7505 – Hold my juice box and returning to Camp Drake with Jared White

7505 – Hold my juice box and returning to Camp Drake with Jared White

Jared White There’s some special about seeing a kid in a scouting uniform. Today it seems kids in sports uniforms are more common, but scouting is alive and well and has evolved to give kids a reason to show up and stay interested. And now that COVID infections have dropped, scout camping is back… so…

7504 – Officer Chris Oberheim, ‘domestic’ calls, and police academy students with Bruce Ramseyer

7504 – Officer Chris Oberheim, ‘domestic’ calls, and police academy students with Bruce Ramseyer

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed in the line of duty. In this special episode of the podcast I speak with friend and retired Champaign police officer Bruce Ramseyer about the day, how his students at the police academy reacted to the…

7501 – Ultramarathons, donuts sticks, the best Gatorade flavor, and World Vision with Scott Olthoff

7501 – Ultramarathons, donuts sticks, the best Gatorade flavor, and World Vision with Scott Olthoff

The Guest Episode links Black Hills Ultra World Vision Running Through Cemeteries Speaking of running, is running through a cemetery disrespectful? As long as you’re on your best behavior and just passing through, I don’t see why it’s problem. But not everyone agrees. Dennis Quaid! My wife has a thing for Dennis Quaid. Good or…

7500 – It’s all downhill from Pia’s, walking a goldfish, and bees with Dennis Schmidt

7500 – It’s all downhill from Pia’s, walking a goldfish, and bees with Dennis Schmidt

Episode links Storm drainage and watersheds in Champaign County, Ilinois Pia’s Sports Bar & Grill The Guest For the third time since the podcast launched, bees are a topic — but only briefly. Former Champaign Dept. of Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt has taken up beekeeping as a hobby. We talk about this for a…

7499 – Travels to North Korea, 1 million photos, and the history of Homer with Ray Cunningham

7499 – Travels to North Korea, 1 million photos, and the history of Homer with Ray Cunningham

Ray Cunningham has been the Mayor of Homer, Illinois, since 2013. His background in historical research and his passion for organizing data is the backbone of an ongoing project to build a massive database of historical information about the village. Ray is not only a world traveler who’s been to dozens of countries — including…