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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!
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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 (
September 27, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #47
Dan is a local resident and business owner. Hear his straight-to-the-point commentary on a variety of issues. New podcasts drop every Monday. He touches on birthday wishes, his health, seeing an old friend and much more. Dan was at a political rally recently and he discusses hearing Tim Michaels and Ron DeSantis speak in Green Bay. Why Dan is excited about people like Michaels and DeSantis. And why he would have trepidation on seeing Donald Trump run for president again. More Shows: Marcon Unleashed (
September 26, 2022
Let the Kids Play - 9/24
Derek talks about advancing up a level in soccer (now playing school soccer and how its 'more real'),  attending a Brewers game and thoughts on the first couple weeks of the NFL season
September 24, 2022
9/22 Talk of the Town
Has a Menomonie city leader been punished enough?  Also, the ECASD discussing how it would spend monies and the Eau Claire RDA is mapping out its future development goals.
September 22, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Ryan Blick
Ryan Blick - Coach in Chief for the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA). Coach Blick takes us through what he believes is most important for player development and where he would like to see WAHA go into the future.
September 22, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Jenny Almquist & Fierce Freedom
This week’s beverage of choice:  Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen Guest: Jenny Almquist from Fierce Freedom Jenny takes us through Fierce Freedom and their mission to combat sex and human trafficking in the area. It is in fact something that is here and does impact the Chippewa Valley. What does Fierce Freedom specifically do to help with the issue. Also details on a local conference they are hosting coming up October 13th at Wild Ridge Golf Course
September 22, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #11 - Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin
On this episode, Emilie brings back Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, this time to discuss human trafficking and its impact in the area. They also get an update on Project Hope. Chief Atkinson tells us about the signs to look for in the community, as it’s the community that can play a big role in helping. There are signs that can be very noticeable if you are looking. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 21, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #9 - Running Sucks, but so do Burpees
Running sucks, but so do burpees! Jim and Jackie talk about diving into things you may not enjoy. They talk about running, why we avoid it but why it’s only necessary. They discuss tips to get one going with running, including intervals, and starting off slow. They also discuss when one should scale back their running! It’s all about running better, not just more. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It’s how we grow More Shows: 
September 21, 2022
9/20 Talk of the Town
Scott finds a surprise...airport expansion...a familiar name coming to UW-Eau Claire and much more.
September 20, 2022
Real Tru Talk #43 - Discussing Home Loans & Opportunities for Buyers/Sellers
Marcus from Edge Home Financial comes on the program to discus DSRC Loans. He talks about why he works for Edge and what separates them. What opportunities for buyers and sellers does he see happening from his side of the business. What is a “DSCR” Loan and how it differentiates from others? Who is it for? And how this can all lead to revenue for property owners. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (
September 20, 2022
People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins
On the debut of this podcast series presented by the City of Altoona, we get the lowdown on the Ginormous Pumpkin Festival at River Prairie Park on 9/24/22.  We meet Ben Paulzin from Down to Earth Garden Center and find out why he got into growing giant pumpkins, if giant pumpkins make for a good pumpkin pie and if he himself actually likes to eat pumpkins More Details on the Pumpkin Festival: Altoona Parks and Recreation | Facebook
September 19, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #46
Dan touches on the sudden passing of Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer…discusses a controversial gun law in New York that attacks the second amendment and impacts religious institutions…he also details a recent issue he had bringing his firearm into a local bank by accident. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 19, 2022
Let the Kids Play - 9/17
Derek gives his thoughts on the NFL and Blugolds on this week's edition
September 17, 2022
Downtown Menom S2 E10 - Local Person Designs New Board Game
This week on Downtown Menom, Dustyn and Becca are back with their guest Dave Beck, Director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Stout, Owner and Designer of Game Design Company. The gang is talking about the newest and exciting upcoming project that Dave has been working on, Distilled, along with his journey through game design.
September 16, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #14 - Self Fund Health Part II
Dr. Usher and Matt Ohrt have the second part of their conversation.  Matt is one of the founders of Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits. Check out Episode #1 Here:  Dr. Usher Weighs In (
September 16, 2022
9/15 Talk of the Town
Discussing the local events of the Chippewa Valley
September 15, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Charlie Markquart & Reboot Social
This week’s beverage of choice:  New Glarus Moon Man Pale Ale Guest: Charlie Markquart – Reboot Social Charlie, along with partners, recently opened a unique  venture in downtown Eau Claire Reboot Social. An “arcade-bar” and he details the process that went into opening in town. Where they were introduced to the concept and why they decided to make the jump. Through the conversation we learn about entrepreneurship, hear some fun stories and have a good time. He also touches on the car industry, as of course, his family has a long history associated with that business in the region.
September 15, 2022
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #1 - What is the Menomonie Chamber?
The podcast that provides a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center. On this episode Scott and Ashley, welcome the community into this new podcast series that will provide a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center.  Melissa (Program Manager) and Tammy (Tourism Manager) give added insight. - What is the role of the chamber and what do they do? - Melissa, the program manager, tells us about her role and what she does - What is “Leadership Menomonie” - Tammy tells us how the leadership program opened her eyes to the area. - Fall, winter events to look ahead to on the tourism front. - All the various opportunities coming up for members
September 14, 2022
Mack Chat #22 - Giving Back
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Northwestern Bank Guests:  Mary Jacobson and Jerry Jacobson Community leaders and supporters of the McDonell Area Catholic School system, Mary and Jerry are the guests on this episode. We learn their background but more importantly why and how they support McDonell. They give their advice to those interested in giving back.
September 14, 2022
9/13 Talk of the Town
The Chippewa Valley's Talk Show.  More shows Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 13, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. Biting, and in particular puppies that bite, is a common issue that dog trainers deal with. Heather tackles the issue in this podcast. It’s a hard stage to get through, a big concern for both human and puppy alike. 1) It’s normal! 2) How schedule might impact biting 3) Being armed with toys 4) Identifying your puppy’s needs, to curb biting 5) Redirection tactics (including ‘flirt poles’) A great article on puppies living with humans doing natural behaviors : Kidnapped From Planet Dog - Whole Dog Journal ( Flirt pole : Tail Teaser Dog Flirt Pole (
September 13, 2022
Marcon Unleashed #45
Dan talks about a fun Labor Day weekend that included activities, fun and even seeing a Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate. He also previews the hunting season and what the shop has for hunters. Get your ammo and have your guns looked at. Make sure you do it early! Oh, and Dan laments an issue we all have…dealing with internet passwords.
September 12, 2022
Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies
Our little baker is now a 3rd grader and doing all the baking entirely on her own.  As season #3 begins she tries a new type of cookie and we find out if she thinks it turned out "Yummy or Not Yummy"
September 10, 2022
Let the Kids Play - 9/10
Derek starts off season #3 of this podcast, breaking down the start of the Eau Claire Blugolds football season, answering whether Aaron Judge will top 61 homers and whatsup with the Milwaukee Brewers?
September 10, 2022
9/8 Talk of the Town
Thoughts on the ECASD lawsuit...a potential smoking ban in Altoona...and more
September 08, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Jack Skille
Jack Skille takes us through his youth career, shares which coaches he was able to learn the most from, hanging out with the other 1st rounders at the draft, his professional career, and his role as Director of Hockey at Valley Sports Academy!
September 08, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy
On this episode, Emilie talks representatives from Xcel Energy to talk about the Cedar Falls Dam project. Rob and Tracy give us a deep dive into hydro energy in the area. We learn about how the dams were constructed, design elements, improvements and more.’ Some of the history and changes that have come. Oh, and along the way we learn what hydro energy actually is. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 07, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #8 - More Mailbag Questions
Jackie and Jim dive back into the mailbag and answer questions from many of the members from Momentum Fitness (and no doubt, questions you have as well). 1) Which Crossfit Movements Do Jackie and Jim find to be the most beneficial? 2) Mountains or Oceans, which one does each prefer? 3) The most challenging thing each has done 4) What did they do for fitness before Crossfit? 5) Favorite workout music? 6) If you could only eat one meal the rest of your life, what would it be? 7) How many pair of shoes do you have? More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 07, 2022
Issue with a local Pizza Place's Name Change
A local pizza place's name-change has irked Scott.  Also, what are somethings in the area to be on the look out for as we enter the Fall season and why we should celebrate our birthdays.
September 06, 2022
Real Tru Talk #42 - Selling a Special Place
Knelly brings friend, nurse, mother and Chippewa Falls native Amy Fish onto the podcast to discuss selling homes that “have meaning”. Amy and her family recently purchased their dream home, but that meant selling their previous cabin that they had created memories and moments at. We get Amy’s first hand experience going through the emotions associated with saying goodbye, even with the excitement of a new place. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (
September 06, 2022
Downtown Menom S2 E9 - Wade Lambrigtsen
Dustyn and Becca are talking with returning guest and Graphic Designer and Owner of the Vintage Design Shop, Wade Lambrigsten. They are diving into the Vintage Baseball League with Wade and Dustyn. Along with talking about his latest projects and highlights from his history in design.
September 02, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #13 - Self Fund Health Part I
Dr. Usher introduces us to Matt Ohrt, who is one of the founders with Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits. Check back for Part II debuting 9/16/22 More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (
September 02, 2022
Talk of the Town 8/30/22
With a new "destination" attraction opening in downtown Eau Claire, will you check it right away or will you wait? Also, kudos to a local 911 dispatcher
September 01, 2022
Mack Chat #21 - Fall Festival and New HS Teacher
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor: Cobblestone Hotels Guests:  Greg Gilbertson Molly introduces us to Greg who is here talking about Festival of the Falls, and also his expectations as a new high school theology teacher. Greg is a Mack alum from 1996. Festival of the Falls is coming up September 9-11 and Greg tells us about the great community event. Opening night involves a tailgate before the first Macks first football game including a pig roast, polka band with more fun events planned the rest of the weekend. Such as a dinner theatre at Notre Dame and all day chicken bbq at Holy Ghost. He also dives into his new classroom role, what drew him to the position and what his goals with the students are. More Shows:  Mack Chat from McDonell Area Schools (
August 31, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #21 - Top 4 Things to Do NOW to improve a dog's behavior
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode she takes us through an abbreviated version of her “TOP FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR” workshop
August 30, 2022
EC is Here - Kimera Way
The gang from EC is Here interviewed Kimera Way UWEC Foundation President and talked about the many ways tge foundation helps fund projects that help the community of Eau Claire! This includes having a big part in the Pablo Center and the new event Sonnetag Center!  Jane and Jerry also talk about real estate, pets, and Zorn Arena!
August 29, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Roger Godin: Minnesota Wild's Curator
Minnesota Wild Curator - Roger Godin joins the podcast. Roger hails from New York, but found his way to the Wild via his time as the first director of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minnesota!
August 25, 2022
Banker with a Beer - Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos
With a new school year here, Heidi is back to update us on not only the Altoona School District but education as a whole. The morale of staff, students and the community. The lessons learned from the pandemic, the topic of “learning loss” and the changes that are permanent.  The benefits of new technology that pushes education forward. She discusses open enrollment and student capacity, the move to the Middle Borders Conference for athletics and more.
August 25, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with Padraig Gallagher from Stepping Stones of Dunn County 1) When and how Stepping Stones started. 2) The service area of the food pantry 3) Area services provides (lawn mowing, changing smoke detectors, etc.) 4) The shelter program 5) Funding sources 6) How many people are served 7) The greatest needs, including volunteers 8) He updates us on a project to a 24-hour shelter for the homeless 9) He takes us through the operation and features that the shelter will provide. 10) What/if any financial aide does county provide. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (
August 24, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather discusses fear and anxiety in dogs. Its something many of us are familiar with from a human perspective but dogs also have the issue. What are signs to identify along with the do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling anxiety with your dog 1) Identifying fear and anxiety with the dog. How it presents in a dog’s behavior 2) Do talk to a trusted veterinarian 3) Reading body language 4) Enrichment for your dog 5) Behavior modification More Shows:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
August 20, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care
Dr. David Usher is diving into ways to think differently about health care especially with collision centers. Listen Here:
August 19, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2E8 - Brian Maki w/ Volume One
This week Dustyn and Becca are talking with the Media Strategy Director of Volume One, Brian Maki. Highlighting the Best of Menomonie Pull Out Guide, which tells where the best places to go are in Menomonie. Along with getting to know Brian a little more as well! More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (
August 19, 2022
The Breakout Sessions: Coaching Youth & High School Hockey
Listen in as Madison West's Rich Smith talks about coaching youth hockey, through high school and up to College Club. He has a special place in his heart for his Madison Polar Caps Bantam A team that won a state championship last season, resulting in him being awarded the prestigious Jeff Sauer Coaching Award.
August 18, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #7 - 5 Things You Should Do Now
Jackie and Jim are talking to you about the five things you can do right now! These are some things that you can practice in your lifestyle and share it with your family and friends to benefit yourself. More Shows: Momentum Fitness Podcast (
August 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #20 - Why I don't use punishment
Heather is going into the reasons as to why she does not use punishment towards her dogs. Learn a little more of the definition of punishment and the behavior patterns to discipline in the right ways.'s%20Wrong%20With%20this%20Picture-General.pdf
August 16, 2022
Real Tru Talk #41 - Market of the Moment (Late Summer)
Knelly does a deep dive into the real estate market in the Chippewa Valley has the 2022 selling year moves past the midway point and later into the summer. Knelly and her team have helped more than 200 people locally just this year, a sign that the market in the area remains robust. And she goes beyond just residential homes, but also discusses the regional cabin and waterfront market. How does Knelly’s personal experiences compare & contrast to some of the news reports coming out.
August 16, 2022
Dan Marcon Address His Chippewa County Sheriff's Campaign
This week on Marcon Unleashed, Dan dives into the results from the election last week and sums up his campaign. His thoughts and views of how the race went and his first time in politics. What’s to come in the ending weeks of summer along with his life returning back to normal again.
August 15, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Excelsior Minnesota's Zumwinkle Sisters
You'll have a hard time finding a nicer, smarter, more talented, more competitive group of sisters as Anna, Grace and Emily Zumwinkle. Born and raised in a competitive, nurturing family, all 3 women have blossomed into amazing scholar-athletes. Anna lead the way, playing hockey and golf at Middlebury, while Grace and Emily play for the Lady Gophers. Grace earned the honor of representing our country at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
August 11, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses
Emilie is talking with State Representative of Assembly District 29, Clint Moses. Get to know Clint a little more, along with understanding what he does at the capital and his insight of some of the bills and laws that have been passed. Find out their take on the latest primary election that occurred this August. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (
August 10, 2022
Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories
Think scams and fraud only happen to others? This Money Donuts® episode features Karen and Zac from Royal's Fraud team sharing real-world stories that will have you thinking twice! Besides these local scam stories, the team shares tips for keeping you and your family safe and explains how Royal helps victims recover. More Shows: 
August 09, 2022
Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior
Heather sits down to discuss the five "rules" she has for utilizing behavior based practices, dubbed the "Basics of Behavior". 1. Reinforcement builds behavior. 2. Consequence drives behavior. 3. Listen to your learner. 4. Commit to being consistent. 5. Define expectations.
August 09, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #6
Sidney is diving into the key aspects of independence and how it affects all the parts of your life. Of course it's summertime and  she is updating you with the best things from her summer so far and some of the biggest changes she has made to her day-to-day life!
August 08, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #11 - On/Off Site Clinics
This week, Dr. David Usher, is talking about one of his favorite topics, off site and on site clinics and how they work. More Shows
August 05, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2 E7 - Play Space Menomonie
Tuning into Downtown Menomonie this week, Dustyn and Becca are talking with Brynn Grover, the Manager of Play Space Menomonie. Find out what’s new at the Play Space in Menomonie, along with the construction for the new building in Eau Claire! More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (
August 05, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words
Jackie is talking with Doni Norberg with a session of Strong Moms say Bad Words. What does the summer look like for parents and how different it is from the school year. Figure out how they are going to survive the rest of their summer with their kiddos. More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (
August 03, 2022
Real Tru Talk #40 - Wayne Marek w/ EC Children's Theatre
TruLiving is a proud supporter of the theatre and on this podcast Knelly talks with the director of the theatre Wayne about all things involving the organization. How did the theatre get started more than decades ago and the growth that has happened over the years. Knelly talks about her family’s own personal experiences with the local children’s theatre. The fundraising that is involved to keep the non-profit going. What to expect with the 2022-2023 season?
August 02, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies
Today on Dose of Dog, Heather is making sure you know the best practices of socialization for your puppies. These are things such as what is it? What you can do and familiarize yourself with what your dog needs to be socialized.
August 02, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Andy Brink
Bemidji's Andy Brink joins us to talk hockey and athletic and character development at Breakaway Academy. Andy was a standout golfer in addition to being an awesome hockey player. He won the state golf tournament as a senior, played for the gophers and had a 3 year professional career! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
July 28, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice
Emilie is talking with Care Transition Coordinator of St. Croix Hospice, Erin Flug-Geissler. Get to know Erin a little more and what she does for the community. Along with opening your eyes to what really goes into hospice programs and options that you did not know you could have! In Memory of Linda Scary  #hospice #health #dunncounty #menomonie #wisconsin  (photo from St. Croix Hospice)
July 27, 2022
EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene
The EC is Here gang talks about the excellent music scene, events, and culture in the Eau Claire area and why this is another great reason to live in EC.  Jane and Jerry sit down at River Jams, while Scott  interviews Brad Stoughton of the local band Groove Merchants, Eau Claire All Stars and a local band teacher. More Shows: Eau Claire is Here Podcast (
July 25, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2 E5 - Menomonie Public Library
This week on Downtown Menom, Becca and Dustyn talked with Joleen Sterk, the Director of the Menominee Public Library. Listen to what’s new at the library this summer and some of the big community opportunities you can get involved in this summer! More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (
July 22, 2022
Real Tru Talk - The Area's Real Estate Market Outlook Midway Into 2022
There is no doubt the markets are volatile, and that includes real estate. Knelly and the team talk about the shifting market and what they’ve seen. Overall, things remain very good. They are changing but change doesn’t necessarily mean “worse”. They dive into what the Chippewa Valley market looks like in the summer of 2022
July 19, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #18 - Arousal and Play and Excitement for Dogs
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather talks with Brian Munro, from Munro Training in South St. Paul and this time they are talking about arousal, excitement and play for dogs. Included are discussions on how your dog’s behavior and interests are likely to change as they reach maturity…just like with humans. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
July 19, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour #4
Michael Lee, the Director of the Mary Marquart Center in Eau Claire, is being interviewed by special guest, Lily. Get to know Mike a little more from this episode, as to what his career entails, along with some of the more fun questions that kids get creative with! Find out about some of the fun events the Boys and Girls Club have coming soon! More Shows: Empower Hour (
July 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Ron Docken & "Old Time Hockey"
Ron Docken, of "Slap Shot" fame joins us to talk about; his youth hockey in Minneapolis, Minnesota Golden Gopher experience, Johnstown Jets exploits and filming "Slap Shot" with legend Paul Newman.
July 14, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District
This week Emilie’s guest at the cottage is Joe Zydowsky, the district administrator for the school district of the Menomine area. Ringing in his 9th year with his position in the school district, Joe goes into depth with some of the many victories and difficulties that occur within the district. How did covid create some changes that impacted the schools? More Shows:  Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (
July 13, 2022
EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum
The EC is Here gang is back, this time talking with Olaf Lind from the Chippewa Valley Museum.  They talk all about what the museum has to offer around the summer months. Also, Jane and Jerry give their first hand insight into the current local real estate market.
July 07, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #5 - Let's Paint the Town
This week on Coffee at the Cottage! Emilie is talking with the chair of Let’s Paint the Town, Sylvia Gengenbach. Along with your very own mayor of Menomonie, Randy Knaack. Learn what to expect when you go to Downtown Menomonie on Saturday, July 23rd! Behind the scenes of creating this event and how the community made this event possible.
July 06, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction
Fitness Edition Fact or Fiction Starting off one of the first episodes of the summer, Jackie and Jim are testing each other on the fitness truths and myths. Find out how some of these myths have affected your mindset in the gym.
July 06, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Give Where You Live
Knelly and Katherine introduce us to Alicia who recently joined the team She tells us about growing up in Eau Claire and about herself. Including that she may or may not be able to fix your furnace! They also talk a little about supporting the local soccer team and how it’s part of the philosophy or “give where you live”. The real return they’ve seen from sponsoring a local entity.
July 05, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #17 - How to Pick a Breeder
What is new with Heather on Dose of Dogs? Well this week, she is talking about how to pick a breeder and figuring out what is the best fit for you! There is so much more that goes into finding a breeder and the right pup for you, what questions to ask, what you should explore when meeting the breeder, and more information to help you ensure that your dog is safe and healthy!
July 05, 2022
Money Donuts - The Sconny Co
Royal Business Member and Sconny Co founder Ethan joins the Money Donuts® team to discuss how he got started with his unique business. From coming up with the idea to getting buy-in from friends and family, Ethan shares his experience with writing a business plan, marketing, accounting, and opening a business banking account. He also offers some great advice for others looking to launch their own businesses!
July 05, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Dr. Stephen Hardy
Join us as Dr. Stephen Hardy takes us through his hockey journey from Waltham, MA to Bowdoin College, to UNH. He is a hockey scholar and historian who has written numerous books, including co-authoring (with Andrew C. Holman) Hockey: A Global History
June 30, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #10 - Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Michelle Golden, the Human Resources Director of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, discusses the partnership ReforMedicine has had with the school district, including on-site clinics (Cardinal Healthy) for employees. How does the relationship work, how and why it started and the benefits the school district sees including costs savings. More Episodes Here:  Dr. Usher Weighs In (
June 24, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #5
We are officially back and ready to take on this summer to make it the best summer yet! Even though I have been away for quite a while, here is a little recap and updates as to what is next for myself along with Unapologetically Me!
June 24, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Sales Lead Generation
Knelly, Katherine and Fiona get together to talk about how they generate leads, for buying and selling homes. How it benefits clients on both sides and why it is growing in importance with the current market. We learn what an “inside sales” rep does from Fiona who focuses on that for the team. She jumped into the role at a very young age and why does that appeal to her. What is “circle prospecting”
June 21, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!
This week in Dose of Dogs Heather is diving into her summer reading list for training your dogs. These are not your typical “how to” books but they expand on the relationship you can have with your dog. Such as If Bones Would Rain From the Sky, The Culture Clash, Don’t Shoot the Dog, Inside of a Dog, Meet your Dog,The Other End of the Leash, and Plenty in Life is Free.
June 21, 2022
Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie
Randy Knaack, the mayor of Menomonie, is the guest as the group talks about all the happenings in the community. Its summertime in the city!
June 17, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Mike Gillis
Mike Gillis was a phenomenal junior hockey player who saw his career plagued by injuries. He was drafted 5th overall in the 1978 NHL Draft. and had a 5 year career. Following his playing days, he earned a law degree and began a career as an executive and served as the General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks. Mike is currently a consultant with the NHL Players Association.
June 16, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #4 - Seasons of Fitness
Jim and Jackie talk about the seasons of fitness and how things change throughout the calendar year. How does the summer compare to winter? Spring to fall? For example, in the summer we are more active outside, but with those events comes from food & drink. Why they view the Fall as the fitness schedule’s “New Year” and much more. More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (
June 15, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #4 - Rod Smeltzer
Emilie is talking with a retired judge and dairy farmer! Listen to Rod Smeltzer take on how the court system works and how he came to be where he is today.  Rod’s take on his work with the generational battle with alcohol and drug addictions in court and what is Rod up to now that he is retired!
June 15, 2022
Dose of Dog #16 - Hiking with your Dog
One of the best parts of having a dog is going for walks/hikes!  Heather is here with some of the basics to remember 1) Types of harnesses to use (and yes, have your dog leashed and she explains why) 2) What to do with poop 3) Protection from fleas/ticks (and the items Heather has found worked the best) 4) Over etiquette, including what to do in regards to wildlife, other dogs and other humas
June 14, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #9 - Medical Weight Loss Program Overview
Dr. Usher gives a synopsis of the medical weight loss program that they run at the practice. They help hundreds of patients in the area every month. Some come directly, others through their employer’s health plan. Weight management is tied into most everything with personal health. They’ll help men and women lose approximately 10% of their body weight in just a couple of months. This is not a surgical procedure. There isn’t a special diet or unique workout program. There isn’t a ‘secret’ More Episodes Here: Dr. Usher Weighs In (
June 10, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Ty Emberson and Gillian Johnson
Join Ty Emberson as he leads us through his journey from Eau Claire to the United States National Development Program (USNDP), to the Badgers and, currently, the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL. Hayward's Gillian Johnson explains how she keeps her squad together even though the players come from many different schools. Her being a 3rd generation Hayward hockey player and her plans after her senior year!
June 09, 2022
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
June 07, 2022
Downtown Menom S2 E3 - Menomonie Blue Caps Vintage Baseball
Steve and Wade from the Menomonie Blue Caps are on the program to the area’s vintage baseball team and more. The team has existed since 2012 and we learn the history of the team and what they do. What exactly is “vintage baseball”? They dive into the different rules, what its like to play bare-handed and much more. Who plays and how does someone sign-up to join? The Blue Caps local “festival” is in late June, and regularly has teams travel here from places such as Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
June 03, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Jamie McBain
Jamie McBain was born to be a hockey player. From the days of his Dad looking to get him some extra ice time, to Shattuck St. Mary's High School, to the USNDTP, to the Badgers and the NHL!
June 02, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #3 - Mailbag Edition
Jackie and Jim dive into some questions brought to them from members of Momentum Fitness 1) Why is Momentum one of the more expensive gyms in town? 2) What should you do if you’re injured? 3) If you could go anywhere, where would you go? 4) Do you take vitamins and supplements? 5) Does your spouse workout with you? 6) Are you planning on bringing back the Chippewa Valley Games? More Episodes:  Momentum Fitness Podcast (
June 01, 2022
Roadtripz w/ Liz & Minz #6
Liz and Minz have a day of fun in Menomonie. They start off in search of sandwiches and drinks stops at the Log Jam. Then its  a visit to Town & Country antiques to explore the vintage clothes and items and to play with the fortune teller machine. After shopping it was time for more drinks at Brewery Nonic and Lucette. And we hear about aliens in Elmwood! More Episodes: Roadtripz with Liz & Minz Podcast (
June 01, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #3 - Eric Atkinson Menomonie Police Chief
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with the chief of police in Menomonie Eric Atkinson. 1) He touches on his background starting in Hudson and what he loves about Menomonie. What are the differences between the two communities? 2) Changes he has brought to the MPD over the last decade 3) Being proactive and support being doing things correctly as opposed to only enforcing what’s been done wrong. 4) Impact of what’s happening nationally in terms of recruiting new police officers 5) Mass shootings and how is Menomonie prepared for such a terrible occurrence. How training has evolved over the years. 6) The use of police officers in schools 7) How inflation is impacting policing 8) Handling domestic violence 9) Project Hope 10) Police officers being called “cops” More Episodes: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (
June 01, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #15 - 4 everyday dog behavior management tools
On this episode Heather discusses “four easy management tools of a dog’s behavior”, all of which can be added to your daily routine, 1) Using “window clings” to combat a dog’s barking at the outside 2) Using a “long line leash”, which is Heather’s favorite tool for learning freedom 3) Having baby gates & crates and their uses with dogs 4) Dealing with issues in the car/truck utilizing harnesses More Dose of Dog episodes:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
May 31, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #8 - Truly Beneficial Benefits for Employees
On this episode, Amy Gibson from Erv Smith Services visits to talk about why they utilize direct-pay for their employee health plan. This is the third year Erv Smith Services has partnered with ReforMedicine. They have about 60 employees and 30 families and in all about 85 people on their health plan. So why did they make the switch in the first place? The worries they initially had and how they were overcome. Overall, what benefits have they seen in terms of health (lots of weight loss and morale is up) and costs (lots of money savings!).
May 27, 2022
Money Donuts - Talking Real Money with the CFO of RCU
Steve and James sit down with Royal’s Chief Financial Officer Jon to get his insights into credit unions, rates, the economy, and donuts in this timely episode. Between explaining how credit unions exist to help Members and a quick economics course, Jon also shares his favorite donut and some thoughts about how to prepare for the future. Learn more at
May 24, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Dean Talafous
Dean takes us through his youth, starting out as a basketball player until his buddies convinced him to try hockey. It was a good thing they did! Dean developed into a smart, skilled, tough player who excelled at all levels including the NHL! He shares stories about playing against Bobby Orr and with Phil Esposito!
May 19, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #2 - Menomonie Mayor Visits
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with the mayor of Menomonie Randy Knaack. 1) He talks about Project Hope, which started a couple of years ago and deals with drug abuse in the surrounding community. What is the program and its objective. He also touches on the community-based policing effort that is ongoing. 2) They move onto the “Stout Road Project” and open communication about it. 3) The “Winter Wonderland” project and Wolske Bay clean-up. 4) The economic growth the city has been seeing and his specifically talks about Ellsworth Cheese and the new facility they have. 5) Efforts centered addressing affordable housing, and housing options in totality in the community. 6) Randy’s goal to have another campground in the city 7) Working to keep the lake clean and what is being targeted regionally 8) Highlights a major event coming to downtown Menomonie in late July. Lets Paint the Town!
May 18, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #2
Jim is joined by Coach Dawn, who is the nutrition coach at Momentum Fitness. She tells us about her journey and how social media increased her interest in eating better and working out. She has been certified as a nutrition coach for a few years and where she comes along in the health-habit process for members. It’s about building better habits and a lifestyle, not just calorie counting and “good” vs. “bad” foods. Who benefits from having a nutrition coach? More Shows: 
May 18, 2022
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.
May 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #14 - Coat brushing, toe-nail care and more
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather discusses “husbandry”, a discussion sparked by what she has been hearing from clients. Its all based on cooperative care. 1) Tips for brushing your dog 2) How to care for you dog’s toe nails 3) Things to be mindful about when putting on a leash/harness to go outside More Shows: 
May 17, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour #3
Mollie, the director of the Chippewa Falls location, talks with Riley, one of the kids who comes to the center. Riley steps inside Mollie’s office to ask her a number of great questions from a kid’s perspective. More Shows: Empower Hour (
May 13, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #7 - The Doctor's Wife
David’s wife Patti joins the program to discuss a variety of topics related to breaking down the conventional methods of medical practices. Why practices and individual doctors should consider leaving the “familiar” for a direct-pay method. What it has meant for David and Patti and what they have seen over the last decade plus. The history of how they built the practice along with the challenges that developed and ultimately the benefits. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In ( #directpaymedicine #physicians #medicalpractice #directpaymedicalpractice
May 13, 2022
Roadtripz w/ Liz & Minz #5
This week Liz and Minz had their latest adventure to the Chippewa Falls Mineral and Gem Show at the Eau Claire Event Center. Not just an educational event but the gals thought this event was definitely a “hidden gem”!
May 11, 2022
Come when Called!
COME HERE!!! Want your dog to come to you? Heather from emBark breaks down all that goes into this learned behavior.   - Getting your dog to come when called - Capturing "owner gravity" - Puppies vs. Older Dogs - Common misconceptions - Using names and verbal cues - Any differences between breeds
May 10, 2022
Coffee at the Cottage #1
Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this debut episode… - Why a podcast and we describe the unique location of these recordings - We learn about who Emilie is and her background that has included living in a variety of places o How her time living on the west coast, influences her now - Favorite things and spots around the area - What can we expect on this podcast
May 04, 2022
Momentum Fitness Podcast #1
Hosted by the people behind Momentum Fitness in Eau Claire.  Their mission is to create a family of hard-working, humble and fitness-minded people. Jackie and Jim, in honor of Mother’s Day, talk to their moms on this edition of the podcast. Mo and Vicki tell us about themselves, raising their families and much more. There are plenty of “fun” questions the moms answer. Including: Have they ever been arrested? What was their first car? Oh, and any secrets about the hosts? Podcast Site: Momentum Fitness Podcast (
May 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #13 - The myth of the "normal dog"
On this episode Heather discusses the “myth of the normal” dog. While many of us have an idea of the common characteristics of dogs, the truth is every dog is different. Be careful what your expectations are and where those expectations come from. What is the context you are seeing a behavior? Lots of this revolves around social situations and the expectations and assumptions we put on what is normal vs. abnormal. “Normal” can be viewed a number of different ways. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
May 03, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #6 - Workplace Healthcare Options
How employers and employees can save OODLES of cash by using a medical provider like ReforMedicine. A number of  local businesses already provide this option. Ways employers and employees benefit from using a Direct-Pay healthcare provider. Dr. David Usher takes us through the highlights and what he and ReforMedicine have been able to provide for area businesses.  Why changes in health insurance a decade make this an option to strongly consider. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (
April 29, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Mark Strobel & Peyton Huls
Mark Strobel tells of his hardscrabble upbringing on the East Side of St. Paul, to his hockey success at Hill-Murray High School, to his days as a UW Badger, through his journey through the coaching ranks. Mark's work ethic and faith have carried him through good times and bad. Peyton Huls tells about his first season as an Eau Claire Mustang Pee Wee, working on his skills, as well as his hockey "salad"! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
April 28, 2022
Real Tru Talk #21 -Living in Eau Claire
Knelly and Kathryn discuss their favorite haunts and locations in the Eau Claire area. They talk about what it's like to raise kids in Eau Claire.
April 26, 2022
Dose of Dog #13 - Dog Training Myths
Area dog training expert Heather busts some common myths when it comes to getting desired behavior from your dog.  Things have evolved over the years and its not right to just keep doing things the same way. 1) Reinforcing fear 2) You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Or can you? 3) Dominance 4) Playing tug
April 26, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #4
Sidney is a local college-student sharing her thoughts on the world.  We always "hear" about what the next generation is thinking but here is our chance to actually listen. On this episode she discusses mental health. Mental Health is a never ending battle, don’t shy away, let’s face it head on! More Shows:  Unapologetically Me (
April 25, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Minnesota Made Hockey
What started out as a way to get his son some extra ice time has grown into a huge organization the services over 6,000 hockey players a year at 2 sites - Edina and St. Louis Park, MN - Minnesota Made Hockey! Bernie's story starts as a dad looking to get his son some extra ice time. One clinic led to two, which led to four which grew to what it is today. Listen to Bernie's story of passions, dedication and commitment to the great game of hockey! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast ( 
April 21, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34 "Preventing Burn Out"
- Talking about the importance of work life balance and their personal growth from it! - The teams’ goals with “unplugging” and how they manage their rest and keeping burn out to a minimum - Learning about the “80 20” Rule, are you being honest to yourself about your 80 20? - Their top 5 takeaways to prevent getting burnt out! More Shows:  Real Tru Talk Podcast (
April 19, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #5 - Health Care Finances
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. Diane Peterson, who oversees many of the aspects of ReforMedicne, talks with Dr. Usher about why she works with the practice. She has a unique perspective on healthcare and finances. She does a deep dive into modern healthcare finances and how we ended up here over the last 20 years. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (
April 15, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Sis Paulsen
Listen in as Sis takes us through her youth hockey days, playing checking hockey with the boys, through high school, then, to the inaugural season with the Wisconsin Badgers Women's Team! Following a few years of coaching at a variety of levels, Sis has found her home as the Director of Hockey Operations and Equipment Manager with the Women Badgers with some US National/Olympic Team duties sprinkled in. You don't want to miss this episode! Rice Lake Pee Wee Phoenix Randall-Hoeft talks about his multi-sport athleticism, his hockey hair and the Michigan goal he scored this year! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
April 14, 2022
Real Tru Talk #34
Diving into introductions of the team members Get a little more insight on the market in Lake City! More Shows:  Real Tru Talk Podcast (
April 12, 2022
Money Donuts - Tips for Job Seeking & Selling Yourself
James, Cooper, and Steve join Joe and Danielle from Royal's Talent Services team to discuss tips for selling yourself, applying for jobs, and finding new career opportunities. Even if you're not looking for a career change right now, this episode has some great information about best practices for future job seekers and the current job market. More Shows: Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (
April 12, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Charlotte Akervik and Ann Wilgren
Charlotte and Anna take us through playing with and against boys, to their epic battles in high school, and playing together at MSU-Mankato. Anna shares her experiences with the US National team. Aubrie Dowd takes us through her season which resulted i her team playing in the state tournament, getting scored on by one of her WEHL teammates and her excitement to play with the Chippewa Falls/Menomonie high school co-op team next year! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
April 07, 2022
Real Tru Talk #26 - Back in the Game
We get a recap of the team to see what they have been up to and summary from this past quarter! What is new in the housing market with interest rates and affordability with homeowners? Best 1st Quarter Ever for the team by helping 50 families and getting a look at what the rest of the year looks like What is new with the expansion in Hudson? Record Low Interest More Shows:  Real Tru Talk Podcast (
April 05, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #3
Starting off new traditions and making sure you are taking that extra time for yourself on the daily! What do you tell yourself in the morning? Make a playlist, power pose, do what you gotta do to improve your well being, not the person right next to you! More Shows:
April 03, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #4 - Mental Health Services
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. On this episode... Angela Trapani a psychiatric nurse practitioner who recently joined the practice talks with Dr. Usher about mental health. Behavioral health and physical health are tied together. More Shows:  Dr. Usher Weighs In (
April 01, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - John Harrington & Porter Anderson
John "Bah" Harrington takes us through growing up in Virginia, MN, playing at UMD, experiencing the "Miracle on Ice" firsthand and his coaching journey since his playing career ended. Porter Anderson tells us about his dedication while coming back from a broken collar bone, his scoring prowess, his love of the game and his excitement in making the VSA Guardian elite team! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
March 30, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #11 - Living with Dogs with Uncommon Ailments
Heather talks with Sara and Jim about megaesophagus in dogs and living with dogs that have this ailment. So what is this diagnosis, what does it mean for your dog and what does it mean for the human? Overall, it’s a conversation about living with dogs that may have any new illness or medical issue. Especially ones that may not be what we would consider “common” More Shows:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
March 28, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone
Knelly and her team discusses taking chances and trying new things and the challenges to overcome. Both in their careers and personal life. Katherine talks about how she has gone sky diving, scuba diving and performed with a jazz band among many things within the last year. How does trying these new adventures apply to her career too. Lisa N expresses how the team in general has helped her step outside her own comfort zone, including things like this podcast. Lisa B discusses pulling the trigger to getting into real estate and the leap of faith that took. More Shows:  Real Tru Talk Podcast (
March 27, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Local NHL player Jake McCabe & A Youth Player
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe joins us for our next episode. Jake has had an 8 year professional career - 7 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres and this season with the Chicago Blackhawks. Jake's career has risen steadily from the USNDTP, to the Badgers, to the NHL. EC Mustang Dane Nodolf talks about his hat trick and what he does to work on his shot. His goal next year is to play on the Pee Wee A team. We hope he makes it! More Shows:  The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
March 24, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #2
The world as seen through the eyes of a Chippewa Valley college student.  Sidney provides her take on issues and life in general. On this episode Falling on your butt is more fun than you think, you can come back stronger and here are some ideas to get out of your head and remind yourself of your worth.
March 21, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #3 - Medical Weight Loss
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. Obesity is a medical diagnosis and ReforMedicine has a program in place to help patients. What does it mean to have obesity and the approach ReforMedicine has. The typical patient comes with issues associated with obesity, including chronic diseases and stress. Why its all about giving back control to the patient What to expect when you join the plan. More episodes here Dr. Usher Weighs In (
March 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - DI College Player & Local Youth Girls Hockey Players
Minnesota State Mankato Maverick - Andy Carroll - takes us through his journey as an undersized high school defenseman to the Number One Division 1 hockey team in the country! ECA Stars 10U players Kenna and Sierra talk about their season, making it to state and how excited they are for next season to start! More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
March 17, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #10 - Crate Training
Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. This is a skill every dog should have. Whether as a new routine, or out of necessity, there is a probability your dog may need to be transported via a crate. Heather, takes us through the why and when and little bit of the how. Whether the dog is a puppy or is a “old dog that need to learn a new trick”. More Episodes: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (
March 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #2
Angela and Xenia from the Chippewa Valley Boys and Girls club stop by the Menomonie location to talk with a pair of kids about some of the programs. Elizabeth is a fourth grader Wakanda Elementary in Menomonie. She talks to us about summer camp, which has registration open right now. She talks to Xenia about what is involved in the program Bethany is a fifth grader at Oaklawn Elementary in Menomonie. She tells us all about the “Youth of the Year Gala Event” coming up in April. Bethany is the 2022 Junior Youth of the Year.
March 11, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - Pro Athlete Finances & Local Girls Hockey Players
ECA Stars players Olivia and Charlotte Raygor welcome the BOS guys into their warming house and outdoor rink to talk about what they like about playing the great game of hockey! The BOS guys also meet Peter Byrne, a financial advisor who has helped numerous people in entertainment and sports.  He gives us some insight into managing the finances of professional hockey players. More Shows: The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
March 10, 2022
Roadtripz w/ Liz & Minz #1
Liz and Minz are getting ready to explore all of what Eau Claire and Chippewa has to offer. Listeners are there to be a part of their adventures and figure out the fun places to go see that people have not gone to before! One of their next adventures will be a pro wrestling tournament on March 12th. Their goal is to get people out of the house and go explore some of the many foodie finds, picture perfect spots, and even some of the spooky spots!
March 09, 2022
Money Donuts - Ana Explains Her Budgeting System
Royal team member Ana joins Money Donuts® to talk about her budgeting system, which uses separate accounts for different categories of expenses! Ana also shares her journey to finding a budgeting system that works for her as a 21-year-old college student. Listen now to learn how Ana budgets and get some great money management tips that can apply to almost any situation! More Shows Here Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (
March 08, 2022
Real Tru Talk #20 - Being a Mom and a Realtor
The moms of the TruLiving team introduce themselves and their families. They describe their work-life balances, and the pressures of being moms that they feel in their position. More Shows at Real Tru Talk Podcast (
March 08, 2022
Unapologetically Me Episode #1
Chippewa Valley college student Sidney Gullickson gives her take on a variety of issues from the perspective of a young adult.  How does she view the world. In this episode Reminding the world to have a backbone, confidence, and originality again. Confidence BUILDS Character Make the world yours, not somebody else's An introduction of who Sidney is and her goals with this podcast
March 07, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #2 - Intro to ReforMedicine Family Practice
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. What is ReforMedicine? What is this practice and why its probably not what you think. Ever have a hard time seeing your doctor? Don’t feel you have a relationship with your family doctor? Bettering the relationship between patients and physicians, while re-thinking the finances behind health care are the basis for Reform Medicine. Affordable care done in a better health care experience. What services ReforMedicine offer How does someone get started as a patient here More episodes here Dr. Usher Weighs In (
March 04, 2022
The Breakout Sessions - A Hockey Team Owner and a Local Mite Hockey Player
Bill McCoshen takes us through his journey from Superior, WI to Madison, WI and his involvement with hockey along the way. As a player, coach and team owner, Bill strives to provide opportunities that allow young hockey players to chase their dreams of playing at the junior, college and professional levels. Eau Claire’s Evan Raygor talks about learning the game from his dad, skating on their outdoor rink and his goal of playing in the NHL!
March 03, 2022
Dose of Dog: The 4 Things Every Dog Should be Taught
Heather covers four areas that every dog owner should teach/prepare their dog for. Some of these are pre-emptive skills which come in handy when an emergent situation arises. Think of them as “insurance”. Having knowledge just in case it’s needed - Using a Muzzle - Going in a crate - Being comfortable with another human - Wearing post-surgical attire Cooperative Muzzle Training video  : Teaching A Dog To Wear A Muzzle (Muzzle Training) - YouTube The Muzzle Up Project : The Muzzle Up! Project | Muzzle advocacy, Education, and Training (
March 01, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Team Wisconsin
Team Wisconsin's Director of Player Development, Brad Byce, talks about the structure and goals of one of the top hockey development programs in the Upper Midwest. Then, a conversation with Eau Claire Youth Hockey player Conor Matthews, a member of the Bantam C team! More Shows at The Breakout Sessions Podcast (
February 24, 2022
Real Tru Talk - Staging your home
Home buyers, even in this hot market, won't necessarily purchase anything just because its available.  Sarah McIntosh with New Life Staging talks about the importance of staging your home before putting it on the market.  She also gives us some tips you can do before hiring someone and talks about when hiring someone may be a good option. Extra: We hear a fun story from Lisa!
February 22, 2022
Dr. Usher Weighs In #1 - Getting to know your physician
Dr. David Usher weighs in on a number of medical and health topics to help you and your family. On this episode, get to know your physician. Dr. David Usher tells us all about who he is. Not only his professional life but we learn about his family, his hobbies and passions. Why would he, or any doctor, leave a successful practice to try a different way of going things. You WANT to hear this. For more episodes: 
February 18, 2022
Mack Chat #15 - Meeting Steve "Sir" Roesler
Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community Sponsor:  Cobblestone Hotels Guests: Sidney Flanagan – A senior at McDonell Steve “Sir” Roesler – A teacher who is retiring after more than four decades Molly and Sidney talk with Steve about his career in education and share stories as he nears retirement.  McDonell has been his only teaching job since starting in 1975 and over the time he has taught Western Civilization, Government, Sociology, American History and many others. Mostly social studies but also P.E. and religion classes. We get the story behind his nickname “sir”. It involves a foreign exchange student in 1986. How a passion another had for “hang gliding”, led to him coaching track. Memories of Debbie Roesler Sidney and Molly take us inside what a “Sir” class is like.
February 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/a pioneer of Wisconsin Girls Hockey
Sue Mussey Kempf takes us through her pioneering career - as the first female to play boys high school hockey in Wisconsin, then on to Providence College where she starred in both hockey and softball.
February 17, 2022
Money Donuts - Behind the scenes with underwriting
The Money Donuts® team takes you behind the scenes with guests Chris and Rikki from Royal’s consumer loan underwriting team! We’ll take a look at Royal’s underwriting process, review credit score basics, and then get our guests’ expert insights into the best ways to take care of your credit and more. Get more at Money Donuts Podcast by Royal Credit Union (
February 15, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #8 - Surviving your Dog's Adolescent/Teenage Years
Heather, from embark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. Surviving your Dog’s Adolescent/Teenage Years - Just like humans, adolescent and teenage years have their unique challenges. It lasts from when a puppy is just a few months old until they are 2-3 years old. - What behaviors are prevalent among teenage dogs, such as impulsivity and focusing issues - Why dogs get relinquished to shelters at a higher percentage during this time. It’s a hard time for both dog and human - Heather explains the “why” behind the behaviors and the steps that can be taken. And that includes LOTS OF PATIENCE - “Burning off Energy” is not a simple fix. Instead, its much deeper than that. Including rewarding desired behaviors with treat stations. - Its okay to avoid things as opposed to forcing a behavior
February 15, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Empower Hour! #1
Does Chippewa Valley Boys & Girls Club CEO Ann Kaiser dye her hair?  We get that, and many other, honest answers as she sits down for an adorable interview with 2nd grader Mabel Mabel, an Eau Claire second-grader and part of the kid community at the Eau Claire Boys and Girls Club interviews the CEO Ann Kaiser. Thanks to Mabel’s questioning we learn: How the Boys and Girls Club came to be in the Chippewa Valley How many in total exist Teenagers get to stay later, but kids Mabel’s age not as long (she wishes she could stay later) Youth of the Year Gala Event in April and Lemonade Day in August The experiences and opportunities kids get Why people think the kids at the program are “bad”. The reality is, the program is for EVERYONE How do people get on the board of directors. Why the Boys and Girls Club is at a former church Ann’s favorite parts of working at the Boys and Girls Club and why she chose to work here Does Ann dye her hair or does she have any tattoos? Yes, those were asked and ANSWERED!
February 11, 2022
Real Tru Talk #19 - 5 Things to Consider Before Buying an AirBNB
Five things to consider before buying an airbnb. Knelly and the team discuss their airbnb situations and what makes them successful.
February 08, 2022
Dose of Dog - Potty Training
Podcast sponsored by emBark Heather is here talking POOP.
February 08, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Mark Osiecki
Coach Osiecki helps us understand how a player who was : too slow, not athletic enough, couldn't shoot, wasn't fast enough, etc. could earn a Division 1 scholarship and carve out a 5 year professional career and develop top notch defenseman throughout his coaching career. His "jewelry box" is loaded with championship rings and medals! Then, Tyler Patrow is a youth hockey player who is in his 3rd year of playing hockey. He tells us what he likes most about playing the game and who some of his favorite teammates are.
February 03, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #7 - Proper Training of Bully Breeds
Brian Munro a certified dog behavior consultant in Minnesota, who joins Heather to discuss the proper training of “bully” breeds of dogs. Why Brian eschews some training methods that lean on using “dominance” for these breeds. He uses more “reward based” methods. The arousal level of “Bully” Breeds and how to utilize that in training desired behaviors Helping these breeds learn how to be calm What behaviors to capture when you first bring the dog home Book: Canine Enrichment For The Real World
February 01, 2022
Real Tru Talk #12 - What's it Like to be Part of a Team
Knelly sits down with her team to discuss what it is like being part of a real estate team. They discuss what they have learned from each other, and how they have come to depend on one another in their everyday lives. EXTRA:  Lisa tells a behind the scenes story
February 01, 2022
Dose of Dog - Meeting Your Dog's Needs
A subject that Heather is very passionate about as she touches on how expectations and genetics come together in dog’s behavior. Sometimes what we want, goes against what a dog is naturally programmed to do. She breaks down her discussion by various breeds including herding, working and sporting. How do you adapt, but still achieve desired behaviors. Kim Brophy : Meet Your Dog: the Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior by Kim Brophey ( Molly Sumridge (Carroll College) :   Primitive Dogs — Couch Wolves
January 18, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Jordan Steinmetz
Jordan Steinmetz talks about being an all-around high school athlete, who almost chose to play baseball in college, until he was noticed at a hockey tournament and his sport path drastically changed! He went from the NAHL to the USHL to Division 1 hockey at St. Lawrence University. He talks about leadership and what skills have helped him stay in the game! McKayla Zilisch and her Fox Cities Stars teammates had a great result at their recent Holiday Tournament in Chippewa Falls - they won the whole tournament! McKayla talks about growing up with hockey playing brothers and her future of playing Division 1 hockey next season at St. Cloud State University. This 27th Episode is sponsored by: * Dooley's Pub - the place to go for a traditional Irish Pub experience with quality food, good prices and beverages. * Riverside Bike and Skate - Eau Claire's hockey headquarters which is the oldest hockey store in the state of Wisconsin.
January 13, 2022
The Breakout Sessions w/ Sam Stange
JC and Mogey's guest is former Eau Claire North standout athlete Sam Stange. Sam excelled in baseball and hockey while in Eau Claire, including hitting a last at bat homer that lifted the Huskies to the 2019 state baseball title. However, hockey is where he making his mark at the elite level as he is currently a Wisconsin Badger and has been drafted to play professionally by the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Sam talks about his rise to become a Badger and the work needed to get to the next step.  Also joining the program are current North high school hockey players Noah, Jacob and Gabe Bestul. Three brothers who made the varsity squad. Remedy Bloody Mary Mix - out of Wisconsin, created to satisfy your deep craving for a Bloody Mary! Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic - Dedicated and committed to the health care needs of patients in Western Wisconsin since 1954.
January 06, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #5 - Jumping Up
Heather tackles the issue of dogs “jumping up”. She dives into the behavior, which can be a big issue for many dogs and their humans. - Why do dogs do it? - Does saying “off” to your dog, or squeezing their paws, serve as proper responses? - Using the “treat scatter” method to redirect - Developing the desired behavior through predictable scenarios
January 04, 2022
Dose of Dog S2 #4: Handling Large Gatherings (Like at the Holidays) for your Dog
We know holiday time can be stressful for adults. Well, it can be the same for dogs, especially if you are having lots of guests (strangers) coming over for gatherings. What should you know? Heather is joined by Dawn Olson, another certified professional dog trainer at emBark. Dawn’s expertise is in managing the dynamic between kids and dogs and she provides some key points to whenever you have large gatherings (like at holiday time) Tips on where the dog should be, hugging your dog and should you put costumes on your dog?
December 14, 2021
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!
December 07, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #3 - Loose Leash Walking
Presented by emBark in Eau Claire, WI Like taking your dog for walks around your neighborhood and need to use a leash? Or think of when you have to leash your dog to bring them to place (like vets or to grooming) Well, that is a trained behavior for your dog and Heather takes us through the process to develop the best “loose leash walkers” o The human, not equipment, teaches loose leash walking o Defining what you want loose leash walking to be o What type of harness Heather prefers o What does 3AM have to do with anything?!?!? Define your “take out window”
November 30, 2021
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.
November 30, 2021
Dose of Dog S2 Episode #2 - Humane Hierarchy: Best practices to handle behavior
Humane Hierarchy – Best practices to handle behavior 1) What is this “hierarchy” and how does it apply? This is Heather’s tool box for working with dogs and improving behaviors. 2) Taking a holistic view of the dog 3) Changing behaviors by revising environments 4) Example of setting the dog up for successful behaviors 5) Using positive reinforcement with examples 6) Also positive punishment to stop behavior and does Heather see value in this Application-of-the-Humane-Hierarchy-Position-Statement.pdf (
November 16, 2021
Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog
Winter Fun at Home with Your Dog - With colder weather here, things to do with your dog inside your home that benefits them - Using things like “hand targets”, “chin rests” and “paw crosses”
November 02, 2021
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.
November 02, 2021
Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry
Michael Perry - humorist, singer/song-writer, writer and part-time pig farmer comes back to the program.  The gang has a conversation while enjoying a special Non-Alcoholic beer from Brewdog called Nanny State, a "hoppy N/A ale" - How he has adapted over the last year, and took advantage of multiple avenues - Balancing his work which can be urban with his love of rural and blue collar. - The joy he gets from being able to have so many experiences - What is the one time he truly gets to thank his audience - Advice for those entering the “gig” economy - Thoughts on internet-influencing - Would he ever consider leaving the state and where would he go?
October 28, 2021
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).
October 26, 2021
Dose of Dog #24 - Door Dashing
It’s a safety issue and one that frustrates many dog owners. - What to do if your dog is prone to rushing out open doors - She takes us through building proper behaviors through reinforcements - She discusses house doors, car doors and other “doors”
October 19, 2021
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
October 19, 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
October 12, 2021
Dose of Dog #23 - Triggers and Thresholds
Heather takes up through recognizing when your dog is getting uncomfortable and what to do. The fact that almost anything can be a trigger for a dog and what are the signs to look for Learning how much your dog can handle
October 05, 2021
Marcon Unleashed Episode #1
Dan Marcon tells us about himself. His small town upbringing, military background, his education and what has led him to now. Did you know he worked security detail for some well-known celebrities? What is Marc-On Shooting and the business he has built. He gives you a hint as to what the podcast will be about. He’ll be a straight-shooter (no pun intended) on some deep topics. Including political topics, local and a national. He touches on some recent local issues he has been involved in and nationally gives thoughts on Afghanistan.
October 04, 2021
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.
September 28, 2021
Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories
Heather is telling us about her favorite canine accessories.  From a variety of self-feeders, to snuffle mats, to harnesses for walking and treat pouches she covers many items she recommends.
September 21, 2021
Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin
Kathy Pobloskie from the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin organization is the guest, telling us all about this wonderful organization which helps to reunite families with their missing dogs. She takes us through how their process works and gives some great tips that you can do to help find your lost dog. She also explains why old-fashioned flyers remain a very useful tool even with the rise of social media. About Us | Lost Dogs of Wisconsin Lost Dogs of Wisconsin | Facebook
August 31, 2021
Dose of Dog #20 - Preparing your dog to be left alone
Do you feel guilty leaving your dog home alone?  This is the episode for you! With schedules changing, and kids headed back to school, more family dogs will be left home alone.  How do you acclimate your dog to the changes and make it so your dog can flourish being home alone and during your absences? 
August 17, 2021
Dose of Dog #18 - Therapy/Service/Emotional Support Dogs Heather discusses the differences between Therapy dogs, Service dogs, and Emotional Support dogs. She also dispels common myths and misconceptions about the role of each in society.
July 13, 2021
Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language
Heather sits down to discuss dog body language, and addresses the ways in which dogs can show stress. She also explains avoidance behaviors, and appeasement and how those play into understanding body language. Heather references "Doggy Language" written by Lily Chin, Renee Erdmann, and The Language of Dogs.
June 22, 2021
Dose of Dog #15 - Can Do Canines (& Prison Programs)
Dyan Larson  is a Prison Program Instructor with Can Do Canines a non-profit that trains service dogs and works within local prisons. We learn all about the program, including how you can have a "weekend dog" and benefit this program in ways you can't imagine. How the dogs in the prisons have a "ripple" of benefits to many people. And we learn the specific role SERVICE dogs play and the difference between service, therapy and emotional support dogs. Web Link: Youtube Clip:
May 25, 2021
Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!
Heather is here again busting more myths when it comes to training your dog.  - Harness Myths - Handling 'stronger' breeds with a heavy hand - Puppy Training - Breeds that 'can't learn'
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
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!
May 04, 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!
April 13, 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, it!" like they are your teenager tearing up the rumpus room.   Heather takes us through the ways to set a good behavior for your dog and tips to get them to "chillout" when you need them to be. Plus, she reminds us of an important potty-training tip now that the snow has melted!
March 30, 2021
Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality
Dogs have personalities and all are different.  So your dog is likely either an extrovert or introvert.  They may be outgoing or they may be "shy". Heather takes us through how to give your dog the best environment for them based on their preference. -Giving "shy" dogs confidence - Avoiding "flooding" your dog with triggers - How to properly expose your dog to triggers and creating desirable responses.
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Enriching your dog's life
Sponsored by emBark
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Keep our babies and dogs together safely
Sponsored by emBark
March 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding
Why does your otherwise docile dog growl when you come near their bowl (or another object)?  Heather tackles this topic as she discusses "resource guarding" -Why do dogs feel a need to guard something they deem valuable (such as a bowl, toy or even their human) - Finding help or information online can be tricky on this topic - She brings up cues that this is being displayed by your dog - This is a part of a dog's natural behavior, but it can be dangerous.   - So what can be done?
February 16, 2021
Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do
Heather is here to discuss the behavior of dogs. More specifically, why do dogs act the way the do.  She takes us through the science and psychology and how she utilize this in training. The behavior of dogs and why your dog acts the way they do, isn't all that dissimilar to that of any human relationship.
February 02, 2021
Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic
Socializing your puppy in their first few months is critical, but during a pandemic it may seem impossible.  Heather tells us that is absolutely not the case. - What is "puppy socialization" and the goal of building confidence.  Scared dogs resort to things like barking. - Putting your puppy in a position to be successful - Using sight/sound/smell to build that confidence - Creating opportunities for your puppy to meet people.  Should your puppy be exposed to lots of people?  Is that good or bad?
January 19, 2021
Through the Doggy Door Episode 1
On the debut episode of this series, we are introduced to Heather from emBark.  The podcast includes: ​ 1) Her background and the start of emBark 2) The best part of working with dogs 3)  The basic dog tips she gives 4) Things to consider when adding a dog to your family 5)  The misconception of "Alpha" dogs 6) COVID-19 impacts on dogs.
November 03, 2020
Banker with a Beer w/ Michael Perry
We catch up with a former Wyoming ranch-hand and UWEC nursing student (but you may know him for his other line of work)...Michael Perry.  The famed local author and entertainer shares his wisdom and humor with us ​ - Mike gives us his beer drinking history (or lack thereof) - His childhood spent on a farm and eventually living in Wyoming as a ranch hand - How a creative writing class at UWEC set him on his career path as opposed to going into his planned nursing career - Paying the bills vs. art and balancing that - Are writers/artists a mirror to times in history? - The work he wishes he could have back
September 24, 2020