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The Rochester Post Podcast

The Rochester Post Podcast

By City of Rochester, NH

The Rochester Post Podcast is a weekly series hosted by Matt Wyatt, Public Information and Community Engagement Manager for the City of Rochester, New Hampshire. In each episode, Matt interviews guests from a variety of businesses, organizations, and volunteer groups from around the community.
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The Rochester Post: Opioid Abatement
The Rochester Post: Opioid Abatement
In this episode, Matt talks to Amy Malone (City Council, Waypoint) and Nicole Rodler (Rochester Police Department) about the Opioid Abatement committee and its efforts to support programs associated with the prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance use disorders.
47:30
January 19, 2023
The Rochester Post: Dr. Michelle Garcia
The Rochester Post: Dr. Michelle Garcia
In this episode, Matt talks to Dr. Michelle Garcia, from Frisbie Memorial Hospital, about why it's important to have a primary care physician, how to find one, and what's happening with Frisbie Memorial Hospital.
14:58
January 10, 2023
Off The Shelf: Cookbooks
Off The Shelf: Cookbooks
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about their favorite cookbooks, favorite home recipes, and go-to dinner ideas. 
48:39
December 19, 2022
The Rochester Post: Jerry Rainville / SHARE Fund
The Rochester Post: Jerry Rainville / SHARE Fund
In this episode, Matt talks to Jerry Rainville, chairman of the SHARE Fund, about the organization, its mission, and why it's so important for him to be involved in the community. To learn more about the SHARE Fund, visit www.sharefund.org. 
29:52
December 12, 2022
The Rochester Post: Seasonal Depression
The Rochester Post: Seasonal Depression
In this episode, Matt talks to Justin Looser (Frisbie Memorial Hospital) about seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as seasonal depression. Justin talks about why it sets in, how to identify it, and what resources are available to people.
26:44
December 05, 2022
Off The Shelf: Comfort Reads
Off The Shelf: Comfort Reads
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about comfort reads, re-reads, and other book recommendations. 
38:10
November 29, 2022
Off The Shelf: Christina Paquette
Off The Shelf: Christina Paquette
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk to children's librarian Christina Paquette about her work in and outside the library, and why fostering nurturing and enriching programming in community spaces is so important to her. 
31:41
November 08, 2022
The Rochester Post: State Election Candidates Forum
The Rochester Post: State Election Candidates Forum
In this episode, Matt talks to Kelly Walters, Rochester City Clerk, about how to vote in Rochester. Also, this episode includes the audio version of a recent Candidates Forum hosted by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. 
02:29:49
October 31, 2022
The Rochester Post: Zombie Bash
The Rochester Post: Zombie Bash
In this episode, Matt talks to Jeff Bisson, a longtime Rochester Main Street board member. Jeff talks about the upcoming Zombie Bash on 10/29, how downtown Rochester has changed since he started volunteering, and other projects Main Street is working on.
34:48
October 24, 2022
Off The Shelf: Dennis Dube
Off The Shelf: Dennis Dube
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk to Fire Chief Dennis Dube about what he's reading, what made him want to become a firefighter, and the importance of fire safety and prevention.
01:07:15
October 21, 2022
The Rochester Post: Positive Transitions
The Rochester Post: Positive Transitions
In this episode, Matt talks to Ray Negron from Positive Transitions, a sober living home located on Pine Street in Rochester. Positive Transitions offers safe, supportive, and structured housing for men in recovery from substance use disorder through community connection, family living, and all abstinence-based pathways to recovery.
32:43
October 12, 2022
The Rochester Post: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
The Rochester Post: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
In this episode, Matt talks to Jenry Towle, star of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, at the Rochester Opera House. 
32:10
September 22, 2022
Off The Shelf: Non-traditional Reading Materials
Off The Shelf: Non-traditional Reading Materials
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about non-traditional reading materials, such as comic books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and more.
34:06
September 08, 2022
The Rochester Post: Revival Day of Hope
The Rochester Post: Revival Day of Hope
In this episode, Matt talks to Tracy Warren about Revival Day of Hope, a community event scheduled for September 10th at the Rochester Common.
20:44
August 26, 2022
Off The Shelf: Blaine Cox
Off The Shelf: Blaine Cox
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk to Rochester City Manager Blaine Cox about local government, why he entered municipal administration, and what he's reading right now.
27:44
August 26, 2022
The Rochester Post: Sleep in Heavenly Peace
The Rochester Post: Sleep in Heavenly Peace
In this episode, Matt talks to Jim Graves and Amanda Hall about Sleep In Heavenly Peace, an organization that strives to build beds for children in need. To learn more, visit shpbeds.org.
22:06
August 19, 2022
Off The Shelf: Matt Wyatt
Off The Shelf: Matt Wyatt
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk to Matt Wyatt about the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and art in the Library.
57:18
August 09, 2022
Off The Shelf: Rabbit Holes
Off The Shelf: Rabbit Holes
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about "going down rabbit holes" of books, authors, and other various subjects. One thing leads to another as Marie and Katherine discuss their favorite non-fiction titles. 
39:30
July 14, 2022
The Rochester Post: Summer Theatre Returns
The Rochester Post: Summer Theatre Returns
In this episode, Matt talks to Jenry Towle from the Rochester Opera House about the return of the Summer Theatre series. They also talk about PorchFest, Pack the House, and Summer Theatre Camp.
34:55
July 01, 2022
The Rochester Post: Chris Bowlen
The Rochester Post: Chris Bowlen
In this episode, Matt talks to Chris Bowlen who is retiring from the Rochester Recreation & Arena after 30+ years of service. Bowlen discusses his future plans, successes, and his hopes for the department moving forward.
20:20
June 20, 2022
The Rochester Post: Record Store Day
The Rochester Post: Record Store Day
In this episode, Matt talks to Todd Radict, founder of Rochester Rise Up, owner of Skeletone Records, and Rochester Main Street board member. Todd talks about Record Store Day, downtown vibrancy, and partnering with neighboring businesses to draw more people downtown. 
28:29
June 15, 2022
Off The Shelf: Pandemic
Off The Shelf: Pandemic
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about the difficulties of operating a Public Library during the COVID-19 shutdown, amid staffing turnover and changes to the operational structure.
32:03
May 23, 2022
Off The Shelf: Movie Adaptations
Off The Shelf: Movie Adaptations
In this episode, Marie and Katherine talk about movie adaptations of their favorite books. 
54:60
April 28, 2022
Off The Shelf: Pam Hubbard
Off The Shelf: Pam Hubbard
In this episode, Marie and Katherine speak to Pam Hubbard. Pam is a longtime Library Trustee and [beloved] retired Spaulding High School English teacher. 
42:38
April 12, 2022
Off The Shelf: Our first episode!
Off The Shelf: Our first episode!
In this episode, Marie and Katherine chat about librarian stereotypes, audiobooks, and much more!
25:57
April 04, 2022