Across the Blue Ridge focuses on the southern Blue Ridge area known through generations and still today as a hotbed of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and country music. And the program reaches far beyond, exploring southern music as the music most people around the world understand as distinctively American.
88.5 WFDD presents Carolina Curious, a series where our reporters find answers to your questions. What have you also wanted to know about your community? From the serious to the quirky, anything goes. Check out past Carolina Curious episodes here to find out what questions we've already tackled.
Steinway recording artist and Wake Forest University Professor of Music Peter Kairoff has performed as piano and harpsichord soloist all over the world, and he brings his talent, knowledge, and accessible style to each Kairoff at the Keyboard episode.
First Friday of the month, during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Awkward. Difficult. Challenging. However you want to describe it, there are certain things we choose not to talk about. That old maxim “no politics or religion at the dinner table” has never felt more real than now. At WFDD we want to change this. Civil discourse has always been a pillar of public radio and we believe we can all do a little bit better when it comes to having conversations with people we disagree with.
It's the first day of the WFDD original Let’s Talk About It: Skil
Join host David Ford and some of the Triad's best musicians as the WFDD studio is transformed into an intimate live venue for some electrifying performances.
On The Margins is a one-hour documentary including three stories from WFDD's investigation into housing struggles in the Triad.
Radio 101 is a platform for young voices in our community to explore issues that they are passionate about. Part of WFDD's Hive, the Radio 101 program allows students to interact with professional journalists, experts from across the country (and the world), and collaborate with each other to turn their ideas into feature stories.
WFDD Hive's Radio Camp is a condensed version of the radio production process. Participants acquire real-life radio production experience while having fun and playing games — not to mention access to professional recording studios and equipment.
Radio Camp allows participants to learn something new about the world of audio storytelling and narrative journalism. They have the opportunity to hear from industry experts about their work and how they produced some of their favorite stories—and maybe even collaborate on a project that might air on 88.5 WFDD.
The Martha Bassett Show is produced in collaboration with WFDD and is recorded live at the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC. This weekly one-hour music program blends the fabric of the national roots and Americana scene with the rich artistry, history, and flair of North Carolina's Piedmont region.
Triad Arts provided interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community from 2004 to 2016. Archival episodes from 2013-2016 can be found below. Triad Arts stories broadcast prior to 2013 are stored in the WFDD Archives.
"Unsafe Haven" is a WFDD documentary series that looks at what happened in the May 12, 2018 Greensboro fire that claimed the lives of five young, refugee children and the unanswered questions that remain.