On Monday, Feb. 27th Morning Edition features "Private Violence: The Movement Against Battering in America", a documentary by victim advocate and film producer Kit Gruelle, which will premiere at Wilkes Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 11 a.m. in Thompson Hall. Gruelle is a trainer for hostage negotiators, and her own story of domestic abuse is nearly as compelling as her documentary and her website at

Tune in for a conversation about a new way to look at the fight against domestic violence.

Tune in for Local Color, Sundays 7-9pm

Feb 26, 2012

This Sunday on Local Color, we resume our "Local Color Live at Landslide Sessions," courtesy of Landslide Studio in Asheville, NC. This week's guest is Asheville Baroque-folk outfit River Whyless (formerly Do It To Julia), in preparation of their forthcoming CD release show at the Grey Eagle, Friday, March 3.

Our "Album Spotlight" this week is "Into the Missionfield," From Asheville band Drunken Prayer

Darrell Scott SOMEDAY

Feb 26, 2012

Darrell Scott in Studio B on February 26, 2012.

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Friday, February 24th, 1-2pm: Guest DJ MOLLY KUMMERLE

Feb 23, 2012
Paper Tiger Album Art
(Ben Mason Photography)

The vocalist for Paper Tiger, Molly Kummerle has also taken part in numerous Asheville-based music enterprises.  She's bringing some Motown, trip-hop, jazz, & more to spin with Joe. 

Friday, February 24th, it's American Heart Month, and Pam Bunch will speak with Melinda Postal of the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence about the Million Hearts Campaign.

On Wednesday, February 22nd, a conversation with Lee Cathcart about his efforts to reach children before they become too connected to technology, and get them outside where they can learn about the old ways of gardening and a good work ethic. Cathcart's Children's Equestrian Ministry is willing to travel anywhere to talk to groups and organizations about sustainable gardening and about making sure that the old ways don't get lost.

Mardi Gras 2012

Feb 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras from WNCW!

On Monday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 22nd, two different stories about the growing sustainable agriculture movment in Rutherford County, NC.   On Monday, a conversation with Rich Davis of Plateful, CSA, a group of five farms that offer shares of their farms in exchange for fresh produce and meats weekly.   On Wednesday, a conversation with Lee Cathcart about his efforts to reach children before they become too connected to technology, and get them outside where they can learn about the old ways of gardening and a good work ethic.

On Friday, Feb. 17th, an interview with the author of "The Olympian: An American Triumph".   Craig Williams tells the unique story of the first African-American Olympic Gold Medalist back in 1908 in the London summer games.

With the Olympic summer games once again to be held in London this summer and during Black History Month, this unusual story of a time between the emancipation of the slaves and the era of Jim Crow laws is particularly timely.

Jennifer Pharr Davis, an Asheville resident, broke the overall record for the shortest time taken to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from end to end in the summer of 2011. Before that, she had hiked the entire trail two previous times: The first on her own, chronicled in her book "Becomming Odyssa," the second and third times with her husband, Drew Davis, an Asheville teacher who wrote his own book about his supporting role in breaking the record.

Learn more about Jennifer Pharr Davis and Blue Ridge Hiking Co.

"Barnheart", by Jenna Woginrich. WNCW reporter Stina Sieg interviews the author about her move from the urban environment to her quest for a place to become a homesteader, farmer, and a young woman who is self-sufficient. This is the laugh-out-loud funny and poignant memoir of her struggles and her triumphs at Cold Antler Farm in upstate New York.

The Second Annual Sustainable Viticulture Conference is open to anyone who is interested and will feature Phillip Hart, owner/winemaker of AmByth Estates in Templeton, California, who will discuss growing grapes bio-dynamically. There will also be a variety of local and regional presenters. The Conference takes place on February 22, 2012 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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This morning, Pam Bunch covered the upcoming third annual "Art Affair" event, which is put on by Open Doors of Asheville on February 25th. 

Find out more about Open Doors of Asheville, a non-profit organization for at-risk children.

Friday, February 10th at 11AM: Solas

This Friday we are pleased to welcome one of the most played bands of traditional Irish music heard on WNCW -- or on just about any other station for that matter.  The 5-piece band Solas has evolved it's lineup over the years, consistently maintaining their adherence to tradition while branching out in contemporary directions.  They play Clover this Thursday and Asheville on Friday.