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The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier

Positive, inspiring stories of everyday people doing cool stuff.

Jan 12, 2021

He is the voice that brings local race tracks to life. Most communities across this great country have people like him behind the mic--at sporting events or other activities. They get us excited, they calm our fears, take us back in time or help create a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Shane Davis on what it means to be a...

Dec 29, 2020

He painted pictures with the written word. While many newspaper columnist become mainstays in their communities, none has made more history than Bill Wundram. 

The old-school writer sits down with an old-school tv news guys to talk about telling stories and living life searching for unique people and places.


Dec 22, 2020

I am posting this the week of Christmas when many would have been performing for family and friends. Some still are-- virtually. But on stage or just in their hearts this year, dance has a special place in so many lives. Let's dance.

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Dec 17, 2020

In this Americana Series we take a bite out of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!

To help spread smiles (and market their products:) Oscar Mayer developed a hot dog shaped vehicle and hit the highway.

We caught up with the two people who drive it around to see what is so unique about this part of American history.


Dec 9, 2020

In this special Americana Series we take you inside Joni's Diner in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

This is the American spirit alive and well! A couple with a dream of having their own old-fashioned diner and bringing in their culinary chef daughter to add a new twist to the menu.

A taste of the past mixed with dreams of a...