WNCW Will Feature "No Contact Concert Series" Videos on Facebook

You've most likely been hearing about the "The No Contact Concert Series," especially on social media sites. Well, here's the skinny - it's a "completely online" streaming concert experience with a goal to create an online space where artists and production staff can work together to stretch the boundaries of traditional performance formats. WNCW is happy to partner with the wonderful folks who have created this series, and we're always are up for a chance to help our fellow musicians. The...

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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

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – July 13

All the Good Times Are Past & Gone

Tuesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

The Jayhawks – July 14


Wednesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Joe Ely – July 15

Love in the Midst of May

Thursday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Margo Price – July 16

That’s How Rumors Get Started

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

The Get Right Band – Itchy Soul July 16

Silas Durocher & Co. of Asheville pack a lot of energy & power in this strong, eclectic collection! “This new album is all-in, maximalist rock n’ roll for grown-up people, kids & adults!" ~ Durocher

WNCW Podcasts & Music

Graphic for a drive in concert
Graphic By Brenda Craig

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

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After bringing their grievances to the doors of Congress on Tuesday, protesters from across the nation plan to take aim at Washington's other vilified power brokers: lobbyists.

Flocks of community activists, unemployed protesters, union members and Occupy Wall Street participants have choked K Street, which is home to the lobbying arms of many large corporations and industries. Police have blocked off the street at one of the busiest intersections in the city and have arrested some protesters.

Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is the author of the book The Years of Talking Dangerously.

If the word of the year is supposed to be an item that has actually shaped the perception of important events, I can't see going with anything but occupy. It was a late entry, but since mid-September it has gone viral and global. Just scan the thousands of hashtags and Facebook pages that begin with the word: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Slovakia. Occupy Saskatoon, Sesame Street, the Constitution. Occupy the hood.

One of the highest-profile murder cases in recent decades just took another important turn: "Philadelphia's district attorney announced this morning that he will not continue to seek the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal," WHYY reports.

A local prosecutor says he believes two men who have alleged that a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach sexually abused them when they were children are credible — but can't pursue charges because the statute of limitations has passed.

The Associated Press reports that the decision by Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick only means that there won't be a case brought against Bernie Fine under state law. "A federal probe is ongoing," AP notes.

Pardon this blogger for a moment of venting.

We've heard today that the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the performers category are Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Donovan and The Small Faces.

I don't have any problem with the honorees.

As usual, it's who still isn't in the hall that irks me.

Newt Gingrich's proposal to put poor children to work because, he says, they're not learning the "work habit" in public housing projects has been condemned by critics as worthy of a Dickens novel.

Those who followed the GOP presidential candidate's tumultuous legislative career in Washington say Gingrich's latest foray into child welfare is not an anomaly.

As House Speaker in the mid-1990s, Gingrich proposed banning welfare benefits for children born to unmarried young women and using the funds to build orphanages for youngsters whose parents were failing them.

A report in Canada's National Post that former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "playboy son Saadi made plans to flee to a Mexican beach resort whose celebrity visitors include Kim Kardashian, Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga," has prompted Mexico's interior secretary to say today that his country's intelligence service has broken up the plot, The Associated Press says.

Federal officials are extending today's deadline some people picking a Medicare prescription drug or private health plan because of the crush of last-minute sign-ups.

There's a catch. The extension is available only to seniors who seek official help with their decision by the close of business today, said a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

And one other thing, the extension is only three days long.

On this 70th anniversary of the date "which will live in infamy," there will be a moment of silence in Hawaii at 7:55 a.m. (12:55 p.m. ET) to remember the 2,390 Americans who died when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

It was 7:55 a.m. local time when the attack began — a strike that would push America into World War II.