In episode 21 of Small Town Big Stories, Jill visits with an 11-year-old boy, Andrew. In this conversation, you’ll hear about Andrew’s experience leaving school early as a result of the pandemic, as well as some pressing matters concerning Fortnite, swim team, and being an uncle at a young age!
In episode 20 of Small Town Big Stories, Jill visits with Sergeant Brad Anders of the Lee’s Summit Police Department and Officer Larry Parham of the Sedalia Police Department. They talk about arcade games, donuts and a program called Safe Passage that helps people in active substance abuse find a path toward recovery.
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
In episode 17 of Small Town Big Stories, Jill enjoys a conversation with Sherry Von Oster who shares her perspective of being the mom of a son who is a recovering drug addict. Through the trials her family has gone through, Sherry has developed an online support group whose message is simple: #DontJudge Show Notes: … More 17. Being the Parent of a Drug Addict
In episode 16 of Small Town Big Stories Jill interviews Christine Rogers who shares how the dreams she wrote in a journal as a young woman came true through her role as a servant leader and her involvement with the World Vision Organization. Show Notes: You can visit the Warrensburg Team World Vision Facebook page … More 16. Servant Leadership and the Power of “I See You.”
In episode 15 of Small Town Big Stories, Jill talks with Mark Pearce about how all forms of art connect us to ourselves and others and the importance of respecting the environment by making small, daily choices to protect our resources. They also discuss poetry, books, movies and more! A correction for the episode: Mark … More 15. Art Connects Us to Ourselves and Others
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
In episode 11 of Small Town Big Stories, we hear from Rich Lockhart, Chief of the Warrensburg Police Department. Lockhart shares a bit about his personal history, as well as discussing such topics as the Crisis Intervention Team, Shop with a Cop, what it is like to live in the same community where he works, … More 11. A Conversation with the Chief of Police, Rich Lockhart
In episode 9 of Small Town Big Stories we hear from Brandie Estes, a single mother of two who shares her journey toward opening and running a homeless shelter, having an 18 year old daughter who just signed up to join the Marines, and what it is like to wait for the results of a … More 9. Single Mom Who Started a Homeless Shelter