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Education Matters 11: Classrooms of the Future

As usual, the Education Matters team addresses the major topics in Catawba County education. Join us this episode as we welcome Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President of CVCC, Dr. William Hart, Superintendent, Hickory Public Schools, and Dr. David Stegall, Associate Superintendent, Newton-Conover Schools to the microphones. The guests today have a vested interest in the future of education and feel a lot depends on the community involvement through local businesses. The importance of partnerships along with technology, and the unique opportunity we have to offer access for all students through multiple types of learning environments makes for some interesting conversation! Don’t miss this powerful episode!

O-N-E Shot: June 19th, 2012

The Observer News Enterprise news summary for June 19th, 2012.
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Be Holistic! Episode 5: Food for Thought

Suzanne takes the wheel this episode as she turns to Michelle for advice on her specialty… food. This episode of Be Holistic! offers up some answers to the most common food myths out there. Eating after 8pm? Super-foods? What about carbs? So many myths – so little time. These ladies get down to the nitty-gritty and tackle some of the questions you may be scared to ask! Open your ears and your mind… and Be Holistic!

Stepping Up Service: Delivering the WOW Experience

On this episode of Stepping Up Service, hosts Alan Jackson and Ed Gagnon premiere their new hit game show “Alan, What Do You Expect?” We expect the Game Show network will be calling anytime now about syndication rights…little do they know Alan has a contract that states he must always be a contestant. Ed and Alan also discuss nine customer service power words.

Leadership GPS: The Nuts and Bolts of Feedback

As a follow up to last months episode on “Constructive Feedback”, Alan and Tony now address the “nuts and bolts” of giving feedback properly. No one really likes to give feedback – especially if it’s poor. Where should you conduct your meeting? What makes the employee feel comfortable? Things like employee feedback have the potential to de-rail you, but listen in as this father – son duo pass along some pointers and more on how to “lead well.”

O-N-E Shot: June 5th, 2012

The Observer News Enterprise news summary for June 5th, 2012.
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Chick Chat: 50 Shades of Oh My

You’ve heard all about it. Your friends are all reading it. You find yourself putting down the gossip mags and picking this up, even if you’re “not a reader”. Yes, its 50 Shades of Grey. The book that’s heating up the charts is now heating up the MESH studio. Mary-Margaret, Catherine, Jennifer and Carol Anne cover everything from contract details to casting the movie… good thing its audio only, because there’s a lot of blushing going on! There’s even a special treat from the actress on the panel!

New Stuff 7: May 2012, Facebook App-alanche, Google Glasses

On this month’s episode of New Stuff, your host Lee Yount is joined by guests Jason Hartsoe, Mary-Margaret Baker and Alan Jackson to talk about the latest in technology. Topics range from the Facebook IPO to Google Glasses. The episode concludes with the ritualistic summary of the panel’s favorite new apps.

O-N-E Shot: June 1st, 2012

The Observer News Enterprise news summary for June 1st, 2012.
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