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Footcandle Films 10: Oscar Picks!

While the last episode was all about Chris & Alan's favorite films of 2011, this episode asks them to gaze into their crystal ball and make predictions on this year's Academy Awards. With Chris in his designer tuxedo and Alan in his favorite jeans, the boys go through each of the Oscar categories, talk through the nominees, and...

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Footcandle Films 9: The Best of 2011

Chris and Alan had a novel idea... what if they took a look at all of the films they saw in 2011, and then presented their "top five" films of the year? We don't think that has ever been done before! Original or not, the guys present their favorite "Footcandle" films of the year, their favorite "Non-Footcandle"...

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Storytime Station: Fancy Pants

This month on Storytime Station we journey to France - for a dance - with some "Fancy Pants"! There is an excited young man who is in need of some pants, so follow along to see if he finds what he is looking for! You and your children will love this rhyming story -- from the bright...

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I’m With the Band: The Logic

On this month’s episode of I’m With The Band, the tables turn as Mary-Margaret fills in for Chad, a member of this month’s spotlight band, The Logic. From how the band got it’s name to the style and method of forming one of the Carolina’s most contemporary cover bands, join Mary-Margaret to discover what makes this local band tick....

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Chick Chat: Paula Deen, Baby Blue and Your Favorite Chicks

Chick Chat dives right in to juicy gossip this month when Mary Margaret invites her friends Valerie and Cameron to the show. The topic of New Years Resolutions starts off the show but along the way we talk about everything from the Zumba craze to Paula Deen's love of butter and diagnosis of diabetes. We talk about The Bachelorette...

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Footcandle Films 8: The Guard

After some downbeat movies over the last few months, it's time for some laughs. But does "The Guard", starring Brendon Gleeson and Don Cheadle, deliver? Gleeson stars as unconventional Irish police officer Gerry Boyle, quite content with his life and pace of work, while Cheadle plays a straight-laced FBI agent assigned to a drug-smuggling case in Boyle's...

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Chick Chat 5: December 2011

In this somewhat awkward topic episode, the chicks discuss: the ever important first kiss, holiday plans, and of course... Tim Tebow. We even have a shout-out giveaway for guessing Kathryn's job! So grab a margarita and tune in to the latest ChickChat! This episode of "Chick Chat" is sponsored by Catawba Valley Medical Center. Visit the Health First...

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I’m With the Band: Puddingstone

To help celebrate the holiday season, Chad spends some time with the band Puddingstone! Hailed as the "best kept secret in North Carolina", this band plays a wide range of Americana such as fife and drum, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance and even some classical. Puddingstone is a 6-7 member band including percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp...

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Storytime Station: Up I Will Grow

This month's story, "Up I Will Grow", was written and illustrated by Eric Childers. The story is read by Mayor Rudy Wright of Hickory, North Carolina. Hickory-native Eric Childers was educated at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Wake Forest University, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. In January 2012, he...

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Footcandle Films 7: Take Shelter

Alan and Chris review the film "Take Shelter", starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Shannon plays a father and husband haunted by visions of a devastating storm that threatens his family, compeling him to build a storm shelter and question his own sanity. Imagine a really frightening, depressing version of "Field of Dreams". Listen to what...

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I’m With the Band: Sanctum Sully

Asheville based band, Sanctum Sully, joins us in the studio for some toe tappin' down south bluegrass. As they take some time away from recording their next album, we hear about their upcoming gigs, daily lives, and have a few laughs with these good ol' boys. To learn more about Sanctum Sully, visit their web site at www.sanctumsully.com.

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Footcandle Films 6: Project Nim

"Project Nim" is a documentary about a group of researchers in the 1970s that decided to raise a baby chimpanzee in a human environment and try to teach it how to communicate. The project didn't go as planned, thus giving show hosts Alan and Chris a film to discuss on this month's "Footcandle Films". Listen to see...

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Chick Chat 4: November 2011

We went out on a ledge this month and invited some guests who claim they aren't very girly. Did they even know who the Kardashians are? So, how'd it go? Tune in now for the discussion from the "other side". Also, some holiday tips to keep you happy and healthy during what can be a stressful time of year! This...

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Storytime Station: What If No One Likes Me?

This month’s story, “What If No One Likes Me?”, is brought to us by author Janet Young and Illustrator Neil Dowd.   The book is read by the Rev. Susan Smith, Assistant Director of Exodus Homes in Hickory, North Carolina.  You can learn more about Exodus Homes by visiting their web site at www.exodushomes.org.

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Chick Chat 3: October 2011

It's a different type of episode this time on Chick Chat. Did the girls really get sentimental in the studio? Oh, but have no fear, they still cover juicy hot topics and fads. What is it about the UPS man? Did you get the hottest invite on the web? And, who is your favorite Kardashian?...

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Footcandle Films 5: Sarah’s Key

In this month's episode, the Footcandle guys discuss the film adapation of the novel "Sarah's Key", dealing with the persecution of Jewish people in France during World War II. (To all of our book club member listeners out there, we'll go ahead and break the bad news to you: they didn't care for it very much.) Besides that review,...

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I’m With the Band: The Belfast Boys

The Belfast Boys are Alyn Mearns (guitar & vocals) and Adrian Rice (mandolin, bodhran & vocals). Mearns and Rice both hail from the Troubled streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mearns has lived in the States since his late teens, but Rice only settled in Hickory (NC) in 2005, having come to Lenoir-Rhyne College as their Visiting Writer-in-Residence. Both...

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Storytime Station: The Butterfly Lizard

In this month's edition of "Storytime Station", Western North Carolina author Kenneth Elliott, Ph. D., reads his own book "The Butterfly Lizard". While searching for new playmates, the Butterfly Lizard realizes for the first time that he is different from others. His journey becomes a quest for understanding of himself and the differences of the playmates he finds. In the...

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I’m With the Band: Carpal Tullar

Chris Tullar - who performs with a band under the name Carpal Tullar - joins show host Chad Austin in this month's episode to talk about his music, recording style, and influences, as well as play a couple of tunes in the studio. Chris has not only produced several albums of his own original music, composed music for...

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I’m With the Band: Matty Mcree

In this month’s episode, our host Chad Austin spends some time with a Nashville-based singer/songwriter with Hickory connections: local favorite Matty Mcree! Matty talks about the move to Nashville, the time he spends in the local Western North Carolina area, his songwriting process, and some of his favorite performers and influences. Plus, Matty plays us...

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Chick Chat 2: September 2011

Reality shows, social media etiquette, having an automobile accident involving a famous celebrity, and using mosquito spray as a replacement for mace. All of these topics, and more, are yours for the listening in the latest episode of Chick Chat! Mary Margaret assembles a new roundtable of girls to talk about the latest "guilty pleasures". You...

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Footcandle Films 4: Midnight in Paris

Alan and Chris get together to discuss their latest film society screening, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris". After an in-depth discussion of that film, they turn their attention to some of the latest movie news with the theme being "directors taking on unexpected projects". Each gives their "pick of the month" for a film that listeners should...

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

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...

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Storytime Station: The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog

This month's Storytime Station book is "The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog", read by Tracy Hall, Executive Director of Education Matters in Catawba Valley. The author of this month's book is Laura Mims. Laura has a master’s degree in education and taught elementary school before leaving the profession to raise her family. The original story of The...

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Chick Chat 1: August 2011

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...

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Footcandle Films 3: The Tree of Life

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...

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I’m With the Band: Burning Bright

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...

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Footcandle Films 2: Everything Must Go

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...

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I’m With the Band: Run With Fear

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...

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Footcandle Films 1: Win Win

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...

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