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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?

"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 a couple of tunes...

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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 Storytime Station is "The Cat Who Acted Like a Dog", authored by Laura Mims and read by Tracy Hall, Executive Director of Education Matters in Catawba Valley.

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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 Statesville, 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. 

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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.

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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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