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People You Should Know: Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman

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Hal Row spends some time with Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman, two individuals very involved in the arts, music, and theater community here in the Catawba Valley. Jeff is a musician (www.jshartman.com), Carol Anne is a photographer (www.cahartman.com), they have a band together called Hartman, they both are involved in many local theater productions, and they are creating the Hickory Creative & Performing Arts Center (www.hickoryarts.com). There's a lot to talk about... and they even have time to play a song for us! Read More »

I’m With the Band: Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators

I’m With the Band: Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators

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Chad interviews Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators in this month's episode. Katharine was a founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and has been produced albums ranging from jazz standards to avant-pop ever since. She describes her latest album, "Madly Love", as a "blend of Irish blues and Southern-tinged rock". The album is set to release in late September 2011, but we are privileged to have a conversation with Katharine and her band as well as hear some of the tracks from the forth-coming album. To learn more about Katharine Whalen & Her Fascinators, links for her new album, or to see tour dates, visit her web site at http://katharinewhalenmusic.com. Read More »

Chick Chat 1: August 2011

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Mary-Margaret welcomes Jennifer, Marie and Cathy to the microphones for this, the first episode of Chick Chat. Listen in as they discuss the hot topics of entertainment and the even hotter men of upcoming movies. Is Cathy voting Lady Gaga for president? Is Jennifer buying some expensive concert tickets? And can Marie really go the whole episode without checking her smartphone? Tune in and listen in as these chicks chat it up. Read More »

Footcandle Films 3: The Tree of Life

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Love it or hate it, "The Tree of Life" is a film worth talking about. And the Footcandle guys do just that for a good portion of this month's show, examining their personal thoughts on the film as well as some of the larger issues it tackles. Following the extended review the hosts discuss some current film news, and then wrap it up with their film recommendations. Warning: Alan recommends a 3-hour Indian movie about a man who receives super powers from an alien puppet and likes to break into spontaneous song and dance. Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye. Special thanks to Chris Tullar for the theme music. Read More »

People You Should Know: Matt Miller

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Hal gets a chance to sit down with Matt Miller, Executive Chef and owner of Bistro 127 in Hickory, North Carolina. They discuss how Matt got started in the restaurant business, the challenges of following his dreams and starting your his own restaurant, and his desire to promote organic and home-grown foods to families in our region. Matt Miller is one of the "people you should know", and WHKY First Talk host Hal Row gets to introduce you to him. Learn more about Matt's restaurant, Bistro 127, at http://www.hickorybistro.com/. Read More »

I’m With the Band: Burning Bright

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Chad interviews the Hickory, North Carolina based rock band Burning Bright. The band talks about their musical influences, aspirations, writing style, and answer some of Chad's more off-the-wall questions. The band also plays two of their songs live in the studio. Total running time: 41 minutes. Host: Chad Austin. Special thanks to Chad Austin for the original show theme music. Read More »

Footcandle Films 2: Everything Must Go

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The Footcandlers discuss the latest Will Farrell film "Everything Must Go", which puts Mr. Farrell in a not-so-funny spot. The latest film news — the blockbuster, mainstream, franchise, geek movie edition — and two recommendations about as different as you can possibly imagine. One's about a Russian orchestra fighting for the recognition they deserve, the other is about a rubber tire that can kill people with its mind. See which recommendation tickles your fancy when you listen to the latest episode of Footcandle Films. Running time: 37 minutes. Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye. Special thanks to Chris Tullar for theme music. Read More »

People You Should Know: Alan Jackson

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Hal interviews Alan Jackson, President of The Jackson Group and one of the founders of "The MESH" online media network. Hal and Alan talk about how The MESH came to be, being a "geek" in the 80s, brotherly competition, and drinks of choice. Read More »

I’m With the Band: Run With Fear

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Chad interviews the Hickory, North Carolina based rock band RunWithFear. The band discusses how they came together, some of the challenges of landing gigs, stage accidents, and their future plans. The band also plays two songs live in the studio. Total running time: 35 minutes. Host: Chad Austin. Special thanks to Chad Austin for the original show theme music. Read More »

Footcandle Films 1: Win Win

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The guys discuss the 2011 film "Win Win" starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, talk about some recent film news of interest (Wes Anderson, Dragon Tattoos and Obstructions), and give their monthly recommendations of films you should check out. Chris recommends a past Footcandle film, while Alan goes in the "way back" machine for his. The first episode is out the door, and no one got hurt... Win Win! Running time: 43 minutes. Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye. Special thanks to Chris Tullar for theme music. Read More »