Mickle Communications and 104.9 the Hawk Cover The Back Porch Revival
Aug30

Mickle Communications and 104.9 the Hawk Cover The Back Porch Revival

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....

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An Emmy Award Would Be Great But Sharing The Message Matters
Aug17

An Emmy Award Would Be Great But Sharing The Message Matters

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? ...

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Mickle Communications Travels To Peru
Aug16

Mickle Communications Travels To Peru

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...

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Things You Might Not Know You Can Do On Your iPhone
Aug14

Things You Might Not Know You Can Do On Your iPhone

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...

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Mickle Communications Travels To Peru To Document Human Trafficking
Aug14

Mickle Communications Travels To Peru To Document Human Trafficking

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...

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Things You Might Not Know You Can Do on Instagram    
Aug13

Things You Might Not Know You Can Do on Instagram    

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...

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Chris Janson Brings Tour To The Mississippi Valley Fair
Aug03

Chris Janson Brings Tour To The Mississippi Valley Fair

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,...

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