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Guest on this episode of 'More To The Story' is Political Reporter for WFAE Public Radio, Charlotte - Steve Harrison.  Harrison talked about state judges who rejected state legislative voting district maps in North Carolina before that matter had moved forward.  In a second discussion, Harrison goes over Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and how he declines to follow holding immigrants in custody as wanted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  This interview originally aired Nov. 13, 2019.

Friday Feature: Climate Change Theatre

Nov 30, 2019
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This Friday Feature lets you hear all about Climate Change Theatre. You read that correctly -  Climate Change Theatre!  CCTA was founded in 2015 and today presents national and international plays by playrights from around the world. The theme of these plays is how now is the time more than ever to make important changes for our climate. Tryon, NC just hosted a theatre presentation. Originally aired on Nov. 8, 2019.

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This edition of More To The Story features a special investigation by the Greenville News.  The series was about Veterans Investment Schemes - Complicated and Confusing and how it not only involves victims in Upstate South Carolina but also courtrooms in Greenville seeking justice.  The reporters behind the story, Kirk Brown and Carol Motsinger are interviewed.  This conversation originally aired on Nov. 6, 2019.

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

Bobby Rush has been playing the blues and R&B chitlin' circuit for some 70 years now, and shows no sign of slowing down. The recent Grammy winner talks about music over the years, his new album, oh and an upcoming Eddie Murphy blaxploitation film he costars in... WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with him and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

AmericanaFest Interview/Session Podcast with Andrew Bird

Nov 28, 2019

WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tenneesee and recorded interviews with Andrew Bird and other artists we love playing. Andrew shed some light on the inspirations behind his latest album "My Finest Work Yet," as well as what new instruments he's been into lately. Check out the versions of "Sisyphus" and "Manifest" he laid down too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

The United Kingdom's new "Queen of Country Soul" has got to be Miss Yola! Get to know her as she talks about hearing Aretha Franklin for the first time, working with Dan Auerbach, & more. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing.

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By Joe Kendrick

"Trout Steak Revival is based out of Denver, with members from their home state as well as Wisconsin, Michigan and New York," said WNCW's Joe Kendrick. "They formed in 2008 and have won several prestigious awards, including an Emmy for their soundtrack to a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary, the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, as well as having been nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association."

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Asheville Citizen Times Reporter- Jennifer Bowman has been following and writing about a grievance allegation by Asheville Fire Department Division Chief, Joy Ponder.  At the time of this interview, presented Oct. 3o, 2019, Bowman shared that Ponder's allegations would not be moving forward involving the Civil Service Board.  Listen to this 'More To The Story' to hear the full details, including Ponder's side of the story and response by the city. 

Musicians Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris are known for traveling across the country and performing songs that deal with race in America.  Greg is white.  Reggie is African-American.  They have a unique relationship that has enabled them to write and share passionate songs on the topic of race-relations.  Called "Deeper Than The Skin" A Musical Presentation on Race in America, the program and concert comes to Tryon on Nov. 13th.  Guest of this Friday Feature is Robin Edgar, writer and workshop facilitator, an organizer of the program.

Smoky Mountain News and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine  - Reporter/Journalist Garret Woodward returned to WNCW on this edition of More To The Story.  Garret recapped his travels to catch great music festivals and in some cases, conduct one-on-one artists interviews from the Carolinas to NY State.  He shares his travels and stories.  Garret also talked about the passing of the legendary Raymond Fairchild, who he called friend.  This interview was aired Oct. 23, 2019.

Friday Feature: October is Fire Prevention Month

Oct 25, 2019

While fire prevention anytime of the year should be important to all home owners, October is the official month nationally known as Fire Prevention Month.  During this Friday Feature, WNCW spoke with Rep. Ashley Gocken of First Alert.  First Alert was teaming up with Lowe's stores across North Carolina to offer fire safety events.  Best tips and ideas were shared about fire prevention safety on this Oct. 11, 2019 interview.

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Reporter Mike Conley with The McDowell News took part in this edition of More To The Story to cover such topics as *The Foothills Food Hub - growing with help from a grant *The addition of a Mural at The Miller Complex-Muncipal Event Center and the successful *Bigfoot Festival. This episode orginally aired on Oct. 9, 2019.

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

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Vicki Dameron

"It’s not unusual for a mountain musician to be a part of several different musical traditions. A Blue Ridge fiddler might play in a mountain swing session on Friday night, sit in with an old-time band playing for a square dance on Saturday night, and sing in the church choir on Sunday morning. In this respect, Carley Arrowood is in good company. But Carley stands out in her youth: few artists as young as she have already mastered so many genres.

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From Program Director and Southern Songs and Stories Producer Joe Kendrick:

 

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