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EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools

Eau Claire Hometown MediaDec 06, 2022

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Let the Kids Play - 3/25

Let the Kids Play - 3/25

The Chippewa Valley weekly podcast that gets a kid's perspective on the sporting landscape
Mar 25, 202312:15
Chamber Chatter #13 - Tourism

Chamber Chatter #13 - Tourism

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! What are the goals? What is the actual mission statement? Partnering locally, regionally, and nationally. Spending advertising dollars and tracking those funds. More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 24, 202333:31
3/23 Talk of the Town

3/23 Talk of the Town

Scott discusses a recent experience at Action City Fun Center & Trampoline Park.He also admits his support for the proposed Orchard Hills development may be slipping and discusses a new website put forth from Visit EC and the United Way
Mar 23, 202332:15
Banker with a Beer - Elaine Coughlin

Banker with a Beer - Elaine Coughlin

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 and local businesses. What is driving that entrepreneurial growth in the area? What are the trademarks of successful entrepreneurs? Elaine also tells us of a local business she sees could become “the next JAMF”
Mar 23, 202330:26
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #6

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #6

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 different artifacts.
Mar 23, 202329:56
Coffee at the Cottage #20 - Chris Kroeze

Coffee at the Cottage #20 - Chris Kroeze

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 career out of his passion. Anyone who dreams of making a living doing their passion, this is a must listen. - How it was his father who was his first guitar teacher. - Who are his influences and who is he currently a fan of. - How did the opportunity to compete on “The Voice” happen. We also get a glimpse into the behind the scenes and why it was a hassle (albeit worth it) to take part in the competition. - His experience working with Blake Shelton on the show - What he took home as a prize for finishing 2ndwill surprise you - Discusses capitalizing on the appearance and his decision to stay in the region. - Where he has gotten to perform overseas to perform for the troops - The moment he turned into a full-time musician. - What his schedule typically looks like and where his base is
Mar 22, 202328:42
Mach Chat #32 - A New Family to the Area

Mach Chat #32 - A New Family to the Area

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 the Catholic faith. She is starting a program at McDonell called The Catechesis of The Good Shepherd. The starter program helps childrenconnect to the faith. As enrollment season is upcoming, learn the importance of quality education built around the faith.
Mar 22, 202319:34
HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #4

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #4

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 more. His foray is “foraging” and cooking wild food. Sara and Ryan introduce us to Allan and his story. His start was humble like so many others. His introduction to the industry was fast food franchises including time at Hardees and Pizza Hut, before branching out. We learn about bouncing back from set-backs and getting his “flame” for cooking back. Sara and Ryan sample some of Allan’s handiwork including some special things he has done with fresh walnuts. Allan tells a story of serving a very expensive meal and the surprising thing the group liked. Learn More about Alan at - FORAGER | CHEF (foragerchef.com)
Mar 22, 202328:28
Chamber Chatter #14 - Young Professionals Program

Chamber Chatter #14 - Young Professionals Program

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 program. They tell us the goal of the program and how that has evolved since. At its core, its about personal and business development through networking opportunities and chances to hear speakers with a specific expertise. Why is YP important and why leaders should encourage their employees to join. More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 22, 202334:23
3/21 Talk of the Town

3/21 Talk of the Town

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
Mar 21, 202328:43
Dose of Dog S3 #10 - "Its okay, he's friendly"

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

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 you’ll hear and many times nothing bad happens. However, potential does exist for injuries. Heather gives you the dos and don’ts that you should do. Both for the person with the leashed dog and those of you who go off-leash. She gives some tricks, including a neat one involving umbrellas. Also, effective ways to use treats. Recommendation: Download the “Sniff Spot” app before your next dog walk. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Mar 21, 202328:18
EduCast #7 - Preparing Students for Careers

EduCast #7 - Preparing Students for Careers

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 how that looks systematically. The concept of career planning and what it actually looks like at elementary, middle and high school levels. Assisting students with gaining experiences to help shape what their goals are. Its about academic and also work-skills readiness. Working not only with students, but with educators too
Mar 21, 202324:38
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (3/20 edition)

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

So much to cover, plus an interview with McDonell Girls Basketball coach Don Cooper, celebratingt the Macks State Championship 1) A change at the top of the athletic department for the Eau Claire Blugolds 2) Recapping a visit to town from the Harlem Globetrotters 3) The Steel have a chance to gain a legit foothold in the area 4) A minor league softball franchise headed to Eau Claire? Previous episodes: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 20, 202334:14
Banker with a Beer - Scott Wolfe/Century 21

Banker with a Beer - Scott Wolfe/Century 21

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 industry - Why do people still need to use an agent to sell their home - Current status of the home market - Impact of buyers coming from outside of the area (jobs) - Is there a lot of ‘flipping’ in the region - Where you should put money into upgrades for your home value - How remote working impacts home design - Eau Claire Downtown living
Mar 20, 202329:32
Marcon Unleashed 3/20/23

Marcon Unleashed 3/20/23

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 elected to the State Supreme court. Dan had a chance to meet him recently and is fully on board with him. - Previewing the upcoming WRA banquet including more than 300 guns that will given away as prizes. - Dan talks about being on the cover and featured in an upcoming edition of the Chippewa Valley magazine - Dan talks about a new employee he has at the shop - Keeping an eye on the “crazy” stuff happening on the coasts from gender identification for children and extreme stances, to concerns over the power grid and banking system red flags. - Dan also gives you homework…”visit a mom and pop shop” and support local
Mar 20, 202313:44
Blue Ox Running Podcast - All Things Shoes

Blue Ox Running Podcast - All Things Shoes

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 guide for your particular fit and use of active shoes ... running, walking, standing, hiking, all of the above.
Mar 19, 202348:32
Let the Kids Play - 3/18

Let the Kids Play - 3/18

Derek breaks down the visit by the Harlem Globetrotters to Zorn Arena
Mar 18, 202315:05
Dr. Usher Weighs In #26 - Ancestorial Eating

Dr. Usher Weighs In #26 - Ancestorial Eating

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, hearing from one of its chief proponents. Our eating habits have evolved greatly over the last century, much of it for the worst, and the importance of “de-learning” and getting back to what had been human nature previously. Namely, reconnecting with our food sources and cutting out as many people in between. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Mar 17, 202330:37
Menom Podcast S2 E22 - Looking in the Mirror

Menom Podcast S2 E22 - Looking in the Mirror

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. - Becca updates us on the progress of the new Co-Op building going up in downtown Eau Claire - Dustyn tells us some of his current favorite podcasts and tells us about a heavy metal podcast he is a part of and previews some upcoming heavy metal shows coming to town. - Watching live entertainment and local places doing it - Playing SIMS - Becca discusses a need for a pourover coffee set-up
Mar 17, 202337:48
3/16 Talk of Town : Big Time Event Coming to Zorn Arena

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

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 recent sexual assault case that came to a conclusion this week
Mar 16, 202330:41
Banker with a Beer - Dave Johnson

Banker with a Beer - Dave Johnson

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. How this particular business adapted as technologies and needs for clients evolved over the last 70 years. What are some of the cool things that are coming to a business office near you. He also sheds light on the other local businesses they used to be confused with What is the next piece of office equipment to join the “retired” list next to the fax machine and typewriter. How the downsizing of the office environment changed things.
Mar 16, 202330:42
HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #3

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #3

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 places including Wagners. Ryan tells some tales of Luke serving as his bartending mentor. Luke describes a story of dust-up at a bar he was working at that included him getting hit over the head with a barstool Favorite and least favorite cocktails to make. Sara’s experience with an older woman who told her “I just want to get lit!” The overall demographic of the area and surprises. How the growth of downtown is changing things for the better. More Episodes Here: HEARD: A Local Food Industry Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 15, 202327:05
Coffee at the Cottage #19 - 2023 Lets Paint the Town

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

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 feature a flea market, children’ play area, craft demonstrations, food vendors and more. On this podcast, the episode dives deep into the organizational process and how things are coming together. Also, a tie-in with the Red Cedar Film Festival.
Mar 15, 202325:10
3/14 Talk of the Town

3/14 Talk of the Town

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
Mar 14, 202325:48
Raise Your Mug #10 - Country Music Performer Tim Sigler

Raise Your Mug #10 - Country Music Performer Tim Sigler

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 his career on the country music scene and his rise to becoming one of the most popular acts in the Upper Midwest. His love for George Strait’s catalog, his passion for Eric Church’s music and his fanhood  for Bruce Springsteen. He also discusses his path to becoming a full-time musician and the struggle that is relatable to many. Moments he has been “starstruck” and the artists he has had the fortune of meeting. Life on the road as a traveling performer. More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 14, 202333:20
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E11

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E11

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 moms and kids realize how incredible our body is and the potential for it to heal naturally. Enjoy
Mar 13, 202321:37
Marcon Unleashed #66

Marcon Unleashed #66

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!
Mar 13, 202311:60
Baking Goodness - Snickerdoodles

Baking Goodness - Snickerdoodles

Alexia makes snickerdoodles and also tells us about learning how to talk to her friends on the tablet
Mar 11, 202305:16
Let the Kids Play - 3/11

Let the Kids Play - 3/11

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 Rodgers headed to the NY Jets
Mar 11, 202314:57
People, Places & Passion #7 - The Nostalgic Bean

People, Places & Passion #7 - The Nostalgic Bean

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 learned over the last year. Balancing keeping things the same while mixing in changes when taking over an existing business. Why they see the arrival of the container park as an opportunity for their brick and mortar business. Investing in downtown and the potential Their passions beyond their business.
Mar 10, 202329:05
3/9 Talk of the Town

3/9 Talk of the Town

Scott reconsiders (i.e. flip flops) on a recent position he had regarding a decision by the Eau Claire City Council
Mar 09, 202326:05
Momentum Fitness Podcast #18 - 10 Year Anniversary

Momentum Fitness Podcast #18 - 10 Year Anniversary

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 learn about the origin story and how the business culture has evolved since that day. They share the memories and celebrate the lives they’ve changed.
Mar 09, 202326:23
Coffee at the Cottage #18 - VP of Kwik Trip

Coffee at the Cottage #18 - VP of Kwik Trip

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 Trip, including how they determine locations, but we also learn about Scott himself. A native and resident of Glenwood City, with farmer roots (and he still farms), who worked all his way to the top of corporate America too. We also learn a little bit about Kwik Trip’s history, the mission statements and more.
Mar 08, 202334:47
Mack Chat - Work Life Balance

Mack Chat - Work Life Balance

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 impact classes offered has on faith growth. Barb is a 3rd grade teacher dedicating her time to bettering education for the kids in the McDonell community. Brynn is a 7th grade student voicing her appreciation towards teachers and father. The emotional conversation highlights the importance of children belonging and feeling loved at the end of the day as one family.
Mar 08, 202329:30
HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #2

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #2

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 this industry wasn’t something he dreamed so why did he enter and then where did the passion develop from? He has also worked at The Plus and The Informalist over a career that spans seven years. How the kitchen is always a classroom, including his experience pickling a venison heart. Developing a recipe book for a kitchen. What food does Max like to cook for himself?
Mar 08, 202326:49
3/7 Talk of the Town

3/7 Talk of the Town

Scott details a recent car accident...Montessori school contract talks...massive layoffs at a local company and more.
Mar 07, 202330:52
Dose of Dog S3 #9 - Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Dose of Dog S3 #9 - Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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 around. Dawn Olson, a certified separation anxiety dog trainer, joins Heather to discuss handling dogs that deal with separation anxiety.  A very real problem for humans that impacts dogs as well. What does separation anxiety look like and ways to treat this emotion (which is a fear)? More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Mar 07, 202330:14
Money Donuts - Benefits to Business Treasury Management

Money Donuts - Benefits to Business Treasury Management

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 things business services, with help from Karlee, a leader on Royal’s business banking team. Steve also shares an update on his Plant Buddy business idea from Episode 17!
Mar 07, 202335:50
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (3/6 edition)

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

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 at UWEC jilted or not? Plus, a conversation with Chippewa Steel Hockey head coach Casey Mignone More Episodes: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Mar 06, 202334:00
Marcon Unleashed - Voting Fraud

Marcon Unleashed - Voting Fraud

Dan is discussing a reported voting scheme democratic operatives are using.  While some elements are okay, the scheme itself crosses the line.
Mar 06, 202311:05
Dr. Usher Weighs In #25 - Misinformation + Disinformation Concerning Obesity

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

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 billion dollar industry. Dr. Usher sands it all down to what is known to be true and what is skeptical at best. Obesity is the root cause of many other symptoms. He breaks down all the surrounds it as its not simply “being fat” and there are other indicators of health and seeing what could develop. More Shows: Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Mar 03, 202333:58
Menom Podcast S2 E21 - Ashley Asher: Executive Director of Girls on the Run and Community Advocate

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

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 awareness. She explains why she left a well-paying, powerful title job to start her own side business (Elevated Endeavors) and get more involved in a variety of programs. She shares some fun stories of putting on an event at Wakanda and working with great local partners who help fill in where needed. And she does touch on her recent mayoral run and what that experience was like.
Mar 03, 202337:55
3/2 Talk of the Town

3/2 Talk of the Town

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
Mar 02, 202332:12
HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #1

HEARD: Chippewa Valley Food Industry Podcast #1

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 the series.. Ryan has a long history in the service industry from starting as a dishwasher at Ron’s to his current position at The Hilltop. Sara runs The Cranky Buzzard after coming up through the industry too. They also discuss cooking in the kitchen at the current Cranky Buzzard building and its previous establishments. The building dates back to the mid 1800s. What’s it like to be an owner/manager and try to take a day off. Sometimes it leads to “ghost stories” like Sara came back too. The sense of “belonging” that exists in a community such as ours.
Mar 01, 202326:21
Raise Your Mug #9 - Lexy Burke & Ranch Hands Cowboylesque

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

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 Wisconsin. This is a unique, high-energy show that has taken Nashville by storm in less than two years and is now going on the road. It’s a full variety show with dancing, singing and story-telling. Plus, we learn the story of female entrepreneur Lexy Burke and how she developed this whole concept from scratch. It’s a tale of newlyweds, tic-tok, serial tipping and more.
Mar 01, 202328:43
EduCast #6 - Handling Stress within the Classroom Community

EduCast #6 - Handling Stress within the Classroom Community

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. A major focus is stress and pressures that teachers, students, parents and the entire school community feel. Dealing with various pressures is sometimes unavoidable so harnessing that feeling can be necessary but also coping when its overwhelming.  Providing and recognizing the resources needed. This also includes lingering impacts of the pandemic, specifically for children. What do youth need to have that feeling of “safety” and the importance of valuing “you”
Feb 28, 202327:05
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E10

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E10

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 easy.  if you’re looking for a great place to get starting in changing your diet this episode is for you More Shows:  Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Feb 27, 202318:47
Momentum Fitness Podcast #17 - Five B.S. Excuses

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

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 once before - I’ll start tomorrow/Monday
Feb 24, 202313:47
Who Should Get The Commercial Spots Opening up in Altoona?

Who Should Get The Commercial Spots Opening up in Altoona?

Only 5 of 12 proposals will be selected for Altoona's new unique commercial space.  Scott tells you which ones they should be..
Feb 23, 202336:09
Banker with a Beer- CF Police Chief

Banker with a Beer- CF Police Chief

This week’s beverage of choice:    Conway’s Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Company Guest:   Matthew Kelm – Chief of Chippewa Falls Police Department Chief Kelm has spent his entire professional career with the Chippewa Falls police chief and we learn about his background, modern law enforcement and the impact on national events on a local level. Is there an increase in crime? Use of force? Public attitude towards policing Prepardeness for the “worst-case” scenarios Who is joining the police force? What makes a good police officer?
Feb 23, 202329:09
Chamber Chatter #12 - Jim Anderson

Chamber Chatter #12 - Jim Anderson

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. Including controversies over certain businesses that came to town (and remain to this day) and the time Barbara Bush visited to celebrate a grand opening of a new structure. More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 22, 202333:32
Mach Chat - Generations of Macks!

Mach Chat - Generations of Macks!

Sponsor: Thaler Oil Company Guests:   Ashley, Becky and Blake…a Mack Family A family with generations of involvement tells us all about their connection to McDonell.  While a number of new families enter the system annually, McDonell is also proud to have served multiple generations of others. Blake, the youngest, gives us the perspective of a 2ndgrader right down to recently having his first reconciliation and others things he likes about attending school at McDonell. Why does this family stay with McDonell year after year?
Feb 22, 202318:24
Dose of Dog S3 #8 - Re-homing your dog

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

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 an opportunity as opposed to a negative. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Feb 21, 202329:51
Banker with a Beer - New Start Up Business

Banker with a Beer - New Start Up Business

This week’s beverage of choice:     Boulevard Tank 7 American Saison Guest:   Noah Plewa – Founder of Village.com Noah is the founder of a website for families to find activities for their kids. From art and music opportunities to much more Hear his about his unique education growing up which was an uncommon path before college. How that has helped lead to this new venture he is starting. We learn all about what this new venture is about and why the seeds for it come from something his mother had been doing for years. What are the ultimate goals. He details the effort it took to generate investments and get supporters for this program. More Shows: Banker with a Beer (echometownradio.com)
Feb 21, 202331:25
2/20 Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Presented by Toycen Ford

2/20 Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Presented by Toycen Ford

The high school basketball and hockey playoffs, along with hoops and hockey postseason runs for UW-Eau Claire are upon us
Feb 20, 202331:10
Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Real Tru Talk - Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Knelly and her team discusses taking chances and trying new things and the challenges to overcome. Both in their careers and personal life. Katherine talks about how she has gone sky diving, scuba diving and performed with a jazz band among many things within the last year. How does trying these new adventures apply to her career too. Lisa N expresses how the team in general has helped her step outside her own comfort zone, including things like this podcast. Lisa B discusses pulling the trigger to getting into real estate and the leap of faith that took. More Shows:  Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 20, 202319:13
Marcon Unleashed Episode #1

Marcon Unleashed Episode #1

Dan Marcon tells us about himself. His small town upbringing, military background, his education and what has led him to now. Did you know he worked security detail for some well-known celebrities? What is Marc-On Shooting and the business he has built. He gives you a hint as to what the podcast will be about. He’ll be a straight-shooter (no pun intended) on some deep topics. Including political topics, local and a national. He touches on some recent local issues he has been involved in and nationally gives thoughts on Afghanistan.
Feb 20, 202327:40
Chamber Chatter #11 - Phil Lyons Downtown Menomonie INC

Chamber Chatter #11 - Phil Lyons Downtown Menomonie INC

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 the momentum? What is the role with the organization in the community and why does it matter to everyone, not just the downtown district. Also, what exactly is “downtown” in Menomonie? And Phil’s vision for a focal piece for downtown.
Feb 18, 202333:34
Dr. Usher Weighs In #24 - Two Docs Talking U.S. Healthcare System

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

Dr. Usher, chats again with Tim Bartholow MD, who is trained in family practice and former CEO Wisconsin Medical Society with decades of experience. He discusses what he has experienced and done in trying to improve costs and access to quality healthcare. Cost of care IS a concern for doctors, for rising prices limit access for many. And its a lack of medical access that is an entirely preventable hindrance to health. Another major issue is being able to actually see your doctor and the fact appointments have become difficult to obtain.
Feb 17, 202338:24
Menom Podcast S2 E20 - Ted's Pizza

Menom Podcast S2 E20 - Ted's Pizza

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 and order for their regulars. He gives us a peek into the family recipes that have made Ted the local restaurant powerhouse it is. What is was like to grow up in a large family and in the restaurant business. We hear the origin story of Ted, and how an original owner developed an ironic allergy. More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 17, 202343:38
Banker with a Beer - Pablo Center

Banker with a Beer - Pablo Center

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 today's podcast. FInd out how the Pablo Center has developed since the previous episode with Jason during the midst of Covid and developments with the Sonnetag center. More Shows: Banker with a Beer (echometownradio.com)
Feb 16, 202329:27
Real Tru Talk #49 - Laura Hurd: Local Health & Wellness Coach

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

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 audience the path she took to improve her own health and well being. Including dealing with hiccups and things that derail progress that cause hope to be lost. And why is it she doesn’t like the term “maintain”? More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com) Connect with Laura  for a free health assessment:  https://form.jotform.com/221214818978161 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurahurd.healthcoach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurahurd.health.coach/
Feb 15, 202316:54
EduCast #5 - Technology Learning

EduCast #5 - Technology Learning

Guests: Jess Richards Sarah Radcliffe Talking technology education within the school system. These two teachers discuss how they integrate technology into student’s lives and how it will prepare them for the future. Not only the mechanics of using things like laptops, but smart ways to utilize the internet to search for proper information and later on search for colleges and jobs. How does A.I. factor in?
Feb 14, 202323:41
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 #9

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 #9

On Nursing...Dr. Lona goes over some insights on breastfeeding and the health and well-being of mom and baby!
Feb 13, 202317:20
Baking Goodness - Coconut Cream Pie

Baking Goodness - Coconut Cream Pie

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)
Feb 11, 202307:06
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #5

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #5

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 biggest annual parties. The group enjoys beverages from Point Brewing,  Cider Boys, Wellworks More Shows: Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys (echometownradio.com)
Feb 10, 202329:30
People, Places & Passions #6 - Rump's Butcher Shoppe

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

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 working in the food industry that translates into running his own butcher shoppe. What pointers does he have for local businesses? What other passions does he have? And why the name “Rump’s”
Feb 10, 202326:10
Blue Ox Running Podcast - Winter Running

Blue Ox Running Podcast - Winter Running

How do you structure training in the off season? What's actually helpful about #WinterRunning? Embracing the slower / colder #running (and cross training!) and wrapping up with a discussion about tracking all of our data - spreadsheets, Strava, Garmin, notebooks - what's helpful and what's not?
Feb 09, 202348:23
Mack Chat #29 - John Shakal

Mack Chat #29 - John Shakal

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 training or chiropractic work. But a deeper connection to his faith a few years ago changed that plan while in college and shifted his focus. His job is to share that passion for the faith with people in the community through a variety of programs. He strives to help people develop a strong bond with their faith, the Catholic Church and most importantly God.
Feb 08, 202331:51
Coffee at the Cottage #17 - Phil Lyons Downtown Menomonie INC

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

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 position, what are the goals Phil has going forward. His visions for recruiting new tenants and maintaining what is there. Trucks on main street, what can be done? Opportunities that exist for businesses downtown in terms of funding sources. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 08, 202331:10
Three Dads and a Podcast - Momentum Fitness Podcast

Three Dads and a Podcast - Momentum Fitness Podcast

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 new to the “dad world”. Craig is here to provide the experienced view From that first “I’m a dad moment” to parenting tips and best/worst advice More Shows: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 07, 202329:49
Dose of Dog S3 #7 - Weird Things Dogs Do (Hump, Eat Grass, etc)

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

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 issue. 1. Eating Grass 2. Humping/Mounting 3. Food cashing/storing 4. Herding/Chasing More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Feb 07, 202324:20
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (2/6 Edition)

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

A new major hockey arena is slated to be built developers specifically mention Division I College Hockey Scott breaksdown the NCAA Tournament Chances for UW-Eau Claire basketball and hockey And we lay out the scenarios and update everyone on what is happening locally with high school basketball with the postseason approaching More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 06, 202333:05
Dr. Usher Weighs In #23 - Transparency in U.S. Healthcare

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

Dr. Usher, chats with Tim Bartholow MD, who is trained in family practice and former CEO Wisconsin Medical Society with decades of experience. He discusses what he has experienced and done in trying to improve costs and access to quality healthcare. Cost of care IS a concern for doctors, for rising prices limit access for many. And its a lack of medical access that is an entirely preventable hindrance to health. Another major issue is being able to actually see your doctor and the fact appointments have become difficult to obtain.
Feb 03, 202330:05
Menom Podcast S2 E19 - Ann Vogl, Owner of Dragon Tale Books

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

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 of keeping an independent book store in Menomonie. The backstory of where she came up with her name. What are some of the group’s favorite books. More Shows: Menomonie, Wisconsin Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Feb 03, 202339:46
Real Tru Talk #48 - 1st Quarter Market Update

Real Tru Talk #48 - 1st Quarter Market Update

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 micro-market doing specifically. More Shows: Real Tru Talk Podcast (echometownradio.com) 
Feb 01, 202305:25
EduCast #4 - Graduates Returning as Teachers

EduCast #4 - Graduates Returning as Teachers

Altoona graduates work their way into the teaching staff at the Altoona School District. Teachers discuss the methods of learning for students, the technological resources used for skills development, and the precautions taken towards being safe on the Internet. More Shows:  EduCast Podcast from Altoona Schools (echometownradio.com)
Jan 31, 202325:25
Raise Your Mug #8 - Beer Here!

Raise Your Mug #8 - Beer Here!

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 for thousands at the jam site each July. They talk about a unique partnership Jam has with the Boston Beer Company. What are the most popular beers nationwide, locally and at Jam annually. More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Jan 31, 202330:44
Money Donuts - Internships & The Corporate Learning Curve

Money Donuts - Internships & The Corporate Learning Curve

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, career aspirations, and much more. Listen to this episode to learn about the unique opportunities that an internship can offer!
Jan 31, 202323:52
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E8

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E8

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 mental (i.e., the ways we demonstrate our own self-care to our kids). Dr. Lona is a mother herself and trusts these approaches with her own children. More Shows:  Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Jan 30, 202317:42
People, Places & Passions #5 - CV Nordic Ski Team "Red Yetis"

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

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 drives his passion and what it means to share it with others? The youth program for the ski team has nearly 200 kids signed up and many progress to the full team. Tower Ridge, Lowes Creek, Hickory Ridge and Hoffman Trails are among area locales that are perfect for cross country skiing. Its also a sport that the Eau Claire Ski Striders will help assist adults to get into sport. More Shows:  People, Places & Passions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Jan 27, 202321:46
Chamber Chatter #10 - Chamber Presidents

Chamber Chatter #10 - Chamber Presidents

Ryan and Jolene, the past and new presidents of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce discuss the happenings of the organization. Updates on what has been going on as well as a peek at the future. Who are Ryan and Joleen, their backgrounds and influence in the area. How they view the role of the organization within the community. The shift from focusing on putting on events to more investor relations. Championing things in the community and working WITH groups.
Jan 25, 202336:48
Mack Chat #28 - Volunteering with McDonell

Mack Chat #28 - Volunteering with McDonell

Sponsor: CF Products Guests:   Rolly Enderes – Alumni Angelo Enderes - Freshman A father-son duo jump on the program covering a range of topics. Rolly discusses his various volunteerism involvement and giving back to a school district he is a graduate of.  He takes us through his path that includes starting and running his own company. Angelo provides us with the student perspective, including previewing the upcoming “School of Rock” Musical being performed by students on February 2nd-5th Making the choice to send your child to McDonell The various opportunities parents have to be involved.
Jan 25, 202329:55
Dose of Dog S3 #6 - Correcting Misinformation About Service Dogs

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

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 local certified service dog trainer, hops on this episode with Heather to cover the topic. Service dogs serve a valuable purpose for those with a wide range of disabilities, allowing them to live with a degree of independence. Service dogs are trained to handle specific tasks based on the needs of their handler. How do service dogs differ from therapy dogs. Oh, and they explain the fallacy of “registering” your service dog. And what rights do businesses have in questioning your need for a service dog? Businesses do in fact have a right to ask certain questions. ADA FAQ: https://www.ada.gov/resources/service-animals-faqs/#top All states service dog laws cheat sheet: https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-assistance-animal-laws WI state legislature: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/106/iii/52/1/fm
Jan 24, 202334:48
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

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 UW-Eau Claire women's basketball and more. Oh, and we address a rumor floating around about a local sporting venue Plus interviews with CHI-HI Gymnastics and UWEC Wrestling.
Jan 23, 202337:16
Business over Brews by the Growler Guys #4 - Rock and Tait

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

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. The group enjoys beverages from Bloomer Brewing, Titletown and Three Sheets.
Jan 23, 202332:17
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E6

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E6

OILS~! In this episode Dr. Lona talks with Jody Kranig about holistic alternatives and essential oils!
Jan 22, 202312:56
Baking Goodness - Cookie Pie

Baking Goodness - Cookie Pie

Pie or cookies?  Howabout skipping the choice and having both
Jan 21, 202306:18
Dr. Usher Weighs In #22 - Lowering costs while increasing patients quality of care

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

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 they were coming out of the “big system” model. Not only improving the financial payment model, but also making strides in the improvement in overall care people see. Lowering costs while also increasing patient health. Sam discusses how his model for orthopedic care takes from the care NFL players receive and brings that concept to everyone. Treat everyone like we treat Aaron Rodgers
Jan 20, 202326:09
EduCast #3 - From The perspective of teachers

EduCast #3 - From The perspective of teachers

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 themselves.  Colleen Chemelik (7th grade social studies) and Jen Bain (4th grade) sit in on this episode. Among topics they discuss... -Focusing on the why and the process -Teachers being a part of a team -The best thing happening in education now - Even with all the changes, what has stayed pat in education over the years.
Jan 17, 202325:18
Raise Your Mug Episode #7 - Feeding the Folks

Raise Your Mug Episode #7 - Feeding the Folks

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 VIPs, many of the artists and help serve the food court area. The planning process and where do the menu ideas come from? What are the most popular options? How have options evolved over the years? #countryjam #musicfestival #catering
Jan 17, 202331:12
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E7

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E7

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 by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Jan 16, 202323:09
Momentum Fitness Podcast #15 - Five Ways to Handle Anxiety

Momentum Fitness Podcast #15 - Five Ways to Handle Anxiety

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. They take us through five ways to handle anxiety. Oh, and we find out what song induces anxiety for Jim. You’ll likely be surprised (hint: it comes at the 6:30 mark) NOTE: Jim and Jackie encourage you and others to seek professional care if you feel overwhelmed by stress. There is no weakness in asking for help, if anything it shows more strength.
Jan 12, 202315:23
Coffee at the Cottage - Good, Bad, Ugly in Menomonie in '22 and Looking Ahead

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

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 - Stepping Stones - Opening of Ellsworth Creamery and Hurlburt Heating - Wolske Bay - Lucas Chase Incident and what we’ve learned from that - Physical changes at the mayor’s office - Real Estate tax decrease - Issues with the Mabel Tainter - Staff changes
Jan 11, 202334:04
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #9 - Menomonie Parks and Recreation

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #9 - Menomonie Parks and Recreation

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 youth sports business. How that experience influences his current role he has been in for a year. The tie-in between the recreational opportunities and the tourism industry. What Mitchell has seen already that is drawing people to the community at different times of the year. Pickleball, fishing, disc golf, ice skating and so much more…
Jan 11, 202324:59
Dose of Dog S3 #5 - Noticing your Dog's Needs/Wants Better

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

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. Heather takes us through the importance of noticing your dogs needs/wants and ways to improve being on the lookout for them. Observe! Observe! Observe! More Shows:  Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Jan 10, 202323:38
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (1/9 edition)

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

Conversations with the Memorial Old Abes Girl's Basketball team and UW-Eau Claire Gymnastics
Jan 09, 202327:52
Dr. Usher Weights In #21 - MD Direct and Orthopedic Care

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

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. Sam comes from the administration side and Jack is a long time a practicing physician. They are driven to provide the best possible care via a new patient model that provides top-notch care at the lowest possible cost. This includes avoiding a “rush to surgery”, being able to manage and postpone which can ultimately lead to a better outcome.
Jan 06, 202325:28
Glamping is Coming to Country Jam! What is it?

Glamping is Coming to Country Jam! What is it?

Patrick Bushman, the owner of Canvas Town Events, joins Kathy to discuss the “glamping” experience available for attendees at Country Jam at the new site debuting in July. Glamping takes all the positives of camping while removing some of the things you might not like. What are the overall accommodations at the “glamping village” part of the camp site on the grounds? Canvas Town Events is truly creating a VIP experience for those who stay with them, including your own A/C within your tent, food and drink, and a hospitality area. Each reservation includes access to power, parking and some special Jam perks. Later on in the episode Patrick tells a story of meeting Dierks Bentley at the Hodag Festival many years ago. More Info here: CANVAS TOWN EVENTS - Canvas Town Events
Jan 03, 202327:42
Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog

Dose of Dog #25 - Winter Fun with Your Dog

Winter Fun at Home with Your Dog - With colder weather here, things to do with your dog inside your home that benefits them - Using things like “hand targets”, “chin rests” and “paw crosses”
Dec 30, 202230:16
Momentum Fitness Podcast #14 - New Year's Resolutions are...THE WORST

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

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 do this exercise or does it distract from actual progress? Jim and Jackie and joined Doni on this special episode. They discuss whether its good or bad to have health resolutions. A goal without a plan is…A WISH…and that is the rub.
Dec 29, 202212:42
Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry

Banker with a Beer - Michael Perry

Michael Perry - humorist, singer/song-writer, writer and part-time pig farmer comes back to the program.  The gang has a conversation while enjoying a special Non-Alcoholic beer from Brewdog called Nanny State, a "hoppy N/A ale" - How he has adapted over the last year, and took advantage of multiple avenues - Balancing his work which can be urban with his love of rural and blue collar. - The joy he gets from being able to have so many experiences - What is the one time he truly gets to thank his audience - Advice for those entering the “gig” economy - Thoughts on internet-influencing - Would he ever consider leaving the state and where would he go?
Dec 29, 202233:58
Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!

Dose of Dog #14 - More Dog Myth Busting!

Heather is here again busting more myths when it comes to training your dog.  - Harness Myths - Handling 'stronger' breeds with a heavy hand - Puppy Training - Breeds that 'can't learn' https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Puppy_Socialization_Position_Statement_Download_-_10-3-14.pdf
Dec 29, 202227:02
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #8 - What's Coming in 2023

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

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 visitors alike. They also discuss Menomonie’s involvement in the “Chippewa Valley Rally”, a partnership with multiple local promotional agencies that lobbies in Madison for various projects and issues.
Dec 28, 202227:10
Money Donuts - Certificates

Money Donuts - Certificates

The newest podcast from the Money Donuts team at Royal Credit Union
Dec 26, 202224:04
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

The Chippewa Valley's only sorts talk show focused entirely on LOCAL sports
Dec 26, 202232:12
Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do

Dose of Dog - Why dogs do what they do

Heather is here to discuss the behavior of dogs. More specifically, why do dogs act the way the do.  She takes us through the science and psychology and how she utilize this in training. The behavior of dogs and why your dog acts the way they do, isn't all that dissimilar to that of any human relationship.
Dec 26, 202227:07
Mack Chat #27 - STEM Education

Mack Chat #27 - STEM Education

Sponsor: Mason Companies Guests:   Megan Baier – Alumna and current medical school student Brian Pauley  - Science Teacher Talking science and medical education with a current teacher and an alumna of McDonell. Megan is a graduate of the Class of 2018 who went to UW-Madison where she achieved a biomedical degree and is now a medical student at the university. While her focus has shifted over the years (from engineering to a career in medicine), her interest and passion started as a student at McDonell. Part of the conversation touches on how Megan’s interest and career path was fine tuned and revised over the year. How a general interest area was sanded down to where he true passion is. Brian is a life science teacher at McDonell, handling courses such as biology. He details his background and experience. More Episodes: Mack Chat from McDonell Area Schools (echometownradio.com)
Dec 21, 202232:28
Dose of Dog S3 #4 - Grieving the Loss of a Pet

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

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 real emotional grief that comes with dealing with the loss of a pet. Grief is not neat and tidy and its different for everyone. The grief that comes from the loss of a pet is very real. Restorative Path Counseling https://www.amazon.com/Cherished-Writers-Animals-They-Loved/dp/1577319575
Dec 20, 202235:35
EduCast #2 - Co-Curriculars

EduCast #2 - Co-Curriculars

On this episode, we’re talking athletics and more! Activities Director Elissa Upward and Tommy Tomesh, a student-athlete,  join Heidi. Elissa tells us her career path and while she is heavily involved in sports, it was another passion with arts and design where she started. We hear all that Tommy is involved in and the benefits he feels he is getting from them. What future goals and aspirations does he have? Why are “co-curriculars” so important for not only the future for participants but are also a positive to the present to a schools eco-system? And remember, co-curricular offerings go far beyond athletics!
Dec 20, 202219:34
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E5

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E5

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 (echometownradio.com)
Dec 19, 202213:45
People, Places & Passions #4 - Winter Fun in Altoona

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

We meet Debra Goldbach, the Recreation Manager with Altoona. Along with Mike Golat the city administrator, they take us through the multitude of events and activities being held this winter in the community Promoting getting people out, doing healthy activities and being social. The Frosty Fun Series Crokicurling, including why Altoona gets to claim being the host of the national championship Much More
Dec 19, 202226:02
Dr. Usher Weighs In #20 - Colon Care and Keeping Life Saving Screenings Affordable

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

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 Dr. Usher discuss prevention, screenings and treatments. And yes, they discuss why getting colonoscopy is so important. Keeping costs down and making these essential procedures affordable at no expense to the quality is a focus of the conversation. More shows, including Dr. Miller's first visit here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Dec 16, 202228:44
Chamber Chatter #7 - Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Chamber Chatter #7 - Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

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 between the location in Menomonie and the original 1910 location in Ellsworth? What is produced (and not produced) at each location? How many people are employed? Why the Menomonie location was destined to be a destination for locals and visitors alike. What cheeses are produced in Menomonie?
Dec 14, 202226:03
Raise Your Mug Podcast: What Happens Backstage?

Raise Your Mug Podcast: What Happens Backstage?

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 performers who entertain annually. The names have been withheld to protect the guilty, but you’ll hear some great stories So what exactly does happen backstage each summer and what is this infatuation Carla has with the way people smell? What are some weird asks artists have had? Carla tells a story of going shopping with one of the headliner and Kathy shares taking one superstar to the local Target. What local golf course did Willie Nelson play? All of these and many more, including the time they “lost” an artist who went for a jog at Carson Park More Episodes: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Dec 13, 202233:04
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford (12/12 edition)

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

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
Dec 12, 202232:35
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys

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 location. The unique model that merges a "non-profit" mentality into a "for-profit" business.  How coming into the business world during the recession of '08 and navigating through Covid has been the "battle tests" for this entrepreneur generation.  Managing time for family and much more. Remember to visit The Growler Guys, located on London Road in Eau Claire.  Dozens of beverage selections (including unique non-alcoholic ones), flatbreads, sandwiches and a group space.   Growler Guys is the perfect spot to stop by with friends and co-workers after the work day to "solve the world's problems" in a relaxing environment in a convenient location.
Dec 12, 202223:54
Dose of Dog S3 #3 - 4 Tips to Guide Your Dog Through the Holidays

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

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 change in schedules, guests coming over and dealing with more kids, etc. More Dose of Dog Shows:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Dec 06, 202225:25
EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools

EduCast #1 - Career Planning in our Schools

The EduCast podcast debuts with the Heidi talking with Sarah Radcliffe, the Director of Future Ready Learning at the Altoona School District. So what is Sarah’s role and what does she oversee? It covers a few areas and the includes career planning. How her own personal experience of pivoting can be applied to assisting students map their own career paths. Viewing graduation as the “starting line” as opposed to a conclusion to education. What are the indicators for future success educators are focused on? Apprenticeships, internships and gaining experience. The program and pathway to learning about career development the Altoona Schools have implemented, starting in elementary school. Currently, what are the most popular careers among students?
Dec 06, 202222:34
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E4

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E4

Myofascial work, infrared sauna, float sensory deprivation tanks and more are discussed with Carla Cooper from Zaniya More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Dec 05, 202219:02
Dr. Usher Weighs In #18 - Dr. Greg Miller: Family Practice and More

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

Dr. Usher introduces us to Dr. Miller who works at ReforMedicine. Greg has a number of specialties including colon cancer, obesity management along with general medicine. He discusses why he stepped away from a big health care system and joined a direct-primary care provider.
Dec 02, 202228:54
Raise Your Mug Episode #4 - The Medical Tent

Raise Your Mug Episode #4 - The Medical Tent

Kirk Gunderson, operations supervisor with Mayo Ambulance Services,  helps to oversee the paramedic team and the overall medical safety of attendees at County Jam annually.  He has been actively involved with Country Jam nearly every year of its existence, going all the way back to the Shake Rattle & Roll days. Among the many people that work behind the scenes, the individuals that focus on the medical operations for what is a small city for a weekend, is uber important! We learn what all goes into creating a temporary entire emergency response system for the Country Jam site. And why their efforts on site, help the overall medical ecosystem in the area for permanent residents. What are the most common issues? Hint…it involved cowboy boots. Oh, and we find out what type of donut is so desired by Kirk, he doesn’t hesitate to throw his body into people to make sure he gets it! Kathy also tells the story of how Kirk saves her from a bee sting on the butt.
Nov 29, 202229:13
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

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 Altoona Rails boys basketball team as the scholastic basketball season gets underway. More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 28, 202233:57
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #6 - Winter Wonderland of Events

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #6 - Winter Wonderland of Events

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 here, so what’s happening in the area. It’s been a big year for events in the area and the calendar year is ending strong.  The mayor reports local hotel occupancy rates that have been amazing. In the coming weeks, the area has Parade of Lights, Winter Days Parade, events at Wolske Bay Park, fun downtown and all over. Outdoor ice skating and snow shoeing. Hot Chocolate and Live Music. So much to do More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 23, 202231:59
Mack Chat #26 - Two Priests in a Pod

Mack Chat #26 - Two Priests in a Pod

Sponsor: Fries Financial Group Guests:   Father Brandon Guenther & Father Ethan Hokamp Molly welcomes a pair of Chippewa Falls area priests onto the podcast. They detail their path into the priesthood, which didn’t necessarily involve being from “super religious” families or other assumptions some may. We also learn what the path to becoming a priest involves. How guidance from others influenced and helped them see God’s plan for them. Re-defining happiness from what they are thinking to what God’s idea is. Father Hokamp discusses his passion for the Latin language Father Guenther explains where his enjoyment and ability to cook French cuisine came from. More Shows: https://www.echometownradio.com/mcdonell
Nov 23, 202235:28
Dose of Dog S3 #2 - What to Expect when Having a Dog

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

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 the same. Having expectations also plays a role in training and may cause us to miss certain signals. Also, listen closely as Heather tips off certain places and events she’d never take her dogs (but many of you do) More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Nov 22, 202224:06
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E3

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E3

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 Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Nov 21, 202215:16
Coffee at the Cottage #15 - Scott Montesano

Coffee at the Cottage #15 - Scott Montesano

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
Nov 16, 202241:45
Raise Your Mug Episode #3 - Discussion of the New Site Debuting in 2023

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

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 everything from design to the current fulfillment of the project. With the new site coming this July, Christian and Kathy talk about the excitement around it. Including what this new location will have in terms of amenities and spectator-friendly additions. More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 15, 202229:13
Money Donuts - Cryptocurrency and Flying Cars

Money Donuts - Cryptocurrency and Flying Cars

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 currency for Royal and our Members and shares resources for listeners to learn more about the evolving world of crypto.
Nov 15, 202225:44
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

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 state champion Chippewa Falls Equestrian Team More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Nov 14, 202236:08
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #2

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #2

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 institution in the region for almost 20 years and how she got into it. How a love and passion for animals turned into a career. The group enjoys beverages from Lift Bridge, Hop & Barrell and Drekker while taking part in the conversation
Nov 14, 202234:40
People, Places & Passions #3 - Altoona Yard Container Park

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

Mayor Brenden Pratt and City Administrator Mike Golat highlight an exciting new project coming to downtown Altoona. They chat with Lyle Stoflet from Containers Up, about a new endeavor that is bringing an all new commercial space to the city. Containers Up is a company that specializes in re-purposing containers into useable building space. Why is Altoona moving ahead with this and the goals for it. What business/operations should the community expect to populate the container park? More Episodes: People, Places & Passions Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 14, 202221:55
Baking Goodness - Brownie Swirls

Baking Goodness - Brownie Swirls

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?
Nov 12, 202207:31
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part II

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

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 the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients. More Shows, including Part I of the conversation here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Nov 11, 202228:56
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #5 - Home Sweet Menomonie

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #5 - Home Sweet Menomonie

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 John Kroening – Synergy Retirement Planning Strategies Randy Knaack – Mayor They discuss workforce development, talent attraction and tackle some of the issues as well as the myths. What is being done locally? It’s the “Home Sweet Menomonie” program. More Shows: Menomonie Chamber Chatter Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 09, 202235:45
Dose of Dog S3 #1 - Pocket Guide to Dog Treats

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

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 at home. Why you shouldn’t be concerned about giving your dog “human” food. Think of the three “S’s” = Small, Soft and Smelly Be cautious of how and when food is delivered, especially prior to an undesirable event. Some of Heather’s favorites including Happy Howies and Pet Fresh
Nov 08, 202228:46
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E2

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E2

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 More Shows: Innate Life Podcast Presented by Cook Chiropractic (echometownradio.com)
Nov 07, 202214:20
Momentum Fitness Podcast #12 - Top Five Fitness Mind Hacks

Momentum Fitness Podcast #12 - Top Five Fitness Mind Hacks

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 trainers in the area. How has fitness and training evolved during that time. Craig takes us through mindset principles for better training. 1) Timing 2) Routine 3) More than Zero 4) Steer back 5) Patience
Nov 03, 202227:35
Coffee at the Cottage #14 - UW Stout Chancellor

Coffee at the Cottage #14 - UW Stout Chancellor

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 goings on at the university. She’s been at the university for three years having started just a few days before campus had to shutdown in March 2020. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 02, 202229:00
Raise Your Mug Episode #2 - Benny Anderson w/ Visit Eau Claire

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

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 July 2023 event. - They both discuss some of their favorite artists, especially some of their “first loves” in music. - Benny details the “Curd Crawl” and the two discuss the culinary delicacy that has its devoted local base. - The overall music scene in Eau Claire that includes both big and smaller events - The impact of the Pablo Center bringing in new events while still giving local groups a spotlight - They both talk about their experiences with the Silvermine Ski Jumping event and discuss all there is to do in the region in the coming winter months. - And the Osseo area gets love More Shows: Raise Your Mug - The Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Nov 01, 202233:41
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

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 Eau Claire Memorial Football to recap their recent gridiron seasons More Shows: Chippewa Valley Sports Watch Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Oct 31, 202238:08
Baking Goodness - PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking Goodness - PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our little baker Alexia tells us about her first ever gymnastics competition with the Jr. Blugolds, what she is looking forward too with Halloween and we sample her homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!
Oct 29, 202207:31
Dr. Usher Weighs In #17 - A Better Way to Manage & Bill Surgical Care Part I

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

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 taken a different approach to the way surgical care is delivered and billed to patients. He takes us through the model they’ve developed at their practice in Indianapolis and the cost-savings it has brought to patients. Check out more shows, including episode 2 (dropping 11/18) here Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Oct 28, 202225:51
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #4 - Dunn County Historical Society

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #4 - Dunn County Historical Society

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 attention of the young and old at the Rassbach Museum. Melissa tells us about a plan to create a “solar victory garden” that will help power the museum. Its all part of a sustainability initiative. We also learn about the sculptures that have popped up around Menomonie. And what’s this about the “parade of lights”?
Oct 26, 202230:07
Dose of Dog - Unleashing your dogs reactivity

Dose of Dog - Unleashing your dogs reactivity

Have a dog that seems to "lunge" or bark often when you're out for a walk?  Have you gone for dog walks very early in the morning or late at night only so that you can avoid what you think is triggering them? Heather is here with the psychology behind what is happening, why some dogs do this and offers hope that those 5AM walks don't have to be permanent!
Oct 25, 202230:48
Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E1

Innate LIFE Reclamation S2 E1

Dr. Danny and Dr. Lona intro season 2 and the focus on health and well-being in the Chippewa Valley Find them at: www.cookchirocenter.com
Oct 24, 202206:15
Coffee at the Cottage #13 - More Mabel Tainter History

Coffee at the Cottage #13 - More Mabel Tainter History

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, starting with its restoration 50 years ago. Its function as a library and even some “stolen art” intrigue. He also gives us information on the Evergreen Cemetary. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club
Oct 19, 202233:33
Real Tru Talk #46 - 5 Principles to Unlock Natural Gifts to Raise Entrepreneurial Daughters

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

A great discussion about fostering an entrepreneurial spirit with your kids. Its a conversation that involves both local moms who juggle their careers and family, along with their daughters they’ve invited into their business. Alyce Dailey, the author of the new book “Magic Mom” is the guest and goes through MAGIC which helps mothers create lives while leading their daughters to live powerfully. Model, Affirm, Grace, Inquire and Coach More details on the book The Magic Mom - Alyce Dailey
Oct 18, 202226:08
Country Jam 2023 Line-Up Announcement

Country Jam 2023 Line-Up Announcement

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 2023 is July 21-22 and for tickets and other information visit Country Jam USA | Country Music Festival | Wisconsin | Minnesota (countryjamwi.com) More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Oct 18, 202230:31
Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

Chippewa Valley Sports Watch presented by Toycen Ford

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 girls volleyball and Regis/Altoona girls golf.
Oct 17, 202237:53
People, Places & Passions #2 - CrossFit River Prairie

People, Places & Passions #2 - CrossFit River Prairie

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 Prairie and Altoona selected as the site. Bob Tanner, Erika Tanner and Tanner Hoversholm introduce us to the business and themselves.
Oct 17, 202218:19
Baking Goodness - Chocolate Chip Croissants

Baking Goodness - Chocolate Chip Croissants

Alexia talks about her upcoming birthday, being nervous about an upcoming event and tries her hand at baking chocolate chip croissants. 
Oct 15, 202207:30
Dr. Usher Weighs In #16 - Christina Funk

Dr. Usher Weighs In #16 - Christina Funk

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 foundations she sees in weight loss. Helping people understand the multitude of differing opinions and information they receive and what to focus on.
Oct 14, 202231:06
Money Donuts - Catching Up on Student Loans

Money Donuts - Catching Up on Student Loans

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 the differences between federal and private student loans, share answers to common student loan questions, and more. More Shows:  https://www.echometownradio.com/money-donuts
Oct 12, 202229:45
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #3 - UW Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #3 - UW Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank

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 arrived and how those introductions have carried over. They also breakdown what the “investiture” actually is. We bet its something you know all about, but you know it by a different name. The evolution of the campus and the Heritage Hall efforts. What can listeners do to support the local university to receive state funding for projects. Also, a discussion on inclusion efforts on campus. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Oct 12, 202230:26
Dose of Dog S2 #24 - 5 Dog Training Advices you Need to Let Go Of

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

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 data and more science available. - The Dog Should Eat First - Dogs on the furniture - Through the door first - Can dogs have ‘human’ food? - Dogs are a den animal More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Oct 11, 202226:38
Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #1

Business over Brews Presented by The Growler Guys #1

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 selections while we also learn more about the new VSA operation in Lake Hallie.  Why was it built, what the future goals are and Chase drops a VERY BIG bit of news as to what is planned in terms of the future for VSA. Scott:  Bloomer Beer Selection Greg:  608 Brewing Selection Chase:  Lift Bridge Selection
Oct 10, 202227:49
Coffee at the Cottage #12 - Tainter Family History

Coffee at the Cottage #12 - Tainter Family History

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 know the story. Emilie talks with Pat Thibado a local historian and they are discussing all things Mabel Tainter. Pat educates on the family and the name behind the theatre. Podcast is sponsored by Jake’s Supper Club IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY BOOKED AT JAKES SUPPER CLUB! JAKES HAS PRIVATE ROOMS TO ACCOMMODATE ANY SIZE GROUP - INCLUDING TWO LARGE DINING ROOMS OVERLOOKING BEAUTIFUL TAINTER LAKE! JAKES BANQUET PARTY SERVICES INCLUDE FULL BAR, SPECIAL BUFFET AND MENU OPTIONS ALONG WITH THE CREATIVE 'KNOW HOW' TO MAKE YOUR PARTY THE NORTHWOODS EXPERIENCE YOUR LOOKING FOR! CALL JAKES RIGHT NOW AND LET THEM HELP YOU MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AN EVENT TO REMEMBER! GOT TO jakessupperclub.com FOR MORE DETAILS.
Oct 05, 202231:18
Momentum Fitness Podcast #10 - Seth Subiaga Fitness Coach

Momentum Fitness Podcast #10 - Seth Subiaga Fitness Coach

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 covers any number of career paths for people. - Why did family circumstance and background and experience led him to kinesiology. - Why the arrival of COVID played a role in him landing at Momentum - What his takeaways have been, which go way beyond fitness but more life lessons. - The challenges he has faced at Momentum - He also dives into his love story. - And some of his podcasts, included one that involved disappearances in a specific foreign country
Oct 05, 202220:18
Real Tru Talk #44 - Relocating to the Area & Buying Remotely

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

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. Knelly talks to them about buying a home that they never stepped foot in. They take us through the process of having to “remotely house hunt” and the role Knelly and her team played. How they did virtual showings and they way that process played out.
Oct 04, 202218:49
Dr. Usher Weighs In #15 - Health Coaching

Dr. Usher Weighs In #15 - Health Coaching

This week we are introduced to Kris Greener, a health coach and educator with ReforMedicine. She works with patients in the popular medical weight loss program. What does a health coach do and the benefits they bring to those who utilize her at the practice? It’s not just educating, but the coaching. She identifies strengths and areas to improve a patient's nutrition. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Sep 30, 202231:24
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #2 - Tourism in the Area

Menomonie Chamber Chatter #2 - Tourism in the Area

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 organization for a year and we learn what she does and plans for the future. What are her responsibilities and the goals for a person in a role such as hers. What visitor draws exist? Funding opportunities that exist for organizations Getting ideas from other communities
Sep 28, 202225:40
Dose of Dog S2 #23 - When to go see Whom

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

Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode, we learn the differences between dog trainers and dog behavior consultants and when each is preferred over the other More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Sep 27, 202227:36
Coffee at the Cottage #11 - Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin

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

On this episode, Emilie brings back Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, this time to discuss human trafficking and its impact in the area. They also get an update on Project Hope. Chief Atkinson tells us about the signs to look for in the community, as it’s the community that can play a big role in helping. There are signs that can be very noticeable if you are looking. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Sep 21, 202230:56
People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins

People, Places & Passions #1 - Ginormous Pumpkins

On the debut of this podcast series presented by the City of Altoona, we get the lowdown on the Ginormous Pumpkin Festival at River Prairie Park on 9/24/22.  We meet Ben Paulzin from Down to Earth Garden Center and find out why he got into growing giant pumpkins, if giant pumpkins make for a good pumpkin pie and if he himself actually likes to eat pumpkins More Details on the Pumpkin Festival: Altoona Parks and Recreation | Facebook
Sep 19, 202220:51
Menomonie Chamber Chatter #1 - What is the Menomonie Chamber?

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

The podcast that provides a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center. On this episode Scott and Ashley, welcome the community into this new podcast series that will provide a window in the Menomonie business community and what goes on with the chamber and visitor’s center.  Melissa (Program Manager) and Tammy (Tourism Manager) give added insight. - What is the role of the chamber and what do they do? - Melissa, the program manager, tells us about her role and what she does - What is “Leadership Menomonie” - Tammy tells us how the leadership program opened her eyes to the area. - Fall, winter events to look ahead to on the tourism front. - All the various opportunities coming up for members
Sep 14, 202227:54
Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites

Dose of Dog S2 #22 - Puppy Bites

Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. Biting, and in particular puppies that bite, is a common issue that dog trainers deal with. Heather tackles the issue in this podcast. It’s a hard stage to get through, a big concern for both human and puppy alike. 1) It’s normal! 2) How schedule might impact biting 3) Being armed with toys 4) Identifying your puppy’s needs, to curb biting 5) Redirection tactics (including ‘flirt poles’) A great article on puppies living with humans doing natural behaviors : Kidnapped From Planet Dog - Whole Dog Journal (whole-dog-journal.com) Flirt pole : Tail Teaser Dog Flirt Pole (outwardhound.com)
Sep 13, 202224:46
Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies

Baking Goodness w/Alexia - Apple & Raisin Cookies

Our little baker is now a 3rd grader and doing all the baking entirely on her own.  As season #3 begins she tries a new type of cookie and we find out if she thinks it turned out "Yummy or Not Yummy"
Sep 10, 202207:29
Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy

Coffee at the Cottage #10 - Xcel Energy

On this episode, Emilie talks representatives from Xcel Energy to talk about the Cedar Falls Dam project. Rob and Tracy give us a deep dive into hydro energy in the area. We learn about how the dams were constructed, design elements, improvements and more.’ Some of the history and changes that have come. Oh, and along the way we learn what hydro energy actually is. More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Sep 07, 202229:38
Dr. Usher Weighs In #13 - Self Fund Health Part I

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

Dr. Usher introduces us to Matt Ohrt, who is one of the founders with Self Fund Health. They engage in a conversation about the current healthcare system and what works and what they are doing to help solve some of emerging issues. In particular, the payment system and working with employers on health benefits. Check back for Part II debuting 9/16/22 More Shows: Podcasting | Eau Claire Hometown Media | United States (echometownradio.com)
Sep 02, 202230:18
Dose of Dog S2 #21 - Top 4 Things to Do NOW to improve a dog's behavior

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

Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode she takes us through an abbreviated version of her “TOP FOUR THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW TO IMPROVE YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR” workshop
Aug 30, 202223:60
EC is Here - Kimera Way

EC is Here - Kimera Way

The gang from EC is Here interviewed Kimera Way UWEC Foundation President and talked about the many ways tge foundation helps fund projects that help the community of Eau Claire! This includes having a big part in the Pablo Center and the new event Sonnetag Center!  Jane and Jerry also talk about real estate, pets, and Zorn Arena!
Aug 29, 202232:48
Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones

Coffee at the Cottage #9 - Stepping Stones

Menomonie resident Emilie Wiese takes us to her cabin for relaxing conversations about what is happening in Dunn County and the area. On this episode, Emilie talks with Padraig Gallagher from Stepping Stones of Dunn County 1) When and how Stepping Stones started. 2) The service area of the food pantry 3) Area services provides (lawn mowing, changing smoke detectors, etc.) 4) The shelter program 5) Funding sources 6) How many people are served 7) The greatest needs, including volunteers 8) He updates us on a project to a 24-hour shelter for the homeless 9) He takes us through the operation and features that the shelter will provide. 10) What/if any financial aide does county provide. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Aug 24, 202230:34
Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety

Dose of Dog S2 #12 - Fear and Anxiety

Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather discusses fear and anxiety in dogs. Its something many of us are familiar with from a human perspective but dogs also have the issue. What are signs to identify along with the do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling anxiety with your dog 1) Identifying fear and anxiety with the dog. How it presents in a dog’s behavior 2) Do talk to a trusted veterinarian 3) Reading body language 4) Enrichment for your dog 5) Behavior modification More Shows:  Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Aug 20, 202231:08
Dr. Usher Weighs In #12 - Thinking Differently About Health Care

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

Dr. David Usher is diving into ways to think differently about health care especially with collision centers. Listen Here: https://www.echometownradio.com/reformedicine
Aug 19, 202220:58
Momentum Fitness Podcast #7 - 5 Things You Should Do Now

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

Jackie and Jim are talking to you about the five things you can do right now! These are some things that you can practice in your lifestyle and share it with your family and friends to benefit yourself. More Shows: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Aug 17, 202218:07
Dose of Dog S2 #20 - Why I don't use punishment

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

Heather is going into the reasons as to why she does not use punishment towards her dogs. Learn a little more of the definition of punishment and the behavior patterns to discipline in the right ways. https://www.behaviorworks.org/files/articles/What's%20Wrong%20With%20this%20Picture-General.pdf
Aug 16, 202229:58
Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses

Coffee at the Cottage #8 - State Representative Clint Moses

Emilie is talking with State Representative of Assembly District 29, Clint Moses. Get to know Clint a little more, along with understanding what he does at the capital and his insight of some of the bills and laws that have been passed. Find out their take on the latest primary election that occurred this August. More Shows: Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Aug 10, 202238:18
Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories

Money Donuts - Real Life Fraud & Scam Stories

Think scams and fraud only happen to others? This Money Donuts® episode features Karen and Zac from Royal's Fraud team sharing real-world stories that will have you thinking twice! Besides these local scam stories, the team shares tips for keeping you and your family safe and explains how Royal helps victims recover. More Shows: 
Aug 09, 202238:23
Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior

Dose of Dog #19 - Basics of Dog Behavior

Heather sits down to discuss the five "rules" she has for utilizing behavior based practices, dubbed the "Basics of Behavior". 1. Reinforcement builds behavior. 2. Consequence drives behavior. 3. Listen to your learner. 4. Commit to being consistent. 5. Define expectations.
Aug 09, 202226:09
Dr. Usher Weighs In #11 - On/Off Site Clinics

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

This week, Dr. David Usher, is talking about one of his favorite topics, off site and on site clinics and how they work. More Shows https://www.echometownradio.com/reformedicine
Aug 05, 202233:11
Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words

Momentum Fitness Podcast #6 - Strong Moms Say Bad Words

Jackie is talking with Doni Norberg with a session of Strong Moms say Bad Words. What does the summer look like for parents and how different it is from the school year. Figure out how they are going to survive the rest of their summer with their kiddos. More Episodes: Momentum Fitness Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Aug 03, 202220:47
Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies

Dose of Dog S2 #19 - Socialization for your puppies

Today on Dose of Dog, Heather is making sure you know the best practices of socialization for your puppies. These are things such as what is it? What you can do and familiarize yourself with what your dog needs to be socialized.
Aug 02, 202229:43
Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice

Coffee at the Cottage #7 - St. Croix Hospice

Emilie is talking with Care Transition Coordinator of St. Croix Hospice, Erin Flug-Geissler. Get to know Erin a little more and what she does for the community. Along with opening your eyes to what really goes into hospice programs and options that you did not know you could have! In Memory of Linda Scary  #hospice #health #dunncounty #menomonie #wisconsin  (photo from St. Croix Hospice)
Jul 27, 202229:38
EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene

EC is Here - The Chippewa Valley Music Scene

The EC is Here gang talks about the excellent music scene, events, and culture in the Eau Claire area and why this is another great reason to live in EC.  Jane and Jerry sit down at River Jams, while Scott  interviews Brad Stoughton of the local band Groove Merchants, Eau Claire All Stars and a local band teacher. More Shows: Eau Claire is Here Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Jul 25, 202225:37
Dose of Dog S2 #18 - Arousal and Play and Excitement for Dogs

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

Heather, from emBark in Eau Claire, WI, takes us through training our dogs for desired behaviors. Not just what to do, but the psychology behind it. On this episode Heather talks with Brian Munro, from Munro Training in South St. Paul and this time they are talking about arousal, excitement and play for dogs. Included are discussions on how your dog’s behavior and interests are likely to change as they reach maturity…just like with humans. More Shows: Dose of Dog presented by emBark (echometownradio.com)
Jul 19, 202232:55
Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District

Coffee at the Cottage #6 - Menomonie School District

This week Emilie’s guest at the cottage is Joe Zydowsky, the district administrator for the school district of the Menomine area. Ringing in his 9th year with his position in the school district, Joe goes into depth with some of the many victories and difficulties that occur within the district. How did covid create some changes that impacted the schools? More Shows:  Coffee at the Cottage Menomonie Podcast (echometownradio.com)
Jul 13, 202230:43
EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum

EC is Here: Olaf Lind & Chippewa Valley Museum

The EC is Here gang is back, this time talking with Olaf Lind from the Chippewa Valley Museum.  They talk all about what the museum has to offer around the summer months. Also, Jane and Jerry give their first hand insight into the current local real estate market.
Jul 07, 202242:13
Coffee at the Cottage #5 - Let's Paint the Town

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

This week on Coffee at the Cottage! Emilie is talking with the chair of Let’s Paint the Town, Sylvia Gengenbach. Along with your very own mayor of Menomonie, Randy Knaack. Learn what to expect when you go to Downtown Menomonie on Saturday, July 23rd! Behind the scenes of creating this event and how the community made this event possible.
Jul 06, 202228:37
Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction

Momentum Fitness Podcast #5 - Fitness Facts & Fiction

Fitness Edition Fact or Fiction Starting off one of the first episodes of the summer, Jackie and Jim are testing each other on the fitness truths and myths. Find out how some of these myths have affected your mindset in the gym.
Jul 06, 202220:34
Dose of Dog S2 #17 - How to Pick a Breeder

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

What is new with Heather on Dose of Dogs? Well this week, she is talking about how to pick a breeder and figuring out what is the best fit for you! There is so much more that goes into finding a breeder and the right pup for you, what questions to ask, what you should explore when meeting the breeder, and more information to help you ensure that your dog is safe and healthy!
Jul 05, 202228:02
Dr. Usher Weighs In #10 - Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

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

Michelle Golden, the Human Resources Director of the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, discusses the partnership ReforMedicine has had with the school district, including on-site clinics (Cardinal Healthy) for employees. How does the relationship work, how and why it started and the benefits the school district sees including costs savings. More Episodes Here:  Dr. Usher Weighs In (echometownradio.com)
Jun 24, 202236:32
Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!

Dose of Dog S2 #16 - Summer Reading!

This week in Dose of Dogs Heather is diving into her summer reading list for training your dogs. These are not your typical “how to” books but they expand on the relationship you can have with your dog. Such as If Bones Would Rain From the Sky, The Culture Clash, Don’t Shoot the Dog, Inside of a Dog, Meet your Dog,The Other End of the Leash, and Plenty in Life is Free.
Jun 21, 202232:50
Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie

Downtown Menomonie S2 E4 - Randy Knaack Mayor of Menomonie

Randy Knaack, the mayor of Menomonie, is the guest as the group talks about all the happenings in the community. Its summertime in the city!
Jun 17, 202240:10
Momentum Fitness Podcast #4 - Seasons of Fitness