Mickle Communications and 104.9 the Hawk Cover The Back Porch Revival

Mickle Communications and 104.9 the Hawk Cover The Back Porch Revival

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There is something truly inspiring about seeing people come together for a common cause. It’s even more inspiring when they come from across the state of Iowa for a first-ever mega-country concert in Kinnick Stadium.  The Back Porch Revival lived up to its name. Tens of thousands of people attended the concert. Many of them were just there for the country music. Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett and Big and Rich were among the performers. Throw in an appearance by former Indianapolis Colt, Dallas Clark and television star Ashton Kutcher and you truly have an all-star line-up. What many did not expect was a revival of enormous pride in the state we call home. All of the money raised goes to www.thenativefund.com. An organization founded by Clark and supported by Kutcher.…
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An Emmy Award Would Be Great But Sharing The Message Matters

An Emmy Award Would Be Great But Sharing The Message Matters

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https://vimeo.com/156012850 Sometimes the award or even the nomination you hope for isn’t the biggest prize. With 30 plus years as a broadcast journalist under my belt, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be nominated for an Emmy.  It finally happened this week. Our documentary, “If You Only Knew: The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide” got the nod from the Mid-America Emmy Association.  Did it feel good to be recognized for our work?  Absolutely.  However, there was something much bigger at play here.  Getting the nomination means the conversation about teen depression and suicide will continue.  Hopefully, more people will realize we need to talk with our children about their emotional health.  Maybe, we can remove the stigma of depression.  That’s the “real” win here.  Whether we…
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Mickle Communications Travels To Peru

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Sometimes a story becomes so big, it’s almost impossible to tell. That is almost the case for what our team witnessed in Peru over the past ten days. What do you say to a mom who had to decide to sell some of her children because she couldn’t afford to feed all of them?  How does a parent decide what child will be forced into sex slavery or sold as slave labor?  How do you sit with a man who willingly admits he’s buying the children and has no compassion for them at all? Lastly, how do you encourage the kids who, so far, have managed to escape? Mickle Communications is the only video production company to send a crew to Peru to capture this gut-wrenching story.  Harry Walker has…
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Things You Might Not Know You Can Do On Your iPhone

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Respond to text messages without unlocking your phone You can respond to texts from your lock screen by pulling down the notification bar and swiping to the left on the text notification. A reply button will appear and clicking it will allow you type a response.   Easily find a photo someone sent you in messages Rather than scrolling through a lengthy text conversation to rediscover an old photo that was sent to you, go to the conversation you are looking for in the messaging app and press details in the upper right corner. A collection of all the photos sent between those involved in the conversation will be visible.   See which apps drain your battery the most Click on settings, then general, then usage, then battery usage to…
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Mickle Communications Travels To Peru To Document Human Trafficking

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[caption id="attachment_1532" align="alignnone" width="1136"] Students in Peru wait to play in a game of soccer[/caption] Mickle Communications brought to light the problem of human trafficking in our documentary "Human Trafficking in the Heartland.  Now we're continuing the conversation by spending time in Peru with Voices4Peru, an organization of students from Pleasant Valley Community School District working to engage and empower the lives of individuals, families, and teenagers from Las Lomas Ventanilla. Harry Walker, head of photography and video for Mickle Communications spent the last week in Peru talking to people involved with and affected by human trafficking. In an effort to further the conversation started with Human Trafficking In The Heartland, we hope to shed more light on the subject of children sold into a life they would never choose for…
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Things You Might Not Know You Can Do on Instagram    

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Receive notifications when a friend posts a photo To ensure that you never miss a post from a favorite Instagrammer, go to the profile of the account you wish to receive notifications from, press the options button at the top right of the screen, and select “Turn On Post Notifications.” If you decide you no longer want to receive notifications from an Instagrammer, you can easily select “Turn Off Post Notifications” using the same steps. Post notifications are especially useful with Instagram’s recent switch to an algorithm-based newsfeed and will ensure you never miss a post from the accounts you care about most.   Clear your search history To avoid the potential embarrassment of having someone glance at your phone and see the peculiar hashtags and pages you have searched…
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Chris Janson Brings Tour To The Mississippi Valley Fair

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[caption id="attachment_1523" align="alignleft" width="336"] Chris Janson opened the 2016 Mississippi Valley Fair last night.[/caption] It had been a really long day.  We toured the fair, we interviewed the smokin’ butt bbq vendor, the Coco Mango drink guy, set our sights high on an interview with a stilt walker and even made our way into the livestock barn.  It was our tour of the Great Mississippi Valley Fair 2016.  The fair’s general manager, Bob Fox is one of the nicest guys on the planet. He’s easy to work with and very appreciative of any help he receives.  So, the team from Mickle Communications set out on a 6-day quest to bring the fair to social media as well as the Jumbo Tron in the grandstands. At the end of our hot…
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