story- Paul Foster, who serves as Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and NPR Morning Edition Regional Host

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Now in it's fourth year, The Diversity Forum at Brevard College is underway again to cover on-going concerning topics to show that all people can unite to better understand one another and everyones hurts, fears, and hopes to find answers.  Interviewed was Megan Keiser, Forum Lead and Coordinator of Elementary Education at the college.  This edition aired Feb. 2, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, WNCW's Paul Foster- Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

More To The Story- Asheville's Latest Big News

Feb 2, 2018
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This More to the Story from January 31, 2018 spotlighted some of the latest top news stories being written about in the pages of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  From the Citizen-Times, Casey Blake - Opinion and Community Engagement Editor, was guest.  Blake covered another closing of a daycare, eliminating a need for childcare and affordable childcare, as well as an exercise gym controversy and the cities latest developments in short-term rental.


The Kazoo can be described as a small musical instrument often made of a hollow pipe with holes in it that produce unique and at times zany sounds. Did you know that America's only full-time Kazoo Factory is located in South Carolina and that its long history comes back to the South.  This Friday Feature offers Stephen Murray, President of the Kazoo Factory, located in Beaufort.  You'll also here from some well known artists who have blown on the Kazoo in their music.  The on-air version aired January 26th.