WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

More To The Story: Mission Health vs. Blue Cross NC

Oct 10, 2017

Making sense of the Mission Health - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina dispute was discussed with State and Federal Politics and Government Reporter- Mark Barrett of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  Since this interview, Mission Health with hospitals in Asheville and throughout Western NC, did end a relationship with Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Is it all about money?  How is this effecting an individual's important health insurance?  This interview originally aired October 4, 2017.

It’s that time of year when new music releases are at a fever pitch, when we’re getting more good albums and EPs and singles than we would in other times, including four acts from North Carolina.  So, get set for one of the old North state’s most celebrated bands of late, Hiss Golden Messenger, along with former Rosebuds’ frontman Ivan Howard’s new solo project, Howard Ivans, as well as Mississippi singer-songwriter transplant Krista Shows, and fellow Asheville residents and husband and wife team, The Moon And You.

Friday Feature- The New Bare Dark Sky Observatory

Oct 2, 2017

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week looked to the stars, during a discussion about the all new Bare Dark Sky Observatory, a part of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine and Burnsville of Western North Carolina. Special guest was Beth Morris, Marketing Director at the college. The observatory features what's called the SAM Scope, the biggest of its kind in the Southeast.

Posted by Friday Feature Host and Producer, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

More To The Story: Spartanburg's Food Truck Scene

Oct 2, 2017

In the More to the Story from September 27, 2017 - Spartanburg Herald-Journal City Reporter, Alyssa Mulliger discussed from her recent story, The City of Spartanburg balance of a growing food truck industry and established restaurants in the downtown area. What do both sides think and what are the city's current policies on food trucks.

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

Each year, more than 1 million visitors flock to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, to tour its gorgeous gardens and cavernous halls.  The house was built by George Vanderbilt between 1889-1895 and is the largest home ever to exist in America.  George and his beloved bride, Edith, are a major part of the new book, "The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty In The Nation's Largest Home" by Denise Kiernan.  Kiernan was interviewed by WNCW for this Friday Feature, presented Sept. 22, 2017.