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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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EduCast #8 - Life Skills Education

March 28th, 2023



Missy Leisk – Director of Student Services & Special Education


We meet Missy whose title involving student services is only the tip of …

Raise Your Mug #11 - Alex Edwards WAXX 104.5

March 28th, 2023


A familiar personality to many in the area, WAXX 104.5’s own Alex Edwards, joins Kathy on this episode. 

Alex comes with a wealth of country music …

Marcon Unleashed 3/27/23

March 27th, 2023


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.


-  WRA banquet coming up this weekend and Dan has a few tickets left.

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E12

March 27th, 2023


Tune in this episode to explore another amazing conversation. Certified reflexologist, Intrinsic coach, health facilitator and a great mentor Jody …

Let the Kids Play - 3/25

March 25th, 2023


The Chippewa Valley weekly podcast that gets a kid's perspective on the sporting landscape

Chamber Chatter #13 - Tourism

March 24th, 2023


Covering tourism in general and what the chamber does in terms of that.  Things don’t just happen; the process has to start somewhere and we learn all about it.

How is it funded? Yes, where does the money come from! …

3/23 Talk of the Town

March 23rd, 2023


Scott discusses a recent experience at Action City Fun Center & Trampoline Park.He also admits his support for the proposed Orchard Hills …

Banker with a Beer - Elaine Coughlin

March 23rd, 2023


This week’s beverage of choice:    Soft Drinks

Elaine is with CoLab and Pablo Capital and joins us tells us to discuss the entrepreneur landscape in the Chippewa Valley.  She also discusses investing in local start-ups …

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #6

March 23rd, 2023


Scott and Greg are joined by Carrie and Dustyn from the Chippewa Valley Museum. They discuss the museum, its recent growth and what people may overlook when thinking of the museum, including that they have over 23k …

Coffee at the Cottage #20 - Chris Kroeze

March 22nd, 2023


Chris Kroeze

Yes, that Chris Kroeze joins Emilie to talk about his rise regionally and nationally. He takes us through his life growing up in Western Wisconsin to his rise to fame and how he has developed a steady …

Mach Chat #32 - A New Family to the Area

March 22nd, 2023


Mack Chat brings on a new family to the area. Cassandra and her son David moved from the Twin-Cities to Chippewa Falls for a community connected with …

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #4

March 22nd, 2023


Alan Bergo is a well-known culinary personality. He is an award winning chef who is a James Beard winner, a social media star, an author and so much …

Chamber Chatter #14 - Young Professionals Program

March 22nd, 2023


Jill Rassbach Pember – Rassbach Realty

Grady Richartz – UW-Stout

Jill and Grady were two of the people who helped start the Young Professionals group in Menomonie years ago and they join Ashley to talk all about the …

3/21 Talk of the Town

March 21st, 2023


Scott is jealous over what a certain group of our neighbors gets to do this week...and discussing the likely approval of the new wheel tax in the City of Eau Claire

Dose of Dog S3 #10 - "Its okay, he's friendly"

March 21st, 2023


Picture this scenario. You are out and about with your dog perhaps, walking in the neighborhood, and along comes another human with their “off-leash” dog who comes charging.

“Its okay, he’s friendly” is likely what …

EduCast #7 - Preparing Students for Careers

March 21st, 2023


Guest: Gwen Janke – Director of College and Readiness at CESA 10

Heidi and Gwen discuss the goal of preparing students for college and careers and …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (3/20 edition)

March 20th, 2023


So much to cover, plus an interview with McDonell Girls Basketball coach Don Cooper, celebratingt the Macks State Championship

1) A change at the …

Banker with a Beer - Scott Wolfe/Century 21

March 20th, 2023


This week’s beverage of choice:    Bell’s Brewery Robust Porter

Scott is a longtime real estate agent locally and we cover a variety of topics

- How the current market will likely make some real estate agents leave the …

Marcon Unleashed 3/20/23

March 20th, 2023


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.

- Spring elections coming up April 4thand the importance of getting Dan Kelly …

Blue Ox Running Podcast - All Things Shoes

March 19th, 2023


We're talking all things shoes!!! It goes without saying, Blue Ox Running sells (and helps!) with shoes. It can be so overwhelming with how the industry and models have changed over the years. They're here to help be a …

Let the Kids Play - 3/18

March 18th, 2023


Derek breaks down the visit by the Harlem Globetrotters to Zorn Arena

Dr. Usher Weighs In #26 - Ancestorial Eating

March 17th, 2023


Dr. Usher takes us on a journey to our past…to ancestral eating, and what fueled our species. Its a concept he dove into at a recent conference, …

Menom Podcast S2 E22 - Looking in the Mirror

March 17th, 2023


After having guests consistently for almost two full years, Becca and Dustyn use this episode to cover a wide range of topics and just chit chat.

- …

3/16 Talk of Town : Big Time Event Coming to Zorn Arena

March 16th, 2023


The Harlem Globetrotters are in town and Scott is excited.

Also, why its both a good sign but a bad trend that so many local re-elections are "unopposed" for this spring.

And Scott touches on the true criminals in a …

Banker with a Beer - Dave Johnson

March 16th, 2023


This week’s beverage of choice:    Smithwicks Red Ale

Dave has been with EO Johnson for over 40 years and joins the program to talk local business. …

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #3

March 15th, 2023


Luke Hotchkiss, a bartender at Livery located in downtown Eau Claire joins Sara and Ryan to share his story of being on the local food scene. Luke got into bartending about 15 years ago and has worked at a number of …

Coffee at the Cottage #19 - 2023 Lets Paint the Town

March 15th, 2023


It’s a full podcast as Emilie and her guests preview this summer’s Let’s Paint the Town event coming up in Downtown Menomonie in July.

The event will …

3/14 Talk of the Town

March 14th, 2023


Eau Claire vs. Town of Washington...AGAIN

Improvements coming to Carson Park

Menomonie selects a City Administrator

More donations for athletic facilities at Eau Claire Memorial

Raise Your Mug #10 - Country Music Performer Tim Sigler

March 14th, 2023


Tim Sigler and his band will have the honor of being the first act to perform at the new Country Jam location this July. He joins Kathy to talk about …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E11

March 13th, 2023


In this episode Dr. Danny and Dr. Ashley discuss innate healing from a chiropractic and moms perspective. Dr. Ashley is a great resource when it comes to pediatrics and pregnancy. How to start the shift to helping our …

Marcon Unleashed #66

March 13th, 2023


This week on Marcon Unleashed, Dan is back with all the updates about the latest with banquets, Tucker Carlson security footage being released, and the presidential election.

Get out and vote in April For Dan Kelly!

Baking Goodness - Snickerdoodles

March 11th, 2023


Alexia makes snickerdoodles and also tells us about learning how to talk to her friends on the tablet

Let the Kids Play - 3/11

March 11th, 2023


What do kids think of the new baseball rules? Our South Middle School sports expert breaks down his thoughts along with NHL discussion and is Aaron …

People, Places & Passion #7 - The Nostalgic Bean

March 10th, 2023


The Nostalgic Bean is a lovely coffee and bake shop in Altoona and the owners Adam and Gretchen join us to talk about their experience behind small business owner. What led them to buy the business and what they’ve …

3/9 Talk of the Town

March 9th, 2023


Scott reconsiders (i.e. flip flops) on a recent position he had regarding a decision by the Eau Claire City Council

Momentum Fitness Podcast #18 - 10 Year Anniversary

March 9th, 2023


April 1st is the 10 Year Anniversary for Momentum Fitness and Jim and Jackie discuss the last decade of owning and operating their small business. We …

Coffee at the Cottage #18 - VP of Kwik Trip

March 8th, 2023


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and now…PODCASTS. Kwik Trip is a 24 hour part of our lives and the VP Scott Teigen joins Emilie to talk all about this non-debatable treasure (and god send) to the area.

They talk about Kwik …

Mack Chat - Work Life Balance

March 8th, 2023


Mack Chat brings on a veteran teacher and a Middle School student to speak about the importance of a

work-life balance, the changes in education, and …

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #2

March 8th, 2023


On this week’s episode, Sara and Ryan introduce us to Max Childs a chef at The Cranky Buzzard who has cooked all over the area. He is from the area (Memorial graduate) and we hear his story into the industry. Working in …

3/7 Talk of the Town

March 7th, 2023


Scott details a recent car accident...Montessori school contract talks...massive layoffs at a local company and more.

Dose of Dog S3 #9 - Separation Anxiety in Dogs

March 7th, 2023


Headed off for work, school or just running out for an errand? That can be a big deal for a dog that deals with separation anxiety when you aren’t …

Money Donuts - Benefits to Business Treasury Management

March 7th, 2023


The Money Donuts® team takes a closer look at business services, business treasury management offerings, and business relationships at Royal. Becky, Royal’s treasury management officer, guides listeners through all …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (3/6 edition)

March 6th, 2023


Truely LOCAL sports talk and this episode dives deep

1) A new softball franchise coming to Eau Claire?

2) The Harlem Globetrotters visiting!

3) Was the season a disappointment for UWEC WBB

4) Were the M/W Hockey teams …

Marcon Unleashed - Voting Fraud

March 6th, 2023


Dan is discussing a reported voting scheme democratic operatives are using.  While some elements are okay, the scheme itself crosses the line.

Dr. Usher Weighs In #25 - Misinformation + Disinformation Concerning Obesity

March 3rd, 2023


Dr. Usher focuses on the obesity epidemic on this episode and takes on misinformation and disinformation that surrounds it. We are bombarded with tips, tricks and “expert” opinions all the time as weight loss is a $20 …

Menom Podcast S2 E21 - Ashley Asher: Executive Director of Girls on the Run and Community Advocate

March 3rd, 2023


Ashley is a community advocate who has worked for a number of organizations and causes in the region. Recently she took over as the local chapter of Girls on the Run and she details this amazing program and raising …

3/2 Talk of the Town

March 2nd, 2023


Scott explains why he thinks the wrong business got the liquor license from the City of Eau Claire City Council.

Plus, Menomonie City Administrator Candidates and a welcome to a new media group in town Civic Media

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #1

March 1st, 2023


Sara and Ryan introduce us to this new podcast that focuses on the restaurant industry in the Chippewa Valley. We learn a little more about these two in a preview of what will be the type of stories we’ll hear during …

Raise Your Mug #9 - Lexy Burke & Ranch Hands Cowboylesque

March 1st, 2023


A brand new show is coming to Country Jam this July. Ranch Hand Cowboylesque, a show based out of Nashville is making its first ever visit to …

EduCast #6 - Handling Stress within the Classroom Community

February 28th, 2023


Guest: Amy Scheel-Jones: Coordinated Care Services Incorporated

Amy’s organization provides management services and assistance to a variety of organizations and she specifically focuses on educators and administrations.

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E10

February 27th, 2023


In this episode; making a complex topic simple. Dr. Danny is joined by Dr. Alex Paul to talk about nutrition and more specifically how to make it …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #17 - Five B.S. Excuses

February 24th, 2023


Jim and Jackie cover the top five B.S. excuses everyone has and calls you out for those!

- I’m too busy

- I’m too old

- Its too hard

- I tried it …

Who Should Get The Commercial Spots Opening up in Altoona?

February 23rd, 2023


Only 5 of 12 proposals will be selected for Altoona's new unique commercial space.  Scott tells you which ones they should be..

Banker with a Beer- CF Police Chief

February 23rd, 2023


This week’s beverage of choice:    Conway’s Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company

Guest:   Matthew Kelm – Chief of Chippewa Falls Police …

Chamber Chatter #12 - Jim Anderson

February 22nd, 2023


Jim is a former president of the chamber who takes us on trip down memory lane. Memories, highlights, growth and changes over the years.

Jim is a master storyteller, so lean back and enjoy the tales he recounts. …

Mach Chat - Generations of Macks!

February 22nd, 2023


Sponsor: Thaler Oil Company

Guests:   Ashley, Becky and Blake…a Mack Family

A family with generations of involvement tells us all about their …

Dose of Dog S3 #8 - Re-homing your dog

February 21st, 2023


Sometimes, for a number of reasons, humans need to “let go” of their dog and find their dog a new home. Its an emotional time for the human and the dog. Heather takes us through the process of “re-homing” your dog.  Its …

Banker with a Beer - New Start Up Business

February 21st, 2023


This week’s beverage of choice:     Boulevard Tank 7 American Saison

Guest:   Noah Plewa – Founder of

Noah is the founder of a website …

2/20 Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Presented by Toycen Ford

February 20th, 2023


The high school basketball and hockey playoffs, along with hoops and hockey postseason runs for UW-Eau Claire are upon us

Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

February 20th, 2023


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 …

Marcon Unleashed Episode #1

February 20th, 2023


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 …

Chamber Chatter #11 - Phil Lyons Downtown Menomonie INC

February 18th, 2023


Phil Lyons – Downtown Menomonie INC.

Phil is the new President of Downtown Menomonie INC and updates us on what is happening with the organization. What is the group focusing on and how are businesses responding to all …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #24 - Two Docs Talking U.S. Healthcare System

February 17th, 2023


Dr. Usher, chats again with Tim Bartholow MD, who is trained in family practice and former CEO Wisconsin Medical Society with decades of experience. …

Menom Podcast S2 E20 - Ted's Pizza

February 17th, 2023


A long time staple of Menomonie is the focus of this episode as the gang chats with Jim Gounaikis from Ted’s.  Over the years, some things have changed but many stay the same including the fact Jim knows the weekly time …

Banker with a Beer - Pablo Center

February 16th, 2023


This week on Banker with a Beer, Jerry is back and has a special co-host from the summer, Sidney. With a special recurring guest, Executive Director of the Pablo Center, Jason Anderson shared a Rodenbach Grand Cru on …

Real Tru Talk #49 - Laura Hurd: Local Health & Wellness Coach

February 15th, 2023


Laura is a certified health and wellness coach based in the Chippewa Valley who talks about “habit stacking” to achieve goals and live your best life. She is someone who lives what she preaches and conveys to the …

EduCast #5 - Technology Learning

February 14th, 2023



Jess Richards

Sarah Radcliffe

Talking technology education within the school system. These two teachers discuss how they integrate technology …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 #9

February 13th, 2023


On Nursing...Dr. Lona goes over some insights on breastfeeding and the health and well-being of mom and baby!

Baking Goodness - Coconut Cream Pie

February 11th, 2023


Alexia bakes a new type of pie she hasn't had before, and lets us know of a certain type of pie crust she isn't fond of (and why a swap was necessary)

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #5

February 10th, 2023


Scott and Greg sit down with Kathy Wright, the general manager of Country Jam as she gives us the inside scoop on the new jam grounds under construction, the 2023 line-up and the overall operation of one of the area’s …

People, Places & Passions #6 - Rump's Butcher Shoppe

February 10th, 2023


Rump’s Butcher Shoppe has become a staple of the city center of Altoona and we hear the story. Bob Adrian took a chance on Altoona a decade ago and its worked out exceptionally well. It all starts with his passion for …

Blue Ox Running Podcast - Winter Running

February 9th, 2023


How do you structure training in the off season? What's actually helpful about #WinterRunning? Embracing the slower / colder #running (and cross …

Mack Chat #29 - John Shakal

February 8th, 2023


Sponsor: H&R Electric

Guests:   John Shakal Parish Staff Our Lady of the Falls. Notre Dame Director of Outreach

A fun conversation with John. He originally thought he’d enter the medical field, like athletic …

Coffee at the Cottage #17 - Phil Lyons Downtown Menomonie INC

February 8th, 2023


Phil, the new executive director of Downtown Menomonie, takes Emilie at the audience through the happenings at the organization and the overall excitement of what’s happening in the center of town. Being new to his …

Three Dads and a Podcast - Momentum Fitness Podcast

February 7th, 2023


It’s a dad focused episode with Jim joined by a couple of the male coaches, Seth and Craig at Momentum Fitness. They discuss being parents from a couple different perspectives as both Jim and Seth have newborns and are …

Dose of Dog S3 #7 - Weird Things Dogs Do (Hump, Eat Grass, etc)

February 7th, 2023


Many times we find ourselves wondering, “should my dog be doing that?” Heather takes us through what is natural and healthy and when it may become an …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (2/6 Edition)

February 6th, 2023


A new major hockey arena is slated to be built developers specifically mention Division I College Hockey

Scott breaksdown the NCAA Tournament Chances …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #23 - Transparency in U.S. Healthcare

February 3rd, 2023


Dr. Usher, chats with Tim Bartholow MD, who is trained in family practice and former CEO Wisconsin Medical Society with decades of experience. He …

Menom Podcast S2 E19 - Ann Vogl, Owner of Dragon Tale Books

February 3rd, 2023


We meet the new owner of a Menomonie bookstore who has been opened since the end of 2022. Ann takes us through the process of purchasing the bookstore, maintaining what it was but moving it forward too. The importance …

Real Tru Talk #48 - 1st Quarter Market Update

February 1st, 2023


Knelly takes us through the local buyer/seller/investing landscape in the Chippewa Valley as we move through the first quarter of 2023. How does the national situation compare locally and what is this area’s …

EduCast #4 - Graduates Returning as Teachers

January 31st, 2023


Altoona graduates work their way into the teaching staff at the Altoona School District. Teachers discuss the methods of learning for students, the …

Raise Your Mug #8 - Beer Here!

January 31st, 2023


Ryan from Park Ridge Distributing visits Kathy for an intoxicating conversation! Country Jam throws the party and Ryan and his gang bring the beer. We find out all the goes into providing a variety of tasty beverages …

Money Donuts - Internships & The Corporate Learning Curve

January 31st, 2023


Jack and Lauryn, two of Royal’s current interns, join Cooper, Steve, and James to share their insights into internships! This Money Donuts® episode covers internship experiences at Royal, the corporate learning curve, …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E8

January 30th, 2023


Healthy Kids Naturally - How do you step into trusting the body more!

Dr. Lona talks about being more proactive when it comes to the health of your kids.  Not only the physical (i.e., the food we feed them) but also the …

People, Places & Passions #5 - CV Nordic Ski Team "Red Yetis"

January 27th, 2023


Cross country skiing is a very popular activity in the Chippewa Valley and Ted Theyrl  is one of the most prominent advocates for the sport. What …

Chamber Chatter #10 - Chamber Presidents

January 25th, 2023


Ryan and Jolene, the past and new presidents of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce discuss the happenings of the organization. Updates on what has …

Mack Chat #28 - Volunteering with McDonell

January 25th, 2023


Sponsor: CF Products

Guests:   Rolly Enderes – Alumni

Angelo Enderes - Freshman

A father-son duo jump on the program covering a range of topics. …

Dose of Dog S3 #6 - Correcting Misinformation About Service Dogs

January 24th, 2023


What exactly are service dogs, their roles and the laws surrounding them. Many misconceptions exist and we’re here to clear them up.

Lydia Holen, a …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

January 23rd, 2023


Giving kudos to a group of locals who brough home a national championship...high fives to a local high school basketball team...shining a spot on …

Business over Brews by the Growler Guys #4 - Rock and Tait

January 23rd, 2023


Scott and Greg sit down with George Tait, one of the the owners of Rock and Tait to discuss how he came to start a construction company, his philosophy on management and running a small business in the Chippewa Valley.

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E6

January 22nd, 2023


OILS~! In this episode Dr. Lona talks with Jody Kranig about holistic alternatives and essential oils!

Baking Goodness - Cookie Pie

January 21st, 2023


Pie or cookies?  Howabout skipping the choice and having both

Dr. Usher Weighs In #22 - Lowering costs while increasing patients quality of care

January 20th, 2023


Dr. Usher talks with Sam Moen, a co-founder of MD Direct as they discuss the mechanics behind operating a direct-pay model health practice. How they are able to make it feasible and the opportunities they saw for it as …

EduCast #3 - From The perspective of teachers

January 17th, 2023


We meet a couple of Altoona teachers, their career path and what they do within the district. This is a great opportunity to hear from teachers …

Raise Your Mug Episode #7 - Feeding the Folks

January 17th, 2023


Matt and Jessie from KP Catering come on the podcast to discuss how they go about feeding thousands each year at Country Jam. This is a second generation business that has been a long time staple at the site. They feed …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E7

January 16th, 2023


Babies! Babies! Babies!

Two local mothers and chiropractors talk about motherhood and health for mommy & kids

Pregnancy, labor and nursing with Dr. Anderson and Dr. Lona

More Episodes: Innate Life Podcast Presented …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #15 - Five Ways to Handle Anxiety

January 12th, 2023


Stress/anxiety is something everyone deals with from time to time. Jim and Jackie provide tips to help care for yourself and also for others. Whether its work, home, relationships there are many things many bring stress.

Coffee at the Cottage - Good, Bad, Ugly in Menomonie in '22 and Looking Ahead

January 11th, 2023


Randy Knaack sits with Emilie to review the last year in Menomonie, and to look ahead to what 2023 has in store. They touch on a variety of topics including

- Project Hope

- Road projects

- Wonderland Hockey Rink

- …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #9 - Menomonie Parks and Recreation

January 11th, 2023


Tammy talks with Mitchell Stai, the new recreation manager, about the current and planned offerings from the Menomonie Parks and Recreation Program.

Mitchell tells us about his background and how he ventured into the …

Dose of Dog S3 #5 - Noticing your Dog's Needs/Wants Better

January 10th, 2023


The similarities between human-to-human relationships and human-to-dog relationships are endless

A good human relationship is built on knowing your partner’s needs early.

The same applies to being a good dog owner.

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (1/9 edition)

January 9th, 2023


Conversations with the Memorial Old Abes Girl's Basketball team and UW-Eau Claire Gymnastics

Dr. Usher Weights In #21 - MD Direct and Orthopedic Care

January 6th, 2023


Sam Moen is a co-founder of MD Direct and Jack Bert, an orthopedic surgeon join Dr. Usher on this episode. They are both intimately experienced in the direct-pay model via their backgrounds in the healthcare industry. …

Glamping is Coming to Country Jam! What is it?

January 3rd, 2023


Patrick Bushman, the owner of Canvas Town Events, joins Kathy to discuss the “glamping” experience available for attendees at Country Jam at the new …

Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog

December 30th, 2022


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 …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #14 - New Year's Resolutions are...THE WORST

December 29th, 2022


This week, from friends to family members to co-workers to yourself you’ll be hearing all about New Years Resolutions. However, is it a good thing to …

Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry

December 29th, 2022


Michael Perry - humorist, singer/song-writer, writer and part-time pig farmer comes back to the program.  The gang has a conversation while enjoying …

Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!

December 29th, 2022


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'

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #8 - What's Coming in 2023

December 28th, 2022


Tammy and Melissa guide us through this episode and they are previewing the 2023 calendar of events. What is there to look forward to in the Menomonie area.

From networking events to fun for citizens locally and …

Money Donuts - Certificates

December 26th, 2022


The newest podcast from the Money Donuts team at Royal Credit Union

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

December 26th, 2022


The Chippewa Valley's only sorts talk show focused entirely on LOCAL sports

Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do

December 26th, 2022


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 …

Mack Chat #27 - STEM Education

December 21st, 2022


Sponsor: Mason Companies

Guests:   Megan Baier – Alumna and current medical school student

Brian Pauley  - Science Teacher

Talking science and …

Dose of Dog S3 #4 - Grieving the Loss of a Pet

December 20th, 2022


Athena Diesch-Chham is a clinical social worker in Minnesota who holds a specialty as a “veterinary social work”. She joins Heather to discuss the …

EduCast #2 - Co-Curriculars

December 20th, 2022


On this episode, we’re talking athletics and more! Activities Director Elissa Upward and Tommy Tomesh, a student-athlete,  join Heidi.

Elissa tells …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E5

December 19th, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Lona talks to Shannon Crandall from Massage in Motion in Chippewa Falls, about cupping, self-care and massage, and more!

More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic …

People, Places & Passions #4 - Winter Fun in Altoona

December 19th, 2022


We meet Debra Goldbach, the Recreation Manager with Altoona. Along with Mike Golat the city administrator, they take us through the multitude of …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #20 - Colon Care and Keeping Life Saving Screenings Affordable

December 16th, 2022


Dr Usher talks again with Dr. Greg Miller who works at ReforMedicine. Among his specialties is endoscopy, which is a focus on colon cancer. Greg and …

Chamber Chatter #7 - Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

December 14th, 2022


Tammy is with John Freeman with the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery and they are talking all things with the creamery including their recently opened retail location in Menomonie.

What, if any differences are there …

Raise Your Mug Podcast: What Happens Backstage?

December 13th, 2022


What Happens Backstage Stays Backstage (Except it Comes out on This Podcast)

Carla Lueck , a backstage runner at Country Jam for many year, joins Kathy to share some memorable and fun stories of taking care of the …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (12/12 edition)

December 12th, 2022


Is the WIAA (any state sports organization) necessary nowadays?  Plus, Scott chats with the head coach and a player with the Eau Claire Memorial boy's basketball program

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys

December 12th, 2022


Scott sits down with Blayne Midthun the owner of Ramones Ice Cream to discuss how he and his wife came to start up the popular downtown ice cream …

Dose of Dog S3 #3 - 4 Tips to Guide Your Dog Through the Holidays

December 6th, 2022


Heather takes us through a few helpful reminders to make this holiday season an enjoyable one for you and your dog.  Ways to help your dog with the …

EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools

December 6th, 2022


The EduCast podcast debuts with the Heidi talking with Sarah Radcliffe, the Director of Future Ready Learning at the Altoona School District.

So what …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E4

December 5th, 2022


Myofascial work, infrared sauna, float sensory deprivation tanks and more are discussed with Carla Cooper from Zaniya

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Dr. Usher Weighs In #18 - Dr. Greg Miller: Family Practice and More

December 2nd, 2022


Dr. Usher introduces us to Dr. Miller who works at ReforMedicine. Greg has a number of specialties including colon cancer, obesity management along …

Raise Your Mug Episode #4 - The Medical Tent

November 29th, 2022


Kirk Gunderson, operations supervisor with Mayo Ambulance Services,  helps to oversee the paramedic team and the overall medical safety of attendees …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

November 28th, 2022


Where have all the holiday sports events locally gone, and Scott has an idea for one that should happen NOW...Plus we chat with members of the …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #6 - Winter Wonderland of Events

November 23rd, 2022


Tammy Simon, the chamber’s tourism director and the mayor Randy Knaack join Ashley DeMuth on this latest episode. December and the holiday season is …

Mack Chat #26 - Two Priests in a Pod

November 23rd, 2022


Sponsor: Fries Financial Group

Guests:   Father Brandon Guenther & Father Ethan Hokamp

Molly welcomes a pair of Chippewa Falls area priests onto …

Dose of Dog S3 #2 - What to Expect when Having a Dog

November 22nd, 2022


Managing our expectations for dogs and why “letting go” of many pre-conceived thoughts and assumptions is important. Not all breeds are the same, but also remember that not all dogs within the same breed are necessarily …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E3

November 21st, 2022


Dr. Danny interviews Amanda Haines on the well-being of our school aged kids and how to see them for their potential! Find Dr. Amanda at On-site …

Coffee at the Cottage #15 - Scott Montesano

November 16th, 2022


Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area.

This week she interviews Eau Claire Hometown Media owner Scott Montesano

Raise Your Mug Episode #3 - Discussion of the New Site Debuting in 2023

November 15th, 2022


Christian Peterson with Cedar Falls Building Systems is the guest.  He is the project manager for Country Jam’s new site and has been involved in …

Money Donuts - Cryptocurrency and Flying Cars

November 15th, 2022


The Money Donuts team meets with Royal team members Kaylee and Sophie to learn about cryptocurrency, including what it is and how it works. The group also discusses the implications of this decentralized digital …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

November 14th, 2022


Two area football teams are representing the area in the WIAA Finals...Scott gives a post-mortem on the UW-Eau Claire Football season and where the program has to go from here...and we hear from the 9-time defending …

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #2

November 14th, 2022


Scott and Greg sit down with Heather Mishefske the owner of emBark to discuss how she started the area’s preeminent dog day care, dog grooming and dog behavior business. She tells us about a business that has been an …

People, Places & Passions #3 - Altoona Yard Container Park

November 14th, 2022


Mayor Brenden Pratt and City Administrator Mike Golat highlight an exciting new project coming to downtown Altoona. They chat with Lyle Stoflet from …

Baking Goodness - Brownie Swirls

November 12th, 2022


Our little baker Alexia tells us about her birthday sleepover (talking about boys),  gymnastics and takes us through a "brownie swirl" concoction she came up with.

Is it yummy?

Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part II

November 11th, 2022


Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has taken a different approach to …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #5 - Home Sweet Menomonie

November 9th, 2022


Its a full room on this podcast as Ashley DeMuth is joined by guests to discuss the Home Sweet Menomonie Program

Lowell Prange – City Administrator

Dose of Dog S3 #1 - Pocket Guide to Dog Treats

November 8th, 2022


Heather takes us through choosing treats and proper ways to deliver it to your dog. Different dogs require different techniques.

The nuance differences between using treats during training versus giving your dog a snack …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E2

November 7th, 2022


Dr. Lona interviews Jen Sherbinow from Just Jen Fitness - located in downtown Chippewa Falls on strength and movement and mental health.

Find Jen at Just Jen Fitness

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Momentum Fitness Podcast #12 - Top Five Fitness Mind Hacks

November 3rd, 2022


Jim talks with Craig Manthe, a  CrossFit coach and trainer with almost 30 years experience in Eau Claire. Craig was one of the first CrossFit …

Coffee at the Cottage #14 - UW Stout Chancellor

November 2nd, 2022


Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area.

UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank visits the cottage to update the community on the …

Raise Your Mug Episode #2 - Benny Anderson w/ Visit Eau Claire

November 1st, 2022


Benny Anderson, the Executive Director of Visit Eau Claire, sits with Kathy Wright discussing Jam and its natural tie-in to tourism in general in the area.

- Benny clues us in on who he is the most excited to see at the …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

October 31st, 2022


It's playoff time and we look ahead to high school and UWEC postseason action...Interviews with coaches & players with both Eau Claire North and …

Baking Goodness - PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 29th, 2022


Our little baker Alexia tells us about her first ever gymnastics competition with the Jr. Blugolds, what she is looking forward too with Halloween …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part I

October 28th, 2022


Part I of a 2 part session

Ron Piniecki with Wellbridge Surgical is Dr. David’s guest on this episode. Ron is a clinical anesthesiologist who has …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #4 - Dunn County Historical Society

October 26th, 2022


Melissa Kneeland from the Dunn County Historical Society jumps on this episode to discuss tourism and some of the events and activities going on. She discusses updates and hands-on interactive exhibits that draw the …

Dose of Dog - Unleashing your dogs reactivity

October 25th, 2022


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 …

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E1

October 24th, 2022


Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona intro season 2 and the focus on health and well-being in the Chippewa Valley

Find them at:

Coffee at the Cottage #13 - More Mabel Tainter History

October 19th, 2022


Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area.

Pat Thibado is back to talk more about the history of the Mabel Tainter Theatre, …

Real Tru Talk #46 - 5 Principles to Unlock Natural Gifts to Raise Entrepreneurial Daughters

October 18th, 2022


A great discussion about fostering an entrepreneurial spirit with your kids. Its a conversation that involves both local moms who juggle their …

Country Jam 2023 Line-Up Announcement

October 18th, 2022


On the debut of this new podcast series presented by Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, WI,  General Manager Kathy Wright takes us through the announcement of the acts that will be performing in 2023.

Remember, Country Jam …

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

October 17th, 2022


The WIAA Football brackets are out and who locally has the best chance...why the WIAA failed local student-athletes...and Scott chats with CHI-HI …

People, Places & Passions #2 - CrossFit River Prairie

October 17th, 2022


Lace up those sneakers because on this episode we are meeting the people behind CrossFit River Prairie and learn why a guy with a financial background opened a workout spot.  What exactly is crossfit and why was River …

Baking Goodness - Chocolate Chip Croissants

October 15th, 2022


Alexia talks about her upcoming birthday, being nervous about an upcoming event and tries her hand at baking chocolate chip croissants. 

Dr. Usher Weighs In #16 - Christina Funk

October 14th, 2022


Dr. Usher brings to us Christina Funk, a nurse practitioner with ReforMedicine. She is the director of obesity medical services working with patients with the medical weight loss program. The goals she has and the …

Money Donuts - Catching Up on Student Loans

October 12th, 2022


If you're wondering how higher education funding works, this episode is a great place to start! The Money Donuts team is joined by Royal's private student loan expert Shae to discuss some student loan basics. We cover …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #3 - UW Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank

October 12th, 2022


UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank is the guest on this episode, discussing what is happening on campus and its partnership with the community. She discusses personally being welcomed to the community when she first …

Dose of Dog S2 #24 - 5 Dog Training Advices you Need to Let Go Of

October 11th, 2022


On this episode Heather goes back and tells us about some long-standing dog training advices that need to be let go of and/or revised. What may have been accurate 30 years ago isn’t necessarily the case now, with more …

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #1

October 10th, 2022


Pull up a chair and enjoy a beverage with us.  Scott and Greg drink with Chase from the all-new Valley Sports Academy.  They discuss their beverage …

Coffee at the Cottage #12 - Tainter Family History

October 5th, 2022


Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area.

You’ve heard and seen the “Tainter” name all over Menomonie. You may even think you …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #10 - Seth Subiaga Fitness Coach

October 5th, 2022


We are introduced to Seth, one of the coaches at Momentum and learn about his journey. How he went from intern to full-time, which is a story that …

Real Tru Talk #44 - Relocating to the Area & Buying Remotely

October 4th, 2022


Dillon and Cassidy, along with their one-year old son Nolan, come on the program. They recently moved from Texas and closed on a home in Eau Claire. …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #15 - Health Coaching

September 30th, 2022


This week we are introduced to Kris Greener, a health coach and educator with ReforMedicine. She works with patients in the popular medical weight …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #2 - Tourism in the Area

September 28th, 2022


On this episode Scott and Ashley and talking with Tammy, the tourism manager about all things…touristy! The focus on this episode is on the “visitor” aspect of what the organization does

Tammy has been with the …

Dose of Dog S2 #23 - When to go see Whom

September 27th, 2022


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.

Coffee at the Cottage #11 - Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin

September 21st, 2022


On this episode, Emilie brings back Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, this time to discuss human trafficking and its impact in the area. They …

People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins

September 19th, 2022


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 …

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #1 - What is the Menomonie Chamber?

September 14th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites

September 13th, 2022


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.

Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies

September 10th, 2022


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"

Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy

September 7th, 2022


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, …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #13 - Self Fund Health Part I

September 2nd, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #21 - Top 4 Things to Do NOW to improve a dog's behavior

August 30th, 2022


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.

EC is Here - Kimera Way

August 29th, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones

August 24th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety

August 20th, 2022


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.

Dr. Usher Weighs In #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care

August 19th, 2022


Dr. David Usher is diving into ways to think differently about health care especially with collision centers.

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Momentum Fitness Podcast #7 - 5 Things You Should Do Now

August 17th, 2022


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.

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Dose of Dog S2 #20 - Why I don't use punishment

August 16th, 2022


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.

Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses

August 10th, 2022


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 …

Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories

August 9th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior

August 9th, 2022


Heather sits down to discuss the five "rules" she has for utilizing behavior based practices, dubbed the "Basics of Behavior".

1. Reinforcement …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #11 - On/Off Site Clinics

August 5th, 2022


This week, Dr. David Usher, is talking about one of his favorite topics, off site and on site clinics and how they work.

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Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words

August 3rd, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies

August 2nd, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice

July 27th, 2022


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 …

EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene

July 25th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #18 - Arousal and Play and Excitement for Dogs

July 19th, 2022


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.

Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District

July 13th, 2022


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 …

EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum

July 7th, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #5 - Let's Paint the Town

July 6th, 2022


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 …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction

July 6th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #17 - How to Pick a Breeder

July 5th, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #10 - Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

June 24th, 2022


Michelle Golden, the Human Resources Director of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, discusses the partnership ReforMedicine has had …

Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!

June 21st, 2022


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 …

Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie

June 17th, 2022


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!

Momentum Fitness Podcast #4 - Seasons of Fitness

June 15th, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #4 - Rod Smeltzer

June 15th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog #16 - Hiking with your Dog

June 14th, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #9 - Medical Weight Loss Program Overview

June 10th, 2022


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.

Coffee at the Cottage #3 - Eric Atkinson Menomonie Police Chief

June 1st, 2022


Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area.

On this …

Dose of Dog S2 #15 - 4 everyday dog behavior management tools

May 31st, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #8 - Truly Beneficial Benefits for Employees

May 27th, 2022


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 …

Money Donuts - Talking Real Money with the CFO of RCU

May 24th, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #2 - Menomonie Mayor Visits

May 18th, 2022


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 …

Momentum Fitness Podcast #2

May 18th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #14 - Coat brushing, toe-nail care and more

May 17th, 2022


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.

Dr. Usher Weighs In #7 - The Doctor's Wife

May 13th, 2022


David’s wife Patti joins the program to discuss a variety of topics related to breaking down the conventional methods of medical practices. Why …

Come when Called!

May 10th, 2022


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 …

Coffee at the Cottage #1

May 4th, 2022


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…

Momentum Fitness Podcast #1

May 4th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #13 - The myth of the "normal dog"

May 3rd, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #6 - Workplace Healthcare Options

April 29th, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk #21 -Living in Eau Claire

April 26th, 2022


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.

Dose of Dog #13 - Dog Training Myths

April 26th, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk #34 "Preventing Burn Out"

April 19th, 2022


- 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” …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #5 - Health Care Finances

April 15th, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk #34

April 12th, 2022


Diving into introductions of the team members

Get a little more insight on the market in Lake City!

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Money Donuts - Tips for Job Seeking & Selling Yourself

April 12th, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk #26 - Back in the Game

April 5th, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #4 - Mental Health Services

April 1st, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #11 - Living with Dogs with Uncommon Ailments

March 28th, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #3 - Medical Weight Loss

March 18th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #10 - Crate Training

March 15th, 2022


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.

Money Donuts - Ana Explains Her Budgeting System

March 8th, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk #20 - Being a Mom and a Realtor

March 8th, 2022


The moms of the TruLiving team introduce themselves and their families. They describe their work-life balances, and the pressures of being moms that …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #2 - Intro to ReforMedicine Family Practice

March 4th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog: The 4 Things Every Dog Should be Taught

March 1st, 2022


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 …

Real Tru Talk - Staging your home

February 22nd, 2022


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 …

Dr. Usher Weighs In #1 - Getting to know your physician

February 18th, 2022


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 …

Mack Chat #15 - Meeting Steve "Sir" Roesler

February 18th, 2022


Conversations with the people who make up the McDonell Area Catholic School Community

Sponsor:  Cobblestone Hotels


Sidney Flanagan – A senior …

Money Donuts - Behind the scenes with underwriting

February 15th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #8 - Surviving your Dog's Adolescent/Teenage Years

February 15th, 2022


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.

Real Tru Talk #19 - 5 Things to Consider Before Buying an AirBNB

February 8th, 2022


Five things to consider before buying an airbnb. Knelly and the team discuss their airbnb situations and what makes them successful.

Dose of Dog - Potty Training

February 8th, 2022


Podcast sponsored by emBark

Heather is here talking POOP.

Dose of Dog S2 Episode #7 - Proper Training of Bully Breeds

February 1st, 2022


Brian Munro a certified dog behavior consultant in Minnesota, who joins Heather to discuss the proper training of “bully” breeds of dogs.

Why Brian …

Real Tru Talk #12 - What's it Like to be Part of a Team

February 1st, 2022


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.

Dose of Dog - Meeting Your Dog's Needs

January 18th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #5 - Jumping Up

January 4th, 2022


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 #4: Handling Large Gatherings (Like at the Holidays) for your Dog

December 14th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog S2 Episode #3 - Loose Leash Walking

November 30th, 2021


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, …

Dose of Dog S2 Episode #2 - Humane Hierarchy: Best practices to handle behavior

November 16th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #24 - Door Dashing

October 19th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #23 - Triggers and Thresholds

October 5th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories

September 21st, 2021


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.

Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin

August 31st, 2021


Kathy Pobloskie from the Lost Dogs of Wisconsin organization is the guest, telling us all about this wonderful organization which helps to reunite …

Dose of Dog #20 - Preparing your dog to be left alone

August 17th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language

June 22nd, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #15 - Can Do Canines (& Prison Programs)

May 25th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog #12 - Getting your dog to "chill out"

March 30th, 2021


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.  

Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality

March 16th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding

February 16th, 2021


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 …

Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic

January 19th, 2021


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 …

Through the Doggy Door Episode 1

November 3rd, 2020


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) …

Banker with a Beer w/ Michael Perry

September 24th, 2020


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

- …

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