Podcasts and discussion focused entirely on Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We discuss everything from current events, to sports to highlighting great organizations. There are podcasts highlighting everything!
- Immature liberals and conservatives engaged in a disgusting passive aggressive behavior
- The County Sheriff's office smells something fishy with the DHS and is willing to spend it's own budget in order to find out what's up
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
Is the city of Eau Claire prioritizing the homeless population over families?
A local restaurant is closing but this may be good for the local economy.
And sometimes, investigations don't validate what you WISH was true.
Ball caps, vegan hunters and the oddity of rural North Dakota. The gang has plenty to chew on...
- The debut of an additional host
- A discussion on the best type of ballcap (trucker, low top, etc.)
- How Josh and Sweeny almost accidentally killed each other on a hunting trip
- Traveling to North Dakota for a hunting trip and running into"unfriendly" locals.
- Facing a "legal" dilemma after a successful hunting trip.
- How Sweeny is a vegan, but still hunts and still eats his own kills (and other hypocrite actions he takes despite vegan claims)
What the sale of Converge Radio reminds everyone when it comes to the perceived "support" of the local art scene (and supporting anything we like).
Also, why is Chippewa County a dumping ground for downstate problems?
And, pushback on local health ordinances.
Scott and Jerry sit down with the "trash man" Josh Boxx from Boxx Sanitation and cover a wide arrange of topics during this fun interview. Of course, they also enjoy a great beverage this time from the New Belgium Brewery...
- Josh's mantra of setting the tone for those who work for him by being willing to do anything at his company.
- The fact there is so much more trash since COVID-19 started
- The importance of being emphatic to other businesses impacted hard by COVID-19
- The fact that some businesses are actually doing quite well
- How the Chippewa Valley supports it's own
- Why he came back to his hometown after leaving college.
- The business "fallacy" of recycling you may not realize & that much of your recycled material still ends up in landfills.
- Things he wishes people would stop putting in the trash.
We learn all about the great local organization TANDEM MENTORSHIP and what makes this a unique and special operation in the area.
- Tandem's goal of spreading hope within area youth
- How each mentor/mentee pairing has different goals
- The spiritual and faith-based foundation that differentiates Tandem
- Explaining their "Tandem Tuesday" events
- What is the make-up of the children that are mentored?
- Where they get their referrals and various partnerships
- Do they face, and to what extent is there, backlash to being rooted in faith and religion?
- Challenges of being a smaller non-profit operation.
With COVID-19, and the regular flu-season arriving, Dr. Kelbel is here to provide tips to boost your own immune system. Help to ward off illness and give yourself the best chance to minimize sickness if you do come down with something:
- Boosting your immune system
- Comparing your diet to a football roster
- What actually IS your immune system
- The role your spine plays in overall health
- Key for preventative care, including chiropractic work.
What do you know about hypnosis? It goes far beyond the entertainment stage shows many of us have seen and has served a health benefit for many over the years.
The gang talks about their interaction with hypnosis and we meet Richard Marano from the Hypnosis Center of Eau Claire.
-Richard explains moving to Wisconsin for college and the heart-breaking tale that ultimately guided him into his profession.
- Explaining how hypnotized people are able to tap into their sub conscious and how you can utilize that to your benefit.
- How hypnotherapy fits with various religious beliefs and modern medicine,
- How to have a more positive outlook during the ongoing 2020 crisis.
The podcast made by local small business owners for small business owners makes it's debut. We start off by diving right into Chip Magnet Salsa and learn more how this business went from a personal kitchen to a multi-state distribution.
- How Chip Magnet was started
- Turning your home passion into a business
- Identifying your "support" team
- Learning as you go
- Learning about various insurances and regulations
- Being humble
- Benefits and challenges of working with family.
Scott and Josh sit town to discuss the humble beginnings of Boxx Sanitation and set the table for this unique podcast series.
- What is his podcast series about the about?
- Experiencing failure in your life and career
- Dabbling in various things
- The humble beginnings of Boxx Sanitiation
- The “Do Your Job” mantra and looking for “Eagles”
- Finding weird stuff in the trash
- The transition of Eau Claire
This episode features a conversation with the band Dissonant Mind. Among topics covered...
- How the band is getting out there in 2020
- Distributing digitally-only as opposed to having CDs
- Use of odd time signatures and how they construct songs
- Their influences
- How the band started and playing in out of place venues at the beginning for gigs.
This episode features a look at the operation of Big Brothers Big Sisters with the local agency's CEO Wes Escando. Among the topics covered:
- The work that goes into coordinating and maintaining matches
- The need for volunteers
- Who makes a good "Big"
- Other ways to volunteer
- What motivates people associated with BBBS
- Their "Battle Golf" fundraiser
- Re-thinking fundraising during 2020.
It's a holy experience as we're joined Holy Ghost pastor Father Justin Kizewski discussing beer and it's historical ties with monasteries. Drinking beer is truly a religious experience and Father is here to explain why.
- How brewing was a way to afford to live for monasteries centuries ago
- Why a "liquid loaf" was essential during times of fasting
- His experiences touring Europe and why glassware is essential for Belgium brewers
- How beer, Catholicism and western culture are all tied together.
We sit down with Dr. Kelbel to get introduced to his new practice and learn more about the work chiropractors do. Is it just alignments and help for sore muscles? There is so much more. Also, we learn the story behind Dr. Kelbel's path towards the profession and why his is a practice focused on the entire family.
We're joined on this episode by Greg Hoffman, the current and longest serving mayor of Chippewa Falls. How has COVID-19 impacting the local government. What has he viewed as the highlights of his tenure and what advice does he give to people who are considering running for local political positions.
What is the outlook for the Children's Museum after the building had to abort it's re-opening after only a few weeks. Scott & Blayne sit down with executive director Mike McHorney to learn me. He discusses having to close down the building again but what the organization is doing to guarantee a stronger future. This includes the continued momentum towards a new building.
What is the state and future of local media, and the free press in general? Scott & Jerry are joined by Tom Giffey, the managing editor of VolumeOne. Topics include bias in the media, the changing landscape and the impact of the Internet. He opines on those issues while they all enjoy a delicious Oatmeal Stout.
This week, Kayla and Scott are joined by Ramone's assistant manager Sarah. They discuss the impact the "Cash for a Cause" has on the young workforce Ramone's employs. How it educates and creates deeper meaning for community to these teenagers and young adults. They also touch on what it means to assist these charitable causes and what they have learned about certain non-profits in the area.
Scott and Jerry sit down with Joanne Palzkill, a longtime Chippewa Valley restaurateur and current chair of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. We discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, trends in dining (many that were taking place before the pandemic) and also what are her favorite splurges at her own places Draganetti's and Za51.