Curt Heckaman is a big part of Everybody Has a Story in South Bend. Even though he lives in Canada, he is continually working with some great people to help raise funds for South Bend Schools in need. Everybody Has  Story brings us shows with great local musical acts and donates the proceeds to a school each year so that teachers will have the items they need to teach their students.

Check out their June 10 event at Martha’s Midway Tavern:

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Jim Kliss, Mike Hullinger, Genesis Easton, Patrick Fowler, & Jason Stapls joined me in the studio for some funny and serious talk. It’s probably the only podcast available where you can hear about Bill Paxton, the Police Academy movies, & Lakeville, IN in the same session.

Make sure to look for these hard-working comics wherever they are.

Marshall King’s “Dining Ala King” column appears in the Goshen News and South Bend Tribune every week. In this episode, we find out how Marshall started his foray into food writing and where he’d like to go next in his writing career. This was a fun interview. It was cool to meet the guy who inspired me to eat at some of my favorite local restaurants.

You can always find Marshall’s latest articles here:

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Marshall is very prolific on Twitter as well:

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And, check out his Facebook page here:

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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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