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Friday Feature: Sound Space- Musicians Need Their Space

Being a regional musician isn't easy for those living and working in Asheville and Western North Carolina. One of the negatives for these artists is having adequate and affordable places to practice and in some cases record. Musicians in their own right, Claude Coleman and Brett Spivey are trying to change this problem by creating what they call Sound Space. Coleman and Spivey talked all about it, as a part of this Friday Feature from October 27, 2017. Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW

More To The Story- Real Life, Real People Stories

Ron Barnett has been writing for the Greenville News for over 25-years now. His columns also appear in the Anderson Mail. Ron says "Everybody has a story and everyone's is unique." His current series is called Real Life - Real People. This edition of More to the Story, provides Ron the chance to talk about some of his recent stories and long time memories writing his pieces. This segment first aired on WNCW, Oct. 25, 2017. Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More To The Story- Paul Foster,

Playback: Super Yamba Band Interview and Music

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Super Yamba Band brought their six piece lineup to WNCW's Studio B this summer and laid down a fantastic session. Here's the playback of Joe Kendrick's interview with bandleader and drummer Daniel Yount, featuring music from their performance here, including their song "Blue Lights", which will appear on Crowd Around the Mic, Volume 21 .

Friday Feature: Community Housing Coalition (Madison Co.)

The Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, NC was the focus of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about its purpose, projects like Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and why the grass-roots nonprofit was getting support from an award-winning National Geographic documentary filmmaker. Guests include Coalition Executive Director, Christopher Brown and Filmmaker Kevin Peer. Original air date was October 20, 2017. Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature- Paul Foster,

On The Way Up | Episode 27

Host Joe Kendrick brings in a fresh batch of new music for you, including jazz, funk, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic, with a Segue Of The Week going back to British guitar legend Bert Jansch's 1979 album Avocet . DJ For A Day sees our own Stephanie Webb and Kim Henson prepping us for our Fall Fund Drive in a conversation highlighting what weeks (make that months) of preparation go into the event, and what is new for our lineup of thank-you gifts this time around. Many of these songs featured in

Playback: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Recently Visited WNCW

We enjoyed welcoming Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn to the On Air Studio during Goin' Across the Mountain on October 14. Listen to the replay of their interview and music.

Friday Feature: Coal Ash Ponds (Duke Energy) Update

In 2016, WNCW presented interviews with Duke Energy and Western North Carolina environmental advocate group, Mountain True about Duke's Coal Ash pits, in particular at Cliffside, NC's power plant. What is the current condition of the Broad River, used by the plant. Mountain True says one thing and Duke Energy another. Danielle Peoples representing Duke Energy and David Caldwell representing Mountain True joined WNCW again for this informative Friday Feature Interview (originally aired October 13

More To The Story- Charlotte Wants Amazon Headquarters

Amazon is searching for a second headquarters. A $5 billion project that could add nearly 50,000 jobs. Can Charlotte become that second home of a new Amazon campus? Katie Peralta of the Charlotte Observer covers the details in this More to the Story from October 11, 2017. Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host for Morning Edition

Friday Feature- Domestic Violence in N.C.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as WNCW invited the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence to give us the latest statistics for the state, tips, and advice for those either experiencing or witnessing the problem. Guest was Dana Mangum, Executive Director of the Coalition. Original air date was October 6, 2017. Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

More To The Story: Mission Health vs. Blue Cross NC

Making sense of the Mission Health - Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina dispute was discussed with State and Federal Politics and Government Reporter- Mark Barrett of the Asheville Citizen-Times. Since this interview, Mission Health with hospitals in Asheville and throughout Western NC, did end a relationship with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Is all about money? How is this effecting an individual's important health insurance? This interview originally aired October 4, 2017. Posted by Producer

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