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Violin Prodigy Chad Hoopes and The Naked Face Project


Part One: Violin Prodigy Chad Hoopes 17-year-old Chad Hoopes has been very busy for the last few years, traveling around the world, winning international competitions and appearing at major concerts and festivals in the US and elsewhere. He's a violin prodigy who has, at a very young age, become a world-class musician and performer, and he's in town to play with the Charlotte Symphony this weekend. He'll join us for a conversation about how he discovered the violin at the age of 4, his success at such a young age and we'll hear him play. Guests Chad Hoopes - 17-year-old violin prodigy who is also the Artist-in-Residence at Minnesota Public Radio. He's in town to perform with the Charlotte Symphony. (Chad Hoopes' website) Brenda Hoopes - Chad's Mom Chad Hoopes performs with the Charlotte Symphony Feb. 3 & 4. Chad Hoopes performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in WFAE's Spirit Square studio live during Charlotte Talks. Molly Barker (left) and Caitlin Boyle (right) recently embarked on "The Naked Face Project" - Sixty days of no makeup, no shaving and no primping. Part Two: The Naked Face Project Molly Barker is a Charlottean and founder of Girls on the Run, an organization that serves 150,000 girls and women around the country each year by teaching girls to get out of "the girl box," a phrase she coined to describe the identity that adolescent girls often get put into because of our society's stereotypes. This week, Molly embarked on a 60-day "Naked Face Project." where she and others will not use makeup, hair products or shave. Why give up these beauty habits? Molly Barker joins us to talk about The Naked Face Project and what she hopes to accomplish through it. Pictured, right: The beauty products Molly Barker was using daily before and the products she now uses during "The Naked Face Project." Guests Molly Barker - Founder and 'vision Keeper' of Girls on the Run Caitlin Boyle - Founder of OperationBeautiful.com, Author of Operation Beautiful for Best Friends and Blogger behind HealthyTippingPoint.com. Both women have started The Naked Face Project together. Add and read comments