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  • The Turtle and the Birds is a popular ancient tale from the indigenous people of the American Southwest.
  • By the time you see this, the benefit in Canton called "Grit and Grace - A Flood Relief Benefit for Haywood County" may be concluded. Held on October 2nd, the event was a joint effort by the band Balsam Range, The United Way of Haywood County, Town of Canton, Smoky Mountain News, and others.An event where donations will go towards supporting relief efforts in Haywood County after it was hammered by flooding in August. Arts and Music Editor for Smoky Mountain News, Garret Woodward previewed the event on Sept. 24, 2021.
  • Reporter Jordan Wilkie of Carolina Public Press joined WNCW's More to the Story to go over a recent ruling by Superior Court judges concerning voting in North Carolina. Photo ID, when voting, has been pushed for some time by Republican leaders. What's the latest? This interview originally aired on Sept. 22, 2021.
  • Donna Washington is an internationally known master storyteller, artist educator, and published author who has been performing for audiences of all ages for over thirty-four years. She is renowned for her storytelling for both children & adults from poignant & funny fables about the human condition to racy relationships stories to spine tingling tales of terror.
  • Writing songs is seldom easy. But for Amanda Anne Platt, writing songs seems free of anxiety. In fact, keeping a journal and writing songs is her way of processing life. Whereas we might take a walk or talk to a friend to decompress after long hours of doing the hard things, Amanda would likely take those hard things and put them into a melody, melodies which we can in turn crank up on the ride home to loosen up from our static filled day. Joe spoke with Amanda at the Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer, South Carolina when she and the Honeycutters performed in the late spring of 2021. Included here is their conversation as well as excerpts from the new collection titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea as well as a live performance from Skunk Fest.
  • Bruce Greene is known worldwide for preserving and playing old time Kentucky fiddle music. Much of his life he has lived and worked among the people of Kentucky, Tennessee and Western North Carolina researching and absorbing the music and folk traditions. This ballad, The Sweet Soldier Boy, was taken from the recording, River of Time: Traditional Songs and Fiddle Tunes from The Toe River Valley ( 9/26/21
  • This edition of WNCW's 'More to the Story' features Producer Charlie Shelton-Ormond of WUNC, North Carolina's Public Radio Station, on why Robeson County is at the bottom of the list for residences getting vaccinated in the fight against the Coronavirus. Robeson is home to the Lumbee Indian Tribe. This interview originally aired Sept. 15, 2021.
  • Mountain Heritage Day is a multicultural celebration about keeping music and dance alive that's a part of the heritage and history of the North Carolina Mountains. The 47th annual event returns September 25th on the campus of Western Carolina University. Details were shared by guest Geoff Cantrell, Public Communications Specialist at WCU, when he visited WNCW on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • William is a native of Bakersville , NC , and an alum of Western Carolina University . He graduated with a degree in Technical Theatre, but spent most of his time in school studying the musical folk traditions of Western North Carolina . In 2017, William received his MA in Appalachian Culture and Music from Appalachian State University. William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar and other “string-ed things”. He is particularly interested in old mountain folkways, foodways, humor-- ever eager to swap lies, half-truths, tales and seeds. https://sarahandwilliam.weebly.comThere are numerous outlandish Appalachian tales about hunting. This story, William learned from luthier and family friend, Ray Dellinger.Aired 9/19
  • Combined a successful 30 year career in sales, sales training and public speaking with teaching spiritual classes and acting as a Minister for Emissary Minsitry. Recently Larry has performed at Tellabration, The Tarheel Teller’s Festival, Roadhouse Inn and The Old North State Storytelling Festival and placed first at the Mad Robot Storytelling Slam. Haboob is a story of the age old conflict between man and nature. Larry’s hiking trip at South Mountain Park, Arizona turns out to be an unforgettable adventure. Aired 9/12