WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

Frances Figart, Director of Creative Services for the Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA), appeared on WNCW's Friday Feature to talk about her organization.  Frances discussed the groups history, the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and her writing and editing of the biannual journal, "Smokies Life."   The program first aired on Nov. 22, 2019.

Picture of people in voting booths
WRAL

Joel Burgess, State and Federal Politics and City Government Reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, took part in this More to the Story from Nov. 20, 2019 to discuss the latest changes in voting maps in western NC. 

Friday Feature: Make It - Don't Buy It

Dec 2, 2019

WNCW aired a conversation Nov. 15, 2019  about Living Web Farms and Skillshare Western North Carolina's "Make It, Don't Buy It" event, which was a chance to watch and learn from experts who create their own goods.  Representing Living Web Farms on this interview is Meredith Lee.  

The War & Treaty at the 2019 Albino Skunk Music Festival
John Gillespie

Their biographies read like something out of a movie, and probably should be made into one. Who knows how far the entertainment career of The War and Treaty will go, but even without all the acclaim, Michael and Tanya Trotter would be just fine.

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
Hands holding a earth shaped globe
cocoparisienne

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.

American Veteran holding American Flag
JCD Creative

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.

AmericanaFest Interview/Session Podcast with Molly Tuttle

Nov 28, 2019

Molly Tuttle is one of the brightest stars in bluegrass, and among any styles of guitar players these days. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tenneesee last month and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there in this podcast.

Band members playing bluegrass music
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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