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Eau Claire Hometown Media

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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! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/eau-claire-hometown-radio/support

126 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Let the Kids Play - 9/25

September 25th, 2021

11:58

A preview of this week's NFL action and with the MLB postseason push well underway, thoughts on what is going on there

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9/23 Talk of the Town

September 23rd, 2021

32:36

- Should a neighborhood get their ice rink back?  Why should Lieske Giese's actions support this?

- Local restaurant mandating vaccinations for their …

Banker with a Beer S2 #31 - Eau Claire Economic Development

September 23rd, 2021

31:31

Aaron White, the Economic Development Manager for the City of Eau Claire tells us about current and proposed projects going on in the community.  Where is all the momentum coming from?

We have this conversation while …

Quick Serve #35 - Fall Care Car Tips

September 22nd, 2021

9:48

With the change of seasons it's a good time to remember some car care tips ahead of winter.  What do people tend to overlook?

Also, how much should …

Downtown Menom #9: Heroes Welcome

September 22nd, 2021

34:08

We meet John Hanson, the owner of Heroes Welcome.  Why is it that John - who IS NOT from Menomonie - decided to open a comic book store this community? He also tells us about his experience living in Los Angeles for …

Brouhaha at Eau Claire School Board Meeting

September 21st, 2021

27:54

A brouhaha at a the Eau Claire Area School District Board Meeting. Also, an area eyesore may see new life.

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The Candy Shop #2 - Meeting Tandem Mentorship

September 21st, 2021

24:24

We're joined by members of Tandem Mentorship, who tell us about what they do while Greg brings out samples of various candies and sodas for them to try.

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Real True Talk #23 - Having a Successful AirBNB

September 21st, 2021

23:59

Thinking of using your property as an AirBNB? Knelly talks with a couple about running AirBNBs. How they’ve found success and the pitfalls to avoid.

They also discuss numbers. What are their rates, how did they come to …

Dose of Dog #22 - Canine Accessories

September 21st, 2021

31:57

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.

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Let the Kids Play - 9/18

September 18th, 2021

8:31

Derek gives his thoughts on the MLB pennant races, plus who is the most talked about Brewers' player at his school.  Is this a must win game coming …

Baking Goodness w Alexia - Carmel Apple Pie

September 17th, 2021

5:16

Out little baker tries her hand at baking Carmel Apple Pie and lets us know whether she thinks its "Yummy or Not"

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9/16 Talk of the Town

September 16th, 2021

29:57

-Ways to save the Oakwood Mall and why it's important to do so

- The Badgers ARE NOT playing a scrimmage in Chippewa...they are doing something better. We explain

- Previewing Oktoberfest

- UWEC Makes a List of Best of …

Banker with a Beer - Jason Jon Anderson & Pablo Center

September 16th, 2021

31:48

Jason Jon Anderson, the executive director of the Pablo Center, is the guest.  The gang enjoys a Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen beer while discussing all things Pablo Center.

They recap the big O.A.R. concert as the …

Quick Serve #34 - Chip Shortage

September 15th, 2021

10:01

The shortage of computer chips has impacted the supply chain for many products and that includes cars and trucks.  Craig discusses the impact on the …

9/14 Talk of the Town

September 14th, 2021

32:23

- Homicide in Dunn County

- Great news for the Eau Claire Children's Museum

- How area school districts are handling COVID-19

- Eau Claire's city …

The Concert Venue - Thunderlung

September 13th, 2021

43:26

Thunderlung is an EC-based metal band with an incredible and unique approach to metal which focuses on hypnotizing, clever composition and monumental tones.  They released their first EP in 2018 and are currently …

Let the Kids Play - 9/12

September 12th, 2021

11:56

Derek talks about the good starts for Blugolds football and the Chippewa Steel.  He also recaps the trip to Cooperstown, NY and the Baseball Hall of …

Quick Serve #33 - Scenic Local Drives

September 8th, 2021

9:33

Craig gives an overview of some of the scenic drives throughout the Chippewa Valley and beyond in Wisconsin.

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Downtown Menom #8 - Mabel Tainter Theatre

September 8th, 2021

35:44

Interim Executive Director Lucas Chase visits to discuss the upcoming schedule, including why he is excited for one band in particular that plays …

Real Tru Talk #22 - Seven Baby Steps

September 7th, 2021

36:10

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 …

The Candy Shop #1 - Eau Claire's Candy Store

September 7th, 2021

20:37

We meet Greg, the owner of Ifs & Buts Candy Store in downtown Eau Claire on the debut of this new podcast series.  How did he and his wife come to starting a candy shop and why pick downtown?  His favorite types of …

Let the Kids Play 9/4

September 4th, 2021

10:42

After a summer recess, the podcast returns with a discussion of Derek's summer ball season...the Milwaukee Brewers...and the start of the Blugolds …

9/2 Talk of the Town

September 2nd, 2021

27:07

- Is another Montesano baby on the way?

- Angela Weideman gives us some great stuff on a recent interview

- Loyal Crawford fallout

- New life for the Renaissance Faire property in Chippewa Falls

- Ski Sprites have final …

Banker with a Beer - Angela Weideman

September 2nd, 2021

33:26

One of the public faces of the local Covid-19 efforts joins Jerry and Scott for an insightful conversation, while enjoying a tasty beverage.  A …

Quick Serve #32 - Thanking Non-Profits

September 1st, 2021

10:16

Craig thanks specific Non-Profits that Toycen Ford works with. They include Bloomer Rod and Gun Club, Chippewa Falls Rotary, Northern Wisconsin State …

Dose of Dog #21 - Lost Dogs of Wisconsin

August 31st, 2021

30:15

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

Real Tru Talk #21 -Living in Eau Claire

August 31st, 2021

19:50

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.

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Mack Chat #6 - Back to School & Steppin' Across Tilden

August 27th, 2021

23:42

A pair of guests join the program. Kathi Rice tells us all about the Steppin' Across Tilden for a Cause fundraiser coming up Sept. 11th.  It's a fun event that takes participants on a five-mile walk that starts at one …

Banker with a Beer S2 #28 - Chippewa Falls City Planner

August 26th, 2021

31:51

Brad Hentschel, the Chippewa Falls City Planner joins us. We get updates on the growth within the city of Chippewa Falls, but also some of the issues that come from it.  How much has the city actually grown according to …

Quick Serve - Current Car Market

August 25th, 2021

7:45

Craig talks about the current hot car market. Used prices are high. Ford is trying out new shipping techniques to get cars to consumers more quickly.

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

August 24th, 2021

24:19

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.

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Banker with a Beer S2 #27 - Toyventive

August 19th, 2021

29:45

Scott, Tracey & Jerry sit down with Tomi the local creator of Toyventive, a business that focuses on education-based child play toys. 

She shares her story of why she started this business and the real struggles of …

Quick Serve - Vehicle Safety

August 18th, 2021

8:30

Craig explains the innovations and advancements as they first arrive and then become standard in the realm of automotive safety.

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Downtown Menom #7 - Tru Blue Festival

August 18th, 2021

38:56


Paul Wilkes of Fusion Management, and organizer of the True Blue Festival joins the show. He talks about his history and how he came to the Chippewa …

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

August 17th, 2021

39:17

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

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

August 17th, 2021

27:34

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 …

Taproom Takeover #11 - Brew Adventurers

August 12th, 2021

36:07

We meet another group of local beer enthusiasts who have their own podcast

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Quick Serve Episode #29 - Nationwide Car/Truck Inventory Issues

August 11th, 2021

7:20

Craig provides a recap of the shortages plaguing the automobile industry over the past several months, and gives insight into when buyers might see that pressure alleviate.

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Banker with a Beer S2 #26 - WIN Technology

August 5th, 2021

29:52

Jerry sat down with Scott Hoffman, CEO of WIN Technology. Scott shares a bit about his past, how he came to Eau Claire and WIN. Jerry asks what …

Downtown Menom #6 - C&J's Candy Store and Scoop Shop

August 4th, 2021

36:44

C&J's Candy Store and Scoop Shop

Barbara Bowerton joins the Downtown Menom crew to talk about starting her candy store and what it's like stocking international sweets. She shares what it was like serving overseas, …

Quick Serve #28 - Ford Bronco Critics Feedback

August 4th, 2021

8:09

Craig discusses critics feedback of the newly released Ford Bronco, with indications of it being an instant classic.

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Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior

August 3rd, 2021

26:08

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

1. Reinforcement …

Real Tru Talk #13 - The Market of the Moment

August 3rd, 2021

23:17

The Tru Living team discusses the market of the moment, and what a buyer or seller should be aware of when considering their major decisions. They …

Concert Venue S2 #3 - Brady Luke

August 2nd, 2021

34:15

Alex and Ben interview Brady Luke of the Brady Luke Band!  They discusse his upbringing and development as a musician, his band and their current status/momentum, his thoughts on the lack of representation for country …

Quick Serve #27 - Ford Maverick

July 28th, 2021

9:42

Craig discusses the features of the newly announced Ford Maverick, a small truck filling a specific niche of the auto market.

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

July 27th, 2021

34:44

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.


House of God Season #2 Debut

July 26th, 2021

38:36

Interim Lead Pastor David Forke of Peace Lutheran Church shares a sermon on Church Outside the Walls.

www.mypeacechurch.com

www.collectivechoir.org

Downtown Menom #5 - Zymurgy Brewing Company

July 21st, 2021

35:52

Dustyn and Jeff, filling in for Becca, are joined by John Christiansen of Zymurgy Brewing Company. John explains his journey to becoming Head Brewer and Owner of Zymurgy. Dustyn and Jeff are curious to know the current …

Real Tru Talk Episode #11

July 20th, 2021

34:26

Knelly is joined by Deleesha Hanson who discusses her frequent moving experiences and what encourages her to commit to a major life change. Knelly …

Quick Serve - Hiring People

July 14th, 2021

9:35

Entering or re-entering the work place?  Whether you are someone doing the hiring or someone looking for work...listen to this advice from local small business operator.  What are the ways to stand out (both good and …

Leverage your Best Life

July 13th, 2021

29:16

Knelly sits down with Audrey and Josh Borcharding of Cashflow Coaches and Copperkey Home Solutions. They briefly discuss how they teach people to …

Downtown Menom #4 - Menomonie Police Chief

July 7th, 2021

35:48

Dustyn and Jeff, filling in for Becca, are joined by Menomonie Chief of Police Eric Atkinson. Eric explains how he ended up in Menomonie, beginning …

Quick Serve - Happy Staff = Long Term Staff

June 30th, 2021

13:39

Worker shortages have been in the news throughout 2021. Successful businesses know the key is retention of employees and Craig takes us through some …

Ready or Not

June 29th, 2021

23:09

Knelly is joined by Jamie and Sarah McIntosh who recount how they met Knelly, and the experience that was their second home. Their shift from their tudor fixer-upper to the home of their dreams is highlighted.

Extra: …

Concert Venue - Using Your Voice

June 28th, 2021

35:46

In this episode, Ben and Alex explore the technique behind "harsh" vocals that is typically heard in heavy rock music.  But we make an important distinction that the technique is used in a variety of ways.  We walk …

Banker with a Beer - Jake Leinenkugel!

June 24th, 2021

29:59

Jerry is joined by Northwestern Bank President Jerry Jacobson, and Jake Leinenkugel. They discuss what it was like growing up in Chippewa Falls, and what makes the town special. They recount the local haunts from back …

Full Disclosure Episode 5

June 23rd, 2021

1:01:00

In this episode of Full Disclosure we discuss the 4 tiers of government that govern your daily life, where and how to find the laws for each tier of …

First Time Homebuyer, Big Win!

June 22nd, 2021

22:26

Knelly is joined by Lisa, and guest Steve Hernandez. They discuss the trouble that Steve had with raising his credit score, and the determination required to achieve his purchase of a home. Steve gives advice to people …

Dose of Dog #17 - Doggy Body Language

June 22nd, 2021

24:33

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 …

Downtown Menom - UW-Stout Chancellor

June 16th, 2021

34:49

The Stout Chancellor, Katherine Frank, stops by the program to talk about her first year at the university and the unprecedented challenges.  We also dive into who she is and what she is looking forward to doing now …

Have a Scoop - Friends of the Chippewa River State Trail

June 15th, 2021

19:20

Kayla sits down with Roy and Matt of Friends of the Chippewa River State Trail. Together they discuss what goes into maintaining the trail, and some of the hardships they have had in that regard recently. Roy and Matt …

Drive the Valley w/ Talking Ghosts

June 15th, 2021

30:35

Bill sits down with Jason of Paranormal of Wisconsin. Jason discusses how he shifted from a police officer to a ghost hunter, his first …

Real Tru Talk - Home Inspections

June 15th, 2021

25:40

You're heaving more people recommend forgoing a home inspection when buying a home.  Well...that short-term gain may likely lead to long-term problems.  Ryan with RC Home Inspections talks with the group about why home …

Banker with a Beer - Altoona Mayor Pratt

June 10th, 2021

32:04

Jerry sat down with Altoona Mayor Brendan Pratt. Over a beer, they discuss River Prairie Recreation Programs, new building and zoning in Altoona, growth of the city along Highway 12, the emergence of Altoona as a …

Real Tru Talk - Home Lending

June 8th, 2021

32:00

If credit repair ads online & TV have had you thinking, this is a podcast to listen to first.  Brian from Fairway Home Mortgage talks credit repair, misconceptions and why having poor credit is something YOU can fix.

Dose of Dog #16 - Hiking with your Dog

June 8th, 2021

30:38

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 …

Downtown Menom - Menomonie History

June 2nd, 2021

35:33

First, we hear about the Downtown Menomonie Wine Walk coming up June 12th

Then, Becca & Dustyn talk with Melissa Kneeland, the Executive Director …

Real Tru Talk - Staging your home

June 1st, 2021

26:29

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 …

Mack Chat - State Fair & Fundraising

May 28th, 2021

32:56

Rusty Volk from the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, and one-time development director for McDonell and Jaynee Brannan, the school's current Director …

Baking Goodness w/Alexia Chocolate Croissants

May 27th, 2021

4:56

They are a favorite of daddy but what does Alexia think of chocolate croissants.  She attempts to bake them and goes into detail of the lamination …

Real Tru Talk - Episode 4

May 25th, 2021

30:02

Knelly chats with Trudi Westberg, who is a "founder of the brand".  They share the story of how they were connected.

If you're looking to enter the real estate world, this is a must listen episode and you'll learn about …

Friends of Lake Eau Claire

May 25th, 2021

24:44

On the final episode of season #1 of Have a Scoop... Duane from the Friends of Lake Eau Claire stops by Ramones Ice Cream to talk to us about the lake and the organization.  What does the group do and where are the …

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

May 25th, 2021

31:53

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 …

Concert Venue - Parker Reed

May 23rd, 2021

45:01

Season #2 of the Concert Venue is here! Alex and Ben talk with Parker Reed about the local music scene. Parker's a local musician, journalist, and youtuber who is quite passionate about what is happening around the …

Chip Chat - Gold's Gym

May 23rd, 2021

29:27

Sampling salsa all day means you need to burn it off, and Jim works out at Gold's Gym.  He sits down with the general manager Kyle to learn more …

Real Tru Talk - Exclusive Financing

May 18th, 2021

25:37

Knelly and Lisa are joined by Steven Myers, a Keller Mortage agent to discuss an option that is exclusive to Keller Williams agents and clients. He also details the ideal buyer and advice to make sure your credit score …

EC is Here: St. Patricks & Clearwater Clues Hunt

May 17th, 2021

35:55

Jane & Jerry start of the episode visiting their old school & church, the former St. Patrick's property site.  They recall memories of their …

Mack Chat - Father Kizewski

May 14th, 2021

34:44

Father Justin Kizewski, the Pastor for Holy Ghost and St. Bridget Parishes chats with Molly.  We hear about father's background and his path to the …

Drive the Valley w/ CV Cremation Services

May 11th, 2021

29:53

Matt from Chippewa Valley Cremation Services chats with Bill...the two share corny jokes and bad puns about the mortuary business that will have you dying with laugher!

We learn why Matt entered the business and the …

Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!

May 11th, 2021

27:02

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'

Real Tru Talk - Tiny Homes

May 11th, 2021

29:46

Knelly talks with Chad from No Boundaries Tiny Homes and how they are an addition to the real estate market. 

What exactly is a tiny home, who …

Downtown Menom Episode 1

May 5th, 2021

29:26

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 …

Real Tru Talk - Meet the Team

May 4th, 2021

33:56

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 …

Chip Chat - Musician & Hemp Farmer Brian Bethke

May 3rd, 2021

30:17

A well-known name throughout the area for his music, Brian Bethke joins Jim to discuss his latest venture...HEMP FARMING! Along the way we learn the science and numbers behind the industry.  How he got started in this …

Taproom Takeover - Lazy Monk

April 29th, 2021

49:52

The owners Leos & Theresa about what's new, what's coming up this year and a little about how things got started.

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Drive the Valley w/ Sue Kelly

April 27th, 2021

29:39

Bill Bertrand is joined by a media staple of the area, Sue Kelly from I-94.  They discuss her career in radio (how a trivia night at a bar was an accidental start), passion for live theatre and her association with …

Dose of Dog #13 - Dog Training Myths

April 27th, 2021

29:31

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 …

Taproom Takeover - Ombibulous

April 22nd, 2021

1:05:38

Landon and Troy visit Ombibulous Brewing this week to talk ALL things beer with Jerrod the owner/brewer and ALL things hops with Tom from Small Dog …

Mack Chat - Heath & Safety of Students

April 16th, 2021

28:01

On this episode we're introduced to a pair of parent volunteers who have helped to shape and improve the school's health and safety protocols.  What …

Taproom Takeover - Modicum

April 15th, 2021

1:17:31

"This week we leave Eau Claire (by just a few feet) and take over the taproom of Modicum Brewing in Altoona. Owner/Brewer, Eric joins Landon and Troy for a great conversation about his approach to beer and about his …

Drive the Valley Talking Beer

April 13th, 2021

28:54

Bill calls upon his friend Jason from Park Ridge Distributing to stop by for a fun conversation about the "business of beer & spirits"

We learn …

Dose of Dog #12 - Unleashing your dogs reactivity

April 13th, 2021

30:48

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 …

How to succeed in the music industry

April 12th, 2021

1:01:50

Alex and Ben, two local members of the music industry, discuss what it takes and the pitfalls associated with making music your career.  They'd be the first to admit they don't have all the answers but they've seen …

Chip Chat: trying new things and facing failure

April 12th, 2021

27:44

Jim sits down to talk with "serial entrepreneur" Jason Boehm.  Jason has been involved in a number of local projects over the years from running a …

Mack Chat - Student Athletes

April 9th, 2021

27:57

Molly talks with head volleyball coach Kat Hanson, and senior player Maggie Craker about the school's highly successful volleyball program.

- What …

Taproom Takeover - K Point Brewing and Coffee Grounds

April 8th, 2021

49:04

This week Landon flies solo to K Point Brewing and the Coffee Grounds to talk with Candice and Tom about beer, bacon fests, fish lists and more!

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Baking Goodness w/ Alexia Mud Cake

April 8th, 2021

5:00

This time Alexia is showcasing one or her favorite desserts....microwaved mud cake!

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Taproom Takeover - Amery Ale Works

March 31st, 2021

48:23

On this episode of Taproom Takeover we head north to Amery Ale Works for a visit with owner/brewer/director of fun Jenna! We sample some of her "Barn Brews" and discuss how she turned her property into what it is today. …

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

March 30th, 2021

27:51

There are ways to settle down your dog that go beyond simply yelling "Hey, Fido...cool it!" like they are your teenager tearing up the rumpus room.  

EC is Here: New Team Members

March 29th, 2021

24:07

We meet a couple new additions to the Eau Claire is Here real estate agent team.  Rod and Aiden introduce themselves to the public!  

How did they come to join the team, where did they come from and what are they …

Mack Chat - Student Ambassador Program

March 26th, 2021

30:56

We learn about the student ambassador program within the school.  Molly brings in Mary Jacobson, who created and continues to run the program.  Plus, …

Baking Goodness w/ Alexia: Donuts

March 25th, 2021

6:29

Our little baker tries her hand at homemade donuts with YUMMY results

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Concert Venue - Discussing the creative process

March 23rd, 2021

1:21:12

We hear artists and musicians talk about the "creative process" but what does it mean exactly?  The guys behind the local band Orenda Fugue come together to discuss what it means to them.  Not only as a group but also …

Drive the Valley w/ Judge Steve Gibbs

March 23rd, 2021

31:17

All Rise, Here Comes...Steve Gibbs!

Judge Steve Gibbs joins Bill for a lively discussion!   

We learn his path to becoming the circuit court judge in Chippewa  and how the diversity of the cases he sees was "eye-opening"

Have a Scoop w/ Chippewa Valley Museum

March 18th, 2021

29:05

Olaf Lind, the communications director of the Chippewa Valley Museum, joins the program to talk about what is happening

1) What they did to stay relevant during pandemic (social media)

2) How can you make submissions to …

Dose of Dog - Your Dog's Personality

March 16th, 2021

31:38

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 …

Baking Goodness w/ Alexia Episode 1

March 11th, 2021

6:15

We meet our junior baker and try a peanut butter cookie

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Drive the Valley w/ Jason Vance

March 9th, 2021

28:32

Want to hear two local car dealers impersonate each other's well-known television commercials?  Well, here you get Jason Vance mimicking Bill Bertrand and vice-versa.

Along with that, you hear a great conversation …

Drive the Valley w/ Kathy Wright from CountryJam

February 23rd, 2021

29:48

You can already hear the music (and perhaps taste your beverage) and the mere mention of it.  County Jam!  Kathy Wright joins Bill to talk all things County Jam including what the prospects are for the event to return …

Dose of Dog - Resource Guarding

February 16th, 2021

31:24

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 …

Chip Chat w/ Joanne from Za51

February 15th, 2021

32:19

Joanne Palzkill from Za51 and Draganetti's joins the Chip Magnet Salsa gang for a fun conversation. 

- Find out why she had to PROTECT THE LIQOUR during the construction of the 53-bypass near Draganettis!

-The creation …

Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do

February 2nd, 2021

27:07

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 …

Chip Chat w/ Bob from Rump's

February 1st, 2021

33:00

Rump's in Altoona has developed a cult-like following and devoted customer base that continues to grow.  Bob is the guest on this episode of Chip …

Dose of Dog - Socializing Your Puppy in a Pandemic

January 19th, 2021

29:34

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 …

Concert Venue w/ Adam Thoms

January 18th, 2021

37:22

The musically diverse and versatile Adam Thoms is the guest on this episode and is on the program to discuss the importance of being exposed to a variety of instruments and disciplines. Adam is all over the local music …

Drive the Valley Episode 1

January 12th, 2021

26:47

How did a would-be mortician from Wyoming end up becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the Chippewa Valley car industry?

We meet Bill …

Toycen's Quick Serve Episode 1

January 6th, 2021

9:09

On the debut of this new podcast series focusing on cars and the community, with get to know Craig Toycen from Toycen Ford.  

We find out, has he ever owned a vehicle that wasn't one his family's dealership carried?

Come when Called!

December 1st, 2020

25:40

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 …

Through the Doggy Door Episode 1

November 3rd, 2020

24:53

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

35:37

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

- …

In the Kitchen w/ Chip Magnet Salsa Episode 1

September 14th, 2020

35:01

The podcast made by local small business owners for small business owners makes it's debut.  We start off by diving right into Chip Magnet Salsa and learn more how this business went from a personal kitchen to a …

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