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The Ballwin Life Podcast

The Ballwin Life Podcast

By City of Ballwin
Each week the City of Ballwin produces a podcast for its residents and guests. You'll hear from staff, elected officials and area leaders on various topics that impact life in Ballwin.
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Ballwin Elementary Podcast Spectacular

The Ballwin Life Podcast

Ballwin Elementary Podcast Spectacular
The podcast has been on a little hiatus lately.  But, you are in for a treat with the conclusion to the Ballwin Elementary student podcast.  
May 22, 2019
Ward 2 Aldermen Mark Stallmann and Kevin Roach: BLP 031
Meet the Aldermen from Ward 2 Mark Stallmann and Kevin Roach. They will explain the importance of citizen engagement, their priorities as board members and where they think Ballwin is heading in the future. Show notes at 
January 30, 2019
Teen Voice for Change: Episode 030
High school senior Samiha and Director of Alliance for Healthy Communities Ken McManus share about their grass roots efforts to fight alcohol and drug abuse in our community. Show notes at
December 5, 2018
An Interview with City Attorney Bob Jones: Episode 029
City Attorney Bob Jones has quite the history with Ballwin. From resident to volunteer on the planning and zoning commission to mayor to city attorney he has fulfilled just about every role within the organization. Here a bit about his story on today's episode. More info at
November 21, 2018
Leaf Collection with Stephen Jessen: Episode 028
Public Works Crew Leader Stephen Jessen shares about his 20 years with the City. Including the conditions that make leaf collection more difficult and the weirdest thing he's seen sucked up the leaf vacuums. This is an episode every resident should hear. Show notes at
November 7, 2018
5th Grade with Mrs. Betz: Episode 027
Ballwin Elementary 5th grade teacher Mrs. Betz shares what fifth grade looks like now. You'll also get to hear from some of her students on this special episode. Show notes at
October 31, 2018
Ballwin Business Development with Mike Pettit: Episode 026
Commercial Real Estate Broker Mike Pettit joins the show to discuss how the development scene works and what new projects are happening now in Ballwin. Show notes available at
October 24, 2018
The State of Recycling with Republic Services: Episode 025
Do you know how the recycling industry is changing? Do you know how that impacts the recycling service you enjoy? Republic Services General Manager Brent Batliner brings Ballwin up to speed on all things recycling. Show notes at
October 17, 2018
An Interview with Ameren Missouri: Episode 024
Customer Relationship Manager Page Selby shares how to contact the utility company, programs and rebate you may be eligible to receive, new energy projects and more. Show notes are available at
October 10, 2018
Shop Ballwin First: Episode 023
Save money and support a local business when you Shop Ballwin First. Ballwin businesses get free advertising and residents get great deals in this community discount program, it's a win-win. Show notes at
October 3, 2018
Budget Discussion with Denise Keller: Episode 022
Finance Officer Denise Keller discusses the process of preparing Ballwin's municipal budget, awards the City has won related to financial reporting and how residents can stay informed in the process. Show notes at
September 26, 2018
Breaking Down the Ballwin Race Series: Episode 021
Fitness Manager Matt Struemph breaks down the seven different races that make up the Ballwin Race Series. Learn more about the race series on our website at
September 19, 2018
All About Annexation: Episode 020
Director of Development/Assistant City Administrator Andy Hixson explains where Ballwin is in the annexation process, what the timeline is for the future, and how residents can get involved. Show notes at
September 12, 2018
Ward 4 Aldermen Ross & Ray: Episode 019
Ballwin Ward 4 Aldermen Ross Bullington and Ray Kerlagon share what they love most about representing the residents of Ballwin, common questions they're asked and more. Show notes are available at
September 5, 2018
Ballwin Grab Bag: Episode 018
With so many projects happening now in the City of Ballwin, we decided to use this week's episode to give you a brief update on as many as we could. Show notes available at
August 29, 2018
Meet Prosecuting Attorney Chris Graville Episode 017
Chris Graville grew up in Ballwin and now has been serving the Ballwin community for the last 7 years as the prosecuting attorney. Here's your chance to meet Chris without a court date. Show notes available at
August 22, 2018
Back To School with Selvidge Principal Dr. Anselmo: 016
As the 2018-2019 school year kicks off, Scott Stephens talks with Selvidge Middle School Principal Dr. Mike Anselmo about school changes, big events, the formative middle school years and more. Show notes at
August 15, 2018
Mayor Tim Pogue: Episode 015
Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue, joins the podcast to talk about his time as mayor, some common questions he hears, and some of his favorite projects and stories. Don't miss the chance to get to know your mayor. Show notes available at
August 8, 2018
The Making of the Ballwin Life Magazine with Abigail Johnson
The Ballwin Life magazine is a quarterly publication designed and distributed by the City of Ballwin to its residents. The team sits down to discuss the making of the publication. Featured in today's episode is City Clerk Abigail Johnson.
August 1, 2018
Flags for Forgotten Soldiers with Tony Ewing: Episode 013
Tony Ewing of the Public Works Department shares about the work he's done to get plugged in with the organization Flags for Forgotten Soldiers. They raise awareness of the suicide rate among veterans. Show notes at
July 25, 2018
The Big Picture with Ballwin City Administrator Eric Hanson
Ballwin's City Administrator Eric Hanson discusses the day-to-day operations of City staff, how Ballwin has grown in the last few years, and what it takes to run a successful municipality.
July 18, 2018
An Interview with the Infamous Officer Burgoyne
Officer Mike Burgoyne of the Ballwin Police Department joins the podcast for a humorous glimpse at his work with the weekly roundup post on the police department's social media accounts. Find show notes at
July 11, 2018
Summer Street Projects with Jim Link: Episode 10
Superintendent of Streets Jim Link joins Ballwin Life to discuss his philosophy in the Public Works Department as well as some of the projects happening on the roads this summer. Show notes at
June 27, 2018
An Interview with Ballwin's PGA Pro Dave Furlong: Episode 009
There's something very exciting happening at the Ballwin Golf Course this summer. Today we talk about that and more with Ballwin's PGA Pro Dave Furlong. Topics include: Dave's background as a PGA Pro About Ballwin's Course Recent improvements and equipment investments at the course USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier Ballwin leagues and lessons View full show notes at
June 20, 2018
Mission Possible: Ballwin Summer Camps with Recreation Specialist Dan Eastham: Episode 008
Recreation Specialist Dan Eastham joins the podcast to share about Ballwin Summer Camps. 2018 has been a recording breaking year, and his passion for empowering campers is setting the stage for a successful program. Show notes at:
June 13, 2018
An Interview with Metro West FIre and EMS Chief Mike Krause: Episode 007
Ballwin Marketing Director Kirsten Hochstetler interviews Chief Krause about the operations and future of the Metro West Fire and EMS Department.
June 6, 2018
An Interview with Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott: Episode 006
Officer Scott Stephens of the Ballwin Police Department was able to sit down with Chief Kevin Scott to talk about the vision driving BPD forward and how Ballwin residents should be involved. They also talk about an important issue facing our region and an invitation for the community to engage in a conversation about opioid addiction and overdose. This event is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. - Noon in the Ballwin Police Department. RSVP to Chief Scott by emailing him at Stay up to date with what's happening around Ballwin by visiting
May 30, 2018
Ballwin Days Festival Episode 005
The 41st Ballwin Days Festival is almost here. In this week's episode Scott and Kirsten talk about some of the details of the festival including: Parking changes No parade in 2018 Concert Lineup And more... For more information about Ballwin Days please visit the volunteer committee's website at
May 25, 2018
Major Upgrades at North Pointe Aquatic Center: Episode 004
In today's episode Aquatic Manager Adam Peper shares the ins and outs of the improvements recently made at North Pointe Aquatic Center. With opening day right around the corner, Ballwin is more excited than ever for the pool to open this summer. Visit for more information on one of Ballwin's largest attractions, North Pointe Aquatic Center.
May 16, 2018
Constructing Ballwin's New City Hall: Episode 003
Why is Ballwin building a new city hall? Why is it being built in the park? Why is now a good time to build it? These questions and more will be answered in this week's episode of The Ballwin Life Podcast.
May 9, 2018
Ballwin's Blueprint: A comprehensive plan for the future of our city: Episode 002
Episode 002 of the Ballwin Life Podcast gives an in-depth look at the Ballwin Comprehensive Plan: Ballwin's Blueprint. This plan is being updated in 2018 and will guide decision making for 10, 15 even 20+ years in the City of Ballwin. It's essential to get community engagement in this plan to make sure the City is creating the best place to live work and play. A community-wide survey is now live on the plan's website at where you can also sign up to receive regular email updates about the plan. Other topics covered include: 1. What residents have been saying so far 2. Who was hired to conduct the plan 3. How the City will implement the plan for future use 4. Where the last comprehensive plan left off
May 2, 2018
What's New in Ballwin?
Kirsten Hochstetler, Andy Hixson and Scott Stephens introduce the Ballwin Life Podcast. In this episode, you'll get a taste of how the City operates and what exciting projects are under way in Ballwin. Topics include upgrades to the North Pointe Aquatic Ce
April 25, 2018