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By Jake Wilburn
A podcast based in Republic, MO. Jake Wilburn interviews people of interest and influence who live and work in the city we love. The mission of this show is to keep the city of Republic grounded as it grows so everyone can get to know their neighbors.
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Dunkin' Donuts
There is new leadership at Dunkin' Donuts and they are here to tell Republic why they deserve another chance. 
September 26, 2022
Matt Wilkie
Matt Wilkie of Convoy of Hope shares his personal journey and how a world changing organization came to Republic. 
September 19, 2022
Dave Plemmons
Dave Plemmons talks Christian classic rock and his beginnings with Missouri Right to Life. 
September 12, 2022
Jake Stringer
Country Music Star Jake Stringer talks about life on the road and the meaning behind some of his best work.  
August 29, 2022
Tereasa and Scott Scobee have joined with Lindsey Burtin to form the core of a movement to bring change and awareness to what many in the community say is a bullying problem in our schools. In this episode they outline the systemic challenges and the solutions they are advocating. 
August 15, 2022
Dalton Avery
Dalton Avery is the pastor of Life 360 in Republic. 
August 08, 2022
National Night Out
All about National Night Out on 8/2/22 at the Aquatic Center! 
July 28, 2022
David Burton
Are you a good neighbor? David Burton, County Engagement Specialist with the MU extension, talks about his good neighbor initiatives and the other smorgasbord of community enrichment opportunities offered by the MU extension.  
July 25, 2022
The Parks Tax Renewals
We ask the parks department all the questions you need to have answered before voting on August 2nd. 
July 18, 2022
Case Howard
Case Howard, co-owner of Black Lab Coffee and Inviktus Salons shares how he went from construction welder to Republic's favorite barista. 
July 11, 2022
S:01 Finale Ava Wilburn
My guest for the finale of season one is my daughter, 9 year old Ava Wilburn. We talk about cliques and bullies, her interest in science and art, going to ICWF wrestling events here in Republic and Ava announces her own awesome idea for a podcast we plan to debut sometime next year.
November 21, 2021
S:01 E:21 Jason Shaw
Jason Shaw has a very open interview discussing the mission of the Tristen Hope Foundation which he formed after his son took his own life earlier this year. 
November 14, 2021
S:01 E:20 Bishop Davidson
Republic's State Representative Bishop Davidson shares about his interests and passions and what it is like to be a new legislator. 
November 07, 2021
S:01 E:19 Jonathan Matrz
Jonathan Martz talks about pastoring a new Northpoint church plant in Republic. We also have fun talking about the St. Louis Arch and Mexican Villa. 
October 24, 2021
S:01 E:18 Jeff Ussery
Topics discussed with Jeff Ussery include: Being a "true son" of Republic, his time in Law Enforcement, working at Silver Dollar City, why he resigned from being the mayor, and how he came to faith in Christ.   
October 17, 2021
S:01 E:17 Becky Lundin
Becky Lundin talks about the national guard, suicide awareness, gardening, being a CNA, and finally becoming a full time mom. 
October 10, 2021
S01: E16: Christmas On Main St
Becky Lundin shares her vison for Christmas on Main St and how you can help. 
October 03, 2021
S:01 E:15 Mark and Heather Priebe
On this episode you'll hear from Republic residents Mark and Heather Priebe. As most of the listening audience is likely already aware, Officer Priebe was intentionally ruin over outside of the Springfield Police Department last year. Many people only know of Mark and Heather though the lens of the public outpouring of support after this horrific act. So while we do discuss it, I wanted to know more about how they met, their family, and their long time involvement with the special Olympics. 
September 26, 2021
S:01 E:14 Clint Gerlek
On this episode you will hear a voice that may already be a familiar one. Clint Girlek, is a longtime local radio personality and station manager with iHeart radio. We discuss how he went from a part time DJ to running the place as well how he missed out on a Republic city counsel seat by just 8 votes. 
September 19, 2021
S:01 E:13 Mike Merenghi
Mike Merenghi talks about serving in the Marine Corpse during the height of the Iraq war, the struggles many veterans have with PTSD, and what his future looks like at the Stone County Sherriff's Office. 
September 12, 2021
S:01 E:12 Dave Gragg
Dave Gragg talks about the decline of local print journalism and his 2020 run for state rep as democrat in the deeply Republican territory of western Greene county
September 05, 2021
S:01 E:11 Jeremy Mathis
Jeremy Mathis talks about giving back locally using his crazy delicious hot dog food truck. 
August 29, 2021
S:01 E:10 Eric Franklin
Eric Franklin talks about his time overseas in the Army, being a master electrician, serving on city counsel, and of course his two pugs, Tugg and Mabel. 
August 22, 2021
S:01 E:09 Sonya Arguijo-Frederick
Sonya's life journey takes her dancing in LA, nursing in Texas, raising kids in Maine and Chicago, and finally, opening her own yoga studio, Sol Ananda, in Republic. 
August 15, 2021
S:01 E:08 Shannon Spence
We spent some time "getting to know" the admin of Republic's most popular Facebook community group. 
August 08, 2021
S:01 E:07 The City Administrator
I ask Republic City Administrator David Cameron YOUR questions about the August 3rd vote on the public safety sales tax. 
July 25, 2021
S:01 E:06 Paul Hufft
Pastor Paul Hufft starts by telling us the story of how his father went from being a key ally of Saddam Hussein, to a political refugee in the United States. Then we learn how this rebellious athlete turned to a life a ministry and a career in special education.   
July 18, 2021
S:01 E:05 Mary Charpentier
Mary Charpentier is a shake maker, tea connoisseur, lover of silly motivational quotes, and owner of Show Me Nutrition. 
July 11, 2021
S:01 E:04 Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith, the mystery man behind the hilarious Republic satire page, talks about helping our city to have a healthy laugh at itself. Bryan is also a founder of the Republic Lacrosse team so we discuss the it's origins as well as his current career in real estate.    
July 04, 2021
S:01 E:03 Kelsi Fritts
Republic Police Officer Kelsi Fritts takes us on a colorful journey of Disney tattoos and shiny rocks before we dive in to the challenges of balancing her law enforcement career and motherhood. 
June 09, 2021
S:01 E:02 James Green
Singer / Songwriter James Green of the Broken Binding talks with me about a love for trucker hats, the uniqueness of his music, and shares some feelings about his 2010 long shot run for political office. His hit song "Everything I'm Not" was used for the intro and outro music of this podcast so stay tuned at the end of the episode to hear the song in it's entirety. 
June 09, 2021
S:01 E:01 Tawny Warnow
Republic's most well known social media influencer and relator Tawny Warnow talks about how she has leveraged social media to both increase her own success as well as the success of local small businesses. We also discuss the current state of the real estate market and if there are any signs of it slowing down. 
June 09, 2021