Recent Episodes

  • BONUS: Under the Sea with KVTA: A Look at the ‘Finding Nemo Jr.’ Production

    Hello to all our listeners in Kankakee County and far-reaching friends! In today’s splash into the Kankakee Podcast, we dive deep into an ocean of talent, nostalgia, and theatrical magic with our very own hometown actors. We’re talking about the much-anticipated stage adaptation of a Pixar classic that has found its way into the hearts…

  • #141: Scott Seaton: The Man Behind 5,500 Home Inspections

    Hello Kankakee County and intrepid listeners from all over! Buckle up as we dive into an episode brimming with wisdom, inspiration, and a few nail-biting moments. I’m thrilled to share with you the gritty and incredibly personal journey of a man who’s seen the ins and outs—quite literally—of homes and health. Here’s the lowdown on…

  • Kankakee Podcast News: March 8th, 2024 Edition

    Hello, Kankakee County and beyond! Today’s episode features an array of local news that impacts our community. From heartwarming milestones to significant updates, we’re diving into the latest happenings right here in Kankakee County. Tragedy Strikes Kankakee CountyThis week saw three fatal vehicle accidents in Kankakee County, leaving a somber impact on our community. Our…

  • #140: Building Resilience: Empowerment and Healing with JaHana; Guest Host Derek Grant

    Hello, Kankakee listeners and friends. Today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast takes us through an inspiring dialogue with JaHana, whose story of personal growth and community involvement reminds us of the power of empathy and self-empowerment. Host Jake and guest host Derek Grant explore themes deeply relevant to all of us: healing, supporting youth, and…

  • Fire, Fatal Collision, and Community Initiatives

    Exploring the Week’s Headlines: A Recap of March 1st, 2024 In this week’s episode of Kankakee Podcast News, host Jake LaMore delves into the most notable headlines shaping our local landscape. From fires to fatal collisions, and from community forums to cultural milestones, here’s a rundown of what you need to know: Fire Engulfs Bradley…

  • #139: The Beginning of Pembroke Township with the Kankakee County Museum

    In today’s episode of the Kankakee Podcast, we delve deep into the roots of Pembroke Township, exploring the rich African American heritage and the transformation of this unique community. So buckle up as we embark on a journey through time with tales of triumph, survival, and enduring legacy. The Dawn of Freedom in Kankakee Our…

  • #138: Unveiling Alkebulan: Dr. Leonard Porter’s Quest Through Black History

    In this episode of the Kankakee Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Leonard Porter to weave together the threads of our past, exploring the rich tapestry of Black history. As we honor Black History Month, join us for an expedition through time with the esteemed Dr. Porter. The Journey Through Black History Our honorable guest,…

  • A Majestic Unveiling: The Majestically Yours Wedding Expo

    Greetings to our Kankakee County and beyond! Today, we are delving into a special event that encapsulates love, celebration, and the spirit of togetherness. Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Kankakee Podcast, where we’re diving into the Majestically Yours Wedding Expo—the pinnacle of wedding celebrations right here in downtown Kankakee. An Exciting Journey…

  • #137: Kankakee’s Crown Jewel: A Billion Can Story – ON SITE!

    Hello to all our Kankakee County listeners and everyone tuned in from afar! This episode has a special ring—a literal hum of machinery and the buzz of productivity as we dive into an iconic fixture of our local industry. Welcome to an insider’s voyage into the heart of Kankakee’s manufacturing prowess and community impact, brought…

  • #136: Shirtless Shenanigans, Mitch’s Unlikely Journey of a Super Bowl Meme

    Hello, Kankakee County and beyond! Today I’m bringing you a story that’s close to our hearts—a tale of humor, virality, and the power of a good meme. As we gear up for Super Bowl 2024, let’s rewind to a moment when our very own Kankakee made Super Bowl history, not on the field, but in…

  • BONUS EP: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Presented by the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association

    Kankakee Valley Theatre Association presents… THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD ~ Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents…

  • #135: Tracing Kankakee’s Immigration Story with the Kankakee County Museum

    Join Jake LaMore on a journey through the immigrant history of Kankakee County with Jack Klasey and Jorie Walters from the Kankakee County Museum. In this episode, the trio unravels the unique and vibrant stories of various ethnic groups that have shaped the rich tapestry of Kankakee’s cultural landscape. The Roots of Kankakee: From Potawatomi…

  • #134: Home Sweet Kankakee: Real Estate Tales with Lisa Sanford

    In the latest blog post, Jake LaMore, host of the Kankakee Podcast, is thrilled to share the insights from his recent conversation with Lisa Sanford, a seasoned realtor in Kankakee County. Known for her real estate expertise, Jake had the opportunity to explore her extensive knowledge and experience within the industry. From Park Ridge to…

  • #133: Voice of The Fields, Mike Perrine

    In a recent episode of the Kankakee Podcast, host Jake LaMore had the privilege of interviewing Mike Perrine, a true legend in the field of farm broadcasting. Perrine, who was recently inducted into the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame, has had a remarkable career spanning several decades. During the interview, Perrine shared…

  • #132: Spizzirri Reptile Rescue: Where Passion Meets Scales in Momence

    Welcome to another captivating episode of Kankakee Podcast! In this edition, we embark on a journey into the fascinating world of Spizzirri Reptile Rescue, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Momence. Join our host, Jake LaMore, as he unravels the tales of passion, dedication, and scaly wonders that define the essence of this…