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Each year, The Haywood Arts Council presents Junior Appalachian Musicians Camp or just call it JAM Camp.  Its a chance to introduce area youth to cultural mountain heritage music, the traditions and sound and their importance to our region.  This year's camp starts in this month of July.  Guest on this Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 28, 2019 was Director of the Haywood Arts Council- Leigh Forrester.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host, Paul Foster

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On this segment of More To The Story, we share news about The Alternative Baseball Organization, providing an opportunity to be in a competitive league for those who have Autism or other special needs.  The group is eyeing a spot in Western North Carolina.  Staff Writer with the Smoky Mountains News- Cory Vaillancourt provides the details from a recent story he wrote.  The ABO has received national attention for its efforts.  This interview originally aired June 26, 2019.

Male and female musicians singing in front of mic
David Simchock

The husband-and-wife duo of Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller perform under their middle names. Zoe and Cloyd represent not only the partnership between Natalya and John, but a coming-together of two families’ musical traditions. Natalya is the daughter of a jazz pianist, and the granddaughter of a Russian klezmer musician. She herself plays klezmer and classical as well as mountain music.

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Vicki Dameron

"We have arrived at a milestone: this is the first time we have brought in another producer to not only research the music we’re sharing here, but also to choose that music," said WNCW's Joe Kendrick.  "A big thank you goes out to our intern Lauren Wasmund, whom you will get to hear from in our conversation on "DJ For A Day. This latest batch of new songs includes well known artists like Anders Osborne and Willie Nelson, as well as newcomers like Middle Kids and Jade Bird.

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.

In early June this year, our Program Director Joe Kendrick attended the Cold Mountain Music Festival at the Lake Logan Conference Center in beautiful Canton, NC. He had the opportunity to chat a bit with J.S. Ondara about music and the meaning of Ondara's song “Master O’Connor.” They also talk about the importance of writing one's own music and why the Kenyan/American musician rarely plays covers.  Finally... you'll hear Ondara's observations on American culture.

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Joe Kendrick

"Get set for another round of songs that are just becoming or are already classified as bona fide earworms here at grassroots radio on this episode, said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "Our feature DJ For A Day takes a bicycle trip to a little country store with the band Scythian, for the tale of how they were given a 19th century fiddle on the spot.

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.”

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Reporter Bob Dalton was responsible for a gripping story called 'Victims of Child Abuse - Walk Unnoticed Among Us Every Day.'  Dalton came to the mic during this edition of WNCW's More to the Story from May 8, 2019.  In South Carolina, Spartanburg County is one of the leading counties in the state for cases of child sex abuse.

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

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