Gary Snyder on WordPlay

July 31, 2007 by onair

Back in April Gary Snyder came to Hickory for a reading at Lenoir-Rhyne College, so fellow poet Thomas Rain Crowe and I headed down the mountain to hear what he had to say. Though we’d both read his new work as it had appeared through the years, neither of us had heard him since the 70s. Snyder gave us permission to record for the show, so this week we feature excerpts from that April reading, and a rare clip of him reading in 1965, as well.

The show will be rebroadcast tomorrow morning at 7:00, but you can always listen from the Archive page; just scroll down to the WordPlay link and stream away, or download the podcast.

We’re working with the station web master to create a new feature for WordPlay, by the way: a permanent online archive of some of our best shows. When we’ve worked it all out, this one will be likely be there.

Jeff Davis


Cross-posted at WordPlay – and you’ll find a photo there, and a link to others.

Robin Cape on Listen 2 Women, Aug. 2, 5-6pm

July 31, 2007 by onair

This week on Listen2Women, we’ll be interviewing City Councilwoman Robin Cape. The show airs on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 5-6 p.m.

If you have a burning question for her, you can post it on the blog What to Expect When You’re Electing and we’ll make sure to add it to our list. Partisan elections? Local immigration concerns? Asheville going green? Or maybe you want to hear about life as a political mom? Or her band The Buckerettes?

She helped start the Listen2Women show several years ago, so it will be great to have her in the studio. We’ll also be taking calls live during the show if yould like to chat with her on-air (828-258-0085).

Tune in to 103.5 FM or listen live at this Thursday, Aug. 2 from 5-6 p.m. If you miss the show live, you can listen anytime on the WPVM archives.

Landscaping is “What Nourishes”

July 31, 2007 by onair

This week Steven Lee Johnson, local landscape architect, converses on gardens, developing designs that create life, and simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.

Listen to the Archive.

Steven Lee Johnson is co-founder of Site Work Studios, an Asheville landscape design and planning firm. Phone and address available from the website:

This “Working Artist” series of What Nourishes is brought to you by Earth Exchange, the Asheville non-profit dedicated to support sustainability initiatives in the Southern Highlands. For information call (828) 255-8001.

Making Progress: News for a Change

July 30, 2007 by onair

The Making Progress Action News Team takes a much needed post-Bele Chere break this week. Listen to a rebroadcast of last weeks show, and join us next week.

This local news and public affairs show focuses on underreported information and encourages civic activism. Tune in live 6-7 pm Monday, catch the 1 pm Tuesday rebroadcast, or stream or podcast.

Interview with local musician, Wind, about making music with bonobo primates and Peter Gabriel

July 30, 2007 by onair

Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM on WPVM, Afternoon Slacken with Easy Mark contains interviews, commentaries, and the unique sound of musical mash ups. (Mash ups are more than one song ‘synced’ or played together at the same time.) Each show also features a Crossover Segment (to highlight another WPVM community radio show). This week, cross on over and learn more about Pathways to the Sacred with Josh Jourdan.

Then stay tuned for music by and an interview with Wind, a local flutist and flute-maker. Wind tells us about his experiences making music at Georgia State University – with bonobo primates and Peter Gabriel. Wind has also performed at a Bonobo Conservation Initiative-event in New York City. This led to him being featured in the current issue of The New Yorker Magazine. According to one source, “Wild bonobos are happy, pleasure-loving creatures whose lifestyle is dictated by instinct and Mother Nature.”

You can listen to the live broadcast either on-air or on-line. After that, the archived show can be heard at Just click on “Archives.” Once you’re on the archives page, Afternoon Slacken is right there at the top. Click the blue ‘stream’ button to play the show on your computer. Or click here to link directly to the archived show. Enjoy!

Got an urge for your voice to be heard?

July 29, 2007 by onair

What Nourishes, the show that’s all about creativity, is the WPVM program created to support what’s important to you in the way that’s natural for you to express. 

Ready and willing to voice your own creativity and share it with listeners?  Now?
I’m eager to help you learn how to make that happen on the radio.  Yep.  Now.

Email your interest to me:
We’ve made the space on WPVM – 10 o’clock every Tuesday morning.  
I look forward to working with you to shape it into something  meaningful and true for you and our community.

                                                                               Stephanie, exiting producer for “The Working Artist” series

Pathways to the Sacred

July 27, 2007 by onair

This week on “Pathways to the Sacred”: John Gilbert.  He is one of the leaders of the Essenes in the United States.  The Essenes are a Gnostic healing order that stretch back well over two thousand years.  It is said that Jesus himself was an Essene!  Enjoy!