Episode 90 The Bill and Kali Show from Sip Coffee House 2 in Highland Indiana, Guest Indiana State Rep. Chris Chyung

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Episode 90 The Bill and Kali Show from Sip Coffee House 2 in Highland Indiana, Guest Indiana State Rep. Chris Chyung

State Rep. Chris Chyung discusses his background and what brought him to the decision to run for the 15th District seat in Indiana. He also gives us a report on the last legislative session.

Episode 89 The Bill and Kali Show from The Indiana Welcome Center Hammond, Indiana, Guest Doug Ross, Former Editor of The Times of Northwest Indiana Editorial Page

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Episode 89 The Bill and Kali Show from the Indiana Welcome Center Guest Doug Ross

Doug visits with us about his career as a reporter and eventually as the Editor of the Editorial Page at The Times. He steps us through his over 40+ years in the print media industry .

Episode 88 The Bill and Kali Show Guest Jeff Strack, President and CEO Strack and Van Til

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Episode 88 The Bill and Kali Show from Strack and Van Til Corporate Headquarters, Highland, IN Guest Jeff Strack President and CEO

Jeff visits with us about the history of one of the premium grocers in the Northwest Indiana area as well as present day. He also shares with us the key role that Strack and Van Til family plays in support of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. We were very happy and honored to have Jeff Strack as our guest. As he states he is a down to earth “Region Guy”.

We would like to thank two of our sponsors for making this episode possible; Ray’s Movers and Storage Green Witch Juice Bar and Cafe of Highland, IN

Episode 87 The Bill and Kali Show from The Porter County Sheriff’s Office with guest National Sheriff’s Chaplin of the Year Jay Birky

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Episode 87 The Bill and Kali Show from The Porter County Sheriff’s Office with guest National Sheriff’s Chaplin of the Year Jay Birky

Recently Jay was awarded the National Chaplin of the Year, that recognized his tireless efforts to create and foster programs in The Porter County Jail to address two of Porter County’s most persistent and prevailing problems, substance abuse and domestic violence. We visit with Jay to discuss his career and the programs he has instituted within the jail.

We have always looked at Jay as one of the warriors in Porter County that have helped fight the growing substance abuse war in Porter County. We are honored to have him as a guest on our show.

Episode 86 The Bill and Kali Show from Down Syndrome Association of NWI & Chicagoland Guest Melanie Kiefor Bennitt and Jocob Kiefor

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Episode 86 The Bill and Kali Show from Down Syndrome Association of NWI & Chicagoland Guest Melanie Kiefor Bennitt and Jocob Kiefor

Melanie talks to us about the history of the Down Syndrome Association of NWI and Chicagoland as well as the services they offer. We also talk about several of the DSA’s events. Jacob takes us on a tour of the DSA facility.

Restaurant Take-Over at Little Italy on Saturday, July 13th 
Register at dsatakeover.com

Lighthouse Fundraiser at the Lighthouse Restaurant Friday, August 9th Register at www.dsasummerfun.org

2019 Buddy Walk Sunday October 13th
Register at www.DSABuddyWalk.org

More information about the Down Syndrome Association of NWI & Chicagoland can be found at https://dsaofnwi.org/

We would like to than our sponsors who have made this episode possible;
The Green Witch Juice Bar & Cafe
Rays Movers Inc. & Broadway Self Storage
Wildrose Brewing Company

Episode 85 The Bill and Kali Show from Wildrose Brewing Guest Mark and Mary Anne Neiner Planting Possibilities

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Episode 85 The Bill and Kali Show from Wildrose Brewing Guest Mark and Mary Anne Neiner of Planting Possibilities

Mark and Mary Anne update us on the progress of developing a self-sustaining community of autistic adults. They also discuss upcoming events such as their golf outing and Rockopelli Music Festival. 

For more information on the golf outing goto https://plantingpossibilities.org/golf/

For more information on Rockopelli Music Festival goto https://www.rockopellifest.org/

For information about Planting Possibilities other events and projects goto; https://www.rockopellifest.org/ 

We would like to thank our sponsors who have allowed us to tell the stories of many people and organizations that are doing good work to help our community.

Episode 84 The Bill and Kali Show at Wildrose Brewing Guest Mark Edward Willows Freelance Casting Agent

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Episode 84 The Bill and Kali Show at Wildrose Brewing Guest Mark Edward Willows Freelance Casting Agent

Mark Edward Willows, Freelance Casting Agent. Mark has been professionally working in this industry since he was 5yrs old. He has appeared as a principal character on MULTIPLE Soap Operas, Sitcoms, and National Commercials, and has hosted SEVERAL red carpet events and exclusive high-profile actor interviews. Mark now works as a Freelance Casting Agent, who networks with casting directors all over the USA. He is seeking talent to refer to his casting director connections, and will also provide audition feedback.

Episode The Bill and Kali Show from Humane Indiana Shelter Munster Guest Jessica Petalas – Hermandez Humane Indiana Shelter Director

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Episode 82 The Bill and Kali Show with Guest Jessica Petalas Hernandez Director of the Humane Indiana Shelter in Munster, IN

Jessica visits with us about the history of the shelter, the name change as well as the intake and adoption process.

Video of this interview can be found at 

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Episode 83 The Bill and Kali Show from Wildrose Brewing with Guest WBEZ Report Michael Puente

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Episode 83 The Bill and Kali Show from Wildrose Brewing with Guest Award Winning WBEZ Report Michael Puente

From the NAHJ (Chicago Chapter)
Simply the Best: Michael Puente wins Best Radio Reporter from 2 journalism organizations
In a possibly unprecedented double win, NAHJ Chicago member Michael Puente wins “Best Radio Reporter” by the Indiana Associate Press Broadcasters Association and the Chicago Headline Club for 2018.

It does not appear any other radio reporter has ever won that award from both associations, and in different states, in the same year.

Puente, a WBEZ-FM reporter, won the Indiana AP award for his “versatility, from sadness of parents recounting their slain daughter’s life, to the whimsy of a mascot museum,” according to contest page.

Puente recently transitioned to covering more Chicago stories last year.

“Being in and around the Chicago area all my life, I feel I know Chicago well and I believe in my abilities to cover the city as well as anyone,” Puente said. “It’s just gaining the trust of your colleagues and hopefully this provides some validation.”

Puente, who has been a journalist for more than 20 years, says loving what he does motivates him to continue telling people’s stories.

“You learn something new every day,” he said. “I like talking to people no matter who they are or where they live.”

Puente says he tells aspiring radio journalists that there’s no substitute for hard work.

“There are no shortcuts,” said Puente. “Treat everyone with respect and let your work do the talking for you.”