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Straight out of Boone, NC and Appalachian State University, Brandon Dickson, Chris Kroeger and Justin Ckezepis bring you an hour of non-stop sports talk and laughs every Monday and Wednesday. We bring you segments like "Funny or Felon", "Random Rant" and "The Checklist", cover everything in the sports world, take your calls and interview the best writers, athletes and personalities in sports today. We bring you the best sports talk in college radio on 90.5 WASU-FM and online at WASUrocks.com ...
 
What's Your Truth host Nickolas Jordan is on a journey to find truth in the universe and he needs your help. Dr. Jordan is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy within the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. His professional interests include Diversity, Social Justice and relationships created, maintained and terminated through online video games and other Social Media.
 
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As we transition to spring, many organizations are gearing up for their first in-person events in more than a year. Changes to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's Executive Orders have allowed for increased capacity for indoor and outdoor events, but what are event attendees comfortable with as they begin to mark calendars and purchase tickets? Th…
 
Earlier this week, representatives from across Watauga County joined the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce for the first installment of our State of the Community Series, presented by Blue Ridge Energy. This four-part conversation focuses on community-wide projects within local government, education, infrastructure development, and tourism operations.…
 
It's time for our quarterly check-in with Jonathan Allen of Allen Wealth Management in Boone. We'll discuss stock market behavior at the onset of the Biden Administration, impacts of economic stimulus, more potential changes to the PPP loan program, and changes to tax deadlines at both the State and Federal level. Mind Your Business is produced wee…
 
Earlier this week, the State of North Carolina moved to Group 4 of its COVID-19 vaccination effort. Now, people with chronic health conditions are eligible for vaccination and can schedule appointments with any of the High Country vaccine providers. As more people become eligible for vaccination, having trusted and credible information about the pr…
 
New COVID-related legislation is making the rounds from the State of North Carolina and the Federal Government. What does it mean for Watauga County residents? On this week's installment of Mind Your Business, we examine NC SB220 and the American Rescue Plan, and discuss the ways they will impact businesses and families in our area. Mind Your Busin…
 
Frontline Essential Workers have moved to the top of the list in the State of North Carolina's COVID-19 vaccination deployment schedule. On this week's Mind Your Business, we discuss which categories of workers are eligible now, who becomes eligible next, and where workers can receive their shots. We also lay out considerations for businesses relat…
 
In every community, things happen behind the scenes that have a tangible impact on our everyday lives. In the summer of 2020, the Town of Boone Fire Department saw its Fire Protection Class rating change after evaluation from the N.C. State Fire Marshall's office. That change in class has a direct impact on how fire insurance rates are calculated f…
 
The Watauga Compassionate Community Initiative works to promote health and resiliency in our community and to effectively prevent, recognize and treat trauma by creating safe, stable, nurturing environments and relationships. Lead organizer Denise Presnell joins us on this week's Mind Your Business to discuss this year's annual conference, "Communi…
 
Boone and the High Country have deep roots into the world of arts and music. Listening to an old Doc Watson tune, enjoying the book penned by a local author (purchased at "The Pine" of course), or savoring an artist's vision that's inspired by High Country surroundings, our area serves as an open canvas for creative professionals. Working Title Far…
 
The North Carolina Community College system is well positioned to support the local business community as we rebound from the COVID-19-induced challenges we all face. Dr. Mark Poarch serves as President of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, with campuses in Caldwell and Watauga counties. On this week's show, Dr. Poarch speaks about h…
 
Jordan gets real with Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Willie Fleming and Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Compliance Jordyne Blaise. They talk about pivotal moments in their lives, the legacies they want to leave, and answer the question: "What's your truth?"
 
Brandon, Chris and Blake discuss the Final Four matchups and who has the best chance to come out on top and what is more important, a one and done in the NCAA Tourney or an NIT title run. The guys also take a look at the upcoming MLB season and how wide open the both leagues are this year. They wrap up the show with Steve Smith's controversial comm…
 
Brandon, Chris and Blake all discuss the crazy weekend of March Madness. The guys discuss whether the underdog story is still exciting for fans or getting old and who is the best coach in all of college basketball. They also talk about Urban Meyer's outburst with a sports reporter and who will make the better NBA owner, Mikhail Prokhorov or Michael…
 
To wrap things up Brandon and Chris talk about the Charlotte Bobcats big trade to acquire Stephen Jackson from the Warriors. The kid can score but does he help this team reach the playoffs? Brandon believes he does while Chris thinks its another lateral move. Things get heated when Brandon presses Chris to predict the future for the Cats. The final…
 
Brandon and Chris start to butt heads as they discuss NFL action from the weekend. The Panthers get a huge win to keep playoff hope alive, Brandon thinks Jake Delhomme is back for good but isn't sold on the Panthers playoff chances while Chris believe Jake is still below average but the Panthers will overcome him to win the wildcard. Chris is heart…
 
Brandon and Chris gloat about App State's 5th straight SoCon title after demolishing Elon over the weekend. They get insight from the scene of the crime as Joseph Shook details how Elon become KBS East. They also jump into other college football action from the weekend including TCU's new uniforms that surpass awesomeness, why Mark Ingram is the le…
 
Chris put together a New York Yankees tribute for losing his bet to Brandon, but apparently baseball gods would not allow it, we talk about Joe Girardi's bold decision to go to 3 starters for all of the playoffs, and we wonder what happened to the Hurricanes. We talk about which state is known as "America's Armpit," which sport is the toughest and …
 
We discuss the Chattanooga-Appalachian State game, what was wrong with Armanti, and what to look for against Elon. We talk with Southern Pigskin writer/blogger Steve Cheek as we discuss what is the biggest game in the state of North Carolina, what's happened to the ACC in football, and what the chances are of Armanti Edwards and Terrell Hudgins win…
 
We talk to senior writer for Puck Daddy blog, Greg Wyshynski, discuss the Carolina Hurricanes situation, Chris's relation to a mediocre, former NHL player, and talk about the Penguins fast start. Then we talk to Appalachian State football team's starting center Brett Irvin. He tells us his interesting hobby and how he wants to make that into his pr…
 
Finishing up the show Brandon and Chris jump into the World Series finally being set. Chris, Brandon and Ckezepis all agree the Yankees will steal the series from the Phillies. The NBA season is about to begin and Chris is pumped and ready to confess his love for the Association. The guys preview the landscape of the league, who will win the divisi…
 
The guys discuss another disappointing loss for the Panthers as they fail to beat the Bills at home. Brandon and Chris both cut all allegiances to QB Jake Delhomme and discuss his future and the Panthers QB situation moving forward. They also get into the big Steelers/Vikings game and the Saints huge comeback against the Dolphins to stay undefeated…
 
Chris and Brandon recap another exciting weekend of college football starting with ASU's huge win over SoCon rival Georgia Southern on Black Saturday. Florida still underperforming, WVU's emotional honoring of UConn and the late Jasper Howard and the boys take a look at the BCS standings and whether TCU, Boise State, Iowa, Cincy or USC have a chanc…
 
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