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  • It's become a tradition that WNCW's Friday Feature Interview welcomes Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Hudson to talk about the October-Fall edition of Our State Magazine. Elizabeth goes over articles from this edition that showcases the Western N.C. Mountains. From Chimney Rock to Lenoir to Banner Elk, there's great views, activities, food and fun to experience for the whole family. This interview originally aired Oct. 8, 2021.
  • The state of North Carolina has been talking about drawing new district maps for some time. When it comes to voting, no matter your political party, shouldn't we all agree that voting be fair and balanced for all people? The latest on this topic is discussed by Politics Editor for Smoky Mountain News in Western NC, Cory Vallincourt. This More to the Story interview originally aired Sept. 29, 2021.
  • Old One Eye is a popular folk tale collected by 20th century American folklorist Richard Chase.
  • 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 (www.brucegreene.net).Aired 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.