WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

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).

Amazon's front door
Robert Scoble

Amazon is searching for a second headquarters.  A $5 billion project that could add nearly 50,000 jobs.  Can Charlotte become that second home of a new Amazon campus? Katie Peralta of the Charlotte Observer covers the details in this More to the Story from October 11, 2017.

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

Friday Feature- Domestic Violence in N.C.

Oct 10, 2017
Child covering her ears
Creative Commons

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and WNCW invited the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence to give us the latest statistics for the state, tips, and advice for those either experiencing or witnessing the problem.  Guest was Dana Mangum, Executive Director of the Coalition.  Original air date was October 6, 2017.

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

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.