20. Two Officers and a Gentlewoman

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.  

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

16. Servant Leadership and the Power of “I See You.”

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.”

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

11. A Conversation with the Chief of Police, Rich Lockhart

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

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