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Three Dads and a Podcast - Momentum Fitness Podcast
Three Dads and a Podcast - Momentum Fitness Podcast
It’s a dad focused episode with Jim joined by a couple of the male coaches, Seth and Craig at Momentum Fitness. They discuss being parents from a couple different perspectives as both Jim and Seth have newborns and are new to the “dad world”. Craig is here to provide the experienced view From that first “I’m a dad moment” to parenting tips and best/worst advice More Shows: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
29:49
February 07, 2023
Dose of Dog S3 #7 - Weird Things Dogs Do (Hump, Eat Grass, etc)
Dose of Dog S3 #7 - Weird Things Dogs Do (Hump, Eat Grass, etc)
Many times we find ourselves wondering, “should my dog be doing that?” Heather takes us through what is natural and healthy and when it may become an issue. 1. Eating Grass 2. Humping/Mounting 3. Food cashing/storing 4. Herding/Chasing More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
24:20
February 07, 2023
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (2/6 Edition)
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (2/6 Edition)
A new major hockey arena is slated to be built developers specifically mention Division I College Hockey Scott breaksdown the NCAA Tournament Chances for UW-Eau Claire basketball and hockey And we lay out the scenarios and update everyone on what is happening locally with high school basketball with the postseason approaching More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
33:05
February 06, 2023
Marcon Unleashed #62
Marcon Unleashed #62
This week with Dan on Marcon Unleashed, tackles questions about the new rule with pistol brace. Dan updates you on everything you need to know. Also, many banquets are coming up so Dan is filling you in on what you need to know for each event!  More Shows:  Marcon Unleashed (echometownradio.com)
19:15
February 06, 2023
Let the Kids Play 2/4
Let the Kids Play 2/4
Derek tells you who is going to win the Super Bowl this year;  Eagles or Chiefs
11:60
February 04, 2023
Dr. Usher Weighs In #23 - Transparency in U.S. Healthcare
Dr. Usher Weighs In #23 - Transparency in U.S. Healthcare
Dr. Usher, chats with Tim Bartholow MD, who is trained in family practice and former CEO Wisconsin Medical Society with decades of experience. He discusses what he has experienced and done in trying to improve costs and access to quality healthcare. Cost of care IS a concern for doctors, for rising prices limit access for many. And its a lack of medical access that is an entirely preventable hindrance to health. Another major issue is being able to actually see your doctor and the fact appointments have become difficult to obtain.
30:05
February 03, 2023
Menom Podcast S2 E19 - Ann Vogl, Owner of Dragon Tale Books
Menom Podcast S2 E19 - Ann Vogl, Owner of Dragon Tale Books
We meet the new owner of a Menomonie bookstore who has been opened since the end of 2022. Ann takes us through the process of purchasing the bookstore, maintaining what it was but moving it forward too. The importance of keeping an independent book store in Menomonie. The backstory of where she came up with her name. What are some of the group’s favorite books. More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (echometownradio.com)
39:46
February 03, 2023
Banker with a Beer - Pablo Center
Banker with a Beer - Pablo Center
This week on Banker with a Beer, Jerry is back and has a special co-host from the summer, Sidney. With a special recurring guest, Executive Director of the Pablo Center, Jason Anderson shared a Rodenbach Grand Cru on today's podcast. FInd out how the Pablo Center has developed since the previous episode with Jason during the midst of Covid and developments with the Sonnetag center. More Shows: Banker with a Beer (echometownradio.com)
29:27
February 02, 2023
Real Tru Talk #48 - 1st Quarter Market Update
Real Tru Talk #48 - 1st Quarter Market Update
Knelly takes us through the local buyer/seller/investing landscape in the Chippewa Valley as we move through the first quarter of 2023. How does the national situation compare locally and what is this area’s micro-market doing specifically. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com) 
05:25
February 01, 2023
1/31 Talk of the Town - A Major Local Announcement you Probably Missed
1/31 Talk of the Town - A Major Local Announcement you Probably Missed
While many people were amped over the announcement of a fast food franchise coming to town, a local businessman announced he's going to start construction of a new major sporting arena in the area. More Shows: Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Podcast (echometownradio.com)
31:25
January 31, 2023
EduCast #4 - Graduates Returning as Teachers
EduCast #4 - Graduates Returning as Teachers
Altoona graduates work their way into the teaching staff at the Altoona School District. Teachers discuss the methods of learning for students, the technological resources used for skills development, and the precautions taken towards being safe on the Internet. More Shows:  EduCast Podcast from Altoona Schools (echometownradio.com)
25:25
January 31, 2023
Raise Your Mug #8 - Beer Here!
Raise Your Mug #8 - Beer Here!
Ryan from Park Ridge Distributing visits Kathy for an intoxicating conversation! Country Jam throws the party and Ryan and his gang bring the beer. We find out all the goes into providing a variety of tasty beverages for thousands at the jam site each July. They talk about a unique partnership Jam has with the Boston Beer Company. What are the most popular beers nationwide, locally and at Jam annually. More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
30:44
January 31, 2023
Money Donuts - Internships & The Corporate Learning Curve
Money Donuts - Internships & The Corporate Learning Curve
Jack and Lauryn, two of Royal’s current interns, join Cooper, Steve, and James to share their insights into internships! This Money Donuts® episode covers internship experiences at Royal, the corporate learning curve, career aspirations, and much more. Listen to this episode to learn about the unique opportunities that an internship can offer!
23:52
January 31, 2023
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E8
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E8
Healthy Kids Naturally - How do you step into trusting the body more! Dr. Lona talks about being more proactive when it comes to the health of your kids.  Not only the physical (i.e., the food we feed them) but also the mental (i.e., the ways we demonstrate our own self-care to our kids). Dr. Lona is a mother herself and trusts these approaches with her own children. More Shows:  Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
17:42
January 30, 2023
Marcon Unleashed #61
Marcon Unleashed #61
Marcon is back after a busy schedule the past couple weeks but today, Dan is talking to you about the Shot Show in Vegas he got to experience. Along with his reflection, he is also filling you in on some regulatory things you need to know about gun registration.
16:53
January 30, 2023
Let the Kids Play 1/28
Let the Kids Play 1/28
Conference Championship Weekend predictions (Derek is 8-1 picking games in the playoffs so listen up!).  Also, Derek breaks down both the MBB and WBB programs at UWEC More Shows: Let the Kids Play Sports Podcast (echometownradio.com)
11:34
January 28, 2023
People, Places & Passions #5 - CV Nordic Ski Team "Red Yetis"
People, Places & Passions #5 - CV Nordic Ski Team "Red Yetis"
Cross country skiing is a very popular activity in the Chippewa Valley and Ted Theyrl  is one of the most prominent advocates for the sport. What drives his passion and what it means to share it with others? The youth program for the ski team has nearly 200 kids signed up and many progress to the full team. Tower Ridge, Lowes Creek, Hickory Ridge and Hoffman Trails are among area locales that are perfect for cross country skiing. Its also a sport that the Eau Claire Ski Striders will help assist adults to get into sport. More Shows:  People, Places & Passions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
21:46
January 27, 2023
1/26 Talk of the Town
1/26 Talk of the Town
Ignorance about Eau Claire's "No Mow May" has Scott fired up against the council president and Leader Telegram
29:28
January 26, 2023
Banker with a Beer - Getting your Personal Finances Straight
Banker with a Beer - Getting your Personal Finances Straight
This week’s beverage of choice:   Leinenkugels Northwoods Amber and New Glarus MoonMan Chris and Anna Lee Theis, Dave Ramsey Financial Coaches in Chippewa FallsGetting your financial goals in order as an individual but also for couples. Financial burdens can be a key stressor on any relationship. Where to start and what should the realistic means be? Chris and Anna Lee work with many people and families each year in the area, teaching the Dave Ramsey philosophy while injecting their own personal experiences. Just a few steps can set you up to have extra money to spend on fun things each month.
30:15
January 26, 2023
Chamber Chatter #10 - Chamber Presidents
Chamber Chatter #10 - Chamber Presidents
Ryan and Jolene, the past and new presidents of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce discuss the happenings of the organization. Updates on what has been going on as well as a peek at the future. Who are Ryan and Joleen, their backgrounds and influence in the area. How they view the role of the organization within the community. The shift from focusing on putting on events to more investor relations. Championing things in the community and working WITH groups.
36:48
January 25, 2023
Mack Chat #28 - Volunteering with McDonell
Mack Chat #28 - Volunteering with McDonell
Sponsor: CF Products Guests:   Rolly Enderes – Alumni Angelo Enderes - Freshman A father-son duo jump on the program covering a range of topics. Rolly discusses his various volunteerism involvement and giving back to a school district he is a graduate of.  He takes us through his path that includes starting and running his own company. Angelo provides us with the student perspective, including previewing the upcoming “School of Rock” Musical being performed by students on February 2nd-5th Making the choice to send your child to McDonell The various opportunities parents have to be involved.
29:55
January 25, 2023
1/24 Talk of the Town
1/24 Talk of the Town
Another local high-speed chase highlights a topic that doesn't seem to get much attention...NIMBY's all over Eau Claire...and great events highlighted this last weekend.
28:51
January 24, 2023
Dose of Dog S3 #6 - Correcting Misinformation About Service Dogs
Dose of Dog S3 #6 - Correcting Misinformation About Service Dogs
What exactly are service dogs, their roles and the laws surrounding them. Many misconceptions exist and we’re here to clear them up. Lydia Holen, a local certified service dog trainer, hops on this episode with Heather to cover the topic. Service dogs serve a valuable purpose for those with a wide range of disabilities, allowing them to live with a degree of independence. Service dogs are trained to handle specific tasks based on the needs of their handler. How do service dogs differ from therapy dogs. Oh, and they explain the fallacy of “registering” your service dog. And what rights do businesses have in questioning your need for a service dog? Businesses do in fact have a right to ask certain questions. ADA FAQ: https://www.ada.gov/resources/service-animals-faqs/#top All states service dog laws cheat sheet: https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-assistance-animal-laws WI state legislature: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/106/iii/52/1/fm
34:48
January 24, 2023
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Giving kudos to a group of locals who brough home a national championship...high fives to a local high school basketball team...shining a spot on UW-Eau Claire women's basketball and more. Oh, and we address a rumor floating around about a local sporting venue Plus interviews with CHI-HI Gymnastics and UWEC Wrestling.
37:16
January 23, 2023
Business over Brews by the Growler Guys #4 - Rock and Tait
Business over Brews by the Growler Guys #4 - Rock and Tait
Scott and Greg sit down with George Tait, one of the the owners of Rock and Tait to discuss how he came to start a construction company, his philosophy on management and running a small business in the Chippewa Valley. The group enjoys beverages from Bloomer Brewing, Titletown and Three Sheets.
32:17
January 23, 2023
Banker with a Beer - Visit Eau Claire
Banker with a Beer - Visit Eau Claire
This week’s beverage of choice: Lazy Monk Baltic Porter Guest:  Benny Anderson Visit Eau Claire Events and activities returned in full throat in 2022 with even more in the pipeline in 2023. There is so much to be excited in the Chippewa Valley and Benny Anderson gives us an overview. - What are some of the top events coming in 2023 - Momentum carrying through the pandemic - The area’s strength and weaknesses - Hotel Room Occupancy - Taking ideas from other communities - Sports Tourism - The impact of UW-Eau Claire - Being the midwest’s music capital - Impact of Pablo
32:13
January 22, 2023
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E6
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E6
OILS~! In this episode Dr. Lona talks with Jody Kranig about holistic alternatives and essential oils!
12:56
January 22, 2023
Baking Goodness - Cookie Pie
Baking Goodness - Cookie Pie
Pie or cookies?  Howabout skipping the choice and having both
06:18
January 21, 2023
1/21 Let the Kids Play
1/21 Let the Kids Play
Derek gives his NFL Divisional Weekend playoff predictions and don't laugh.  He went 4-1 during Wild Card weekend.
11:04
January 21, 2023
Dr. Usher Weighs In #22 - Lowering costs while increasing patients quality of care
Dr. Usher Weighs In #22 - Lowering costs while increasing patients quality of care
Dr. Usher talks with Sam Moen, a co-founder of MD Direct as they discuss the mechanics behind operating a direct-pay model health practice. How they are able to make it feasible and the opportunities they saw for it as they were coming out of the “big system” model. Not only improving the financial payment model, but also making strides in the improvement in overall care people see. Lowering costs while also increasing patient health. Sam discusses how his model for orthopedic care takes from the care NFL players receive and brings that concept to everyone. Treat everyone like we treat Aaron Rodgers
26:09
January 20, 2023
Menom Podcast S2 E18 - Tim Nelson Local Realtor
Menom Podcast S2 E18 - Tim Nelson Local Realtor
Talking family, life the community and the realty with a local realtor. Tim Nelson came to Stout, entered the Army after graduation and then purchased his first rental property which leads us to the present.
36:04
January 20, 2023
1/19 Talk of the Town
1/19 Talk of the Town
The Chippewa Valley's show of record
32:21
January 19, 2023
Menom Podcast S2 E17 - Treasurer's Office & Menomonie Theatre Guild
Menom Podcast S2 E17 - Treasurer's Office & Menomonie Theatre Guild
Sifia Jevne the Dunn County Treasurer and with Menomonie Theatre Guild is the guest. Yes, we’re talking taxes but trust us the conversation is much more engaging then it sounds. What does the treasurer’s office do and the process? What is the common misconception? Well, you probably don’t understand who/what is actually raising your taxes! The conversation also goes in-depth on the Menomonie Theatre Guild, a very active performing group in Dunn County
34:36
January 19, 2023
Banker with a Beer - Living the CPA Life
Banker with a Beer - Living the CPA Life
This week’s beverage of choice: Imperial Dark Goulden Carolus Guest:  Craig Olsen – accountant with Clifton Larsen Allen With tax season upon us, we’re taking with a local accountant. What is new, what has been changed and the important things you should know with all the alterations in recent years. When it comes to preparing taxes, when to turn to a bookkeeper, tax preparer or CPA? Does he have any “receipts in a shoebox” stories? Most commonly missed opportunities/deductions. The conversation pivots to what it takes to become a CPA. The education and career path. What is CLA doing to cultivate the next generation of CPAs. How does the tax season impact a CPA’s home life?
27:56
January 19, 2023
1/17 Talk of the Town - Should Abortion be Legalized in Eau Claire
1/17 Talk of the Town - Should Abortion be Legalized in Eau Claire
Eau Claire County Board set to put the abortion issue in the hands of residents...is it worth it?
28:22
January 17, 2023
EduCast #3 - From The perspective of teachers
EduCast #3 - From The perspective of teachers
We meet a couple of Altoona teachers, their career path and what they do within the district. This is a great opportunity to hear from teachers themselves.  Colleen Chemelik (7th grade social studies) and Jen Bain (4th grade) sit in on this episode. Among topics they discuss... -Focusing on the why and the process -Teachers being a part of a team -The best thing happening in education now - Even with all the changes, what has stayed pat in education over the years.
25:18
January 17, 2023
Raise Your Mug Episode #7 - Feeding the Folks
Raise Your Mug Episode #7 - Feeding the Folks
Matt and Jessie from KP Catering come on the podcast to discuss how they go about feeding thousands each year at Country Jam. This is a second generation business that has been a long time staple at the site. They feed VIPs, many of the artists and help serve the food court area. The planning process and where do the menu ideas come from? What are the most popular options? How have options evolved over the years? #countryjam #musicfestival #catering
31:12
January 17, 2023
Marcon Unleashed - Latest with Chippewa County Republicans and More
Marcon Unleashed - Latest with Chippewa County Republicans and More
Dan is catching you up on the latest news with his next adventure to Vegas and updates on what is going on locally with the Chippewa County Republicans.  Straight, no-nonsense opinions from a local small business owner! 
12:06
January 17, 2023
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E7
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E7
Babies! Babies! Babies! Two local mothers and chiropractors talk about motherhood and health for mommy & kids Pregnancy, labor and nursing with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Lona More Episodes: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
23:09
January 16, 2023
Let the Kids Play - 1/14
Let the Kids Play - 1/14
Before you call that friend in another state to make some wagers for you...listen to Derek and Scott predict the outcomes of this weekend's NFL playoff matchups. Also, an honest assessment as to the NCAA Tournament chances for both the men's and women's UW-Eau Claire hockey teams   
13:22
January 14, 2023
1/12 Talk of the Town
1/12 Talk of the Town
Eau Claire and Altoona consolidation talks continue and why the referendum with the Altoona School's is almost a sure thing to pass
25:09
January 12, 2023
Momentum Fitness Podcast #15 - Five Ways to Handle Anxiety
Momentum Fitness Podcast #15 - Five Ways to Handle Anxiety
Stress/anxiety is something everyone deals with from time to time. Jim and Jackie provide tips to help care for yourself and also for others. Whether its work, home, relationships there are many things many bring stress. They take us through five ways to handle anxiety. Oh, and we find out what song induces anxiety for Jim. You’ll likely be surprised (hint: it comes at the 6:30 mark) NOTE: Jim and Jackie encourage you and others to seek professional care if you feel overwhelmed by stress. There is no weakness in asking for help, if anything it shows more strength.
15:23
January 12, 2023
Coffee at the Cottage - Good, Bad, Ugly in Menomonie in '22 and Looking Ahead
Coffee at the Cottage - Good, Bad, Ugly in Menomonie in '22 and Looking Ahead
Randy Knaack sits with Emilie to review the last year in Menomonie, and to look ahead to what 2023 has in store. They touch on a variety of topics including - Project Hope - Road projects - Wonderland Hockey Rink - Stepping Stones - Opening of Ellsworth Creamery and Hurlburt Heating - Wolske Bay - Lucas Chase Incident and what we’ve learned from that - Physical changes at the mayor’s office - Real Estate tax decrease - Issues with the Mabel Tainter - Staff changes
34:04
January 11, 2023
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #9 - Menomonie Parks and Recreation
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #9 - Menomonie Parks and Recreation
Tammy talks with Mitchell Stai, the new recreation manager, about the current and planned offerings from the Menomonie Parks and Recreation Program. Mitchell tells us about his background and how he ventured into the youth sports business. How that experience influences his current role he has been in for a year. The tie-in between the recreational opportunities and the tourism industry. What Mitchell has seen already that is drawing people to the community at different times of the year. Pickleball, fishing, disc golf, ice skating and so much more…
24:59
January 11, 2023
Talk of the Town 1/10/23
Talk of the Town 1/10/23
Navigating the ruts in the local streets...The Lily Peter's case has an update...and defending local hotel policies
29:07
January 10, 2023
Dose of Dog S3 #5 - Noticing your Dog's Needs/Wants Better
Dose of Dog S3 #5 - Noticing your Dog's Needs/Wants Better
The similarities between human-to-human relationships and human-to-dog relationships are endless A good human relationship is built on knowing your partner’s needs early. The same applies to being a good dog owner. Heather takes us through the importance of noticing your dogs needs/wants and ways to improve being on the lookout for them. Observe! Observe! Observe! More Shows:  Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
23:38
January 10, 2023
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (1/9 edition)
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (1/9 edition)
Conversations with the Memorial Old Abes Girl's Basketball team and UW-Eau Claire Gymnastics
27:52
January 09, 2023
Marcon Unleashed - Speaker of the House Debate
Marcon Unleashed - Speaker of the House Debate
Welcome back from the holidays and listen in to hear about what Dan has been up to over the break. Marcon is officially back and kicking it into the New Year with some updates from the past couple weeks. Dan dives into last week's speaker of the house debate/voting/controversy and explains the differing sides within the Republican Party.
13:19
January 09, 2023
Let the Kids Play - 1/7
Let the Kids Play - 1/7
Derek touches on UW-Eau Claire basketball and lays out what is happening in the NHL at the midway point
11:02
January 07, 2023
Dr. Usher Weights In #21 - MD Direct and Orthopedic Care
Dr. Usher Weights In #21 - MD Direct and Orthopedic Care
Sam Moen is a co-founder of MD Direct and Jack Bert, an orthopedic surgeon join Dr. Usher on this episode. They are both intimately experienced in the direct-pay model via their backgrounds in the healthcare industry. Sam comes from the administration side and Jack is a long time a practicing physician. They are driven to provide the best possible care via a new patient model that provides top-notch care at the lowest possible cost. This includes avoiding a “rush to surgery”, being able to manage and postpone which can ultimately lead to a better outcome.
25:28
January 06, 2023
1/5 Talk of the Town
1/5 Talk of the Town
More problems for a downtown establishment...vindication for a local school district and more
29:58
January 05, 2023
Banker with a Beer - Jerry Jacobson
Banker with a Beer - Jerry Jacobson
This week’s beverage of choice: Leinenkugels Honey Weiss Guest:  Jerry Jacobson – President & CEO of Northwestern Bank Jerry Jacobson jumps on the program to give his annual “state of things” report on not only Northwestern Bank but the overall economic status locally and regionally. In addition to his association with the bank, he is on the board of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. - What is making the economic so vibrant in the area? - What impacts of a possible recession could impact the Chippewa Valley? - Changes coming to Northwestern Bank - Renovations planned for the downtown Chippewa Falls branch - Will Federal Reserve keep raising interest rates? o What is the indicator that is likely to make the Fed to stop raising? - Opinions on cryptocurrency - What advice does he have for the everyday person in today’s economic environment
32:23
January 05, 2023
1/3 Talk of the Town
1/3 Talk of the Town
Scott admits to making a big mistake...discusses the plans to improve Menomonie Street with the pending opening of the Sonnentag Centre...Chippewa County's most wanted...and a plan appears in place for housing at the new Transit Center
28:46
January 03, 2023
Glamping is Coming to Country Jam! What is it?
Glamping is Coming to Country Jam! What is it?
Patrick Bushman, the owner of Canvas Town Events, joins Kathy to discuss the “glamping” experience available for attendees at Country Jam at the new site debuting in July. Glamping takes all the positives of camping while removing some of the things you might not like. What are the overall accommodations at the “glamping village” part of the camp site on the grounds? Canvas Town Events is truly creating a VIP experience for those who stay with them, including your own A/C within your tent, food and drink, and a hospitality area. Each reservation includes access to power, parking and some special Jam perks. Later on in the episode Patrick tells a story of meeting Dierks Bentley at the Hodag Festival many years ago. More Info here: CANVAS TOWN EVENTS - Canvas Town Events
27:42
January 03, 2023
Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog
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”
30:16
December 30, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #14 - New Year's Resolutions are...THE WORST
Momentum Fitness Podcast #14 - New Year's Resolutions are...THE WORST
This week, from friends to family members to co-workers to yourself you’ll be hearing all about New Years Resolutions. However, is it a good thing to do this exercise or does it distract from actual progress? Jim and Jackie and joined Doni on this special episode. They discuss whether its good or bad to have health resolutions. A goal without a plan is…A WISH…and that is the rub.
12:42
December 29, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry
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?
33:58
December 29, 2022
Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!
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
27:02
December 29, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #8 - What's Coming in 2023
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #8 - What's Coming in 2023
Tammy and Melissa guide us through this episode and they are previewing the 2023 calendar of events. What is there to look forward to in the Menomonie area. From networking events to fun for citizens locally and visitors alike. They also discuss Menomonie’s involvement in the “Chippewa Valley Rally”, a partnership with multiple local promotional agencies that lobbies in Madison for various projects and issues.
27:10
December 28, 2022
Money Donuts - Certificates
Money Donuts - Certificates
The newest podcast from the Money Donuts team at Royal Credit Union
24:04
December 26, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
The Chippewa Valley's only sorts talk show focused entirely on LOCAL sports
32:12
December 26, 2022
Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do
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.
27:07
December 26, 2022
Mack Chat #27 - STEM Education
Mack Chat #27 - STEM Education
Sponsor: Mason Companies Guests:   Megan Baier – Alumna and current medical school student Brian Pauley  - Science Teacher Talking science and medical education with a current teacher and an alumna of McDonell. Megan is a graduate of the Class of 2018 who went to UW-Madison where she achieved a biomedical degree and is now a medical student at the university. While her focus has shifted over the years (from engineering to a career in medicine), her interest and passion started as a student at McDonell. Part of the conversation touches on how Megan’s interest and career path was fine tuned and revised over the year. How a general interest area was sanded down to where he true passion is. Brian is a life science teacher at McDonell, handling courses such as biology. He details his background and experience. More Episodes: Mack Chat from McDonell Area Schools (echometownradio.com)
32:28
December 21, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #4 - Grieving the Loss of a Pet
Dose of Dog S3 #4 - Grieving the Loss of a Pet
Athena Diesch-Chham is a clinical social worker in Minnesota who holds a specialty as a “veterinary social work”. She joins Heather to discuss the real emotional grief that comes with dealing with the loss of a pet. Grief is not neat and tidy and its different for everyone. The grief that comes from the loss of a pet is very real. Restorative Path Counseling https://www.amazon.com/Cherished-Writers-Animals-They-Loved/dp/1577319575
35:35
December 20, 2022
EduCast #2 - Co-Curriculars
EduCast #2 - Co-Curriculars
On this episode, we’re talking athletics and more! Activities Director Elissa Upward and Tommy Tomesh, a student-athlete,  join Heidi. Elissa tells us her career path and while she is heavily involved in sports, it was another passion with arts and design where she started. We hear all that Tommy is involved in and the benefits he feels he is getting from them. What future goals and aspirations does he have? Why are “co-curriculars” so important for not only the future for participants but are also a positive to the present to a schools eco-system? And remember, co-curricular offerings go far beyond athletics!
19:34
December 20, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E5
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E5
In this episode, Dr. Lona talks to Shannon Crandall from Massage in Motion in Chippewa Falls, about cupping, self-care and massage, and more! More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
13:45
December 19, 2022
People, Places & Passions #4 - Winter Fun in Altoona
People, Places & Passions #4 - Winter Fun in Altoona
We meet Debra Goldbach, the Recreation Manager with Altoona. Along with Mike Golat the city administrator, they take us through the multitude of events and activities being held this winter in the community Promoting getting people out, doing healthy activities and being social. The Frosty Fun Series Crokicurling, including why Altoona gets to claim being the host of the national championship Much More
26:02
December 19, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #20 - Colon Care and Keeping Life Saving Screenings Affordable
Dr. Usher Weighs In #20 - Colon Care and Keeping Life Saving Screenings Affordable
Dr Usher talks again with Dr. Greg Miller who works at ReforMedicine. Among his specialties is endoscopy, which is a focus on colon cancer. Greg and Dr. Usher discuss prevention, screenings and treatments. And yes, they discuss why getting colonoscopy is so important. Keeping costs down and making these essential procedures affordable at no expense to the quality is a focus of the conversation. More shows, including Dr. Miller's first visit here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
28:44
December 16, 2022
Menom Podcast S2 E16 - A Brewer and a Chef Walk into a Podcast...
Menom Podcast S2 E16 - A Brewer and a Chef Walk into a Podcast...
Ryan Verdun -Brewery Nonic Stacy Lange – Chef & Entrepreneur Dustyn throws shade at Lambeau Field and the Packers, before the Menom podcast gang bring on Ryan and Stacy stop by for a fun conversation. Ryan is a jack of all at Brewery Nonic while Stacy has been a well known slinger of food stuffs in the community for years. How should Brewery “NONIC” be properly pronounced? Are you saying it right? They detail how the two work together and under the circumstances the partnership started. More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (echometownradio.com)
40:37
December 16, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #13 - Mom's Christmas Survival Guide
Momentum Fitness Podcast #13 - Mom's Christmas Survival Guide
Its the holiday season and Jackie and Doni discuss being moms and surviving the Christmas season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be overwhelming at times with all the chaos. Some real advice to navigate, enjoy and relish the moments.
12:59
December 15, 2022
Chamber Chatter #7 - Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Chamber Chatter #7 - Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Tammy is with John Freeman with the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery and they are talking all things with the creamery including their recently opened retail location in Menomonie. What, if any differences are there between the location in Menomonie and the original 1910 location in Ellsworth? What is produced (and not produced) at each location? How many people are employed? Why the Menomonie location was destined to be a destination for locals and visitors alike. What cheeses are produced in Menomonie?
26:03
December 14, 2022
Raise Your Mug Podcast: What Happens Backstage?
Raise Your Mug Podcast: What Happens Backstage?
What Happens Backstage Stays Backstage (Except it Comes out on This Podcast) Carla Lueck , a backstage runner at Country Jam for many year, joins Kathy to share some memorable and fun stories of taking care of the performers who entertain annually. The names have been withheld to protect the guilty, but you’ll hear some great stories So what exactly does happen backstage each summer and what is this infatuation Carla has with the way people smell? What are some weird asks artists have had? Carla tells a story of going shopping with one of the headliner and Kathy shares taking one superstar to the local Target. What local golf course did Willie Nelson play? All of these and many more, including the time they “lost” an artist who went for a jog at Carson Park More Episodes: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
33:04
December 13, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (12/12 edition)
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (12/12 edition)
Is the WIAA (any state sports organization) necessary nowadays?  Plus, Scott chats with the head coach and a player with the Eau Claire Memorial boy's basketball program
32:35
December 12, 2022
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys
Scott sits down with Blayne Midthun the owner of Ramones Ice Cream to discuss how he and his wife came to start up the popular downtown ice cream location. The unique model that merges a "non-profit" mentality into a "for-profit" business.  How coming into the business world during the recession of '08 and navigating through Covid has been the "battle tests" for this entrepreneur generation.  Managing time for family and much more. Remember to visit The Growler Guys, located on London Road in Eau Claire.  Dozens of beverage selections (including unique non-alcoholic ones), flatbreads, sandwiches and a group space.   Growler Guys is the perfect spot to stop by with friends and co-workers after the work day to "solve the world's problems" in a relaxing environment in a convenient location.
23:54
December 12, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #3 - 4 Tips to Guide Your Dog Through the Holidays
Dose of Dog S3 #3 - 4 Tips to Guide Your Dog Through the Holidays
Heather takes us through a few helpful reminders to make this holiday season an enjoyable one for you and your dog.  Ways to help your dog with the change in schedules, guests coming over and dealing with more kids, etc. More Dose of Dog Shows:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
25:25
December 06, 2022
EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools
EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools
The EduCast podcast debuts with the Heidi talking with Sarah Radcliffe, the Director of Future Ready Learning at the Altoona School District. So what is Sarah’s role and what does she oversee? It covers a few areas and the includes career planning. How her own personal experience of pivoting can be applied to assisting students map their own career paths. Viewing graduation as the “starting line” as opposed to a conclusion to education. What are the indicators for future success educators are focused on? Apprenticeships, internships and gaining experience. The program and pathway to learning about career development the Altoona Schools have implemented, starting in elementary school. Currently, what are the most popular careers among students?
22:34
December 06, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E4
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E4
Myofascial work, infrared sauna, float sensory deprivation tanks and more are discussed with Carla Cooper from Zaniya More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
19:02
December 05, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #18 - Dr. Greg Miller: Family Practice and More
Dr. Usher Weighs In #18 - Dr. Greg Miller: Family Practice and More
Dr. Usher introduces us to Dr. Miller who works at ReforMedicine. Greg has a number of specialties including colon cancer, obesity management along with general medicine. He discusses why he stepped away from a big health care system and joined a direct-primary care provider.
28:54
December 02, 2022
Menom Podcast S2 E15 - Pie and Refurbished Furniture
Menom Podcast S2 E15 - Pie and Refurbished Furniture
Becca and Dustyn discuss holiday decorations before moving on to talk with Kayla Blue, the owner of Patina Vintage Company in Menomonie.  She opened in downtown in January after taking advantage of the bounce back program that came about due to Covid. Her store started with re-freshed furniture and has added other home décor pieces and gifts. It’s a “real-life pinterest board”. She has a passion for refurbishing items and details some of her favorite projects. BTW: Go to her store and ask her about PIE! More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (echometownradio.com)
36:14
December 02, 2022
Raise Your Mug Episode #4 - The Medical Tent
Raise Your Mug Episode #4 - The Medical Tent
Kirk Gunderson, operations supervisor with Mayo Ambulance Services,  helps to oversee the paramedic team and the overall medical safety of attendees at County Jam annually.  He has been actively involved with Country Jam nearly every year of its existence, going all the way back to the Shake Rattle & Roll days. Among the many people that work behind the scenes, the individuals that focus on the medical operations for what is a small city for a weekend, is uber important! We learn what all goes into creating a temporary entire emergency response system for the Country Jam site. And why their efforts on site, help the overall medical ecosystem in the area for permanent residents. What are the most common issues? Hint…it involved cowboy boots. Oh, and we find out what type of donut is so desired by Kirk, he doesn’t hesitate to throw his body into people to make sure he gets it! Kathy also tells the story of how Kirk saves her from a bee sting on the butt.
29:13
November 29, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
Where have all the holiday sports events locally gone, and Scott has an idea for one that should happen NOW...Plus we chat with members of the Altoona Rails boys basketball team as the scholastic basketball season gets underway. More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
33:57
November 28, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #6 - Winter Wonderland of Events
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)
31:59
November 23, 2022
Mack Chat #26 - Two Priests in a Pod
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
35:28
November 23, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #2 - What to Expect when Having a Dog
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)
24:06
November 22, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E3
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)
15:16
November 21, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #15 - Scott Montesano
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
41:45
November 16, 2022
Raise Your Mug Episode #3 - Discussion of the New Site Debuting in 2023
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)
29:13
November 15, 2022
Money Donuts - Cryptocurrency and Flying Cars
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.
25:44
November 15, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
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)
36:08
November 14, 2022
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #2
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
34:40
November 14, 2022
People, Places & Passions #3 - Altoona Yard Container Park
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)
21:55
November 14, 2022
Baking Goodness - Brownie Swirls
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?
07:31
November 12, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part II
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)
28:56
November 11, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #5 - Home Sweet Menomonie
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)
35:45
November 09, 2022
Dose of Dog S3 #1 - Pocket Guide to Dog Treats
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
28:46
November 08, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E2
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)
14:20
November 07, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #12 - Top Five Fitness Mind Hacks
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
27:35
November 03, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #14 - UW Stout Chancellor
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)
29:00
November 02, 2022
Raise Your Mug Episode #2 - Benny Anderson w/ Visit Eau Claire
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)
33:41
November 01, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
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)
38:08
October 31, 2022
Baking Goodness - PB Chocolate Chip Cookies
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!
07:31
October 29, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part I
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)
25:51
October 28, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #4 - Dunn County Historical Society
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”?
30:07
October 26, 2022
Dose of Dog - Unleashing your dogs reactivity
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!
30:48
October 25, 2022
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E1
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
06:15
October 24, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #13 - More Mabel Tainter History
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
33:33
October 19, 2022
Real Tru Talk #46 - 5 Principles to Unlock Natural Gifts to Raise Entrepreneurial Daughters
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
26:08
October 18, 2022
Country Jam 2023 Line-Up Announcement
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)
30:31
October 18, 2022
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford
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.
37:53
October 17, 2022
People, Places & Passions #2 - CrossFit River Prairie
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.
18:19
October 17, 2022
Baking Goodness - Chocolate Chip Croissants
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. 
07:30
October 15, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #16 - Christina Funk
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.
31:06
October 14, 2022
Mack Chat #24 - Meet the Principal (Holy Ghost)
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.
21:16
October 12, 2022
Money Donuts - Catching Up on Student Loans
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
29:45
October 12, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #3 - UW Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank
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)
30:26
October 12, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #24 - 5 Dog Training Advices you Need to Let Go Of
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)
26:38
October 11, 2022
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #1
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
27:49
October 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #12 - Tainter Family History
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.
31:18
October 05, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #10 - Seth Subiaga Fitness Coach
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
20:18
October 05, 2022
Real Tru Talk #44 - Relocating to the Area & Buying Remotely
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.
18:49
October 04, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #15 - Health Coaching
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)
31:24
September 30, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #2 - Tourism in the Area
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
25:40
September 28, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #23 - When to go see Whom
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)
27:36
September 27, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #11 - Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin
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)
30:56
September 21, 2022
People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins
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
20:51
September 19, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #1 - What is the Menomonie Chamber?
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
27:54
September 14, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites
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)
24:46
September 13, 2022
Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies
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"
07:29
September 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy
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)
29:38
September 07, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #13 - Self Fund Health Part I
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)
30:18
September 02, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #21 - Top 4 Things to Do NOW to improve a dog's behavior
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
23:60
August 30, 2022
EC is Here - Kimera Way
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!
32:48
August 29, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones
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)
30:34
August 24, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety
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)
31:08
August 20, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care
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
20:58
August 19, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #7 - 5 Things You Should Do Now
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)
18:07
August 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #20 - Why I don't use punishment
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
29:58
August 16, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses
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)
38:18
August 10, 2022
Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories
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: 
38:23
August 09, 2022
Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior
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.
26:09
August 09, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #11 - On/Off Site Clinics
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
33:11
August 05, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words
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)
20:47
August 03, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies
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.
29:43
August 02, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice
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)
29:38
July 27, 2022
EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene
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)
25:37
July 25, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #18 - Arousal and Play and Excitement for Dogs
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)
32:55
July 19, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District
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)
30:43
July 13, 2022
EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum
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.
42:13
July 07, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #5 - Let's Paint the Town
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.
28:37
July 06, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction
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.
20:34
July 06, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #17 - How to Pick a Breeder
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!
28:02
July 05, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #10 - Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
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)
36:32
June 24, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!
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.
32:50
June 21, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie
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!
40:10
June 17, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #4 - Seasons of Fitness
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)
12:51
June 15, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #4 - Rod Smeltzer
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!
26:54
June 15, 2022
Dose of Dog #16 - Hiking with your Dog
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
30:38
June 14, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #9 - Medical Weight Loss Program Overview
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)
33:28
June 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #3 - Eric Atkinson Menomonie Police Chief
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)
31:32
June 01, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #15 - 4 everyday dog behavior management tools
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)
25:25
May 31, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #8 - Truly Beneficial Benefits for Employees
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!).
31:07
May 27, 2022
Money Donuts - Talking Real Money with the CFO of RCU
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
26:56
May 24, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #2 - Menomonie Mayor Visits
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!
33:11
May 18, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #2
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: 
16:38
May 18, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #14 - Coat brushing, toe-nail care and more
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: 
27:34
May 17, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #7 - The Doctor's Wife
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
28:11
May 13, 2022
Come when Called!
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
25:41
May 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #1
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
20:50
May 04, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #1
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)
20:24
May 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #13 - The myth of the "normal dog"
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)
28:10
May 03, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #6 - Workplace Healthcare Options
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)
28:04
April 29, 2022
Real Tru Talk #21 -Living in Eau Claire
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.
19:50
April 26, 2022
Dose of Dog #13 - Dog Training Myths
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
29:31
April 26, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34 "Preventing Burn Out"
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)
31:10
April 19, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #5 - Health Care Finances
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)
28:01
April 15, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34
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)
17:14
April 12, 2022
Money Donuts - Tips for Job Seeking & Selling Yourself
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)
35:23
April 12, 2022
Real Tru Talk #26 - Back in the Game
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)
20:13
April 05, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #4 - Mental Health Services
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)
24:54
April 01, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #11 - Living with Dogs with Uncommon Ailments
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)
34:17
March 28, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
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)
19:13
March 27, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #3 - Medical Weight Loss
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)
26:51
March 18, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #10 - Crate Training
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)
26:35
March 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #2
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.
13:24
March 11, 2022
Money Donuts - Ana Explains Her Budgeting System
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)
26:29
March 08, 2022
Real Tru Talk #20 - Being a Mom and a Realtor
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)
24:20
March 08, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #2 - Intro to ReforMedicine Family Practice
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)
21:54
March 04, 2022
Dose of Dog: The 4 Things Every Dog Should be Taught
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)
27:01
March 01, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Staging your home
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!
26:29
February 22, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #1 - Getting to know your physician
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 
27:44
February 18, 2022
Mack Chat #15 - Meeting Steve "Sir" Roesler
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.
34:48
February 18, 2022
Money Donuts - Behind the scenes with underwriting
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)
37:05
February 15, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #8 - Surviving your Dog's Adolescent/Teenage Years
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
31:05
February 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #1
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!
19:44
February 11, 2022
Real Tru Talk #19 - 5 Things to Consider Before Buying an AirBNB
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.
39:17
February 08, 2022
Dose of Dog - Potty Training
Dose of Dog - Potty Training
Podcast sponsored by emBark Heather is here talking POOP.
31:39
February 08, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #7 - Proper Training of Bully Breeds
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/
33:28
February 01, 2022
Real Tru Talk #12 - What's it Like to be Part of a Team
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
34:45
February 01, 2022
Dose of Dog - Meeting Your Dog's Needs
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
29:39
January 18, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #5 - Jumping Up
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
28:21
January 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #4: Handling Large Gatherings (Like at the Holidays) for your Dog
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?
25:59
December 14, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #3 - Loose Leash Walking
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”
29:14
November 30, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #2 - Humane Hierarchy: Best practices to handle behavior
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)
32:60
November 16, 2021
Dose of Dog #24 - Door Dashing
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”
27:35
October 19, 2021
Dose of Dog #23 - Triggers and Thresholds
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
25:49
October 05, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #1
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.
27:40
October 04, 2021
Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories
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.
31:58
September 21, 2021
Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin
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
30:15
August 31, 2021
Dose of Dog #20 - Preparing your dog to be left alone
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? 
27:34
August 17, 2021
Dose of Dog #18 - Therapy/Service/Emotional Support Dogs
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.
24:59
July 13, 2021
Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language
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.
24:33
June 22, 2021
Dose of Dog #15 - Can Do Canines (& Prison Programs)
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
31:54
May 25, 2021
Dose of Dog #12 - Getting your dog to "chill out"
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!
27:51
March 30, 2021
Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality
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.
31:39
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Enriching your dog's life
Dose of Dog - Enriching your dog's life
Sponsored by emBark
24:36
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Keep our babies and dogs together safely
Dose of Dog - Keep our babies and dogs together safely
Sponsored by emBark
27:40
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding
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?
31:25
February 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic
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?
29:35
January 19, 2021
Through the Doggy Door Episode 1
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.
24:54
November 03, 2020
Banker with a Beer w/ Michael Perry
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
35:38
September 24, 2020