Kirk Saffle’s new “Pain And Passion” EP is one of the favorite collections of music I’ve heard this year. This is a short review/preview. If you’d like to attend the EP release party on 9/21 at the Acorn Theater, you can get tickets at the link below:

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The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart, IN is a one of a kind museum that is dedicated to preserving and presenting comics and super hero memorabilia from the 1930’s to present day. Allen Stewart doesn’t a bunch of great stuff but knows his stuff as well. This was fascinating and nostalgic for me. I hope you enjoy the interview and give the museum a visit.

Make sure to check out The Hall of Heroes Comic Con coming up on March 11th & 12th:

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Check out The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum on Facebook:

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Sam Ludwig is Director of Juvenile Detention for Elkhart County and has introduced Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). Listen to this episode to learn more about Sam’s passion for helping our community.

Sam is available by email to answer questions about JDAI:

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You can also follow Sam on Twitter:

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Linsay Kelly & Rus Stanford make up the musical duo Linsay & Russell John. We find out how they met and how Rus was steadfast in his efforts to get them to make beautiful music together. We also learn that they are not married to each other! Rus is happily married and Linsay is happily single. Keep listening for an exclusive rendition of “Every Now and Then” at the end of the episode.

Jenni Miller is a great local artist, band manager, art curator, and has many other important jobs in the South Bend community. We talked about all those along with her growing as a person and all the people who have touched her life. We also learned some great things about Langlab in South Bend. That is an inspiring story by itself.

Jenni is the first artist to be featured on my “Hang Some Art On My Wall” effort. details about the picture currently hanging in my studio are below.

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“Miss Lady Bird”

Mixed media collage with paper & acrylic

19”x22”x1”

Price = $250

Check out Jenni’s Facebook Page:

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And her Instagram:

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Being busy and sick left me with no guest this week. I took the opportunity to talk about why & how I started the Michiana People Podcast, did a retrospective of the episodes to date, and threw out some ideas for the future. This podcast has meant a lot to me mostly because of the inspiring people I’ve met. I hope you have gained some knowledge and inspiration as well.

 

Jeff Thomas & Gary Stieglitz started off as home craft brewers. After they met at a school function, the idea for starting a brewery started to ferment. Now, Thomas & Stieglitz Brewing Co is a reality. With their new home on 5th St in Goshen, IN, Jeff & Gary are bringing their favorite craft brew to the world. The world (including me) is glad that they are. This was a great story and I really enjoyed learning about the brewing process.

Check out their website here:

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Their Facebook Page:

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Steve Martin started Ignition Music in 2012. Since then, he has filled many lives with some of the best live music going. He’s doing this in one of the best venue’s in the USA and it’s right here in little old Goshen, IN. If you have any interest in music, this is the podcast you should hear.

Check out Ignition Music’s website:

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Follow Ignition Music’s Facebook page

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