Ted Dabrowski Wirepoints #191

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Ted Dabrowski’s knowledge of finance, policy and government stems from his international career in finance and management. Now the President of wirepoints.org, an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary about Illinois’ economy and government. He comes on the podcast to discuss his recent article “Desperate Illinois To Borrow From Fed’s “Lender Of Last Resort” Facility A Second Time,” how this problem started 30 years ago, and why bankruptcy might not be a bad thing.

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Jamie Groudle #190

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Jamie Groudle was a runner-up, state wrestling champion, from Walsh Jesuit high school and a national qualifier from University of North Carolina. He comes on the podcast to discuss growing up in Buckeye, how he originally planned to wrestle at St. Edward before deciding to attend Walsh, the classic Walsh/St. Ed’s rivalry, and discussing a Forbes article “Why Wrestlers Make the Best Employees.”

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Brian Heffernan #189

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Brian Heffernan, first state wrestling champion from St. Edward’s high school in Cleveland, Ohio and retired Commander from the Cleveland Division of Police after a 30 year career. He comes on the podcast to discuss wrestling for Coach Ferguson, the collapse of the flats, managing a narcotics unit, thoughts on multiple drug task forces and agencies working narcotic cases and if he had a 100 million dollar budget to combat the war on drugs how would he spend it.

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Chanelle Price #188

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Chanelle Price is a 2021 Olympic track and field hopeful competing in the 800 m.  She comes on the podcast to discuss growing up in Easton, PA, the values her family instilled in her at a young age,  the time she spent training in Phoenix, how she has recovered from multiple injuries, and what’s on tap for the rest of 2020 into 2021. 

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Erich Schultz Steadfast Farm #187

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Steadfast Farm is a two acre bio-intensive market farm in Mesa, AZ which grows fruits, vegetables and flowers using organic practices and raise pastured poultry for eggs year round. They offer produce, cut flowers and eggs through their CSA program, farm store, farmers markets and local restaurants. Owner Erich Schultz comes on the podcast to discuss his transition from landscape design to farmer starting at Agritopia, and how he has consulted in the design of other farms across the globe.

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Mark Glennon Wirepoints #186

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Mark Glennon is the Executive Editor and founder of wirepoints.org. Wirepoints is an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary with a particular focus on the state and local fiscal crises.  He comes on the podcast to discuss his recent article posted on September 27th, 2020 “New CDC Estimates: Fatality Rate For COVID-19 Drops Again And May Surprise You,” why the people are leaving major cities, and how some major cities might take years to come back.

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Dana Alexa #185

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Dana Alexa is a reporter, political commentator, and news writer for One America News Network.  She comes on the podcast to discuss her upbringing, how she learned “critically thinking” at a young age, her thoughts on the first Presidential debate, food photography, and passion for stand-up comedy. 

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Brent Thompson #184

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Brent Thompson, was a 3x state placer, state wrestling champion from Walsh Jesuit high school, and a 4X MAC champion from Kent State University.  He comes on the podcast to discuss how he got into wrestling, how Don Horning taught him to be light on his feet, his take on the Walsh/Ed’s rivalry, how he coped his junior year after his mother’s passing, and adjusting from high school to collegiate wrestling.

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Sage Watson #183

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Sage Watson is a Canadian athlete sponsored by Nike and Loreal that specializes in the 400 m hurdles.  She comes back on the podcast to discuss life on her family’s ranch in Canada, how her go to comfort food is soup, love of 80’s/90’s romantic comedies, what she has been up to since Covid, the impact coach Fred Harvey has had and how she is looking forward to the Olympics next summer in Tokyo.

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Kelly Kandah Colossal Cupcakes #182

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Kelly Kandah is an entrepreneur and business owner from Cleveland, OH. Kandah began her brand, “Colossal Cupcakes” in 2011, creating over 60 flavors and baking orders out of her home. In 2012, she opened her first store front and became the youngest female store front business owner in downtown Cleveland. She comes on the podcast to discuss her start, adapting during the pandemic, May 30th when her business was destroyed by rioters/looters, how the city has responded, and how she plans to move forward.

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