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Charlotte City Council recently approved its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  Reporter Steve Harrison of WFAE Public Radio (Charlotte) shared what's in store for citizens by changes that are expected.  Steve talks about the city's general fund, transportation, affordable living, and City workers pay during this WNCW interview.  This interview first aired June 19, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

The group, Partners Behavioral Health Management serves eight counties in North Carolina; Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry, and Yadkin.  Fixing to be added to their list is Rutherford County. Joining WNCW on this Friday Feature from June 14, 2019 was Partners CEO Rhett Melton, who covers this groups mission, offerings, and what's to come with the addition of a Rutherford office.

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Joe Kendrick

WNCW's Joe Kendrick sat with Joey Burns of Calexico at a rare North Carolina appearance recently at the Cold Mountain Music Festival, at Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC and talked about their new record with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the things that Burns would like yet to accomplish in his nearly quarter century career, musicians he admires, how both he and founding member John Convertino have a soft spot for the accordion, and more.

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward.  Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.”

Live Thursday, May 9th just past 3pm: Tyler Ramsey

May 7, 2019

“Spending my time here in North Carolina, swimming in the stream and walking around in the woods, it’s part of my character as a musician,” says Tyler Ramsey, whose piece of land outside Asheville has definitely inspired his rich, lush new solo album "For the Morning", his first since his long tenure with Band of Horses. Roland chats with him in Studio B before his show with band at the Asheville Masonic Temple on Saturday.

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Vicki Dameron

It's hard to believe the 31st Annual MerleFest begins Thursday, April 25th - Yes! Are you going? We'll be there most certainly. The lineup, as usual, is FANTASTIC. You can find out more about the artists on the link below.

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Michelle Fairless

For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones?  Through their heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas - even entire albums - from their Liverpool counterparts. At the same time, the Beatles secretly envied the Stones’ “bad boy” image and attitude, often copying their style.  Both bands are unmistakably great, scoring an array of hits that changed musical history, but only one can be the best.  The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs.

We say hello to the year 2019 with our first batch of new music for the podcast, almost all of which has a direct connection to the states of North Carolina and Texas. A nice coincidence, really. We bring back DJ For A Day with music historian and rare vinyl hunter Ken Friedman who produced the Tobacco Au-Go-Go series, and Ken has a mysterious 45 from Spindale that we are trying to figure out. We will also share some stories and some songs from his Tobacco Au-Go-Go compilations.

WFAE Public Radio Charlotte's Steve Harrison (Reporter) is following the current voter fraud story that involves North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District - Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.  It seems like with every new day comes a new addition to this incredible and alarming story.  The biggest issue in this story is what took place in Bladen County.  Harrison provides everything he knew at the time of Dec. 12, 2018 when this edition of More To The Story aired.

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Vicki Dameron

Our great friend, multi-instrumentalist, singer, storyteller and TV host David Holt returned to WNCW earlier this month to talk about his new, third season of his television series that highlights great roots music from our region.

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NPR

WNCW and NPR bring you the North Carolina results for Midterms 2018! 

We are happy to announce that the future of Bluegrass is strong with impressive bands like Cane Mill Road! These past few years, they've criss-crossed the country, plus represented the U.S. overseas, putting their hometown of Deep Gap, NC on the international map (hmm, does that sound familiar?) One look at their tour schedule shows you how in demand they are these days, and we are pleased they've etched out a Saturday afternoon to pay us a visit during "Goin' Across the Mountain."

Thursday, November 1st, 10-11am: David Holt

Oct 28, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, storyteller, and TV host David Holt returns to WNCW to talk about his new, 3rd season of great roots music from our region, "David Holt's State of Music." He and Martin Anderson will spin tunes from some of the musicians in this series' spotlight.

Nina Simone became one of the iconic singers of jazz and soul of the 1960s and a strong voice for Civil Rights. She got her start in her hometown of Tryon, N.C., playing piano and singing in her church choir. The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina.

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Vicki Dameron

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