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Blue Ridge Mountains
Photo By Vicki Dameron

The Foothills Conservancy, based in Morganton, NC and its Executive Director Andrew Kota joined WNCW for this edition of The Friday Feature to share the non-profit group's story and how the Conservancy, as of 2020, protects more than 60,000-acres of mountain lands and forests habitats.  This interview first aired on WNCW on June 12, 2020.

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

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Journalist with Smoky Mountain News, Cory Vallincourt, was interviewed on the April 1st presentation of WNCW's 'More to the Story' to talk about how Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain County residents were coping with the changes caused by the coronavirus. The podcast includes information on how numerous organizations in the region are stepping up during these difficult times.

Posted by Host and Producer of More To The Story- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, Morning Show Host

From the North Carolina Extension Service, Rutherford County Chapter, Director Jeff Bradley and Horticulture Agent Hannah Bundy took part in the Friday Feature from March 13, 2020. For those unaware, this conversation enables listeners to find out what an extension service does on a weekly basis for agriculture to horticulture, etc.  Hear about livestock workshops and future events as well.

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

Transylvania Times Reporter Matt McGregor was guest on this edition of  More to the Story from March 11, 2020.  McGregor talked about some of his latest stories, including healthcare concerns from a number of residents in regards to Transylvania Regional being in the hands of the group HCA Healthcare. Also McGregor gives insight on residents who have expressed opposition to the county possibly getting a seventh Dollar General Store.

Collage Dolly Parton and of musicians who work with the icon
Amanda Anne Platt Photo By Jeff Fasan

If there’s one thing in music that practically everyone knows something about, it’s living legend Dolly Parton. And if there’s one thing in music that few people know anything about, it’s how film soundtracks are made. Both of these are a given; like the sun rising and setting, there is music in movies, and there is the transcendent career of Dolly.

The Asheville Citizen-Times Karen Chavez put together a story on how climate change has affected our region.  This after a report on climate change nationwide was released.  This segment originally aired on More To The Story, Dec. 19, 2018.

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

Brushfire Stankgrass Wednesday, August 22nd, 11-11:30 am

Aug 21, 2018

In our 2nd "Wicked Wednesday" Barrel-House Session from Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium in Asheville, Martin Anderson talks with the band Brushfire Stankgrass, who's back and has some new songs to share with us -- including a great new state anthem for NC!

The Asheville Citizen-Times - Casey Blake, Opinions and Community Engagement Editor, updated WNCW's More to the Story about an investigation on internal ratings for the Charles George VA Medical Center Nursing Home (Asheville) and the number of Western N.C. popular water fall sights leading to several drowning deaths.  The interview first aired on July 11, 2018.

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

 

Brothers Jens and Uwe Krüger grew up in rural Switzerland, listening to records by North Carolina music legends Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs. They fell in love with the sound and mastered the music, playing with bassist Joel Landsberg. Now the Krugers make their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, playing and touring and teaching younger students.

Molly Kummerle
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In this episode, a bluegrass legend meets an up and coming regional act, a punk rocker of days gone by finally gets his solo debut, roots music stars mingle with Americana expatriates, and DJ For A Day returns, this time talking with Molly Kummerle of the band Paper Tiger about being a DJ -- not on the radio, but at a party, a “Molly Parti” to be exact. There’s also the Segue of The Week, which matches a lady Australian rocker with a post-punk classic.

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Crooked Pine is a well known old-time band based in WNC who play traditional and original music. They will be on "This Old Porch" to perform and to talk about the nation's oldest folk festival coming up soon.  Founded by Baucom Lamar Lunsford in 1927, the 90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival takes place at AB TECH August 3, 4, and 5, 2017. 

JASON DECRISTOFARO & FRIENDS
Ken Voltz

Asheville jazz musician and college instructor Jason DeCristofaro has organized a WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 at The Block Off Biltmore.  On the final Sunday of each month, WNC-based musicians and ensembles perform a concert to raise money for a selected non-profit whose work supports marginalized communities as well as our regional ecosystems. For our Studio B session, Jason has gathered Bill Berg, Chuck Lichtenberger, and Cameron Austin. Join us as Roland speaks with them about the series, jazz, and beyond.