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People You Should Know
51 minutes | Oct 15, 2013
People You Should Know: Thomas Morgan
People You Should Know is honored to sit down with Thomas Morgan. Thomas is an award winning filmmaker out of Charlotte NC. We discuss his style of creating films based on social and human rights issues and just how he fell in to that life. From the financial world to crossing your fingers for a paycheck, to hanging out with "Susan and Morgan", to giving a TED talk on kidness. This guys has been around the world and back. Literally. Learn about his upcoming film screening (Waiting for Mamu) and hear the emotion behind it. This episode is guaranteed to make you want to go out and do something good! Find out more at: www.waitingformamu.com www.storiedstreets.com www.facebook.com/thomasmorganfilms
66 minutes | Nov 16, 2012
People You Should Know: Bill Gardner
William (Bill) Gardner sits down with show host Hal Row to talk about his divergent path in life that has taken him from high school biology teacher to forensic investigator to coroner to small business owner. Find out what started it all and what's next for Gardner. A true renaissance man, Bill is a fellow who never stops learning and challenging himself.
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2012
People You Should Know: Ulysses Long
From Statesville to Las Vegas! Hickory, NC’s Ulysses Long has been living the dream these days. With a weekly gig playing the piano and singing, he is doing exactly what he wants… performing! As a recent finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, he is making a name for himself as one of the most talented men in the biz! Join Hal Row as we get to know the story behind this creative talent we all know as just… Ulysses!
48 minutes | May 19, 2012
People You Should Know : Annabeth Barnes
On this episode of People You Should Know host Hal Row talks to Annabeth Barnes, a native of Taylorsville, NC, who has made her mark on the racing world…did we mention she’s only a junior in high school?!?! Annabeth discusses life on the track as well as what is was like to be in a documentary film and have cameras in her house for a reality TV show.
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2012
People You Should Know: Michael Willard
This episode of People You Should Know introduces Michael Willard, publisher of the Observer News Enterprise in Newton, NC and host of the O-N-E shot podcast on The MESH. Join your host Hal Row and Michael as they discuss the challenges of bringing a newspaper into the digital age. Michael also relates how his interest in journalism began as a child growing up in Alabama and continues today as he experiences what it feels like to fight a fire and even voluntarily get tazed by area lawmen. Running Time: 43 Minutes
41 minutes | Apr 5, 2012
People You Should Know: Mark Seaman
This episode of People You Should Know introduces Mark Seaman, General Manager of the Hickory Crawdads… the minor league baseball team located in Hickory, NC. Join your host Hal Row and Mark as they discuss obstacles and successes that managing a minor league team entails. Mark recalls his past experiences in sports management and the trials and successes that he’s faced during his journey to NC. America’s beloved pastime thrives in the city of Hickory, and Seaman explains how organization is key to bringing the sport of baseball to the masses in a way that satisfies the sports fanatics and the sports-clueless alike. A visitor to L.P Franz Stadium, home of the Crawdads, once told Mark that she thoroughly enjoyed her visit but doesn’t like baseball. We hear his thoughts on why a visit to a game is more than just a sporting event – it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Running Time: 40 Minutes
60 minutes | Mar 26, 2012
People You Should Know: Shane Cooper
This installment of People You Should Know brings together your host Hal Row and guest Shane Cooper, founder and CEO of DeFeet International. DeFeet is an industry-leading athletic sock manufacturing company located in Hildebran, NC. Join Hal and Shane as they discuss the trials and tribulations that DeFeet has faced. From building the company from the ground up not once, but twice, join us on this episode of People You Should Know to find out how this father, biker, advocate and rocker became the award winning, successful businessman we think you should know.
39 minutes | Jan 18, 2012
People You Should Know: Betsy Cline
Betsy Cline, a Hickory native, is an Assignment Desk Editor at NBC News in Washington, DC. In this role, she is working with some of the faces that bring you the day's most important stories. Hal Row spends some time getting to know Betsy and listening to her improbable story. Running time: 39 minutes
52 minutes | Dec 30, 2011
People You Should Know: Hal Row
It's time to turn the tables, as MESH co-founder Alan Jackson gets to interview regular show host Hal Row! Hal, having never been on the other end of an interview, gets to talk about his career in radio, his various DJ gigs, what he's learned over the years, and where he finds himself these days. Hal and Alan get to talk about the former importance of radio to the music scene, how things have changed over the years, and why it's been so important for Hal to be hosting a "positive" program at WHKY these days. It's a special episode of "People You Should Know" as we get to know our own host Hal Row! Running time: 52 minutes
46 minutes | Dec 15, 2011
People You Should Know: Katheryn Harlan
Hal gets to know Katheryn Harlan, a breast cancer survivor that puts together a calender featuring other survivors as part of her organization, Through Healing Eyes (www.throughhealingeyes.org). Using artistic photographs of regional breast cancer survivors, along with their personal words of inspiration and hope, these calendar pages are created as daily reminders of breast health, advocating for breast cancer awareness, and promoting a rich, meaningful life for those affected by breast cancer. The calendars are produced in partnership with Hickory photography studio Fanjoy-Labrenz (http://fanjoylabrenz.com/). Running time: 46 minutes
51 minutes | Dec 1, 2011
People You Should Know: Rev. Reggie Longcrier (Part 2)
This episode continues the interview with the Rev. Reggie Longcrier, author of "From Disgrace to Dignity" and one of the founders of Exodus Homes (www.exodushomes.org). Reggie spent much of his life in the prison system due to crime and drugs, and now he has the keys to some of those same facilities as a prison chaplain. Going from a life of crime to a life of helping others, his is truly a story of someone going from disgrace to dignity. This episode contains the final portion of the interview with Hal Row and get to know Rev. Reggie Longcrier and his inspiring story. Rev's book discusses his life in great detail, from his "lowest lows" to the role he currently plays in life, and is a great inspiration for all ages. For information on how to order Rev's book, "From Disgrace to Dignity", please visit www.fromdisgracetodignity.com. You can also visit the Exodus Homes web site at www.exodushomes.org to purchase a copy of the book online. Running time: 50 minutes
66 minutes | Nov 18, 2011
People You Should Know: Rev. Reggie Longcrier (Part 1)
It's time to spend some time getting to know the Rev. Reggie Longcrier, author of "From Disgrace to Dignity" and one of the founders of Exodus Homes (www.exodushomes.org). Reggie spent much of his life in the prison system due to crime and drugs, and now he has the keys to some of those same facilities as a prison chaplain. Going from a life of crime to a life of helping others, his is truly a story of someone going from disgrace to dignity. Listen to the first part of his interview with Hal Row and get to know Rev. Reggie Longcrier and his inspiring story. Rev's book discusses his life in great detail, from his "lowest lows" to the role he currently plays in life, and is a great inspiration for all ages. For information on how to order Rev's book, "From Disgrace to Dignity", please visit www.fromdisgracetodignity.com. You can also visit the Exodus Homes web site at www.exodushomes.org to purchase a copy of the book online. Running time: 65 minutes
39 minutes | Nov 1, 2011
People You Should Know: Christy Creson
In this episode, Hal talks with Christy Creson... an "up and comer" you definitely need to know! Boutique owner, coach, mentor, and Mom! This girl is busy! Besides listening to this episode, you can learn more about her by visiting her store, Thad and Louise Boutique (www.thadandlouise.com). You can also find her as the Cheerleading and Dance Team coach for Lenoir-Rhyne University. Tune in now for the latest episode of "People You Should Know"!
38 minutes | Sep 14, 2011
People You Should Know: Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman
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!
36 minutes | Aug 14, 2011
People You Should Know: Matt Miller
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/.
51 minutes | Jul 7, 2011
People You Should Know: Alan Jackson
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.
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