Did you know that July is Parks and Recreation Month? Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This July, Raleigh Parks and Recreation invites you to join in the fun and get your Passport to the Parks. Diane Ramsey gets the scoop from Kellee Beach about what to expect this summer! [Details]
 



 

 
DIANE RAMSEY TALKS WITH JULIANNE HOUGH
 
Diane Ramsey talks with two time champion of Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough about her upcoming show 'Move Live on Tour' coming to Red Hat Amphitheater on July 2nd!

 

 
JIM KELLY TALKS WITH DR. MARK PIEHL
 
Jim Kelly talks with Dr. Mark Piehl, Medical Director of WakeMed Children's Hospital about the upcoming WakeMed Scrub Run on Saturday, June 20th in Downtown Raleigh.
 
 
Gene, Julie and Casey challenge themselves to recite 30-second graduation speeches.
 

 
 
Gene and Julie had lots of fun chatting with Courtney who created this petition to bring back McDreamy... over 85,000 people have signed it so far!
 

 
 
Gene and Julie talk to Cher Lair, mother of six boys who just found out in a now viral video that she is expecting her first girl.
 
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ICYMI: ANDRE TURNER

Gene & Julie were captivated with a story about a homeless man named Andre Turner who found a wallet behind a downtown Raleigh building and decided that the driver's license and credit cards were important to the owner, so he rode his bike for 45 minutes to personally deliver the wallet to the owner. Magic unfolded as The Gene & Julie Show tracked down Mr. Turner, and then you starting offering ways to help him rebuild his life.
   
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ICYMI: WILSON GOLD HEIST

IS THE WILSON GOLD HEIST AN EPISODE OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW?
It sure seems like life is imitating art. Gene & Julie explain how the recent Wilson gold heist sounds extremely similar to an Andy Griffith episode from 1963.    


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GENE AND JULIE TALK TO SENATOR JEFF JACKSON

While much of North Carolina was under a sheet of ice, Senator Jeff Jackson decided to have some fun, being the only person who made it into the office this morning — at least, according to his tweets. For much of Tuesday, Senator Jackson tweeted about being the only legislator in the building, and the things he’d pass if he could legislate with everyone else out.

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IRA DAVID WOOD III'S DRAMATIC READING OF "FANCY"

Ira David Wood III, star of the North Carolina Theatre's production of Billy Elliot performs a dramatic reading of Iggy Azalea's hit song "Fancy"

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GENE AND JULIE TALK TO DOGNITION'S LOCKY STEWART

How smart is your dog? Scientists are learning so much about the amazing intelligence of our best friends through a series of fun games you can play with your dog.


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GENE AND JULIE AT DEEP RIVER ELEMENTARY

Gene and Julie stopped by Deep River Elementary to visit the choir and present them with their winnings from the 2014 Christmas Choir Competition presented by Lowes Foods.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW: FOREIGNER

Group founder Mick Jones and new lead Singer Kelly Hansen join Gene & Julie to share the stories behind the songs like "Feels Like the First Time" and "Cold As Ice."

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GENE AND JULIE TALK TO CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD

Gene and Julie talk to Chef Vivian Howard owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston and the star of "A Chef's Life" on PBS.

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GENE AND JULIE AT FRANKLIN ACADEMY

Gene and Julie stopped by Franklin Academy to visit the choirs and present them with their winnings from the 2014 Christmas Choir Competition presented by Lowes Foods.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: IRA DAVID WOOD III

Ira David Wood III celebrates Theater In the Park's 40th Anniversary of "A Christmas Carol," a beloved Triangle holiday tradition.  Gene & Julie join him backstage on Opening Night

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"A SOLDIER'S SILENT NIGHT"

Gene and Julie talk about the letters soldiers write to their families in case they don't return home and the song "A Soldier's Silent Night"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Did you know that "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" almost wasn't made into the beloved holiday animation special we all know and love? Craig Kausen, the grandson of Academy-Award winning animation artist and director Chuck Jones, tells the story.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER

It's the 50th Anniversary of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"!  Rankin/Bass Productions Historian Rick Goldschmidt shared behind-the-scenes scoop about what makes the holiday show still magical today. 

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: CHRIS NUNLEY

Gene and Julie talk with Chris Nunley, the lead singer for The Royal Guardsmen who sing "Snoopy's Christmas"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: TOM KENNY

Gene and Julie talk with Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob Squarepants about his song "Don't Be A Jerk: It's Christmas"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ANDY WILLIAMS

Gene and Julie air an interview with the late Andy Williams, the voice behind the iconic Christmas song "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: JOSEPH PEDOTT

Gene and Julie talk to Joseph Pedott, inventor of The Clapper and The Chia Pet!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: LISA LAYNE

Gene and Julie talk to Lisa Layne, the vocalist for Vince Vance and the Valiants' "All I Want for Christmas is You"

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ROSS BAGDASARIAN JR

Gene and Julie talk to Ross Bagdasarian Jr, the son of the man behind The Chipmunk Song!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: ELMO SHROPSHIRE

Gene and Julie talk to Elmo Shropshire, the singer behind the classic Christmas favorite "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: BRENDA LEE

Gene and Julie talk to Brenda Lee, the singer behind the classic Christmas hit from 1958 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? CHRISTMAS EDITION: GAYLA PEEVEY

Is "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" one of your favorite Holiday tunes? Gene & Julie talk to Gayla Peevey, the singer of the Christmas classic!

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I'D GIVE MY RIGHT ARM FOR WICKED TICKETS

Gene and Julie and Devon from Wake Orthopaedics equip our five finalists with green casts for the "I'd Give My Right Arm for WICKED tickets" contest!

Contestants will spend the next four days getting their casts signed by local celebrities and public figures before coming back to the studio on Monday! The WICKED fan with the most signatures and who displays the most WICKED spirit will receive a WICKED prize pack including four front row seats to the show at DPAC, dinner and transportation!

UPDATE: Find out who won our FRONT ROW WICKED tickets below!

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GENE AND JULIE'S KNOCK KNOCK BREAKFAST

What would YOU do if someone from The Gene & Julie show came to your door at 6:30AM and wanted to cook you breakfast?

Gene and Julie surprise one lucky family with a homemade breakfast from Jan Kelly the "Egg Lady" from the North Carolina Egg Association!

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INTERVIEW: STAMPYLONGNOSE

Gene and Julie talk with StampyLongNose, one of the biggest YouTube stars on the planet with over 3.5 million followers and almost 2 billion views.

Stampy's Minecraft videos are watched for hours by gamers and reportedly earn him over $200,000 a month. He is branching out into original shows, and will be talking up his guest appearance on Maker.tv's "Meet Me at the Reck" with Jack Black and Andrew W.K.

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