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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Justin Flagel is a fellow podcaster and writer for Anywhere The Needle Drops. We’ve been talking for awhile and finally got around to recording an interview. Justin has some great stuff coming up. Take a listen to find out what’s in the works.

Check out Anywhere The Needle Drops:

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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.

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.

 

Jess & Jake love making music and their harmonies are second to none. It’s great to hear a group with two songwriters and hear the different perspectives. This was an engaging interview. Hope you like it! You can get their new album “Light Will Travel” today! Check out the link below and give it a listen:

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In this episode, I talk to President & CEO of MapleTronics Computers, Wes Herschberger. Wes an I talked about the changing needs and priorities regarding IT in the companies we serve. We also talked about MapleTronic’s Apprenticeship program which is doing great things for us and the technical people we bring into the program.

You can find out more about MapleTronics here:

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I was fortunate to have Dave approach me to be on the podcast. Dave was a teacher in the South Bend School system for 15 years and is now an administrator. Dave is also an accomplished musician and has written some beautiful music. His live rendition of “143 Means I Love You” just about had me in tears! We talked about his music, teaching, today’s kids, & why his 105 year old grandmother declined an invitation for induction into the Daughters of the American Revolution. Don’t shut down your podcast app after the interview. There is a bonus track of his ode to Evel Knievel. This interview is a real gem!