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  • A shortage of nurses is nothing new for North Carolina or the nation, for that matter. In this report by Grace Vitaglione of Carolina Public Press, more is required to prevent this dilemma from increasing in North Carolina. A report from The N.C. Institute of Medicine Task Force gives eight recommendations, including retention and recruitment.
  • Asheville Watchdog reporter John Boyle reviewed his recent update on Asheville's homeless situation. John discussed how the city's last "Point-In-Time" count showed a significant difference from homeless numbers in January 2023 compared to 2024. That number was 573 last year but up to 739 this year.
  • The rural journalism group, The Daily Yonder recently presented a series called "Home-Cooked: A 50-Year History of Meth in America." Host and Producer of the series, Olivia Weeks was our guest. She talks about certain parts of the series, including "Old Meth - New Meth", and "Made in the USA". We also hear about the biggest difficulties for law enforcement as they try to prevent access to meth.
  • Asheville Watchdog Report - John Reinan talked about his story on the River Arts District and how there's been a significant change due to development. Some artists have already departed the district because renting space and/or selling their artwork has become too expensive. Reinan tries to answer if the district has become too upscale and what the future might hold.
  • Carolina Public Press Democracy Reporter - Mehr Shurr joined WNCW to recap her story on how registered voters receive a massive amount of political campaign messages by either robocalls or robotexts. North Carolina is a victim of these messages more so than any state nationwide. Often these messages are not from a legitimate source. This interview originally aired Feb. 28, 2024.
  • A Winston-Salem Official says the city's effort to convert a motel into supportive housing for those experiencing homelessnesss is not likely to move forward. The very same thing happened with plans for this in Asheville. Behind both projects were Step Up on Second and Shangri-La. WFDD Reporter April Laissle is our guest. This interview originally aired Feb. 21, 2024.
  • Asheville Watchdog Reporter Andrew Jones recapped the community outcry and concern by many former employees concerning Mission Hospital and their commitment to the Asheville region's healthcare needs. Mission was recently informed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that they were in "immediate jeopardy" related to deficiencies in care. This conversation originally aired on Janaury 31, 2024.
  • Jason DeBruyn, Health Reporter with WUNC, recapped his story on how gun sales have increased in recent years across North Carolina, especially in 2023. Hear some key points on this matter that have to do with Governor Roy Cooper and state background checks. This conversation originally aired on January 24, 2024.
  • From January 10, 2024 - Politics Editor for Smoky Mountain News, Cory Vaillancourt, sat down with WNCW to recap his story and research on how state residents have changed political affiliation, especially in Western NC. This also deals with a rise in unaffiliated voters. Learn about some of the key reasons for these changes.
  • For the past over 20-years, the weekly segment "Southern Appalachian Creature Feature" from The NC Fish and Wildlife Service aired on WNCW during NPR's Morning Edition. Sadly, due to various circumstances, the feature has concluded. From this interview on Dec. 27, Creature Feature host Gary Peeples helped us look back and celebrate what this popular feature has meant to so many.