New Releases 2020

New Releases Currently Featured On WNCW - Early July 2020

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured...

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Monday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Kendrick

Tuesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Maceo Parker – July 7

Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo

Wednesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Thursday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

WNCW's Peak of the Week With Ross O'Neal Thursdays at 8pm

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Reunions – July 9

“A lively, powerful album for a world on fire” (Brooklyn Vegan)

WNCW Podcasts & Music

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WNCW Summer "Outback" Opry DRIVE-IN Concert at The Foundation at ICC - Saturday, July 25 at 8pm

Pandemic got you down? Got Cabin Fever? Missing live music? Of course you are, and your friends at WNCW think we have the cure! We're calling it the WNCW Summer Outback Opry - As in, out back in the parking lot of The Foundation at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, home of WNCW. Your favorite listener powered, grassroots radio station is proud to present International Bluegrass Music Association Award winners Darin and Brooke Aldridge , with special guest The Luke Edwards Trio for...

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News

New Clues To ALS And Alzheimer's Disease From Physics

The same process that causes dew drops to form on a blade of grass appears to play an important role in Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases. The process, known as phase transition , is what allows water vapor to condense into liquid water, or even freeze into solid ice. That same sort of process allows brain cells to constantly reorganize their inner machinery. But in degenerative diseases that include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's, the phase...

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World News

France's Louvre Reopens Most Of The Museum — Sans Big Crowds

France's Louvre Museum reopened on Monday after closing in March due to the coronavirus. But things are far from business as usual. The world's most visited museum has implemented new measures, including a mask requirement and an online-only reservation system to protect art lovers from the virus. One unintended consequence of these restrictions has been an experience devoid of the usual crowds of tourists, which normally reach up to 50,000 people a day. Freddie Keen, visiting from London...

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NPR News on WNCW

Baseball Summer Camp - Sharpening Skills While Fending Off The Coronavirus

Not long ago, a Major League Baseball season seemed improbable, with owners and players fighting about how to restart in the middle of a pandemic. Now, the fighting is over, at least publicly. And the Majors are a little more than two weeks away from playing ball. If all goes well. Until then, teams are holding summer camps around the country, where players are quickly sharpening their baseball skills and adjusting to a slew of coronavirus safety measures . Forget languid When baseball shut...

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WNCW Outback Opry Tickets

Outback Opry Drive-in Concert at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College

Darin and Brooke Aldridge PLUS Luke Edwards Trio, Saturday, July 25 at 8pm

WNCW Events

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC September 3-4 2021

WNCW-FM Podcasts

Studio B Videos on You Tube

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A growing number of governors and mayors are working to slow the spread of the coronavirus by requiring people to wear masks in public places.

Experts say these public health rules will reduce the risk of people getting sick. But some local police and sheriffs are refusing to enforce the rules.

"COVID-19 is not going away. In fact, it's getting worse," warned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, when he announced his state's mask mandate ahead of the July Fourth weekend.

Not long ago, a Major League Baseball season seemed improbable, with owners and players fighting about how to restart in the middle of a pandemic.

Now, the fighting is over, at least publicly.

And the Majors are a little more than two weeks away from playing ball. If all goes well.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau turned down an invitation to the White House this week, it sent a message in line with the current mood in Canada: This is not a good time to travel between Canada and the United States — with the coronavirus still surging in parts of America — to meet with President Trump.

The White House had floated the possibility of an event with Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday to mark this month's start of a new trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Mexico's leader is already on his way.

Studio B Performances Presented By Sierra Nevada

Jul 7, 2020

Studio B is where the live music happens, and it's presented by Sierra Nevada. Studio B is the station's state-of-the-art recording facility that hosts regional, national and international artists. WNCW broadcasts performances and interviews live from Studio B. Some of the finest tracks captured in these sessions find their way to WNCW's in-house produced Crowd Around the Mic CDs, a beloved thank you gift for many folks, for many years!

Updated at 4:54 p.m. ET

Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Brazilian president, who has consistently downplayed the dangers of the virus, revealed his positive test result during nationally televised remarks Tuesday. "It came back positive," he told reporters from behind a mask.

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Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

India has now surpassed Russia to become the third-worst country affected by the coronavirus, in terms of total infections. Only the United States and Brazil have more.

On Tuesday, India's death toll from COVID-19 crossed 20,000 and its total caseload now exceeds 700,000. Both tallies are now rising at their fastest pace since the pandemic began.

Local officials and public health experts warn that domestic violence is spiking in Australia as the country deals with the aftermath of catastrophic fires paired with the global pandemic.

The fires killed at least 35 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 houses in the southeastern part of the country in 2019 and early 2020, leaving thousands of Australians jobless and still in temporary housing as the coronavirus pandemic swept through with its widespread lockdowns, illness and economic pain.

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