WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

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Vicki Dameron

While on a tour to visit all community colleges across the state, North Carolina Community College System President- Peter Hans visited Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, which is home to WNCW.  It gave us the chance to sit down with Hans and find out what's on his mind after some eight months on the job.  From positives to things he believes can continue to grow and improve, Hans shares his passion during this Friday Feature from January 4, 2019.

The Asheville Citizen-Times Karen Chavez put together a story on how climate change has affected our region.  This after a report on climate change nationwide was released.  This segment originally aired on More To The Story, Dec. 19, 2018.

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

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from just before Christmas 2018, put the spotlight on Eblen Charities of Western North Carolina, serving numerous counties. From their St. Nicholas Project to provide every child with a Christmas gift to opprotunities helping needy families throughout the year, Eblen makes the region proud.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host- Paul Foster

WFAE Public Radio Charlotte's Steve Harrison (Reporter) is following the current voter fraud story that involves North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District - Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.  It seems like with every new day comes a new addition to this incredible and alarming story.  The biggest issue in this story is what took place in Bladen County.  Harrison provides everything he knew at the time of Dec. 12, 2018 when this edition of More To The Story aired.

Diana Wortham Theatre

Each year thanks to The Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville,  young artists within Buncombe County have the opportunity to receive scholarship's through The YES - Youth Education Scholarship Fund.  WNCW spoke with the person instrumental in starting YES, Rae Geoffrey, Managing Director at the Diana Wortham Theatre, who provides all the details.  This interview was orginally aired Dec. 7, 2018.  Have a listen.

You may have heard about the on-going developments between the United States and China on Automotive Manufacturing Tariffs.  Does this mean that the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg/Greenville) will have the company's earnings trimmed?  And what about job layoffs, etc.?  Business Reporter with The Greenville News- Anna Mitchell recaps her stories on this topic during this More to the Story (originally aired Dec. 5, 2018).

2018’s crop of new music is almost all harvested, but there are plenty of good songs to cook up and put on your podcast plate in this, episode 37 of the show. We’ll feature a couple of retrospective releases, with one from the late Charles Bradley, and another bootleg from Bob Dylan, who is up to volume 14 in that series. We serve up a punk cover by Ty Segall and a segue of the week from the Mekons, a set of new Christmas tunes, and much more.

The Primitive Quartet began in 1973, when two sets of brothers, Reagan and Larry Riddle and Furman and Norman Wilson, carried a guitar and mandolin with them on a fishing trip to Fontana Lake. The boys all sang at home and in church, but that night in Graham County was when they first sang in four-part harmony. After the fishing trip, with the encouragement of their parents and pastor, they began to sing together at area churches.

Friday Feature: Native American Heritage Month

Dec 5, 2018
Vicki Dameron

November was National Native American Heritage Month, which made it a good time to spotlight The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  However, any time would be a good time to talk about the roots or beginning - to more recent days that depict these strong and brave Americans from Western NC to Oklahoma. An interview with Principal Chief Richard Sneed leads this Friday Feature (aired Nov. 30, 2018).

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Show Host Paul Foster

His name is Raymond Stone and he was very instrumental in the beginning years of the North Carolina Community College System.  Stone was on the campus of Isothermal Community College speaking at an event and took time to sit down with WNCW for this Friday Feature from November 23, 2018.

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

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