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  • Husband and wife authors, Joshua Niven and Amber Adams Niven sat down with Paul Foster to talk about their book, Discovering The Appalachian Trail: A Guide To The Trail's Greatest Hikes. The Nivens are trail lovers who know firsthand what it means to tackle the legendary Appalachian Trail and how to select locations that any level of hiker can handle. This interview first aired on June 17, 2022.
  • The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, located in Bristol, TN, has special events taking place July through September. This includes recognizing the 95th anniversary of the legendary Bristol Sessions. Interviewed during this feature are Artist Andrew Scotchie, and Museum Director of Advancement, Leah Ross. This conversation originally aired June 10, 2022.
  • Asheville Chow Chow is back and that means three weekends of events, each month through September. Joining WNCW back on June 3, 2022 were Chow Chow Executive Director - Rebecca Lynch and Neomi Negron, a minority and culinary business owner. Chow Chow can be described as an enjoyable and educational culinary experience. Listen to this podcast to learn more about events and participants.
  • Entertainment, the likes of Mozart music, and Broadway acting, returned to Lake Lure in June. And while these kinds of programs are more likely in bigger cities - thanks to the efforts of New York Entertainer Chris Doleman and a host of supporters, locals could enjoy this type of production during The Lake Lure Music Festival. Learn more about this year, the past, and the future of the event during this interview with Doleman from May 27, 2022.
  • Thomas Smythe, Coordinator of the Social Bridging Project, a non-profit with the N.C. Center for Health and Wellness at UNC-Asheville was Paul's guest on May 20, 2022. Smythe recapped a partnership that began during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic that addressed social isolation in older adult communities across Western N.C. Now, the center wants to expand for future wellness needs, regardless of the reason.
  • North Carolina Horticulture Agent Hannah Bundy, serving the Rutherford and Polk counties State Extension Service, returned to talk about upcoming farm tours. The North Carolina Foothills Farm Tour gives participants the chance to visit a variety of farms across the region and hear directly from its farmers and how fresh vegetables, fruits, and dairy products are harvested.The interview originally aired May 13, 2022.
  • Author and farmer, Robert Turner, talks about his book, Lewis Mumford and the Food Fighters - A Food Revolution in America. Based on fictional events and individuals in the Asheville region, the story tells how multinational food companies have taken over the food supply and how a group of rebel food fighters fights to take it back. The interview originally aired on May 6, 2022.
  • The Symphony of Rutherford County has been making music for over 30 years. While their annual spring concert may be behind them, when you hear this interview, you'll still enjoy details about the group's history and contributors. Guests on this interview include Nancy Womack, group representative and young musicians Kate Strickland and Peter Moore. Originally aired on April 22, 2022.
  • If you have ever been to Highlands, NC, you know how beautiful of a spot that is in the Western NC Mountains. It just happens to also be home to The Bear Shadow Music Festival. Festival Director Casey Reid provides details and talks about what this family friendly festival has to offer. This conversation originally aired on April 15, 2022.
  • Bee City USA, located in Western North Carolina, is coming up on its tenth birthday. The found of Bee City, Phyllis Styles, is our guest on this Friday Feature from April 1, 2022, to recap the past and what's ahead this spring when it comes to events, programs, and more growth. If you don't realize how important pollination is for our environment, make sure to listen to this podcast.