WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

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Vicki Dameron

Guest Steve Harrison, Reporter for WFAE Public Radio, Charlotte, provided the latest information on the idea that Charlotte City Council would like to move from two-year terms to four-years.  Several members say that two years is just not enough time to get everything they'd like accomplished.  Council will allow the final decision to go before voters, but results that way may not give the majority of members what they want.  Last time such a vote took place, it failed.  This conversation originally aired Feb. 6, 2019.

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PAL- Partners for Active Living of Spartanburg filled in WNCW's Friday Feature on the lastest taking place with their non-profit organization, including The Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail surpassing 100,000 annual uses in 2018.  Through policies, partnerships, places and programs, Partners for Active Living inspires a healthy and active Spartanburg County.  This segment orignally aired February 1, 2019.

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

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Vicki Dameron

'Taken' is a six-part series examining civil forfeiture in South Carolina by Greenville News Reporters- Anna Lee and Nate Cary.  Lee and Cary were guest on More to the Story, January 30, 2019.  They shared how S.C. Police make millions through the seizure of property for those charged by a crime. Should there be reform and change to how far civil asset seizure goes in the palmetto state?

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Vicki Dameron

Rutherford County native and former Isothermal Community College Student- Ray Colon recently made a return to the area to visit family and dropped by the studios of WNCW.  It gave us the opportunity to interview a world traveler, who could specifically talk about life in China. Ray has been using his talents over the years to teach the English language and play and record music in the land of the rising sun. Hear his perspective about the people and culture of the Chinese on this editon of More to the Story from Jan.

We say hello to the year 2019 with our first batch of new music for the podcast, almost all of which has a direct connection to the states of North Carolina and Texas. A nice coincidence, really. We bring back DJ For A Day with music historian and rare vinyl hunter Ken Friedman who produced the Tobacco Au-Go-Go series, and Ken has a mysterious 45 from Spindale that we are trying to figure out. We will also share some stories and some songs from his Tobacco Au-Go-Go compilations.

Biltmore Conservatory

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a chance to catch up with the Editor In Chief of Our State Magazine, Elizabeth Hudson.  Our State celebrates North Carolina from the coast to the mountains.  Elizabeth talked about January's issue which featured Biltmore's Hidden Jungle, a young farm couple in Yancy County and their world-famous calf- Baby James, plus Martin Luther King, Jr's speech presented in Rocky Mount.  This interview first aired on Jan. 18, 2019.