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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.

Live Thursday, November 21st between 11am & Noon

Nov 16, 2019

Maya DeVitry spent 7 years as a member of the Stray Birds, before launching a solo career this year with her own album, and now another one set for 2020 release. Anna Tivel has four full-length albums out on Portland’s well-loved Fluff & Gravy Records, with her latest considered "one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019" by NPR. Together they play Carrboro, NC on Tuesday, and West Asheville, NC on Thursday.

Live Wednesday, November 13th between 1 & 2pm: Lula Wiles

Nov 11, 2019
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The trio of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin is rooted in folk traditions honed together in Maine, and at Boston's Berklee School of Music before that. Their online bio sums up their mission as perpetating "the people’s practice of sharing their communities’ struggles through songs. The band exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music." They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Wednesday, then Bristol, VA on Thursday.

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The wonderfully innovative world jazz trio out of Asheville (from left: River Guergarian, Chris Rosser, and Eliot Wadopian) has a new album called "Pursuit", and a release show this Friday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville. Like their previous works, it explores a variety of musical cultures, and the universal language of sound they share in common.

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Kim Clark says we'll dive into some some classic Texas swing this week as she features music from a recent session with the Hot Club of Cowtown. The band members just released their 11th album, Wild Kingdom. We'll also hear from Charlotte, North Carolina based singer/songwriter Si Kahn who moved south in the sixties, from his native Pennsylvania, to be a part of the civil rights movement. He'll share his music and his strong voice for equality on Studio B Rewind this Sunday evening at 7pm Enjoy!

 

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The organization Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina joined WNCW for this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Nov. 1, 2019. The battle to prevent and decrease statistics of child abuse in this state is a top priority.  President and CEO for the group, Sharon Hirsch was interviewed about this, as she also talked about a new public awareness campaign. Preventable measures can not cease in the life of a child.

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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. 

David McClister

We look forward to getting to know this Nashville-based old time string band that brings a lot of passion to some of the best Georgia and Tennessee fiddle tunes. The Hogsloppers are Kevin Martin on fiddle, Daniel Binkley on banjo, Gabriel Kelley on guitar, and Casey "Pickle" McBride on the washtub bass. They play White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, and Barley's of Knoxville on Sunday.

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.

Joe Kendrick

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

 

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We've got two sessions recorded at the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual festival in Raleigh, NC for "Goin' Across the Mountain." At Noon Host Joe Greene will share music featuring Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers; they won the Entertainer Of The Year award at this year’s IBMA as well as Collaborative Recording Of The Year for “The Guitar Song” with Del McCoury. Then, at 5pm, we bring you our Fireside Collective session. Jesse laquinto, Carson White, Tommy Maher, Joe Cicero, and Alex Genova comprise one of Western NC's most exciting young string bands.

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