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Let the Kids Play - 1/15
Its the start of the NFL playoffs and Derek and Daddy give their mostly contrasting picks.  We'll see who is the smarter football fan. #nfl #profootball  #footballpicks
11:22
January 15, 2022
Baking Goodness - Halfmoon Cookies
What are Halfmoon cookies?  Alexia introduces us to these unique cookies that originate out of Upstate New York.
07:56
January 14, 2022
A growing problem with State Theatre Property
The 1/13 Talk of the Town... - Reboot Social Wins the city's open liquor license, but bigger story is the growing problem with the State Theatre - A lover's quarrel with the Sonnentag Centre - Silvermine is this weekend?  Anyone care - Increasing cancellations?  Are we better off now than last year, locally?
31:50
January 13, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Bill Bertrand
Jamie steps in as the main host on this one and is joined by local car guy, Bill Bertrand from Chippewa Valley Mazda and Ken Vance Car City. - Bill tells us about all the changes and transitions for himself over the last year. - The “work culture” he strives to create - How he is dealing with the supply chain issues. He has to be the bearer of bad news. - Electric cars and the future, including the end of “service departments”. The old adage of grow or die, comes into play - Bill’s focus on community involvement, including car giveaways - His unique story that got him into the car industry which including time as a bartender, working in furniture and working in funeral homes - What does HE drive.
27:47
January 13, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Jordan Steinmetz
Jordan Steinmetz talks about being an all-around high school athlete, who almost chose to play baseball in college, until he was noticed at a hockey tournament and his sport path drastically changed! He went from the NAHL to the USHL to Division 1 hockey at St. Lawrence University. He talks about leadership and what skills have helped him stay in the game! McKayla Zilisch and her Fox Cities Stars teammates had a great result at their recent Holiday Tournament in Chippewa Falls - they won the whole tournament! McKayla talks about growing up with hockey playing brothers and her future of playing Division 1 hockey next season at St. Cloud State University. This 27th Episode is sponsored by: * Dooley's Pub - the place to go for a traditional Irish Pub experience with quality food, good prices and beverages. * Riverside Bike and Skate - Eau Claire's hockey headquarters which is the oldest hockey store in the state of Wisconsin.
58:40
January 13, 2022
Blugold Banter 1/12/22
Covid's impact on the Blugolds and college sports...recapping the women's hockey trip to Madison and much more
16:30
January 12, 2022
EC is Here: Roy Hoff Sr and Our Old Town Eau Claire
This episode is with Roy Hoff Sr. who created “Our Old town Eau Claire” Facebook page. Such a great collection of pictures and videos of the history of Eau Claire. Jane and Jerry share funny stories as they talk while driving around downtown.
29:18
January 12, 2022
Talk of the Town 1/11/22
- A moment of pride for our area - City Council locked in an important debate - Local politico shows little guts - Celebrating marriages
30:41
January 11, 2022
Marcon Unleashed 1/10/22
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Mayo Clinic firing 700 employee is a load of bull and why it only makes things worse! - A warning to those who are procrastinating getting their ammo - Dan recaps his family’s holiday and what he did - Local political talk and potential upcoming races including why you need to pay attention to who your county sheriff is - The story of a local girl being kicked out of school for a…cough!?!? - Being ostracized for eschewing the vaccination. The segregation that is real
27:07
January 10, 2022
Immune Help! For when you feel Crappy
The newest Innate Life Reclamation podcast presented by Cook Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls, WI Dr. Lona and Dr. Danny talk about how they help support their immune systems when they are expressing symptoms and a different perspective to symptoms.
22:31
January 10, 2022
The Candy Shop #8 - Helping Hands
Mike from Helping Hands is the guest.   This is an organization that assists some 4,500 families in the area and Mike gives an honest, impassioned plea for help from you and the community.
23:18
January 10, 2022
Let the Kids Play - 1/8
The first show of 2022 features of a look at UW-Eau Claire basketball and the NHL
13:05
January 08, 2022
Mack Chat #12 - Athletics & Activities
Molly brings on Alexis Landher, the school's new athletics & activities director along with sophomore athlete Wyatt Pelkey.  They are discussing the school's new wrestling team and the school's athletic program in general. Sponsored by H&R Electric Alexis just started with the school this year and we learn about her background and what brought her to McDonell. Wyatt tells us about being on the school’s first-ever wrestling team. The overall philosophy of the school’s athletic/activities department Wyatt describes balancing sports and school. He also talks about his transition from the St. Joseph’s school in Boyd.
13:08
January 07, 2022
1/6 Talk of the Town
-  A potential set-back in Eau Claire's ongoing City Manager search -  An intriguing, albeit disturbing, story of assault at the Oakwood Mall -  Sizing up what will be an interesting spring election cycle locally -  Handicapping the Eau Claire "liquor license" race
40:04
January 06, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Jerry Jacobson
Jerry Jacobson – president of Northwestern Bank - Gives us an update on the bank, and the surprising news concerning the bank’s local clients. - The overall business climate in the area - How local banks can help a local entrepreneur - Why this area allows for an independent, community bank to succeed - The biggest challenges facing community banks - Giving back to the community. Jerry tells a story of how the bank helped support a local youth ball field renovation - What’s been more difficult; the ’08-’09 financial crisis or the COVID pandemic? - Jerry’s experience with the Minneapolis Federal Reserve board and the perspective he has gained from it - His 2022 outlook for the Chippewa Valley
27:24
January 06, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Sam Stange
JC and Mogey's guest is former Eau Claire North standout athlete Sam Stange. Sam excelled in baseball and hockey while in Eau Claire, including hitting a last at bat homer that lifted the Huskies to the 2019 state baseball title. However, hockey is where he making his mark at the elite level as he is currently a Wisconsin Badger and has been drafted to play professionally by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Sam talks about his rise to become a Badger and the work needed to get to the next step.  Also joining the program are current North high school hockey players Noah, Jacob and Gabe Bestul. Three brothers who made the varsity squad. Remedy Bloody Mary Mix - out of Wisconsin, created to satisfy your deep craving for a Bloody Mary! Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic - Dedicated and committed to the health care needs of patients in Western Wisconsin since 1954.
01:07:12
January 06, 2022
Blugold Banter 1/5/22
Scott fills you in with updates around the world of the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds.  Men's and women's basketball re-start WIAC play, COVID impacts men's hockey and a major event coming up for women's hockey
16:24
January 05, 2022
Downtown Menom #16 - The organization
Becca and Dustyn talk with Jeff and Pat, the current and past president of Downtown Menomonie, INC, and do a deep dive into what the organization’s purpose is. From memories and thoughts of the Winter Days parade to other events meant to showcase downtown. The reality is, many events are credited to other businesses when in truth, it’s the volunteer-run Downtown Menomonie, INC that spearheads many of them. People are doing things, and want to do things, downtown.
36:38
January 05, 2022
Two downtown businesses competing for liquor license. Who should get it?
- Two projects...one liquor license.  Who should get it?  A proposed "barcade" or a group with plans to renovate the State Theatre. Scott tells you who should, even if they might not deserve it after their recent actions ​ - The City Council is likely to look much different in a few months.  We discuss some unexpected changes ​ - The EC School District Board prepares to "market" its referendum to the public
35:41
January 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #5 - Jumping Up
Heather tackles the issue of dogs “jumping up”. She dives into the behavior, which can be a big issue for many dogs and their humans. - Why do dogs do it? - Does saying “off” to your dog, or squeezing their paws, serve as proper responses? - Using the “treat scatter” method to redirect - Developing the desired behavior through predictable scenarios
28:21
January 04, 2022
Marcon Unleashed 12/27/21
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Judge Gableman/election fraud follow-up - VA issues that Dan has experienced first hand, and some of his friends have, recently - Reflecting on the year
19:26
December 27, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #7
Being intentional with the new year! Dr. Lona and Dr. Danny talk about awareness and coverations around being intentional creating the year you want to live!
16:09
December 27, 2021
2021 Chippewa Valley Year in Review
We look back at 2021 in the Chippewa Valley
37:36
December 21, 2021
Marcon Unleashed 12/20/21
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Specials going on and new classes coming up at Marc-On Shooting - Chippewa County Republican Party, Election Fraud and COVID (are hospitals killing people for money!) - The connection between Pfizer’s presence in Wisconsin and the election - If he ever runs for office, he won’t compromise on this principle he has - Dan’s honest, complicated and REAL relationship with the holiday season.
22:50
December 20, 2021
The Candy Shop #7 - Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony
The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony is celebrating it's 40th season and president Rebecca Anderson stops by Ifs and Buts Candy in Downtown Eau Claire to tell us all about this organization.  We also meet some of the youths involved, and of course there is plenty of candy sampling. What is the youth symphony, which is celebrating its 40thanniversary How do kids get involved and what do they get from it. Balancing the symphony with other extracurriculars and school work Their highlight events on their annual calendars (many are free) We try a number of candies, including a locally made “picaro bar” and “vegan chocolate”
21:38
December 20, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #6
In this episode Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona talk about flight or fight response in your body and how it affects your well-being and some strategies to help Presented by Cook Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls, WI
16:36
December 20, 2021
Let the Kids Play - 12/18
Derek tells us about his sports highlights from 2021.  His favorite plays of the year and even some of his own accomplishments locally.
10:49
December 18, 2021
Mack Chat - Campus Ministry
Episode Sponsor: Mason Companies Molly sits down with two members of McDonell's campus ministry program to get the low down from both a supervisor and student perspective.  She is joined by Erica Boehm, the campus ministry coordinator for grades 6-12 and by student Megan Hanson. They talk campus ministry at McDonell and the programs and resources available for students in the system. The importance of “belonging”, building friendships and providing a place to share their faith and religion as disciples of Jesus. Major events, including an annual pilgrimage to DC. Megan talks about her personal experiences. The transformative events that take place. Including a funny story of watching nuns playing basketball. Celebrations during the Advent Season Balancing the challenges of the secular world
36:36
December 17, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Robert Baca and Jazz in Eau Claire
Robert Baca, the Director of Music Professor of Jazz Studies at UW-Eau Claire sits down for a beer and conversation.  Speaking of beer, it's an intriguing one as the group has a "Lagunitas' Unrefined Sugga" Here is what is covered... - What makes the UW-Eau Claire program go? Why has he stayed here and not left? - His life as a musician before UW-Eau Claire - Dealing with egos, including your own (like when he played with Sinatra) - A bonus Frank Sinatra story! - His favorite musician - How is jazz thought? - How ‘YouTube’ has changed the game - What, besides music, interests him
34:12
December 16, 2021
Downtown Menom #15 - Power Up
Tim & Meghan from Xcel Energy and the City of Menomonie respectively are the guests. They discuss energy-saving programs available to residents. The Partners in Energy program. What is it? The goals of it and the impact on the city. Various options exist for residential and commercial customers. Meghan also talks some “trash” and Tim talks some about electric vehicles and what that means for Xcel Energy and infrastructure in the future.
35:21
December 15, 2021
Quick Serve #44 - Benefits of Local Dealers
Craig is here to talk to us about the local car dealer system and the noticeable (and some not so noticeable and subtle) benefits.  Presented by Toycen Ford - How the role has evolved - The purpose of dealers, including the importance of competition - Transparency - Consumer safety. Dealers benefit getting you in for safety upgrades/recalls - Having a vested involvement in a community
11:07
December 15, 2021
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
Marcon Unleashed 12/13/21
Dan is fired up about a few things so away we go… 1) Look for companies to back-peddle on vaccination requirements. Don’t quit a job, don’t walk-out. Check out amoscenterforjustice.org 2) Why Dan couldn’t attend the Chippewa Falls holiday parade 3) New classes coming up and Christmas specials (25%-30% off!) at Marc-On Shooting 4) Upcoming Chippewa County Republican Party meeting with a special guest discussing 2020 election fraud 5) Experience with the VA medical system and why a three-month wait excited him 6) Upcoming international military conflicts to look for 7) Some local eateries to try out
22:15
December 13, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #5
Selfcare made simple. In this episode Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona discuss simple and important ways to take better care of yourself on a daily basis.
23:47
December 13, 2021
Baking Goodness - Chocolate Croissant
Alexia tells us some of her favorite holiday treats and what she wants for Christmas...and then we try homemade chocolate croissants and learn about a revision Alexia made after her first batch came out not as great
04:56
December 10, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Dr. William Klisch
Dr. William Klish – Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Heptalogy and Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine. ’63 Grad of UW-Eau Claire - One of the world’s foremost experts of childhood obesity. And it all started at UW-Eau Claire where he majored in “Basketball and Partying” in his words…haha! - Joking aside, how did a man who came to play basketball for Bill Zorn at UW-Eau Claire, reach the medical heights he achieved? He tells the story of his path - His passion for nutrition and where that started from. - His involvement in the documentary “Super Size Me” - What works to prevent obesity - How our area ranks in obesity
33:12
December 09, 2021
Quick Serve #43 - Cool Points of the Ford Lighting
The future is coming and Craig from Toycen Ford tells us about the cool points of Ford Lighting: 1) Price is affordable and comparable 2) It’s ability to serve as a substation…no, seriously! 3) Using this vehicle as its own generator, great for contractors 4) Ability to do servicing via software over the internet 5) Hands free “blue zones” including I-94 and Hwy 53
10:52
December 08, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Client Appreciation Events
Knelly and Katherine discuss hosting events for both current and past clients. Examples of what they do and why them do them, especially with former clients.  They cover how they do them and why the work is worth the effort. Anyone who runs a business, works in sales or handles any marketing needs to listen to this. They also discuss supporting the community through sponsorships and partnerships And listen for your chance to win a free trip and stay in California!
20:37
December 07, 2021
Marcon Unleashed #10
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Recaps his recent holiday activities with family, including playing a game called “chicken foot” - Crypto-currency and “get rich quick” - Christmas and activities at Marc-On - Why this Christmas will be different for Dan - The mainstream media jumping on the ‘Omicron’ variant and how it may tie in with Jeffrey Epstein case
17:46
December 06, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #4
In this Episode Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona talk about chiropractic - and who its best for as well as common misconceptions. Presented by Cook Chiropractic
18:33
December 06, 2021
Let the Kids Play - 12/4
Breaking down the NFL and the Chippewa Steel, including a recap of the 'teddy bear toss' and what it means to have the U.S. Women's Olympic team coming to town.
09:24
December 04, 2021
Mack Chat - Matt Willkom '98
Fries Financial Group is sponsor Matt Willkom a 1998 McDonell Alum and Executive Director Iowa Catholic Radio in Central Iowa is the guest Matt and Molly reminisce about their time as classmates and about Matt’s path to becoming the executive director of Iowa Catholic Radio. - How his time at McDonell shaped his career and his faith - The concept of “you can’t give what you don’t have” when it comes to his relationship with God - Evangelizing and why that shouldn’t scare off Catholics - The possibility of his radio group expanding into the Chippewa Valley - His Father, who is a retired dentist a Deacon and ordained minister. - Lessons from when we had to be separated during the pandemic. How the perspective  gave us on what to focus on. - Words of advice to his younger self when he was a student at McDonell. - Seeing God’s work through his time in radio
33:32
December 03, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Visit Eau Claire
Benny Anderson the Executive Director Visit Eau Claire is the guest.  He joins Jerry and Scott as they group enjoys a beverage from the local Lazy Monk Brewery - What is it he…you know…actually does in his role. Including reversing the organization’s financial situation and working with various partners. - Tourism in 2021 - How and where do they market to? - The lack of a convention center and it’s impact. Other tourism “weaknesses” our region has. - His forecast for 2022 - Area’s most underappreciated asset that locals (but not out of towners) overlook - Sports tourism - His dream event
33:12
December 02, 2021
Downtown Menom #14 - Anshus Jewelers
Lisa from Anshus Jewelers in Menomonie is the guest: -The shop is celebrating 106 years in business. Why did her grandfather start the business? - Being around for so long, there are lots of customer stories - Lisa’s first memories of the store - Passing on a family business, and how there isn’t a guarantee her kids will keep it going - Her favorite part of owning a business - Change she has seen downtown over the years - How the business has changed (remember fax machines?)
33:42
December 01, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #3 - Loose Leash Walking
Presented by emBark in Eau Claire, WI Like taking your dog for walks around your neighborhood and need to use a leash? Or think of when you have to leash your dog to bring them to place (like vets or to grooming) Well, that is a trained behavior for your dog and Heather takes us through the process to develop the best “loose leash walkers” o The human, not equipment, teaches loose leash walking o Defining what you want loose leash walking to be o What type of harness Heather prefers o What does 3AM have to do with anything?!?!? Define your “take out window”
29:14
November 30, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Gratitude
They discuss the power of gratitude and how it impacts personal and professional life. The group brings up examples from their own lives Being grateful isn’t just about the good, but also embracing the opportunity to overcome challenges.
20:01
November 30, 2021
Marcon Unleashed 11/29/21
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Takes us through his deer hunting experience. As we all know, it’s much more than looking for deer, it’s the comradery. - Final thoughts on the Rittenhouse case - Mayo employees being denied vaccine exceptions - Dan talks about the one time he went out on Black Friday. What did he learn. - Supporting local Dan’s next business ventures
20:50
November 29, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #3
Presented by Cook Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls, WI The docs discuss tone and electromagnetic energy that is in everything and how it relates to your health.
16:40
November 29, 2021
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.
19:13
November 23, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #8
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Dan starts light, discussing a couple of shows he has been binge watching recently - Looking ahead to hunting season - Rittenhouse trial - A word of warning to rioters - Dan discusses some blowback from a Birchwood School District employee he got for posting a question online - How Dan has to deal with bullying-tactics and naysayers - Chippewa Falls Main Street holiday parade is coming up. Dan will be towing some special people. - Various training classes coming up at Marcon
23:49
November 22, 2021
The Candy Shop #6- Boys & Girls Club
MarLee Johnson from the Boys and Girls Club of the Chippewa Valley stops by to update us on holiday programs, what the organization continues to do and to of course sample lots of candy laid out by Greg. Presented by Ifs & Buts Candy Shop in Downtown Eau Claire
19:46
November 22, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Valley Sports Academy
Brian and Chase from Valley Sports Academy stop by to tell us all about the area's newest sports facility going up in Lake Hallie off Highway 53.  All the while, the gang enjoys a Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout. Among the topics they discuss - What is Valley Sports Academy? Both from the building to what they want to accomplish - What will be included inside the building - How this building is focused on all athletes. You don’t have to have DI level aspirations to benefit from their place. - Working with established programs - Future visions for the entire property - The staff they are bringing in - How do they respond to the concept of “professionalization” of youth sports
33:12
November 18, 2021
Quick Serve #41 - Winter Safety
Presented by Toycen Ford Touching on the key points of being prepared for winter driving -Importance of testing your battery -Checking your heating system -All-season tires and tire pressure -Wiper blades and fluid
09:53
November 17, 2021
Downtown Menom - Chippewa Falls Main Street
Teri Ouimette – Executive Director of Chippewa Falls Main Street, INC is the guest - The folks in downtown Menomonie meet their equal from neighboring Chippewa Falls. - Teri discusses the 33rd annual holiday parade coming up December 4th and the theme is Gnomes and Elves - What exactly does her organization do and handle? The true purpose. - Getting and adapting ideas from elsewhere - She discusses the eateries in her area - Some of the stores that are the must-sees - How did she end up in her current role?
36:43
November 17, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #2 - Humane Hierarchy: Best practices to handle behavior
Humane Hierarchy – Best practices to handle behavior 1) What is this “hierarchy” and how does it apply? This is Heather’s tool box for working with dogs and improving behaviors. 2) Taking a holistic view of the dog 3) Changing behaviors by revising environments 4) Example of setting the dog up for successful behaviors 5) Using positive reinforcement with examples 6) Also positive punishment to stop behavior and does Heather see value in this Application-of-the-Humane-Hierarchy-Position-Statement.pdf (ccpdt.org)
32:60
November 16, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #7
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Thoughts on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha - Happy Birthday to the Marine Corp & overall Veteran’s Day conversation - Another thing to be pissed about? - Helping people fight for what’s right. - Aaron Rodgers - Hunting/Ammo supplies at Marc-On - Be there for each other, and its okay to ask for help
25:12
November 15, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #2
Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona talk about fear and how to begin to loosen up the grip fear has on you and your decision making and healthcare choices.  Each discusses their own journey in learning to navigate fear.
18:54
November 15, 2021
Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Caramel Apple Muffins
They're a little messy but delicious. Alexia discusses making caramel apple muffins
05:01
November 12, 2021
Banker with a Beer - UWEC Chancellor
Chancellor Jim Schmidt sits with Jerry and Scott.  The group enjoys a Gunpowder IPA from the Brewing Projekt and discuss the following 1)  A recap of how UWEC fared during the “COVID” academic year 2) How things have changed from 2020 to 2021 3) Some changes that are likely to be permanent, such as classroom changes and online offerings 4) Hiring and staffing challenges 5) Enrollment levels 6) Sonnentag Centre update 7) Blending the college with the community 8) Science building update 9) Biggest challenges going forward
37:15
November 11, 2021
Quick Serve - Chip Shortage
We've all heard about the computer chip shortage impacting inventory for all industries.  However, Craig fills us on recent news that just the supply issue may be improving for vehicles. We also discuss buying online and why he has seen customer satisfaction with a "hybrid online and in-person model" of purchasing be so high.
09:60
November 10, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #6
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - The problem with mandated vaccination policies and the issues it’s creating - Talks about the Amos Center, a volunteer law office that he encourages you to look them up. They fight cases you likely care about. - So what’s going to be happening? Are you prepared? - Dan dives into his overall political philosophy - The blowback Mark Cuban received on his Covid-19 stance and what it shows about running a business
27:42
November 08, 2021
The Candy Shop #5 - United Way
Greg welcomes into the shop, Andy Neborak, the executive director of the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley. We get a refresher as to what the United Way stands for, and more specifically, what the organization has been focusing on recently in our area. Then the fun really begins, as Greg and Andy discuss candy and chocolate...including memories of a special chocolate bar Andy remembers from a long ago trip to London that Greg HAS IN STOCK right here in Eau Claire.
23:48
November 08, 2021
Let the Kids Play - 11/6
Derek's thoughts as the Blugolds football team enters the final two games of the season.  He also breakdowns the NHL. Oh, and he also tells us his thoughts on Whitewater football's Perkins Stadium, and his first experience playing defense in his youth hockey league
10:08
November 06, 2021
Mack Chat #8 - Wendy & Rose Buchmann
Focusing on the girls and women in the math/science fields with a mother/daughter McDonell combo.  Wendy is a math teacher at the school and Rose is one of her six children who are either alums or still currently enrolled at the school. We talk with Rose, who is currently working in the field of infectious disease diagnostics with a team at Cornell University. How did her education prepare and shape her.  Wendy talks about making math fun. Both describe how their faith plays a role in what they do. We also hear about Rose's passion for long-distance swimming events.
26:38
November 05, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Adam Condit/Blue Ox Running
Tracey Smiskey talks with Adam Condit from Blue Ox Running while the group enjoys a Leienkugels Chocolate Dunkel Hear his story of what brought him to Eau Claire to ‘run’ a small business. He tells us about Blue Ox Running in downtown Eau Claire and what makes it unique. His involvement with the Youth Leadership Eau Claire program The lifestyle changes he has had throughout his post college days as he has gone from being an engineer, to math teacher to running a business. His social media presence and ability to brand. He admits that running was an “acquired taste” for him
31:49
November 04, 2021
Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog
Winter Fun at Home with Your Dog - With colder weather here, things to do with your dog inside your home that benefits them - Using things like “hand targets”, “chin rests” and “paw crosses”
30:16
November 02, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Boundaries and Balance
Sheila from Silly Serrano’s in Eau Claire talks with Knelly about creating a business. Most importantly, creating a balance between family and chasing dollars.
22:38
November 02, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #5
- Thoughts on Mayo Clinic employees protesting vaccination mandates. Keep standing up for your rights. - Overall thoughts on the vaccine mandates and hypocrisy of “my body, my choice” - Keep an eye on local school boards. “Pitch a Bitch” and make your voices heard. - Demanding politicians stand up for these rights and be consistent. - Diversify your portfolio and invest in ammunition, and here is why! - Biden’s new tax plan - Alec Baldwin, movie-set shooting incident
31:52
November 01, 2021
Innate LIFE Reclamation Episode #1
The debut episode of this podcast series presented by Cook Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls, WI. Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona discuss what Innate healing is and how they apply their own Innate Connection to their own health and well-being. Each episode will have simple steps/strategies to help you on your path!
34:40
November 01, 2021
Mack Chat #9 - Mental Health
Talking Mental Health with a pair of professionals tied in with the McDonell School System. Andrea Hess with Oakleaf and Ruthann Proue, a school counselor discuss mental health systems within the McDonell Schools - What is the school district providing? The importance of being proactive with programming - Even with proactive approaches, sometimes mental crisis does happen, and what resources are there - There are more issues now than before (and no, it’s not just because of COVID but instead deeper than that) -  Why communication between kids and their adults is important - Lastly, shifting gears, Andrea discusses “Domestic Church” and what this program is that she is involved in.
32:50
October 29, 2021
Baking Goodness w/ Alexia - Brownies
Our little baker goes after brownies with walnuts, while also telling us about her Halloween costume
04:46
October 29, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry
Michael Perry - humorist, singer/song-writer, writer and part-time pig farmer comes back to the program.  The gang has a conversation while enjoying a special Non-Alcoholic beer from Brewdog called Nanny State, a "hoppy N/A ale" - How he has adapted over the last year, and took advantage of multiple avenues - Balancing his work which can be urban with his love of rural and blue collar. - The joy he gets from being able to have so many experiences - What is the one time he truly gets to thank his audience - Advice for those entering the “gig” economy - Thoughts on internet-influencing - Would he ever consider leaving the state and where would he go?
33:58
October 28, 2021
Eau Claire is Here - Ski Sprites Haunted House
Scott Kunick talks with the folks behind the Eau Claire Ski Sprites Haunted House
23:21
October 27, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Don't Forget the Fun in Your Business
Benefits of creating fun within your business. The team recounts some of their experiences they’ve had. Including a recent trip the team took to a conference in California. There was also another California trip the featured a flat tire story (among other things).
18:22
October 26, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #4
Podcast Swag available now at Marc-On Shooting in Lake Hallie - Update on raising funds for CHI-HI school flags - Riding for Reggie follow-up - Thoughts on the Mayo worker protest in Eau Claire - Current unrest in Haiti and Dan’s own experience 25 years ago - Opinion on vaccinating kids and Dan’s hopes to set-up a fight against a Wisconsin brewery’s efforts to mandate vaccinations - The push to use nouns and pronouns to describe people - Call for election poll workers - What Dan looks for when “backing” a local candidate
26:58
October 25, 2021
The Candy Shop #4 - 4H
Lilly and Skylar from the Pleasant Hill 4-H Club are the guests and they tell us all about what 4-H does.  We also sample the candy buffet as always
20:38
October 25, 2021
Downtown Menom #11 - Estilo Salon
Marie Rasmussen talks about owning and operating a business in both Menomonie and Eau Claire (Estilo Salon). She tells stories of being in the hair style industry, running a business, finding love and much more. How she coaches her staff to separate work and life and to “be a badass” at both. She also describes her next business plan: A “high end barber shop” and she takes us through a concept that includes cigars, liquor and haircuts.
35:35
October 20, 2021
Dose of Dog #24 - Door Dashing
It’s a safety issue and one that frustrates many dog owners. - What to do if your dog is prone to rushing out open doors - She takes us through building proper behaviors through reinforcements - She discusses house doors, car doors and other “doors”
27:35
October 19, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Getting 1% Better Everyday Part II
Accomplishments aren’t “all or nothing” but instead moving in a positive direction daily. From dieting, to cleaning rooms in your home to business this is an important mindset to have. Be vulnerable and acknowledge your weak points
24:29
October 19, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #3
- Tackles the deputy-involved death in Chippewa County - Update on CHI-HI Schools having flags in all the classrooms - Discusses Southwest Pilots and their “blue flu” - Thoughts on workplaces requiring COVID-19 vaccines - Brings up some upcoming events at the shop - The experience of a kid on his first hunt last week - Some local political race updates
27:49
October 18, 2021
Baking Goodness w/ Alexia - Apple Cinnamon Scones
Alexia takes us through her attempt at Apple Cinnamon Scones and why she likes playing with the dough
06:40
October 15, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Getting 1% Better Everyday Part I
Accomplishments aren’t “all or nothing” but instead moving in a positive direction daily. From dieting, to cleaning rooms in your home to business this is an important mindset to have. Be vulnerable and acknowledge your weak points
22:34
October 12, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #2
-Touches on the Giese vs. Eau Claire family controversy - Updates on Lexi Moon, a CHI-HI student and her efforts to improve flag etiquette within the school building. - Discussion a Lieutenant Colonel who has been silenced, and even jailed, because of his criticisms on the Afghanistan exit. - Opinion on vaccines and the limitations being placed on your freedoms. The right to choose is important.
24:06
October 11, 2021
The Candy Shop #3 - Big Brothers Big Sisters
It's the sweetest podcast in the Chippewa Valley. Marketing Director Drew, along with Big/Little combo Vergene and Colby discuss the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  They also try a candy buffet laid out by Greg and tell us what they like.
20:54
October 05, 2021
Dose of Dog #23 - Triggers and Thresholds
Heather takes up through recognizing when your dog is getting uncomfortable and what to do. The fact that almost anything can be a trigger for a dog and what are the signs to look for Learning how much your dog can handle
25:49
October 05, 2021
Real Tru Talk #25 - Celebrating Wins
It’s important to celebrate your wins and the team does that in this episode. While many times we focus on the lows in whatever we do, on this episode we look at the highs. Get ready for some uplifting anecdotes
26:50
October 05, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #1
Dan Marcon tells us about himself. His small town upbringing, military background, his education and what has led him to now. Did you know he worked security detail for some well-known celebrities? What is Marc-On Shooting and the business he has built. He gives you a hint as to what the podcast will be about. He’ll be a straight-shooter (no pun intended) on some deep topics. Including political topics, local and a national. He touches on some recent local issues he has been involved in and nationally gives thoughts on Afghanistan.
27:40
October 04, 2021
Special Edition Podcast - How Arts Impact Our Community
The arts are a defining element within the city of Eau Claire identity; a hotspot to showcase local talent and a foundation for artistic passions to bloom. Local organizations and nonprofits have taken the stage to showcase the creative expression of its community members, and how the arts define this community.
06:51
October 03, 2021
Mack Chat #7 - Pro Life Month
Pro-Life Episode in honor of October being pro-life month. Sponsored by Cobblestone Hotel and Suites Guests include Melissa Bowe and Lydia Deering from Catholic Charities.  Also, student ambassador Paige Smiskey. Topics include some of the programs within McDonell and Catholic Charities to support the Pro-Life Mission. Who is it Catholic Charities works with and what is their responsibility to those who they serve? What are a few of the events, including the diaper drive (10/22-10/28 this year), that the school and students are involved with.
31:40
October 01, 2021
Baking Goodness w/ Alexia - Apple Crisp
Our little baker and taster tries a homemade Apple Crisp
04:34
October 01, 2021
Real Tru Talk #24 - So You Want to Be a Realtor
They take you through the process with some of newest realtors in the business, with tips and advice from the whole team. 87% of those who get their license let it expire within four years, so what does it take to make this a successful career Dealing with the highs and lows that come.
29:15
September 28, 2021
The Candy Shop #2 - Meeting Tandem Mentorship
We're joined by members of Tandem Mentorship, who tell us about what they do while Greg brings out samples of various candies and sodas for them to try.
24:25
September 21, 2021
Real True Talk #23 - Having a Successful AirBNB
Thinking of using your property as an AirBNB? Knelly talks with a couple about running AirBNBs. How they’ve found success and the pitfalls to avoid. They also discuss numbers. What are their rates, how did they come to those and money other monies involved.
23:59
September 21, 2021
Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories
Heather is telling us about her favorite canine accessories.  From a variety of self-feeders, to snuffle mats, to harnesses for walking and treat pouches she covers many items she recommends.
31:58
September 21, 2021
Baking Goodness w Alexia - Carmel Apple Pie
Out little baker tries her hand at baking Carmel Apple Pie and lets us know whether she thinks its "Yummy or Not"
05:17
September 17, 2021
Downtown Menom #8 - Mabel Tainter Theatre
Interim Executive Director Lucas Chase visits to discuss the upcoming schedule, including why he is excited for one band in particular that plays classic rock using bagpipes.  Lucas, Dustyn and Becca also go over some of the ghost stories inside the theatre and Lucas's own experiences.  Some fun, random facts people overlook and we also get the TRUE story behind the legend of the tunnels that are supposed to be underneat Menomonie.
35:45
September 08, 2021
Real Tru Talk #22 - Seven Baby Steps
Knelly talks with Meg Hyland about Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps, and how those steps have manifested in their own lives. They describe their current and past difficulties, and how they handle them.
36:10
September 07, 2021
The Candy Shop #1 - Eau Claire's Candy Store
We meet Greg, the owner of Ifs & Buts Candy Store in downtown Eau Claire on the debut of this new podcast series.  How did he and his wife come to starting a candy shop and why pick downtown?  His favorite types of candy and we also sample a 'craft soda' off his shelf.
20:38
September 07, 2021
Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin
Kathy Pobloskie from the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin organization is the guest, telling us all about this wonderful organization which helps to reunite families with their missing dogs. She takes us through how their process works and gives some great tips that you can do to help find your lost dog. She also explains why old-fashioned flyers remain a very useful tool even with the rise of social media. About Us | Lost Dogs of Wisconsin Lost Dogs of Wisconsin | Facebook
30:15
August 31, 2021
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
August 31, 2021
Mack Chat #6 - Back to School & Steppin' Across Tilden
A pair of guests join the program. Kathi Rice tells us all about the Steppin' Across Tilden for a Cause fundraiser coming up Sept. 11th.  It's a fun event that takes participants on a five-mile walk that starts at one bar and ends at another! Then, Kathleen Adams, the admissions coordinator for the school system, talks about the return to school.  The fact that the system has had a large influx of students and seeing new families come in from places such as Alaska and Florida.
23:43
August 27, 2021
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.
24:20
August 24, 2021
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
August 17, 2021
Dose of Dog #20 - Preparing your dog to be left alone
Do you feel guilty leaving your dog home alone?  This is the episode for you! With schedules changing, and kids headed back to school, more family dogs will be left home alone.  How do you acclimate your dog to the changes and make it so your dog can flourish being home alone and during your absences? 
27:34
August 17, 2021
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 03, 2021
Real Tru Talk #13 - The Market of the Moment
The Tru Living team discusses the market of the moment, and what a buyer or seller should be aware of when considering their major decisions. They compare the current market to those of the past and what things may have changed.
23:17
August 03, 2021
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
July 27, 2021
Dose of Dog #18 - Therapy/Service/Emotional Support Dogs
http://www.wonderpupdogtraining.com/2019/04/02/emotional-support-animal-therapy-dog-or-service-animal-is-there-a-difference/ Heather discusses the differences between Therapy dogs, Service dogs, and Emotional Support dogs. She also dispels common myths and misconceptions about the role of each in society.
24:59
July 13, 2021
Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language
Heather sits down to discuss dog body language, and addresses the ways in which dogs can show stress. She also explains avoidance behaviors, and appeasement and how those play into understanding body language. Heather references "Doggy Language" written by Lily Chin https://www.doggiedrawings.net/, Renee Erdmann bravodog.ca, and The Language of Dogs.
24:33
June 22, 2021
Drive the Valley w/ Talking Ghosts
Bill sits down with Jason of Paranormal of Wisconsin. Jason discusses how he shifted from a police officer to a ghost hunter, his first investigation, and how he and his team classify ghosts. Jason shares audio that he collected on an investigation, and some of the physical experiences he sees often as a ghost hunter. Jason and his team encourage people to contact them through Facebook at "Paranormal of Wisconsin".
30:35
June 15, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Home Inspections
You're heaving more people recommend forgoing a home inspection when buying a home.  Well...that short-term gain may likely lead to long-term problems.  Ryan with RC Home Inspections talks with the group about why home inspections remain important and shouldn't be skipped.   We get examples of how it has helped local buyers and sellers. EXTRA:  Jessica tells us a fun story
25:40
June 15, 2021
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 08, 2021
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
June 01, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Episode 4
Knelly chats with Trudi Westberg, who is a "founder of the brand".  They share the story of how they were connected. If you're looking to enter the real estate world, this is a must listen episode and you'll learn about mentorship and finding the right team. Extra:  We hear a story of 'hoarding'.  A true real estate agent's nightmare described in funny detail.
30:02
May 25, 2021
Dose of Dog #15 - Can Do Canines (& Prison Programs)
Dyan Larson  is a Prison Program Instructor with Can Do Canines a non-profit that trains service dogs and works within local prisons. We learn all about the program, including how you can have a "weekend dog" and benefit this program in ways you can't imagine. How the dogs in the prisons have a "ripple" of benefits to many people. And we learn the specific role SERVICE dogs play and the difference between service, therapy and emotional support dogs. Web Link: can-do-canines.org Youtube Clip: https://youtu.be/V6DOjEArZKA
31:54
May 25, 2021
Mack Chat - Father Kizewski
Father Justin Kizewski, the Pastor for Holy Ghost and St. Bridget Parishes chats with Molly.  We hear about father's background and his path to the priesthood (he originally didn't even want to attend Catholic high school yet alone get into this vocation). We learn how his entering the priesthood shares something in common with Cheerios. How he feels about leaving Chippewa Falls soon.  He's been around for years, seeing people from baptism to communion to confirmation to marriage to even death. His work with students, educating on everything from New Testament to Church history to Latin. What is "The Truth" And lastly, his work with Chippewa Grace Ministry and helping to heal the wounds of the clergy scandals.  Whether directly or indirectly, these events have impacted the entire community.
34:44
May 14, 2021
Drive the Valley w/ CV Cremation Services
Matt from Chippewa Valley Cremation Services chats with Bill...the two share corny jokes and bad puns about the mortuary business that will have you dying with laugher! We learn why Matt entered the business and the changes he has seen in funerals in the last 20 years Takes us through the process of dying to the funeral Why is embalming required Debunking some myths, including that a dead body feels WARM before it eventually cools
29:53
May 11, 2021
Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!
Heather is here again busting more myths when it comes to training your dog.  - Harness Myths - Handling 'stronger' breeds with a heavy hand - Puppy Training - Breeds that 'can't learn' https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf
27:02
May 11, 2021
Downtown Menom Episode 1
This podcast series will introduce us to the people and places that make Menomonie a wonderful community.  On the debut episode, we meet Dustyn and Becca from Downtown Menomonie INC. to set the stage for the podcast.   Among many topics covered we learn about Becca's love of crystals...Dustyn's involvement with vintage baseball...and what fast foot chicken franchise residents ask for in Menomonie the most
29:27
May 05, 2021
Real Tru Talk - Meet the Team
We learn who the members are on this team. The PERFECT episode to listen to if you are in a position where you need to build a team.  Along the way we learn how one team members purchased their first home over a telephone, how another transitioned from being a stay-at-home mom and how another quit multiple jobs just to take this one. EXTRA: One agents story of having a 10-year old find a real pistol during a showing!
33:57
May 04, 2021
Drive the Valley w/ Sue Kelly
Bill Bertrand is joined by a media staple of the area, Sue Kelly from I-94.  They discuss her career in radio (how a trivia night at a bar was an accidental start), passion for live theatre and her association with Bob's House of Dogs.
29:39
April 27, 2021
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 27, 2021
Mack Chat - Heath & Safety of Students
On this episode we're introduced to a pair of parent volunteers who have helped to shape and improve the school's health and safety protocols.  What are some things that have been tweaked and introduced in the last few years as the school continues to strive to provide the best for the families that count on it.
28:01
April 16, 2021
Drive the Valley Talking Beer
Bill calls upon his friend Jason from Park Ridge Distributing to stop by for a fun conversation about the "business of beer & spirits" We learn about the business model of distributing alcoholic beverages.   The rise of seltzers What changed and what stayed the same during the pandemic Thoughts on the new "cocktail to go" law What are the leading beer brands locally!
28:54
April 13, 2021
Dose of Dog #12 - 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
April 13, 2021
Mack Chat - Student Athletes
Molly talks with head volleyball coach Kat Hanson, and senior player Maggie Craker about the school's highly successful volleyball program. - What coaching and playing for the Macks means - How athletics and academics work in unison to grow people - Setting high standards for yourself - Relying on others and celebrating their success - Maggie's advice to younger students
27:57
April 09, 2021
Dose of Dog #12 - Getting your dog to "chill out"
There are ways to settle down your dog that go beyond simply yelling "Hey, Fido...cool it!" like they are your teenager tearing up the rumpus room.   Heather takes us through the ways to set a good behavior for your dog and tips to get them to "chillout" when you need them to be. Plus, she reminds us of an important potty-training tip now that the snow has melted!
27:51
March 30, 2021
EC is Here: New Team Members
We meet a couple new additions to the Eau Claire is Here real estate agent team.  Rod and Aiden introduce themselves to the public!   How did they come to join the team, where did they come from and what are they looking to accomplish.  It's a fun episode that follows the journey of adding new members to your team and also insight into why some people wish to get into the real estate business. And both have to answer the question.  Who do you like more:  Jane or Jerry?
24:08
March 29, 2021
Mack Chat - Student Ambassador Program
We learn about the student ambassador program within the school.  Molly brings in Mary Jacobson, who created and continues to run the program.  Plus, we meet Ann David, a senior student who has grown up with the program and shares experiences.
30:57
March 26, 2021
Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality
Dogs have personalities and all are different.  So your dog is likely either an extrovert or introvert.  They may be outgoing or they may be "shy". Heather takes us through how to give your dog the best environment for them based on their preference. -Giving "shy" dogs confidence - Avoiding "flooding" your dog with triggers - How to properly expose your dog to triggers and creating desirable responses.
31:39
March 16, 2021
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
Sponsored by emBark
27:40
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Potty Training
Podcast sponsored by emBark
31:39
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding
Why does your otherwise docile dog growl when you come near their bowl (or another object)?  Heather tackles this topic as she discusses "resource guarding" -Why do dogs feel a need to guard something they deem valuable (such as a bowl, toy or even their human) - Finding help or information online can be tricky on this topic - She brings up cues that this is being displayed by your dog - This is a part of a dog's natural behavior, but it can be dangerous.   - So what can be done?
31:25
February 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do
Heather is here to discuss the behavior of dogs. More specifically, why do dogs act the way the do.  She takes us through the science and psychology and how she utilize this in training. The behavior of dogs and why your dog acts the way they do, isn't all that dissimilar to that of any human relationship.
27:07
February 02, 2021
Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic
Socializing your puppy in their first few months is critical, but during a pandemic it may seem impossible.  Heather tells us that is absolutely not the case. - What is "puppy socialization" and the goal of building confidence.  Scared dogs resort to things like barking. - Putting your puppy in a position to be successful - Using sight/sound/smell to build that confidence - Creating opportunities for your puppy to meet people.  Should your puppy be exposed to lots of people?  Is that good or bad?
29:35
January 19, 2021
Drive the Valley Episode 1
How did a would-be mortician from Wyoming end up becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the Chippewa Valley car industry? We meet Bill Bertrand from Chippewa Valley Mazda and hear his unique story.
26:48
January 12, 2021
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
December 01, 2020
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
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