7515 – Diamond ring discovery, running as Abe, and 9/11 in D.C. with Jeff Kohmstedt

7515 – Diamond ring discovery, running as Abe, and 9/11 in D.C. with Jeff Kohmstedt

My guest: Jeff Kohmstedt You’ve probably seen Jeff run as Abe Lincoln in the Illinois Marathon. Jeff and I talk about our connections — through running, an old house, and a lost diamond ring. And he shares a bit of what it was like being in Washington D.C. on and after September 11. Episode links…

7514 – Packing cubes, jail hotels, eating in Antigua, and pandemic travel with Jennifer Wayland

7514 – Packing cubes, jail hotels, eating in Antigua, and pandemic travel with Jennifer Wayland

My guest: Jennifer Wayland You’re ready to travel, but where can you travel? The industry was hammered by the pandemic but Urbana’s Island Travel Group used the disruption and downtime to create new procedures and improve the planning experience. Episode links Island Travel Group: https://www.islandtravelgroup.com Contact Email Steve at steve@holstein.co or visit holstein.co/contact/Get the newsletter at holstein.co/newsletter Rate and…

7513 – Car sales, Naked & Afraid, and hot yoga with Angie Hatfield Marker

7513 – Car sales, Naked & Afraid, and hot yoga with Angie Hatfield Marker

Contact Email Steve at steve@holstein.co or visit holstein.co/contact/Get the newsletter at holstein.co/newsletter My guest: Angie Hatfield Marker Angie went from selling vehicles at O’Brien Auto Park in Urbana to the CEO spot with The Community Foundation. In this episode we talk about reality TV, hot yoga, preparing for runs and triathlons, and how The Community Foundation is different from…

7509 – A lost horse, Honor Flight and Sam Walton: My wife has questions!

7509 – A lost horse, Honor Flight and Sam Walton: My wife has questions!

In June of 1996 I brought the Holstein & Co. Morning Show to Illinois. That was 25 years ago this month.  Last June, after the show abruptly ended after 24 years, my wife Deb told me she wanted to interview me. I was intrigued — so we headed to my makeshift studio, I clicked record…

7508 – After you’ve checked ‘yes’ for organ donation – Becky Ames

7508 – After you’ve checked ‘yes’ for organ donation – Becky Ames

Becky Ames Becky Ames is a donation liaison with Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. In this episode we hear how many Illinois residents are in need of an organ transplant, and learn about the fascinating and compassionate work done by donation liaisons. Episode links To be an organ donor text HOPE to…

7506 – Thirty bids on one house with Matt Difanis

7506 – Thirty bids on one house with Matt Difanis

Matt Difanis Matt Difanis is one of Champaign-Urbana’s top real estate agents who’s made fair housing one of his passion projects. In this episode I talk to Matt about fair housing and the current real estate market — including a 30-way bid for a single home. Episode links Matt’s website: http://mattdifanis.com