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This Friday Focus was a chance to do a questions and answers interview with the new President of Isothermal Community College, Dr. Margaret Annunziata.  Annuziata shares the story of her past journey before starting the job in February, as well as her thoughts on higher education and where the college goes looking ahead.  WNCW is a broacast service of Isothermal.  This conversation first aired February 19, 2021.

     Making their first appearance on 'More to the Story,' WNCW was delighted to welcome WUNC Public Radio (at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and General Assignment Reporter Will Michaels.  Will updated us on where things stand across the state when it comes to Covid-19 vaccination distrubtion from past problems to mass immunization locations to upcoming phases for the medication that makes it available to more individuals.  This interview originally aired Feb. 24, 2021.

Linda Goodman
Linda Goodman

It’s WORDSTAGE, a celebration of the fascinating world of storytelling featuring the very best storytellers, ballad singers and spoken word artist.

Growing Local March 1 - A CSA for Every Craving

Mar 1, 2021
Growing Local: A CSA for Every Craving
Jen Nathan Orris

Many farms offer vegetable and fruit CSAs, but as Community Supported Agriculture becomes more popular, some farms are thinking outside the produce drawer. Hear about CSAs that include flowers, meat, and more, and why Daffodil Spring Farm offers the classic combo of meat and potatoes.

Reflections on his teenage past are the lyrical theme on this new one, and he’s known for drawing on retro styles of early rockabilly and R&B, but Waterhouse also sounds as fresh and modern as ever.

This week on New Tunes at Two we'll explore four new releases.

Monday: David Gray – Skellig
A rather sparse, lush, warm mood from Wales’ Gray, inspired by the sparse, rugged, cold landscape of the rocky islands off of Ireland.

Tuesday: Andrew Marlin – Fable & Fire, and Witching Hour
Mandolin Orange’s mandolinist has released two all instrumental, all acoustic albums this month. Fable & Fire was recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios.

Tim Lowry
Tim Lowry

It’s WORDSTAGE, a celebration of the fascinating world of storytelling featuring the very best storytellers, ballad singers and spoken word artist.

Little Orphant Annie 

From Stocks and Bonds to Squash and Beets

Feb 22, 2021
Growing Local on WNCW-FM 88.7: From Stocks and Bonds to Squash and Beets
Jen Nathan Orris

Frances Juhlin’s path to farming took her through the cutthroat world of commodity trading. Hear how this former stock broker’s assistant got back to her roots growing produce at Candy Mountain Farm.

When people talk about artists like Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Paul Brady and Sam Cooke, they tend to talk about these artists’ best known work, their music that came after their formative years. For Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke, her Columbia Records sides and his time in The Soul Stirrers tend to get glossed over. For the casual fan, who remembers that St. Vincent got her start in The Polyphonic Spree, or that Paul Brady once was known as a Celtic artist?

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