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
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/.
Lamar and Tracy bring in special guests Chris Johnson with Young People of Integrity and John Eller with Catawba County Social Services to talk about the concept of “mentoring” and the impact it can make on students. The group also discusses how best to implement a mentoring program, and specifically talk about their “Lunch Buddies” program for helping middle school students.
To learn more about the “Lunch Buddy” program, download a flyer at this link.
To learn more about the Young People of Integrity program, please visit http://www.youngpeopleofintegrity.org.
Alan Jackson (The Jackson Group, The MESH) and Ed Gagnon (Customer Service Solutions) sit down to record the first episode of their new series, “Stepping Up Service”. This first episodes talks about Ed’s background in customer service, what inspired him to help businesses in this area, and what “customer service” should truly mean to any organization. Plus, Alan and Ed both share some recent customer service stories — one positive and one negative.Read More
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
Lamar Mitchell from Champions of Education and Tracy Hall from Education Matters discuss the format of their new show, address the budget issues facing the educational community in North Carolina, and talk about ways organizations or individuals can get involved with helping make “education matter” in our area.Read More
Wes and “Tar Heel” Danny talk about the current status of the Heels in the baseball World Series, some football prognostications, and early, early talk about this year’s basketball program. And there’s the required Duke-bashing as well. Running time: 42 minutes. Hosts: Wes Baker and Danny Kirkman.Read More
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