Eau Claire Hometown Media
By Eau Claire Hometown Radio
Podcasts and discussion focused entirely on Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We discuss everything from current events, to sports to highlighting great organizations. There are podcasts highlighting everything!
The Breakout Sessions - Alex Hicks
Alex took an interesting path to the NHL - attending Division III UW-Eau Claire, through the minor leagues, then, the NHL. He currently works as an assistant coach at Arizona State University. More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 23, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #6 - Winter Wonderland of Events
Tammy Simon, the chamber’s tourism director and the mayor Randy Knaack join Ashley DeMuth on this latest episode. December and the holiday season is here, so what’s happening in the area. It’s been a big year for events in the area and the calendar year is ending strong. The mayor reports local hotel occupancy rates that have been amazing. In the coming weeks, the area has Parade of Lights, Winter Days Parade, events at Wolske Bay Park, fun downtown and all over. Outdoor ice skating and snow shoeing. Hot Chocolate and Live Music. So much to do More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 23, 2022
Mack Chat #26 - Two Priests in a Pod
Sponsor: Fries Financial Group Guests: Father Brandon Guenther & Father Ethan Hokamp Molly welcomes a pair of Chippewa Falls area priests onto the podcast. They detail their path into the priesthood, which didn’t necessarily involve being from “super religious” families or other assumptions some may. We also learn what the path to becoming a priest involves. How guidance from others influenced and helped them see God’s plan for them. Re-defining happiness from what they are thinking to what God’s idea is. Father Hokamp discusses his passion for the Latin language Father Guenther explains where his enjoyment and ability to cook French cuisine came from. More Shows: https://www.echometownradio.com/mcdonell
November 23, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #2 - What to Expect when Having a Dog
Managing our expectations for dogs and why “letting go” of many pre-conceived thoughts and assumptions is important. Not all breeds are the same, but also remember that not all dogs within the same breed are necessarily the same. Having expectations also plays a role in training and may cause us to miss certain signals. Also, listen closely as Heather tips off certain places and events she’d never take her dogs (but many of you do) More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
November 22, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E3
Dr. Danny interviews Amanda Haines on the well-being of our school aged kids and how to see them for their potential! Find Dr. Amanda at On-site Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
November 21, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #55
This week with Marcon Unleashed, Dan is back wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, along with talking about opening weekend for hunting season! Check out the Black Friday sales at the shop because there is a lot going on! Dan is also reflecting on Musky Tank from this previous month and what is to come.
November 21, 2022
Let the Kids Play 11/19/22
What is Derek looking forward to this Thanksgiving and local hockey talk
November 19, 2022
Menom Podcast S2E14 - The Log Jam Eatery
Kristin Schenck sits with Becca and Dustyn to talk all about this popular spot in town. She discusses pivoting to take-out during the pandemic and the surprising challenges, but also how the transition has been returning to “normal”. She takes us into the history of the restaurant and its development over time. The business has been running for over 16 years. Why did she do it? Her passion for food and where the menu builds come from. Any new projects on the horizon? More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
November 18, 2022
Accusations Against Local Middle School Teacher
We discuss the fallout from this week's bombshell accusations against a popular Eau Claire Middle School math/science teacher...plus positive Chippewa Falls news More Shows:
November 17, 2022
Banker with a Beer - John Frank, local political expert and longtime professor
This week’s beverage of choice: Orval Trappist Ale John talks to us about the recent elections and the overall political landscape locally and nationally. His background included spending 14 years working in Washington and we dive into those experiences. But ultimately the conversation focuses on a simple question….”why did the 2022 midterm election play out the way it did”. What were the driving forces and what the true influences turned out to be. Where do we go from here? Does John see a move back to the middle.
November 17, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Gary Suter
Madison, Wisconsin native Gary Suter went from youth hockey to the greatest heights of the game: playing (and winning) in Stanley Cup championships, Olympics and World Cups of Hockey. He was a gritty, tough, offensive defenseman. You'll love listening to his stories! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 16, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #15 - Scott Montesano
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. This week she interviews Eau Claire Hometown Media owner Scott Montesano
November 16, 2022
Talk of the Town 11/15
The weather and an event highlighting business start-ups in the area is discussed on today's edition
November 15, 2022
Raise Your Mug Episode #3 - Discussion of the New Site Debuting in 2023
Christian Peterson with Cedar Falls Building Systems is the guest. He is the project manager for Country Jam’s new site and has been involved in everything from design to the current fulfillment of the project. With the new site coming this July, Christian and Kathy talk about the excitement around it. Including what this new location will have in terms of amenities and spectator-friendly additions. More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 15, 2022
Money Donuts - Cryptocurrency and Flying Cars
The Money Donuts team meets with Royal team members Kaylee and Sophie to learn about cryptocurrency, including what it is and how it works. The group also discusses the implications of this decentralized digital currency for Royal and our Members and shares resources for listeners to learn more about the evolving world of crypto.
November 15, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Two area football teams are representing the area in the WIAA Finals...Scott gives a post-mortem on the UW-Eau Claire Football season and where the program has to go from here...and we hear from the 9-time defending state champion Chippewa Falls Equestrian Team More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
November 14, 2022
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #2
Scott and Greg sit down with Heather Mishefske the owner of emBark to discuss how she started the area’s preeminent dog day care, dog grooming and dog behavior business. She tells us about a business that has been an institution in the region for almost 20 years and how she got into it. How a love and passion for animals turned into a career. The group enjoys beverages from Lift Bridge, Hop & Barrell and Drekker while taking part in the conversation
November 14, 2022
People, Places & Passions #3 - Altoona Yard Container Park
Mayor Brenden Pratt and City Administrator Mike Golat highlight an exciting new project coming to downtown Altoona. They chat with Lyle Stoflet from Containers Up, about a new endeavor that is bringing an all new commercial space to the city. Containers Up is a company that specializes in re-purposing containers into useable building space. Why is Altoona moving ahead with this and the goals for it. What business/operations should the community expect to populate the container park? More Episodes: People, Places & Passions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 14, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #54
This week on Marcon Unleashed, Dan is wishing the Marine Corps a happy birthday along with talking about his celebrations for Veterans Day. Also, Dan is diving into the results of this previous election and what is to come in the future. More Shows: Marcon Unleashed (echometownradio.com)
November 14, 2022
Baking Goodness - Brownie Swirls
Our little baker Alexia tells us about her birthday sleepover (talking about boys), gymnastics and takes us through a "brownie swirl" concoction she came up with. Is it yummy?
November 12, 2022
Let the Kids Play 11/12
NFL breakdown as the season is at the mid point...and Blugold Basketball and Football discussion
November 12, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part II
Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has taken a different approach to the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients. More Shows, including Part I of the conversation here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
November 11, 2022
11/10 Talk of the Town
Surprising election results...a local candidate that needs to dream a new dream...and hammering an easy target (Eau Claire Schools)
November 10, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Brad Hentschel CG City Planner
This week’s beverage of choice: Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter We dive into the happenings in Chippewa Falls as the city takes advantage of momentum that has continued over the last several years. Brad updates everyone on a variety of projects. The south side gets lots of attention but its far from the only area of the city that has exciting things happening. Why is this growth happening and why now? Residential growth and various housing developments. Why multi-family is more likely over single-family homes. The small differences in approach between Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire as both see growth.
November 10, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #5 - Home Sweet Menomonie
Its a full room on this podcast as Ashley DeMuth is joined by guests to discuss the Home Sweet Menomonie Program Lowell Prange – City Administrator John Kroening – Synergy Retirement Planning Strategies Randy Knaack – Mayor They discuss workforce development, talent attraction and tackle some of the issues as well as the myths. What is being done locally? It’s the “Home Sweet Menomonie” program. More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 09, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Zach Urdahl
Zach Urdahl takes us on his hockey journey through Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Madison, Wisconsin. He discusses what it took to get to the Badgers and some of the rivalries he has experienced throughout the years!
November 09, 2022
11/8 Talk of the Town
Scott details his voting experience and who did he vote for? A boardwalk proposal has hit a snag and should you take a swing at the Powerball
November 08, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #1 - Pocket Guide to Dog Treats
Heather takes us through choosing treats and proper ways to deliver it to your dog. Different dogs require different techniques. The nuance differences between using treats during training versus giving your dog a snack at home. Why you shouldn’t be concerned about giving your dog “human” food. Think of the three “S’s” = Small, Soft and Smelly Be cautious of how and when food is delivered, especially prior to an undesirable event. Some of Heather’s favorites including Happy Howies and Pet Fresh
November 08, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E2
Dr. Lona interviews Jen Sherbinow from Just Jen Fitness - located in downtown Chippewa Falls on strength and movement and mental health. Find Jen at Just Jen Fitness More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
November 07, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #53
New with Marcon Unleashed, Dan is reflecting on his weekend, especially with his wedding that went super smoothly! Time is flying by with the election coming up and what to expect with riots that may occur. Dan is also talking about the V8 and how it is affecting veterans and what is happening at the store this month!
November 07, 2022
Let the Kids Play -11/5
The weekly podcast that gets a kid's perspective on the sporting scene. Hosted by 6th grader Derek Montesano
November 05, 2022
Menom Podcast S2 E13 - Downtown Businesses
A pair of downtown Menomonie business owners visit with Becca and Dustyn. Maysa operates a vintage clothing store while Micah runs a full service creative agency. We learn all about Studio MLM and BarbaLynn’s Vintage, along with the overall perspective of downtown business operators. They discuss starting their own businesses and the process to that. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
November 04, 2022
11/3 Talk of the Town
Scott gives you the definitive timeline to put up your Christmas decorations...good news for a major employer in Eau Claire...a big event you should consider attending this weekend...and why a grocery store's decision to close is a good thing
November 03, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #12 - Top Five Fitness Mind Hacks
Jim talks with Craig Manthe, a CrossFit coach and trainer with almost 30 years experience in Eau Claire. Craig was one of the first CrossFit trainers in the area. How has fitness and training evolved during that time. Craig takes us through mindset principles for better training. 1) Timing 2) Routine 3) More than Zero 4) Steer back 5) Patience
November 03, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Chippewa Valley Free Clinic
This week’s beverage of choice: Fat Tire Amber Ale Guest: Brent Wogahn MD - Chippewa Valley Free Clinic We meet one of the leaders behind the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and learn more about the services offered by the program. Who is served and what programs are offered. How many people benefit annually from the clinic and why it is necessary in our community. Brent has been with the clinic for two decades and has seen the growth and evolution. He carries out fundraising and surgical intervention. Northwestern Bank is a supporter of the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic Order a promotional box to support the clinic by going to coffeegrounds.com/events
November 03, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #14 - UW Stout Chancellor
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank visits the cottage to update the community on the goings on at the university. She’s been at the university for three years having started just a few days before campus had to shutdown in March 2020. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 02, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Jason Zucker
Jason Zucker takes a break from his summer training to take us on his hockey journey. From the roller hockey rinks in Las Vegas to the NHL. He has quite a story to tell!
November 02, 2022
11/1 Talk of the Town
Halloween recap...bye-bye to a 'historic' building in Eau Claire...a local non-profit is on life-support...and controversy with the local Girl Scouts
November 01, 2022
Raise Your Mug Episode #2 - Benny Anderson w/ Visit Eau Claire
Benny Anderson, the Executive Director of Visit Eau Claire, sits with Kathy Wright discussing Jam and its natural tie-in to tourism in general in the area. - Benny clues us in on who he is the most excited to see at the July 2023 event. - They both discuss some of their favorite artists, especially some of their “first loves” in music. - Benny details the “Curd Crawl” and the two discuss the culinary delicacy that has its devoted local base. - The overall music scene in Eau Claire that includes both big and smaller events - The impact of the Pablo Center bringing in new events while still giving local groups a spotlight - They both talk about their experiences with the Silvermine Ski Jumping event and discuss all there is to do in the region in the coming winter months. - And the Osseo area gets love More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
November 01, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
It's playoff time and we look ahead to high school and UWEC postseason action...Interviews with coaches & players with both Eau Claire North and Eau Claire Memorial Football to recap their recent gridiron seasons More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
October 31, 2022
Baking Goodness - PB Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our little baker Alexia tells us about her first ever gymnastics competition with the Jr. Blugolds, what she is looking forward too with Halloween and we sample her homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!
October 29, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part I
Part I of a 2 part session Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has taken a different approach to the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients. Check out more shows, including episode 2 (dropping 11/18) here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
October 28, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Heidi Boxx
Jerry from Northwestern Bank meets with the people and organizations that make the Chippewa Valley a great place to live and work. From politicians to non-profit to local events and celebrities and much more. This week’s beverage of choice: Paulaner Oktoberfest Guest: Heidi Boxx One of the owners of the former Boxx Sanitation, and an entrepreneur, chats with Jerry and Scott. She dives into “life after” selling a business that was built. She takes us through the “entrepreneurial spirit”
October 27, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - 2013 UWEC National Champion Natty Boys
We talk with 10 members of the 2013 UWEC National Championship winning Natty Boys! The guys talk about how they came together as a team and achieved the ultimate goal!
October 27, 2022
Mack Chat #25 - International Student Program
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: CF Products Guests: Laurie Francis & Vika Kuchma We’re highlighting the international student program at McDonell. Laurie leads the international student program at the school and assists the relationship between the students, the school and community. We learn how her passion for traveling and experience teaching internationally led to her jumping at this opportunity. Vika, from Ukraine, provides the perspective of a foreign exchange student enjoying her second year at McDonell. Not only her time in our area, but what got her involved in being an exchange student and the influence of her faith. Find out all the different nations that are represented at McDonell!
October 26, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #4 - Dunn County Historical Society
Melissa Kneeland from the Dunn County Historical Society jumps on this episode to discuss tourism and some of the events and activities going on. She discusses updates and hands-on interactive exhibits that draw the attention of the young and old at the Rassbach Museum. Melissa tells us about a plan to create a “solar victory garden” that will help power the museum. Its all part of a sustainability initiative. We also learn about the sculptures that have popped up around Menomonie. And what’s this about the “parade of lights”?
October 26, 2022
Real Tru Talk #47 - Setting and Reaching Goals
Knelly brings Sarah McCutcheon on the program. Sarah is one of the newest team members and she is here to not only be introduced to the listeners but also for a discussion on setting, and achieving goals. For example, Sarah has set a goal of running a marathon in every state. They discuss establishing goals, reaching them and progressing from there. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 25, 2022
Dose of Dog - Unleashing your dogs reactivity
Have a dog that seems to "lunge" or bark often when you're out for a walk? Have you gone for dog walks very early in the morning or late at night only so that you can avoid what you think is triggering them? Heather is here with the psychology behind what is happening, why some dogs do this and offers hope that those 5AM walks don't have to be permanent!
October 25, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E1
Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona intro season 2 and the focus on health and well-being in the Chippewa Valley Find them at: www.cookchirocenter.com
October 24, 2022
Menom Podcast S2 E12 - Andrew Mericle: Elections and Mabel Tainter Theatre
Conversations with the people and organizations that make Menomonie and Dunn County. Becca and Dustyn chat with a myriad of characters. Andrew Mercile, Dunn County Clerk sits with our hosts to discuss local elections and government. He is also the board chair of the Mable Tainter and he promotes some upcoming events. Andrew discusses his experiences in local government, including the process that led to residential chicken coops in Menomonie. He details all the work that goes into putting on elections and what his job entails as the clerk. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 21, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Mike Jordan Chippewa Falls Chamber
This week’s beverage of choice: Guldran Draak Quadruple Guest: Mike Jordan Chippewa Falls Chamber Mike is retiring soon and he comes on to discuss the growth and changes that have happened over his 25 years running the Chippewa Falls Chamber. From dealing with economic changes, population shifts all the way to the recent COVID crisis. What are the area’s top benefits. In general, how has Chippewa Falls changed since 1997?
October 20, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Tony Granato
US Hockey Hall of Famer, long-time NHL player and coach, and current UW Badgers head coach Tony Granato. Tony joins us from the Kohl Center to talk about his life-long involvement of the game of hockey.
October 20, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #11 - Generations of Exercise
Jackie, Jim and Seth talk about how one exercises and how fitness journeys progress as one ages. The body changes and how working out evolves with it. The body has different needs depending on what stage of life one is at. All ages can do the same workout, it’s a matter of slight revisions. Each of the hosts represents a different age group and provide their own personal experiences. Its not necessarily a downward trajectory. There are likely things you’ll do better as one ages. How life changes, such as babies, force alterations that are important.
October 19, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #13 - More Mabel Tainter History
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. Pat Thibado is back to talk more about the history of the Mabel Tainter Theatre, starting with its restoration 50 years ago. Its function as a library and even some “stolen art” intrigue. He also gives us information on the Evergreen Cemetary. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club
October 19, 2022
Real Tru Talk #46 - 5 Principles to Unlock Natural Gifts to Raise Entrepreneurial Daughters
A great discussion about fostering an entrepreneurial spirit with your kids. Its a conversation that involves both local moms who juggle their careers and family, along with their daughters they’ve invited into their business. Alyce Dailey, the author of the new book “Magic Mom” is the guest and goes through MAGIC which helps mothers create lives while leading their daughters to live powerfully. Model, Affirm, Grace, Inquire and Coach More details on the book The Magic Mom - Alyce Dailey
October 18, 2022
Country Jam 2023 Line-Up Announcement
On the debut of this new podcast series presented by Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, WI, General Manager Kathy Wright takes us through the announcement of the acts that will be performing in 2023. Remember, Country Jam 2023 is July 21-22 and for tickets and other information visit Country Jam USA | Country Music Festival | Wisconsin | Minnesota (countryjamwi.com) More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 18, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
The WIAA Football brackets are out and who locally has the best chance...why the WIAA failed local student-athletes...and Scott chats with CHI-HI girls volleyball and Regis/Altoona girls golf.
October 17, 2022
People, Places & Passions #2 - CrossFit River Prairie
Lace up those sneakers because on this episode we are meeting the people behind CrossFit River Prairie and learn why a guy with a financial background opened a workout spot. What exactly is crossfit and why was River Prairie and Altoona selected as the site. Bob Tanner, Erika Tanner and Tanner Hoversholm introduce us to the business and themselves.
October 17, 2022
Baking Goodness - Chocolate Chip Croissants
Alexia talks about her upcoming birthday, being nervous about an upcoming event and tries her hand at baking chocolate chip croissants.
October 15, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #16 - Christina Funk
Dr. Usher brings to us Christina Funk, a nurse practitioner with ReforMedicine. She is the director of obesity medical services working with patients with the medical weight loss program. The goals she has and the foundations she sees in weight loss. Helping people understand the multitude of differing opinions and information they receive and what to focus on.
October 14, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Child Care
This week’s beverage of choice: Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Guest: Garret Bresina – Owner of Kids USA in Chippewa Falls All parents of young children will understand and sympathize with this: the daycare and child care crisis that is all over including here in the Chippewa Valley. Staffing limitations, leading to not enough access which ultimately turns into stressed out parents Former Marine Garret and his wife have owned Kids USA since 2004 and have an extensive background in the industry. He describes the issues and how it goes back to long before the pandemic. He also details what child care centers do, which goes beyond being a “place to put your kids during the day”
October 13, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Andy Johnson
Andy Johnson is an Eau Claire native and current Los Angeles Kings scout. He is also the former Sioux City Musketeer General Manager and was the USHL's General Manager of the Year in 2021-2022. Andy chronicles his journey from Eau Claire high school hockey player, to a journalist who liked to watch and critique hockey players/games, to USHL General Manager of the Year, to NHL scout with the Los Angeles Kings. Andy's is an incredible story that you won't want to miss! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
October 13, 2022
Mack Chat #24 - Meet the Principal (Holy Ghost)
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Thaler Oil Company Guests: Ryker Maloney & Jerry Smith Molly heads to Holy Ghost Elementary school to chat with the principal Jerry Smith and one of the students, Rykar Maloney. Rykar gives us a students perspective and Jerry dives into what’s its been like to enter into school administration and his sports background. We also learn where Jerry’s noticeable accent comes from. They also detail their faith journey which are unique. Rykar is going through the process of communion while Jerry was initially raised in the Baptist faith.
October 12, 2022
Money Donuts - Catching Up on Student Loans
If you're wondering how higher education funding works, this episode is a great place to start! The Money Donuts team is joined by Royal's private student loan expert Shae to discuss some student loan basics. We cover the differences between federal and private student loans, share answers to common student loan questions, and more. More Shows: https://www.echometownradio.com/money-donuts
October 12, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #3 - UW Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank
UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank is the guest on this episode, discussing what is happening on campus and its partnership with the community. She discusses personally being welcomed to the community when she first arrived and how those introductions have carried over. They also breakdown what the “investiture” actually is. We bet its something you know all about, but you know it by a different name. The evolution of the campus and the Heritage Hall efforts. What can listeners do to support the local university to receive state funding for projects. Also, a discussion on inclusion efforts on campus. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 12, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #24 - 5 Dog Training Advices you Need to Let Go Of
On this episode Heather goes back and tells us about some long-standing dog training advices that need to be let go of and/or revised. What may have been accurate 30 years ago isn’t necessarily the case now, with more data and more science available. - The Dog Should Eat First - Dogs on the furniture - Through the door first - Can dogs have ‘human’ food? - Dogs are a den animal More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 11, 2022
Real Tru Talk #45 - Gain Control over the Uncontrollable Market
Knelly talks with home mortgage lender Marcus Laskowski on strategies and tips for buyers and sellers to help navigate the news they are hearing. They help provide a way to gain some control over something that is otherwise uncontrollable. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
October 11, 2022
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #1
Pull up a chair and enjoy a beverage with us. Scott and Greg drink with Chase from the all-new Valley Sports Academy. They discuss their beverage selections while we also learn more about the new VSA operation in Lake Hallie. Why was it built, what the future goals are and Chase drops a VERY BIG bit of news as to what is planned in terms of the future for VSA. Scott: Bloomer Beer Selection Greg: 608 Brewing Selection Chase: Lift Bridge Selection
October 10, 2022
Menom Podcast S2 E11 - Tammy Simon and Local Tourism
Conversations with the people and organizations that make Menomonie and Dunn County. Becca and Dustyn chat with a myriad of characters. Becca and Dustyn discuss some changes that have come with the podcast starting with this episode and going forward. They then bring on their guest for this week. Tammy Simon from the Menomonie Chamber and Visitor Center joins the program to discuss tourism in the area. The benefits this area has that are keeping people from always looking outside the region. Menomonie is more than just a “place to on the way to XYZ” All of them also talk about seeing their first shows at the Mabel Tainter, something a couple of them hadn’t done until very recently. Other hidden gems are brought up like the Rassbach Museum and the new sculpture tour
October 07, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Service Clubs
This week’s beverage of choice: Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company Guest: Karen Hebert – Area Service Clubs Service clubs are the lifeblood to many events in a community and Karen joins us to discuss what they do and their future in the area. She has been actively involved in Rotary International and was recently the District Governor. How was she attracted to participating in service clubs and what has she gotten out it. What can be done to pull in a new generation
October 06, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #12 - Tainter Family History
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. You’ve heard and seen the “Tainter” name all over Menomonie. You may even think you know the story. Emilie talks with Pat Thibado a local historian and they are discussing all things Mabel Tainter. Pat educates on the family and the name behind the theatre. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY BOOKED AT JAKES SUPPER CLUB! JAKES HAS PRIVATE ROOMS TO ACCOMMODATE ANY SIZE GROUP - INCLUDING TWO LARGE DINING ROOMS OVERLOOKING BEAUTIFUL TAINTER LAKE! JAKES BANQUET PARTY SERVICES INCLUDE FULL BAR, SPECIAL BUFFET AND MENU OPTIONS ALONG WITH THE CREATIVE 'KNOW HOW' TO MAKE YOUR PARTY THE NORTHWOODS EXPERIENCE YOUR LOOKING FOR! CALL JAKES RIGHT NOW AND LET THEM HELP YOU MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AN EVENT TO REMEMBER! GOT TO jakessupperclub.com FOR MORE DETAILS.
October 05, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #10 - Seth Subiaga Fitness Coach
We are introduced to Seth, one of the coaches at Momentum and learn about his journey. How he went from intern to full-time, which is a story that covers any number of career paths for people. - Why did family circumstance and background and experience led him to kinesiology. - Why the arrival of COVID played a role in him landing at Momentum - What his takeaways have been, which go way beyond fitness but more life lessons. - The challenges he has faced at Momentum - He also dives into his love story. - And some of his podcasts, included one that involved disappearances in a specific foreign country
October 05, 2022
Real Tru Talk #44 - Relocating to the Area & Buying Remotely
Dillon and Cassidy, along with their one-year old son Nolan, come on the program. They recently moved from Texas and closed on a home in Eau Claire. Knelly talks to them about buying a home that they never stepped foot in. They take us through the process of having to “remotely house hunt” and the role Knelly and her team played. How they did virtual showings and they way that process played out.
October 04, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #15 - Health Coaching
This week we are introduced to Kris Greener, a health coach and educator with ReforMedicine. She works with patients in the popular medical weight loss program. What does a health coach do and the benefits they bring to those who utilize her at the practice? It’s not just educating, but the coaching. She identifies strengths and areas to improve a patient's nutrition. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 30, 2022
Mack Chat #23 - Principal & Student
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Stelter Incorporated Guests: Carter Stelter and Eric Wedemeyer Carter is a student and Eric is the principal at the McDonell and give us their perspective on what’s happening in the McDonell community. Eric, who is a alum and long time staff member, details his transition to the principal position. Carter is a senior student who participates in sports and gives us a peek at what student life is like. How their faith plays a role in their school experience and philosophy. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 28, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #2 - Tourism in the Area
On this episode Scott and Ashley and talking with Tammy, the tourism manager about all things…touristy! The focus on this episode is on the “visitor” aspect of what the organization does Tammy has been with the organization for a year and we learn what she does and plans for the future. What are her responsibilities and the goals for a person in a role such as hers. What visitor draws exist? Funding opportunities that exist for organizations Getting ideas from other communities
September 28, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #23 - When to go see Whom
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode, we learn the differences between dog trainers and dog behavior consultants and when each is preferred over the other More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
September 27, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Ryan Blick
Ryan Blick - Coach in Chief for the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA). Coach Blick takes us through what he believes is most important for player development and where he would like to see WAHA go into the future.
September 22, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #11 - Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin
On this episode, Emilie brings back Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, this time to discuss human trafficking and its impact in the area. They also get an update on Project Hope. Chief Atkinson tells us about the signs to look for in the community, as it’s the community that can play a big role in helping. There are signs that can be very noticeable if you are looking. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 21, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #9 - Running Sucks, but so do Burpees
Running sucks, but so do burpees! Jim and Jackie talk about diving into things you may not enjoy. They talk about running, why we avoid it but why it’s only necessary. They discuss tips to get one going with running, including intervals, and starting off slow. They also discuss when one should scale back their running! It’s all about running better, not just more. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s how we grow More Shows: echometownradio.com
September 21, 2022
Real Tru Talk #43 - Discussing Home Loans & Opportunities for Buyers/Sellers
Marcus from Edge Home Financial comes on the program to discus DSRC Loans. He talks about why he works for Edge and what separates them. What opportunities for buyers and sellers does he see happening from his side of the business. What is a “DSCR” Loan and how it differentiates from others? Who is it for? And how this can all lead to revenue for property owners. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
September 20, 2022
People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins
On the debut of this podcast series presented by the City of Altoona, we get the lowdown on the Ginormous Pumpkin Festival at River Prairie Park on 9/24/22. We meet Ben Paulzin from Down to Earth Garden Center and find out why he got into growing giant pumpkins, if giant pumpkins make for a good pumpkin pie and if he himself actually likes to eat pumpkins More Details on the Pumpkin Festival: Altoona Parks and Recreation | Facebook
September 19, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #14 - Self Fund Health Part II
Dr. Usher and Matt Ohrt have the second part of their conversation. Matt is one of the founders of Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits. Check out Episode #1 Here: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
September 16, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #1 - What is the Menomonie Chamber?
The podcast that provides a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center. On this episode Scott and Ashley, welcome the community into this new podcast series that will provide a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center. Melissa (Program Manager) and Tammy (Tourism Manager) give added insight. - What is the role of the chamber and what do they do? - Melissa, the program manager, tells us about her role and what she does - What is “Leadership Menomonie” - Tammy tells us how the leadership program opened her eyes to the area. - Fall, winter events to look ahead to on the tourism front. - All the various opportunities coming up for members
September 14, 2022
Mack Chat #22 - Giving Back
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Northwestern Bank Guests: Mary Jacobson and Jerry Jacobson Community leaders and supporters of the McDonell Area Catholic School system, Mary and Jerry are the guests on this episode. We learn their background but more importantly why and how they support McDonell. They give their advice to those interested in giving back.
September 14, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. Biting, and in particular puppies that bite, is a common issue that dog trainers deal with. Heather tackles the issue in this podcast. It’s a hard stage to get through, a big concern for both human and puppy alike. 1) It’s normal! 2) How schedule might impact biting 3) Being armed with toys 4) Identifying your puppy’s needs, to curb biting 5) Redirection tactics (including ‘flirt poles’) A great article on puppies living with humans doing natural behaviors : Kidnapped From Planet Dog - Whole Dog Journal (whole-dog-journal.com) Flirt pole : Tail Teaser Dog Flirt Pole (outwardhound.com)
September 13, 2022
Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies
Our little baker is now a 3rd grader and doing all the baking entirely on her own. As season #3 begins she tries a new type of cookie and we find out if she thinks it turned out "Yummy or Not Yummy"
September 10, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Jack Skille
Jack Skille takes us through his youth career, shares which coaches he was able to learn the most from, hanging out with the other 1st rounders at the draft, his professional career, and his role as Director of Hockey at Valley Sports Academy!
September 08, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy
On this episode, Emilie talks representatives from Xcel Energy to talk about the Cedar Falls Dam project. Rob and Tracy give us a deep dive into hydro energy in the area. We learn about how the dams were constructed, design elements, improvements and more.’ Some of the history and changes that have come. Oh, and along the way we learn what hydro energy actually is. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 07, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #8 - More Mailbag Questions
Jackie and Jim dive back into the mailbag and answer questions from many of the members from Momentum Fitness (and no doubt, questions you have as well). 1) Which Crossfit Movements Do Jackie and Jim find to be the most beneficial? 2) Mountains or Oceans, which one does each prefer? 3) The most challenging thing each has done 4) What did they do for fitness before Crossfit? 5) Favorite workout music? 6) If you could only eat one meal the rest of your life, what would it be? 7) How many pair of shoes do you have? More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 07, 2022
Real Tru Talk #42 - Selling a Special Place
Knelly brings friend, nurse, mother and Chippewa Falls native Amy Fish onto the podcast to discuss selling homes that “have meaning”. Amy and her family recently purchased their dream home, but that meant selling their previous cabin that they had created memories and moments at. We get Amy’s first hand experience going through the emotions associated with saying goodbye, even with the excitement of a new place. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
September 06, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #13 - Self Fund Health Part I
Dr. Usher introduces us to Matt Ohrt, who is one of the founders with Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits. Check back for Part II debuting 9/16/22 More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
September 02, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #21 - Top 4 Things to Do NOW to improve a dog's behavior
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode she takes us through an abbreviated version of her “TOP FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR” workshop
August 30, 2022
EC is Here - Kimera Way
The gang from EC is Here interviewed Kimera Way UWEC Foundation President and talked about the many ways tge foundation helps fund projects that help the community of Eau Claire! This includes having a big part in the Pablo Center and the new event Sonnetag Center! Jane and Jerry also talk about real estate, pets, and Zorn Arena!
August 29, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Roger Godin: Minnesota Wild's Curator
Minnesota Wild Curator - Roger Godin joins the podcast. Roger hails from New York, but found his way to the Wild via his time as the first director of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minnesota!
August 25, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with Padraig Gallagher from Stepping Stones of Dunn County 1) When and how Stepping Stones started. 2) The service area of the food pantry 3) Area services provides (lawn mowing, changing smoke detectors, etc.) 4) The shelter program 5) Funding sources 6) How many people are served 7) The greatest needs, including volunteers 8) He updates us on a project to a 24-hour shelter for the homeless 9) He takes us through the operation and features that the shelter will provide. 10) What/if any financial aide does county provide. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
August 24, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather discusses fear and anxiety in dogs. Its something many of us are familiar with from a human perspective but dogs also have the issue. What are signs to identify along with the do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling anxiety with your dog 1) Identifying fear and anxiety with the dog. How it presents in a dog’s behavior 2) Do talk to a trusted veterinarian 3) Reading body language 4) Enrichment for your dog 5) Behavior modification More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
August 20, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care
Dr. David Usher is diving into ways to think differently about health care especially with collision centers. Listen Here: https://www.echometownradio.com/reformedicine
August 19, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #7 - 5 Things You Should Do Now
Jackie and Jim are talking to you about the five things you can do right now! These are some things that you can practice in your lifestyle and share it with your family and friends to benefit yourself. More Shows: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
August 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #20 - Why I don't use punishment
Heather is going into the reasons as to why she does not use punishment towards her dogs. Learn a little more of the definition of punishment and the behavior patterns to discipline in the right ways. https://www.behaviorworks.org/files/articles/What's%20Wrong%20With%20this%20Picture-General.pdf
August 16, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses
Emilie is talking with State Representative of Assembly District 29, Clint Moses. Get to know Clint a little more, along with understanding what he does at the capital and his insight of some of the bills and laws that have been passed. Find out their take on the latest primary election that occurred this August. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
August 10, 2022
Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories
Think scams and fraud only happen to others? This Money Donuts® episode features Karen and Zac from Royal's Fraud team sharing real-world stories that will have you thinking twice! Besides these local scam stories, the team shares tips for keeping you and your family safe and explains how Royal helps victims recover. More Shows:
August 09, 2022
Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior
Heather sits down to discuss the five "rules" she has for utilizing behavior based practices, dubbed the "Basics of Behavior". 1. Reinforcement builds behavior. 2. Consequence drives behavior. 3. Listen to your learner. 4. Commit to being consistent. 5. Define expectations.
August 09, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #6
Sidney is diving into the key aspects of independence and how it affects all the parts of your life. Of course it's summertime and she is updating you with the best things from her summer so far and some of the biggest changes she has made to her day-to-day life!
August 08, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #11 - On/Off Site Clinics
This week, Dr. David Usher, is talking about one of his favorite topics, off site and on site clinics and how they work. More Shows https://www.echometownradio.com/reformedicine
August 05, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words
Jackie is talking with Doni Norberg with a session of Strong Moms say Bad Words. What does the summer look like for parents and how different it is from the school year. Figure out how they are going to survive the rest of their summer with their kiddos. More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
August 03, 2022
Real Tru Talk #40 - Wayne Marek w/ EC Children's Theatre
TruLiving is a proud supporter of the theatre and on this podcast Knelly talks with the director of the theatre Wayne about all things involving the organization. How did the theatre get started more than decades ago and the growth that has happened over the years. Knelly talks about her family’s own personal experiences with the local children’s theatre. The fundraising that is involved to keep the non-profit going. What to expect with the 2022-2023 season?
August 02, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies
Today on Dose of Dog, Heather is making sure you know the best practices of socialization for your puppies. These are things such as what is it? What you can do and familiarize yourself with what your dog needs to be socialized.
August 02, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice
Emilie is talking with Care Transition Coordinator of St. Croix Hospice, Erin Flug-Geissler. Get to know Erin a little more and what she does for the community. Along with opening your eyes to what really goes into hospice programs and options that you did not know you could have! In Memory of Linda Scary #hospice #health #dunncounty #menomonie #wisconsin (photo from St. Croix Hospice)
July 27, 2022
EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene
The EC is Here gang talks about the excellent music scene, events, and culture in the Eau Claire area and why this is another great reason to live in EC. Jane and Jerry sit down at River Jams, while Scott interviews Brad Stoughton of the local band Groove Merchants, Eau Claire All Stars and a local band teacher. More Shows: Eau Claire is Here Podcast (echometownradio.com)
July 25, 2022
Real Tru Talk - The Area's Real Estate Market Outlook Midway Into 2022
There is no doubt the markets are volatile, and that includes real estate. Knelly and the team talk about the shifting market and what they’ve seen. Overall, things remain very good. They are changing but change doesn’t necessarily mean “worse”. They dive into what the Chippewa Valley market looks like in the summer of 2022
July 19, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #18 - Arousal and Play and Excitement for Dogs
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather talks with Brian Munro, from Munro Training in South St. Paul and this time they are talking about arousal, excitement and play for dogs. Included are discussions on how your dog’s behavior and interests are likely to change as they reach maturity…just like with humans. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
July 19, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour #4
Michael Lee, the Director of the Mary Marquart Center in Eau Claire, is being interviewed by special guest, Lily. Get to know Mike a little more from this episode, as to what his career entails, along with some of the more fun questions that kids get creative with! Find out about some of the fun events the Boys and Girls Club have coming soon! More Shows: Empower Hour (echometownradio.com)
July 18, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District
This week Emilie’s guest at the cottage is Joe Zydowsky, the district administrator for the school district of the Menomine area. Ringing in his 9th year with his position in the school district, Joe goes into depth with some of the many victories and difficulties that occur within the district. How did covid create some changes that impacted the schools? More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
July 13, 2022
EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum
The EC is Here gang is back, this time talking with Olaf Lind from the Chippewa Valley Museum. They talk all about what the museum has to offer around the summer months. Also, Jane and Jerry give their first hand insight into the current local real estate market.
July 07, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #5 - Let's Paint the Town
This week on Coffee at the Cottage! Emilie is talking with the chair of Let’s Paint the Town, Sylvia Gengenbach. Along with your very own mayor of Menomonie, Randy Knaack. Learn what to expect when you go to Downtown Menomonie on Saturday, July 23rd! Behind the scenes of creating this event and how the community made this event possible.
July 06, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction
Fitness Edition Fact or Fiction Starting off one of the first episodes of the summer, Jackie and Jim are testing each other on the fitness truths and myths. Find out how some of these myths have affected your mindset in the gym.
July 06, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #17 - How to Pick a Breeder
What is new with Heather on Dose of Dogs? Well this week, she is talking about how to pick a breeder and figuring out what is the best fit for you! There is so much more that goes into finding a breeder and the right pup for you, what questions to ask, what you should explore when meeting the breeder, and more information to help you ensure that your dog is safe and healthy!
July 05, 2022
Money Donuts - The Sconny Co
Royal Business Member and Sconny Co founder Ethan joins the Money Donuts® team to discuss how he got started with his unique business. From coming up with the idea to getting buy-in from friends and family, Ethan shares his experience with writing a business plan, marketing, accounting, and opening a business banking account. He also offers some great advice for others looking to launch their own businesses!
July 05, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #10 - Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Michelle Golden, the Human Resources Director of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, discusses the partnership ReforMedicine has had with the school district, including on-site clinics (Cardinal Healthy) for employees. How does the relationship work, how and why it started and the benefits the school district sees including costs savings. More Episodes Here: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
June 24, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #5
We are officially back and ready to take on this summer to make it the best summer yet! Even though I have been away for quite a while, here is a little recap and updates as to what is next for myself along with Unapologetically Me!
June 24, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!
This week in Dose of Dogs Heather is diving into her summer reading list for training your dogs. These are not your typical “how to” books but they expand on the relationship you can have with your dog. Such as If Bones Would Rain From the Sky, The Culture Clash, Don’t Shoot the Dog, Inside of a Dog, Meet your Dog,The Other End of the Leash, and Plenty in Life is Free.
June 21, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie
Randy Knaack, the mayor of Menomonie, is the guest as the group talks about all the happenings in the community. Its summertime in the city!
June 17, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #4 - Seasons of Fitness
Jim and Jackie talk about the seasons of fitness and how things change throughout the calendar year. How does the summer compare to winter? Spring to fall? For example, in the summer we are more active outside, but with those events comes from food & drink. Why they view the Fall as the fitness schedule’s “New Year” and much more. More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
June 15, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #4 - Rod Smeltzer
Emilie is talking with a retired judge and dairy farmer! Listen to Rod Smeltzer take on how the court system works and how he came to be where he is today. Rod’s take on his work with the generational battle with alcohol and drug addictions in court and what is Rod up to now that he is retired!
June 15, 2022
Dose of Dog #16 - Hiking with your Dog
One of the best parts of having a dog is going for walks/hikes! Heather is here with some of the basics to remember 1) Types of harnesses to use (and yes, have your dog leashed and she explains why) 2) What to do with poop 3) Protection from fleas/ticks (and the items Heather has found worked the best) 4) Over etiquette, including what to do in regards to wildlife, other dogs and other humas
June 14, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #9 - Medical Weight Loss Program Overview
Dr. Usher gives a synopsis of the medical weight loss program that they run at the practice. They help hundreds of patients in the area every month. Some come directly, others through their employer’s health plan. Weight management is tied into most everything with personal health. They’ll help men and women lose approximately 10% of their body weight in just a couple of months. This is not a surgical procedure. There isn’t a special diet or unique workout program. There isn’t a ‘secret’ More Episodes Here: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
June 10, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #3 - Mailbag Edition
Jackie and Jim dive into some questions brought to them from members of Momentum Fitness 1) Why is Momentum one of the more expensive gyms in town? 2) What should you do if you’re injured? 3) If you could go anywhere, where would you go? 4) Do you take vitamins and supplements? 5) Does your spouse workout with you? 6) Are you planning on bringing back the Chippewa Valley Games? More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
June 01, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #3 - Eric Atkinson Menomonie Police Chief
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with the chief of police in Menomonie Eric Atkinson. 1) He touches on his background starting in Hudson and what he loves about Menomonie. What are the differences between the two communities? 2) Changes he has brought to the MPD over the last decade 3) Being proactive and support being doing things correctly as opposed to only enforcing what’s been done wrong. 4) Impact of what’s happening nationally in terms of recruiting new police officers 5) Mass shootings and how is Menomonie prepared for such a terrible occurrence. How training has evolved over the years. 6) The use of police officers in schools 7) How inflation is impacting policing 8) Handling domestic violence 9) Project Hope 10) Police officers being called “cops” More Episodes: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
June 01, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #15 - 4 everyday dog behavior management tools
On this episode Heather discusses “four easy management tools of a dog’s behavior”, all of which can be added to your daily routine, 1) Using “window clings” to combat a dog’s barking at the outside 2) Using a “long line leash”, which is Heather’s favorite tool for learning freedom 3) Having baby gates & crates and their uses with dogs 4) Dealing with issues in the car/truck utilizing harnesses More Dose of Dog episodes: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
May 31, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #8 - Truly Beneficial Benefits for Employees
On this episode, Amy Gibson from Erv Smith Services visits to talk about why they utilize direct-pay for their employee health plan. This is the third year Erv Smith Services has partnered with ReforMedicine. They have about 60 employees and 30 families and in all about 85 people on their health plan. So why did they make the switch in the first place? The worries they initially had and how they were overcome. Overall, what benefits have they seen in terms of health (lots of weight loss and morale is up) and costs (lots of money savings!).
May 27, 2022
Money Donuts - Talking Real Money with the CFO of RCU
Steve and James sit down with Royal’s Chief Financial Officer Jon to get his insights into credit unions, rates, the economy, and donuts in this timely episode. Between explaining how credit unions exist to help Members and a quick economics course, Jon also shares his favorite donut and some thoughts about how to prepare for the future. Learn more at rcu.org/podcast
May 24, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #2 - Menomonie Mayor Visits
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with the mayor of Menomonie Randy Knaack. 1) He talks about Project Hope, which started a couple of years ago and deals with drug abuse in the surrounding community. What is the program and its objective. He also touches on the community-based policing effort that is ongoing. 2) They move onto the “Stout Road Project” and open communication about it. 3) The “Winter Wonderland” project and Wolske Bay clean-up. 4) The economic growth the city has been seeing and his specifically talks about Ellsworth Cheese and the new facility they have. 5) Efforts centered addressing affordable housing, and housing options in totality in the community. 6) Randy’s goal to have another campground in the city 7) Working to keep the lake clean and what is being targeted regionally 8) Highlights a major event coming to downtown Menomonie in late July. Lets Paint the Town!
May 18, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #2
Jim is joined by Coach Dawn, who is the nutrition coach at Momentum Fitness. She tells us about her journey and how social media increased her interest in eating better and working out. She has been certified as a nutrition coach for a few years and where she comes along in the health-habit process for members. It’s about building better habits and a lifestyle, not just calorie counting and “good” vs. “bad” foods. Who benefits from having a nutrition coach? More Shows:
May 18, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #14 - Coat brushing, toe-nail care and more
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather discusses “husbandry”, a discussion sparked by what she has been hearing from clients. Its all based on cooperative care. 1) Tips for brushing your dog 2) How to care for you dog’s toe nails 3) Things to be mindful about when putting on a leash/harness to go outside More Shows:
May 17, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour #3
Mollie, the director of the Chippewa Falls location, talks with Riley, one of the kids who comes to the center. Riley steps inside Mollie’s office to ask her a number of great questions from a kid’s perspective. More Shows: Empower Hour (echometownradio.com)
May 13, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #7 - The Doctor's Wife
David’s wife Patti joins the program to discuss a variety of topics related to breaking down the conventional methods of medical practices. Why practices and individual doctors should consider leaving the “familiar” for a direct-pay method. What it has meant for David and Patti and what they have seen over the last decade plus. The history of how they built the practice along with the challenges that developed and ultimately the benefits. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com) #directpaymedicine #physicians #medicalpractice #directpaymedicalpractice
May 13, 2022
Come when Called!
COME HERE!!! Want your dog to come to you? Heather from emBark breaks down all that goes into this learned behavior. - Getting your dog to come when called - Capturing "owner gravity" - Puppies vs. Older Dogs - Common misconceptions - Using names and verbal cues - Any differences between breeds
May 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #1
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this debut episode… - Why a podcast and we describe the unique location of these recordings - We learn about who Emilie is and her background that has included living in a variety of places o How her time living on the west coast, influences her now - Favorite things and spots around the area - What can we expect on this podcast
May 04, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #1
Hosted by the people behind Momentum Fitness in Eau Claire. Their mission is to create a family of hard-working, humble and fitness-minded people. Jackie and Jim, in honor of Mother’s Day, talk to their moms on this edition of the podcast. Mo and Vicki tell us about themselves, raising their families and much more. There are plenty of “fun” questions the moms answer. Including: Have they ever been arrested? What was their first car? Oh, and any secrets about the hosts? Podcast Site: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
May 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #13 - The myth of the "normal dog"
On this episode Heather discusses the “myth of the normal” dog. While many of us have an idea of the common characteristics of dogs, the truth is every dog is different. Be careful what your expectations are and where those expectations come from. What is the context you are seeing a behavior? Lots of this revolves around social situations and the expectations and assumptions we put on what is normal vs. abnormal. “Normal” can be viewed a number of different ways. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
May 03, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #6 - Workplace Healthcare Options
How employers and employees can save OODLES of cash by using a medical provider like ReforMedicine. A number of local businesses already provide this option. Ways employers and employees benefit from using a Direct-Pay healthcare provider. Dr. David Usher takes us through the highlights and what he and ReforMedicine have been able to provide for area businesses. Why changes in health insurance a decade make this an option to strongly consider. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
April 29, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Mark Strobel & Peyton Huls
Mark Strobel tells of his hardscrabble upbringing on the East Side of St. Paul, to his hockey success at Hill-Murray High School, to his days as a UW Badger, through his journey through the coaching ranks. Mark's work ethic and faith have carried him through good times and bad. Peyton Huls tells about his first season as an Eau Claire Mustang Pee Wee, working on his skills, as well as his hockey "salad"! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 28, 2022
Real Tru Talk #21 -Living in Eau Claire
Knelly and Kathryn discuss their favorite haunts and locations in the Eau Claire area. They talk about what it's like to raise kids in Eau Claire.
April 26, 2022
Dose of Dog #13 - Dog Training Myths
Area dog training expert Heather busts some common myths when it comes to getting desired behavior from your dog. Things have evolved over the years and its not right to just keep doing things the same way. 1) Reinforcing fear 2) You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you? 3) Dominance 4) Playing tug
April 26, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #4
Sidney is a local college-student sharing her thoughts on the world. We always "hear" about what the next generation is thinking but here is our chance to actually listen. On this episode she discusses mental health. Mental Health is a never ending battle, don’t shy away, let’s face it head on! More Shows: Unapologetically Me (echometownradio.com)
April 25, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Minnesota Made Hockey
What started out as a way to get his son some extra ice time has grown into a huge organization the services over 6,000 hockey players a year at 2 sites - Edina and St. Louis Park, MN - Minnesota Made Hockey! Bernie's story starts as a dad looking to get his son some extra ice time. One clinic led to two, which led to four which grew to what it is today. Listen to Bernie's story of passions, dedication and commitment to the great game of hockey! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 21, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34 "Preventing Burn Out"
- Talking about the importance of work life balance and their personal growth from it! - The teams’ goals with “unplugging” and how they manage their rest and keeping burn out to a minimum - Learning about the “80 20” Rule, are you being honest to yourself about your 80 20? - Their top 5 takeaways to prevent getting burnt out! More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 19, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #5 - Health Care Finances
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. Diane Peterson, who oversees many of the aspects of ReforMedicne, talks with Dr. Usher about why she works with the practice. She has a unique perspective on healthcare and finances. She does a deep dive into modern healthcare finances and how we ended up here over the last 20 years. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
April 15, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Sis Paulsen
Listen in as Sis takes us through her youth hockey days, playing checking hockey with the boys, through high school, then, to the inaugural season with the Wisconsin Badgers Women's Team! Following a few years of coaching at a variety of levels, Sis has found her home as the Director of Hockey Operations and Equipment Manager with the Women Badgers with some US National/Olympic Team duties sprinkled in. You don't want to miss this episode! Rice Lake Pee Wee Phoenix Randall-Hoeft talks about his multi-sport athleticism, his hockey hair and the Michigan goal he scored this year! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 14, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34
Diving into introductions of the team members Get a little more insight on the market in Lake City! More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 12, 2022
Money Donuts - Tips for Job Seeking & Selling Yourself
James, Cooper, and Steve join Joe and Danielle from Royal's Talent Services team to discuss tips for selling yourself, applying for jobs, and finding new career opportunities. Even if you're not looking for a career change right now, this episode has some great information about best practices for future job seekers and the current job market. More Shows: Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (echometownradio.com)
April 12, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Charlotte Akervik and Ann Wilgren
Charlotte and Anna take us through playing with and against boys, to their epic battles in high school, and playing together at MSU-Mankato. Anna shares her experiences with the US National team. Aubrie Dowd takes us through her season which resulted i her team playing in the state tournament, getting scored on by one of her WEHL teammates and her excitement to play with the Chippewa Falls/Menomonie high school co-op team next year! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 07, 2022
Real Tru Talk #26 - Back in the Game
We get a recap of the team to see what they have been up to and summary from this past quarter! What is new in the housing market with interest rates and affordability with homeowners? Best 1st Quarter Ever for the team by helping 50 families and getting a look at what the rest of the year looks like What is new with the expansion in Hudson? Record Low Interest More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
April 05, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #3
Starting off new traditions and making sure you are taking that extra time for yourself on the daily! What do you tell yourself in the morning? Make a playlist, power pose, do what you gotta do to improve your well being, not the person right next to you! More Shows: https://www.echometownradio.com/unapologetically-me
April 03, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #4 - Mental Health Services
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. On this episode... Angela Trapani a psychiatric nurse practitioner who recently joined the practice talks with Dr. Usher about mental health. Behavioral health and physical health are tied together. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
April 01, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - John Harrington & Porter Anderson
John "Bah" Harrington takes us through growing up in Virginia, MN, playing at UMD, experiencing the "Miracle on Ice" firsthand and his coaching journey since his playing career ended. Porter Anderson tells us about his dedication while coming back from a broken collar bone, his scoring prowess, his love of the game and his excitement in making the VSA Guardian elite team! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 30, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #11 - Living with Dogs with Uncommon Ailments
Heather talks with Sara and Jim about megaesophagus in dogs and living with dogs that have this ailment. So what is this diagnosis, what does it mean for your dog and what does it mean for the human? Overall, it’s a conversation about living with dogs that may have any new illness or medical issue. Especially ones that may not be what we would consider “common” More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
March 28, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Knelly and her team discusses taking chances and trying new things and the challenges to overcome. Both in their careers and personal life. Katherine talks about how she has gone sky diving, scuba diving and performed with a jazz band among many things within the last year. How does trying these new adventures apply to her career too. Lisa N expresses how the team in general has helped her step outside her own comfort zone, including things like this podcast. Lisa B discusses pulling the trigger to getting into real estate and the leap of faith that took. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 27, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Local NHL player Jake McCabe & A Youth Player
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe joins us for our next episode. Jake has had an 8 year professional career - 7 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and this season with the Chicago Blackhawks. Jake's career has risen steadily from the USNDTP, to the Badgers, to the NHL. EC Mustang Dane Nodolf talks about his hat trick and what he does to work on his shot. His goal next year is to play on the Pee Wee A team. We hope he makes it! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 24, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #2
The world as seen through the eyes of a Chippewa Valley college student. Sidney provides her take on issues and life in general. On this episode Falling on your butt is more fun than you think, you can come back stronger and here are some ideas to get out of your head and remind yourself of your worth.
March 21, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #3 - Medical Weight Loss
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. Obesity is a medical diagnosis and ReforMedicine has a program in place to help patients. What does it mean to have obesity and the approach ReforMedicine has. The typical patient comes with issues associated with obesity, including chronic diseases and stress. Why its all about giving back control to the patient What to expect when you join the plan. More episodes here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
March 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - DI College Player & Local Youth Girls Hockey Players
Minnesota State Mankato Maverick - Andy Carroll - takes us through his journey as an undersized high school defenseman to the Number One Division 1 hockey team in the country! ECA Stars 10U players Kenna and Sierra talk about their season, making it to state and how excited they are for next season to start! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #10 - Crate Training
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. This is a skill every dog should have. Whether as a new routine, or out of necessity, there is a probability your dog may need to be transported via a crate. Heather, takes us through the why and when and little bit of the how. Whether the dog is a puppy or is a “old dog that need to learn a new trick”. More Episodes: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
March 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #2
Angela and Xenia from the Chippewa Valley Boys and Girls club stop by the Menomonie location to talk with a pair of kids about some of the programs. Elizabeth is a fourth grader Wakanda Elementary in Menomonie. She talks to us about summer camp, which has registration open right now. She talks to Xenia about what is involved in the program Bethany is a fifth grader at Oaklawn Elementary in Menomonie. She tells us all about the “Youth of the Year Gala Event” coming up in April. Bethany is the 2022 Junior Youth of the Year.
March 11, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Pro Athlete Finances & Local Girls Hockey Players
ECA Stars players Olivia and Charlotte Raygor welcome the BOS guys into their warming house and outdoor rink to talk about what they like about playing the great game of hockey! The BOS guys also meet Peter Byrne, a financial advisor who has helped numerous people in entertainment and sports. He gives us some insight into managing the finances of professional hockey players. More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 10, 2022
Roadtripz w/ Liz & Minz #1
Liz and Minz are getting ready to explore all of what Eau Claire and Chippewa has to offer. Listeners are there to be a part of their adventures and figure out the fun places to go see that people have not gone to before! One of their next adventures will be a pro wrestling tournament on March 12th. Their goal is to get people out of the house and go explore some of the many foodie finds, picture perfect spots, and even some of the spooky spots!
March 09, 2022
Money Donuts - Ana Explains Her Budgeting System
Royal team member Ana joins Money Donuts® to talk about her budgeting system, which uses separate accounts for different categories of expenses! Ana also shares her journey to finding a budgeting system that works for her as a 21-year-old college student. Listen now to learn how Ana budgets and get some great money management tips that can apply to almost any situation! More Shows Here Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (echometownradio.com)
March 08, 2022
Real Tru Talk #20 - Being a Mom and a Realtor
The moms of the TruLiving team introduce themselves and their families. They describe their work-life balances, and the pressures of being moms that they feel in their position. More Shows at Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
March 08, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #1
Chippewa Valley college student Sidney Gullickson gives her take on a variety of issues from the perspective of a young adult. How does she view the world. In this episode Reminding the world to have a backbone, confidence, and originality again. Confidence BUILDS Character Make the world yours, not somebody else's An introduction of who Sidney is and her goals with this podcast
March 07, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #2 - Intro to ReforMedicine Family Practice
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. What is ReforMedicine? What is this practice and why its probably not what you think. Ever have a hard time seeing your doctor? Don’t feel you have a relationship with your family doctor? Bettering the relationship between patients and physicians, while re-thinking the finances behind health care are the basis for Reform Medicine. Affordable care done in a better health care experience. What services ReforMedicine offer How does someone get started as a patient here More episodes here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
March 04, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - A Hockey Team Owner and a Local Mite Hockey Player
Bill McCoshen takes us through his journey from Superior, WI to Madison, WI and his involvement with hockey along the way. As a player, coach and team owner, Bill strives to provide opportunities that allow young hockey players to chase their dreams of playing at the junior, college and professional levels. Eau Claire’s Evan Raygor talks about learning the game from his dad, skating on their outdoor rink and his goal of playing in the NHL!
March 03, 2022
Dose of Dog: The 4 Things Every Dog Should be Taught
Heather covers four areas that every dog owner should teach/prepare their dog for. Some of these are pre-emptive skills which come in handy when an emergent situation arises. Think of them as “insurance”. Having knowledge just in case it’s needed - Using a Muzzle - Going in a crate - Being comfortable with another human - Wearing post-surgical attire Cooperative Muzzle Training video : Teaching A Dog To Wear A Muzzle (Muzzle Training) - YouTube The Muzzle Up Project : The Muzzle Up! Project | Muzzle advocacy, Education, and Training (muzzleupproject.com)
March 01, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Team Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin's Director of Player Development, Brad Byce, talks about the structure and goals of one of the top hockey development programs in the Upper Midwest. Then, a conversation with Eau Claire Youth Hockey player Conor Matthews, a member of the Bantam C team! More Shows at The Breakout Sessions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
February 24, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Staging your home
Home buyers, even in this hot market, won't necessarily purchase anything just because its available. Sarah McIntosh with New Life Staging talks about the importance of staging your home before putting it on the market. She also gives us some tips you can do before hiring someone and talks about when hiring someone may be a good option. Extra: We hear a fun story from Lisa!
February 22, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #1 - Getting to know your physician
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. On this episode, get to know your physician. Dr. David Usher tells us all about who he is. Not only his professional life but we learn about his family, his hobbies and passions. Why would he, or any doctor, leave a successful practice to try a different way of going things. You WANT to hear this. For more episodes: echometownradio.com/reformedicine
February 18, 2022
Mack Chat #15 - Meeting Steve "Sir" Roesler
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Cobblestone Hotels Guests: Sidney Flanagan – A senior at McDonell Steve “Sir” Roesler – A teacher who is retiring after more than four decades Molly and Sidney talk with Steve about his career in education and share stories as he nears retirement. McDonell has been his only teaching job since starting in 1975 and over the time he has taught Western Civilization, Government, Sociology, American History and many others. Mostly social studies but also P.E. and religion classes. We get the story behind his nickname “sir”. It involves a foreign exchange student in 1986. How a passion another had for “hang gliding”, led to him coaching track. Memories of Debbie Roesler Sidney and Molly take us inside what a “Sir” class is like.
February 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/a pioneer of Wisconsin Girls Hockey
Sue Mussey Kempf takes us through her pioneering career - as the first female to play boys high school hockey in Wisconsin, then on to Providence College where she starred in both hockey and softball.
February 17, 2022
Money Donuts - Behind the scenes with underwriting
The Money Donuts® team takes you behind the scenes with guests Chris and Rikki from Royal’s consumer loan underwriting team! We’ll take a look at Royal’s underwriting process, review credit score basics, and then get our guests’ expert insights into the best ways to take care of your credit and more. Get more at Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (echometownradio.com)
February 15, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #8 - Surviving your Dog's Adolescent/Teenage Years
Heather, from embark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. Surviving your Dog’s Adolescent/Teenage Years - Just like humans, adolescent and teenage years have their unique challenges. It lasts from when a puppy is just a few months old until they are 2-3 years old. - What behaviors are prevalent among teenage dogs, such as impulsivity and focusing issues - Why dogs get relinquished to shelters at a higher percentage during this time. It’s a hard time for both dog and human - Heather explains the “why” behind the behaviors and the steps that can be taken. And that includes LOTS OF PATIENCE - “Burning off Energy” is not a simple fix. Instead, its much deeper than that. Including rewarding desired behaviors with treat stations. - Its okay to avoid things as opposed to forcing a behavior
February 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #1
Does Chippewa Valley Boys & Girls Club CEO Ann Kaiser dye her hair? We get that, and many other, honest answers as she sits down for an adorable interview with 2nd grader Mabel Mabel, an Eau Claire second-grader and part of the kid community at the Eau Claire Boys and Girls Club interviews the CEO Ann Kaiser. Thanks to Mabel’s questioning we learn: How the Boys and Girls Club came to be in the Chippewa Valley How many in total exist Teenagers get to stay later, but kids Mabel’s age not as long (she wishes she could stay later) Youth of the Year Gala Event in April and Lemonade Day in August The experiences and opportunities kids get Why people think the kids at the program are “bad”. The reality is, the program is for EVERYONE How do people get on the board of directors. Why the Boys and Girls Club is at a former church Ann’s favorite parts of working at the Boys and Girls Club and why she chose to work here Does Ann dye her hair or does she have any tattoos? Yes, those were asked and ANSWERED!
February 11, 2022
Real Tru Talk #19 - 5 Things to Consider Before Buying an AirBNB
Five things to consider before buying an airbnb. Knelly and the team discuss their airbnb situations and what makes them successful.
February 08, 2022
Dose of Dog - Potty Training
Podcast sponsored by emBark Heather is here talking POOP.
February 08, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Mark Osiecki
Coach Osiecki helps us understand how a player who was : too slow, not athletic enough, couldn't shoot, wasn't fast enough, etc. could earn a Division 1 scholarship and carve out a 5 year professional career and develop top notch defenseman throughout his coaching career. His "jewelry box" is loaded with championship rings and medals! Then, Tyler Patrow is a youth hockey player who is in his 3rd year of playing hockey. He tells us what he likes most about playing the game and who some of his favorite teammates are.
February 03, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #7 - Proper Training of Bully Breeds
Brian Munro a certified dog behavior consultant in Minnesota, who joins Heather to discuss the proper training of “bully” breeds of dogs. Why Brian eschews some training methods that lean on using “dominance” for these breeds. He uses more “reward based” methods. The arousal level of “Bully” Breeds and how to utilize that in training desired behaviors Helping these breeds learn how to be calm What behaviors to capture when you first bring the dog home https://brianmunrodogtraining.com/ Book: Canine Enrichment For The Real World https://www.dogwise.com/canine-enrichment-for-the-real-world/
February 01, 2022
Real Tru Talk #12 - What's it Like to be Part of a Team
Knelly sits down with her team to discuss what it is like being part of a real estate team. They discuss what they have learned from each other, and how they have come to depend on one another in their everyday lives. EXTRA: Lisa tells a behind the scenes story
February 01, 2022
Dose of Dog - Meeting Your Dog's Needs
A subject that Heather is very passionate about as she touches on how expectations and genetics come together in dog’s behavior. Sometimes what we want, goes against what a dog is naturally programmed to do. She breaks down her discussion by various breeds including herding, working and sporting. How do you adapt, but still achieve desired behaviors. Kim Brophy : Meet Your Dog: the Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Kim Brophey (meetyourdogbook.com) Molly Sumridge (Carroll College) : Primitive Dogs — Couch Wolves Www.snifspot.com
January 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Jordan Steinmetz
Jordan Steinmetz talks about being an all-around high school athlete, who almost chose to play baseball in college, until he was noticed at a hockey tournament and his sport path drastically changed! He went from the NAHL to the USHL to Division 1 hockey at St. Lawrence University. He talks about leadership and what skills have helped him stay in the game! McKayla Zilisch and her Fox Cities Stars teammates had a great result at their recent Holiday Tournament in Chippewa Falls - they won the whole tournament! McKayla talks about growing up with hockey playing brothers and her future of playing Division 1 hockey next season at St. Cloud State University. This 27th Episode is sponsored by: * Dooley's Pub - the place to go for a traditional Irish Pub experience with quality food, good prices and beverages. * Riverside Bike and Skate - Eau Claire's hockey headquarters which is the oldest hockey store in the state of Wisconsin.
January 13, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Sam Stange
JC and Mogey's guest is former Eau Claire North standout athlete Sam Stange. Sam excelled in baseball and hockey while in Eau Claire, including hitting a last at bat homer that lifted the Huskies to the 2019 state baseball title. However, hockey is where he making his mark at the elite level as he is currently a Wisconsin Badger and has been drafted to play professionally by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Sam talks about his rise to become a Badger and the work needed to get to the next step. Also joining the program are current North high school hockey players Noah, Jacob and Gabe Bestul. Three brothers who made the varsity squad. Remedy Bloody Mary Mix - out of Wisconsin, created to satisfy your deep craving for a Bloody Mary! Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic - Dedicated and committed to the health care needs of patients in Western Wisconsin since 1954.
January 06, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #5 - Jumping Up
Heather tackles the issue of dogs “jumping up”. She dives into the behavior, which can be a big issue for many dogs and their humans. - Why do dogs do it? - Does saying “off” to your dog, or squeezing their paws, serve as proper responses? - Using the “treat scatter” method to redirect - Developing the desired behavior through predictable scenarios
January 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #4: Handling Large Gatherings (Like at the Holidays) for your Dog
We know holiday time can be stressful for adults. Well, it can be the same for dogs, especially if you are having lots of guests (strangers) coming over for gatherings. What should you know? Heather is joined by Dawn Olson, another certified professional dog trainer at emBark. Dawn’s expertise is in managing the dynamic between kids and dogs and she provides some key points to whenever you have large gatherings (like at holiday time) Tips on where the dog should be, hugging your dog and should you put costumes on your dog?
December 14, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #3 - Loose Leash Walking
Presented by emBark in Eau Claire, WI Like taking your dog for walks around your neighborhood and need to use a leash? Or think of when you have to leash your dog to bring them to place (like vets or to grooming) Well, that is a trained behavior for your dog and Heather takes us through the process to develop the best “loose leash walkers” o The human, not equipment, teaches loose leash walking o Defining what you want loose leash walking to be o What type of harness Heather prefers o What does 3AM have to do with anything?!?!? Define your “take out window”
November 30, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #2 - Humane Hierarchy: Best practices to handle behavior
Humane Hierarchy – Best practices to handle behavior 1) What is this “hierarchy” and how does it apply? This is Heather’s tool box for working with dogs and improving behaviors. 2) Taking a holistic view of the dog 3) Changing behaviors by revising environments 4) Example of setting the dog up for successful behaviors 5) Using positive reinforcement with examples 6) Also positive punishment to stop behavior and does Heather see value in this Application-of-the-Humane-Hierarchy-Position-Statement.pdf (ccpdt.org)
November 16, 2021
Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog
Winter Fun at Home with Your Dog - With colder weather here, things to do with your dog inside your home that benefits them - Using things like “hand targets”, “chin rests” and “paw crosses”
November 02, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry
Michael Perry - humorist, singer/song-writer, writer and part-time pig farmer comes back to the program. The gang has a conversation while enjoying a special Non-Alcoholic beer from Brewdog called Nanny State, a "hoppy N/A ale" - How he has adapted over the last year, and took advantage of multiple avenues - Balancing his work which can be urban with his love of rural and blue collar. - The joy he gets from being able to have so many experiences - What is the one time he truly gets to thank his audience - Advice for those entering the “gig” economy - Thoughts on internet-influencing - Would he ever consider leaving the state and where would he go?
October 28, 2021
Dose of Dog #24 - Door Dashing
It’s a safety issue and one that frustrates many dog owners. - What to do if your dog is prone to rushing out open doors - She takes us through building proper behaviors through reinforcements - She discusses house doors, car doors and other “doors”
October 19, 2021
Dose of Dog #23 - Triggers and Thresholds
Heather takes up through recognizing when your dog is getting uncomfortable and what to do. The fact that almost anything can be a trigger for a dog and what are the signs to look for Learning how much your dog can handle
October 05, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #1
Dan Marcon tells us about himself. His small town upbringing, military background, his education and what has led him to now. Did you know he worked security detail for some well-known celebrities? What is Marc-On Shooting and the business he has built. He gives you a hint as to what the podcast will be about. He’ll be a straight-shooter (no pun intended) on some deep topics. Including political topics, local and a national. He touches on some recent local issues he has been involved in and nationally gives thoughts on Afghanistan.
October 04, 2021
Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories
Heather is telling us about her favorite canine accessories. From a variety of self-feeders, to snuffle mats, to harnesses for walking and treat pouches she covers many items she recommends.
September 21, 2021
Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin
Kathy Pobloskie from the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin organization is the guest, telling us all about this wonderful organization which helps to reunite families with their missing dogs. She takes us through how their process works and gives some great tips that you can do to help find your lost dog. She also explains why old-fashioned flyers remain a very useful tool even with the rise of social media. About Us | Lost Dogs of Wisconsin Lost Dogs of Wisconsin | Facebook
August 31, 2021
Dose of Dog #20 - Preparing your dog to be left alone
Do you feel guilty leaving your dog home alone? This is the episode for you! With schedules changing, and kids headed back to school, more family dogs will be left home alone. How do you acclimate your dog to the changes and make it so your dog can flourish being home alone and during your absences?
August 17, 2021
Dose of Dog #18 - Therapy/Service/Emotional Support Dogs
http://www.wonderpupdogtraining.com/2019/04/02/emotional-support-animal-therapy-dog-or-service-animal-is-there-a-difference/ Heather discusses the differences between Therapy dogs, Service dogs, and Emotional Support dogs. She also dispels common myths and misconceptions about the role of each in society.
July 13, 2021
Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language
Heather sits down to discuss dog body language, and addresses the ways in which dogs can show stress. She also explains avoidance behaviors, and appeasement and how those play into understanding body language. Heather references "Doggy Language" written by Lily Chin https://www.doggiedrawings.net/, Renee Erdmann bravodog.ca, and The Language of Dogs.
June 22, 2021
Dose of Dog #15 - Can Do Canines (& Prison Programs)
Dyan Larson is a Prison Program Instructor with Can Do Canines a non-profit that trains service dogs and works within local prisons. We learn all about the program, including how you can have a "weekend dog" and benefit this program in ways you can't imagine. How the dogs in the prisons have a "ripple" of benefits to many people. And we learn the specific role SERVICE dogs play and the difference between service, therapy and emotional support dogs. Web Link: can-do-canines.org Youtube Clip: https://youtu.be/V6DOjEArZKA
May 25, 2021
Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!
Heather is here again busting more myths when it comes to training your dog. - Harness Myths - Handling 'stronger' breeds with a heavy hand - Puppy Training - Breeds that 'can't learn' https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf
May 11, 2021
Dose of Dog #12 - Getting your dog to "chill out"
There are ways to settle down your dog that go beyond simply yelling "Hey, Fido...cool it!" like they are your teenager tearing up the rumpus room. Heather takes us through the ways to set a good behavior for your dog and tips to get them to "chillout" when you need them to be. Plus, she reminds us of an important potty-training tip now that the snow has melted!
March 30, 2021
Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality
Dogs have personalities and all are different. So your dog is likely either an extrovert or introvert. They may be outgoing or they may be "shy". Heather takes us through how to give your dog the best environment for them based on their preference. -Giving "shy" dogs confidence - Avoiding "flooding" your dog with triggers - How to properly expose your dog to triggers and creating desirable responses.
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Enriching your dog's life
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March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Keep our babies and dogs together safely
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March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding
Why does your otherwise docile dog growl when you come near their bowl (or another object)? Heather tackles this topic as she discusses "resource guarding" -Why do dogs feel a need to guard something they deem valuable (such as a bowl, toy or even their human) - Finding help or information online can be tricky on this topic - She brings up cues that this is being displayed by your dog - This is a part of a dog's natural behavior, but it can be dangerous. - So what can be done?
February 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do
Heather is here to discuss the behavior of dogs. More specifically, why do dogs act the way the do. She takes us through the science and psychology and how she utilize this in training. The behavior of dogs and why your dog acts the way they do, isn't all that dissimilar to that of any human relationship.
February 02, 2021
Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic
Socializing your puppy in their first few months is critical, but during a pandemic it may seem impossible. Heather tells us that is absolutely not the case. - What is "puppy socialization" and the goal of building confidence. Scared dogs resort to things like barking. - Putting your puppy in a position to be successful - Using sight/sound/smell to build that confidence - Creating opportunities for your puppy to meet people. Should your puppy be exposed to lots of people? Is that good or bad?
January 19, 2021
Through the Doggy Door Episode 1
On the debut episode of this series, we are introduced to Heather from emBark. The podcast includes: 1) Her background and the start of emBark 2) The best part of working with dogs 3) The basic dog tips she gives 4) Things to consider when adding a dog to your family 5) The misconception of "Alpha" dogs 6) COVID-19 impacts on dogs.
November 03, 2020
Banker with a Beer w/ Michael Perry
We catch up with a former Wyoming ranch-hand and UWEC nursing student (but you may know him for his other line of work)...Michael Perry. The famed local author and entertainer shares his wisdom and humor with us - Mike gives us his beer drinking history (or lack thereof) - His childhood spent on a farm and eventually living in Wyoming as a ranch hand - How a creative writing class at UWEC set him on his career path as opposed to going into his planned nursing career - Paying the bills vs. art and balancing that - Are writers/artists a mirror to times in history? - The work he wishes he could have back
September 24, 2020