STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Vickie Burick

Live Tuesday, December 4th between 11am & Noon: Dave Desmelik with an Army of Love

One of Brevard's favorite singer/songwriters returns to WNCW, this time with an Army of Love! Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer, Alexa Rose, Mike Guggino, & Mike Ashworth will join him for the session, in advance of their concert at the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Sunday the 9th, with numerous others regional favorites of ours. WNCW is extremely proud to be a Media Sponsor of this event. Check out this video about it. They'll be performing songs from Dave's new album, and both it and their...

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Top 100 - 2018 VOTE HERE!

TOP 100 Of 2018 - It’s that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2018 , and help us create the Top 100 for our end of year countdown at the end of December. You will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! We have compiled one large list that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Regional, and all the other styles we cover. View a PDF COPY of the LIST here The deadline to cast your vote is at 12:00pm on...

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Vicki Dameron

Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam 2018 LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE ORANGE PEEL - Thursday, Dec. 6th a 6pm

Pre-Jam. It's an annual WNCW tradition. The event is a special concert held each year, at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, in advance of Warren Haynes fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity . WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson said the idea of the Pre-Jam started at the station. "What began as a live Studio B session and a great opportunity for various artists to meet and jam with each other for the first time, has now become a tradition with a vibe all its own, said Anderson. ...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, December 3rd

Rodney Crowell – Christmas Everywhere

Tuesday, December 4th

The Mavericks – Hey! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5th

Donna The Buffalo Session Recorded at Don Gibson Theater In Shelby, NC

Thursday, December 6th

JD McPherson – Socks: A Christmas Album

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We should have jumped on this story earlier, but it's too creepy not to mention:

Scientists have discovered a cockroach in South Africa that leaps to get around, according to Biology Letters.

Christmas without cookies sounds like something the Grinch would dream up. But that may be the sad fate of many Norwegians, with a national butter shortage less than two weeks before the holiday. No krumkaker. No Berlinerkranser. No sandbakkel. In short, no delicious, butter-infused treats.

As the last U.S. troops prepare to leave Iraq this month, what kind of country are they leaving behind?

Iraq's economy, the security system and the political structure are all functioning to varying degrees, yet all appear fragile.

No one expects Iraq to serve as a beacon of Jeffersonian democracy to the region or the world. The more relevant question at this point is how well it will function as a democracy, period.

There are "new insights into the murky sources of Hezbollah's money," The New York Times reports this morning, that point to "the direct involvement of high-level Hezbollah officials in the South American cocaine trade."

Here's the story's money quote:

"One agent involved in the investigation compared Hezbollah to the Mafia, saying, 'They operate like the Gambinos on steroids.' "

While it still isn't clear why a man attacked a crowded square in Liege, Belgium, on Tuesday with grenades and gunfire, killing at least three people and injuring more than 120, authorities are saying that evidence indicates terrorism was not his motivation, according to The Associated Press and other news outlets.

"The protester" has been named Time magazine's person of the year, it was just announced on NBC-TV's The Today Show and on Time's website.

That covers, most notably of course, those who went to the streets in the Arab Spring movement that swept across much of North Africa and the Middle East.

But as Time writes, protesters have also had major impacts in Greece, Spain, the U.K. and — via the Occupy Wall Street movement — the United states.

A veto threat. Finger-pointing. The end of some jobless benefits.

We've been through all this before this year and we're going through it again as 2011 draws to a close.

As The Associated Press says:

As American troops leave Iraq, the one place in the country that's most likely to erupt into violence, at least in the short term, is the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

The city is a complicated ethnic mix of Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen and others. The question of whether it belongs to the autonomous Kurdish region in the north or to the Arab-dominated central government of Baghdad has long been a point of contention.

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is new to his front-runner status, but he's hardly new to Washington.

He has spent decades weaving relationships in and around government — starting with his successful campaign to win the House majority back in the early 1990s. Some of his most ardent supporters now worked with him back then — but some of his angriest opponents did, too.

'He's A Quality Guy'

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