19. Transitions, Boundaries and Trusting Your Gut

In episode 19 of Small Town Big Stories, Jill talks with Jessica Paxton who shares what it is like to struggle with depression and anxiety while still pursuing acting, writing and performing her poetry.  She also shares a harrowing story that highlights the dangers of the internet, as well as the ways in which we … More 19. Transitions, Boundaries and Trusting Your Gut

13. Policing in a Small Town with Sergeant Logan

In episode 13 of Small Town Big Stories, we hear from Sergeant Danny Logan of the Higginsville Police Department in Higginsville, Missouri.  In honor of Police Week (May 12-18, 2019), Jill asks Sgt. Logan about his work on the police force, as well as his own personal story.  In her intro, Jill discusses why we … More 13. Policing in a Small Town with Sergeant Logan

8. Adoption, Connection and the Good News Network

In episode 8 of Small Town Big Stories we hear from Erin Wides, a features writer for the school newspaper at the University of Central Missouri.  Wides shares her story of being adopted as a baby from a Russian orphanage, growing up in the Jewish faith and her aspirations to tell “good news” stories after … More 8. Adoption, Connection and the Good News Network

7. Life is Richest at the Intersections

In episode 7 of Small Town Big Stories we hear from John Hess, a retired Biology Professor, Ornithologist, Herpetologist, Photographer, Humanist, Writer and Explorer of the great outdoors.  He and his wife, Gina, have travelled to the Galapagos Islands, as well as many interesting locations throughout the US that are home to wild and wonderful … More 7. Life is Richest at the Intersections