Recent Episodes

  • Episode 38: Rob West – Radio News Director (Early Access)

    Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up to date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourbonnais, which is home to The Valley 92.7 FM, River Country 101.7 FM, 103.7 FM, and 96.1 FM,…

  • Episode 38: Rob West – Radio News Director (Extended Version)

    Rob West is one of the most trusted voices in Kankakee County when it comes to getting the most accurate and up to date local news. Rob is currently the News Director at Milner Media Partners in Bourbonnais, which is home to The Valley 92.7 FM, River Country 101.7 FM, 103.7 FM, and 96.1 FM,…

  • Episode 37: Aaron & Tocarra Robinson – Still I Rise

    Still I Rise is a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit that empowers youth and young adults to create a positive change in society. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce presented Still I Rise with Non-For Profit of The Year Award in 2021. I thought it would be a good time to get to know the…

  • Episode 37: Aaron & Tocarra Robinson – Still I Rise (Early Access)

    Still I Rise is a dynamic and innovative leadership development non-profit that empowers youth and young adults to create a positive change in society. The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce presented Still I Rise with Non-For Profit of The Year Award in 2021. I thought it would be a good time to get to know the…

  • Kankakee Podcast: Behind The Scenes #2: Women’s History Month

    Lizzie and I discuss our favorite parts of Kankakee Podcast Episode 37: Women’s History Month with the Kankakee County Museum! Also, we brainstorm on how we should celebrate the podcast’s first anniversary. If you have any ideas to add to the mix, please let us know! Thank you for all of your love and support.…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – Kankakee County Museum

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – Kankakee County Museum (Early Access)

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…

  • Episode 36: Women’s History Month – The Kankakee County Museum (Extended Version)

    It’s that time of the month where we are joined by staff members of the Kankakee County Museum to talk about a particular subject in our county’s history. We are lucky enough to have both Jorie Walters and Jack Klasey join us on this episode to celebrate Women’s History Month. Jorie and Jack introduce us…

  • Kankakee Podcast: Behind The Scenes #1: Matt Yeager

    Hey! Welcome to the very first Kankakee Podcast: Behind The Scenes episode! Each week, I will be joined by my lovely girlfriend and Administrative Assistant, Lizzie Yolich, to talk about our takeaways from that week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast. We will also shed some light on things that are happening behind the scenes for the…

  • Episode 35: Matt Yeager (Singer/Songwriter)

    Hey there! It feels so great to be back in the saddle of releasing new episodes of Kankakee Podcast. After being off for two and a half months, it’s time to get back to business. Thank you for patience. I’m excited to welcome one of Kankakee County’s most well known singer/songwriters and musical performs, Matt…

  • Episode 35: Matt Yeager (Early Access)

    Hey there! It feels so great to be back in the saddle of releasing new episodes of Kankakee Podcast. After being off for two and a half months, it’s time to get back to business. Thank you for patience. I’m excited to welcome one of Kankakee County’s most well known singer/songwriters and musical performs, Matt…

  • Episode 35: Matt Yeager (Extended Version)

    Hey there! It feels so great to be back in the saddle of releasing new episodes of Kankakee Podcast. After being off for two and a half months, it’s time to get back to business. Thank you for patience. I’m excited to welcome one of Kankakee County’s most well known singer/songwriters and musical performs, Matt…

  • Kankakee Public Library Helped Kent Wade “Shake the Fear”

    Hello and welcome back! For this week’s Black History Month feature, we are going to be highlighting the ever-popular Kent Wade! Although many of us know Kent as the county’s “Library Guy”, we may not know exactly how he earned that nick-name. Well, look no further! As Kent explains in episode 3 of Kankakee Podcast,…

  • Jake Lee: Kankakee’s First County-Wide Elected African American Auditor

    Hello and welcome black! This week’s Black History Month feature is going to be spotlighting Kankakee County Auditor, Jake Lee. Before Jake Lee became Kankakee’s first county-wide elected African American auditor, he held many different roles. As we learned from his conversation in episode 16 of Kankakee Podcast, Jake is a Navy veteran, father, multi-degree…

  • Kankakee Navy Veteran Creates Comic Book Series

    Hello and welcome back! Did you know that Kankakee county is home to an original comic book series? For this week’s Black History Month feature, we are going to be discussing the story and artwork of original comic book creator, Darrell Damper. In addition to being a self-taught artist, Darrell is a Navy veteran, father,…