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A FUNd conversation with Julie and Jon

February 20th, 2024 12:00pm
In this interview, we talk about the Destination Door County Community Investment Fund with President/CEO Julie Gilbert and Chief Communications Officer Jon Jarosh, including the most recent grant recipients, the application process, and what they can't fund due to state statutes.

Allow Me to Introduce Myself!: Boys and Girls Club of the Bay and Lakes Region CEO Johanna Wicklund

February 16th, 2024 12:00pm
In this episode, we sit down with Boys and Girls Club of the Bay and Lakes Region CEO Johanna Wicklund to talk about her history with the organization and where she hopes to guide it into the future.

Meet Miss Door County 2024: Kyle Duessler and Emily Bley

February 8th, 2024 12:00am
Fresh off their crowning on Saturday, we catch up with Miss Door County Kylee Duessler and Miss Door County Teen Emily Bley.

Final Stretch with United Way of Door County's Amy Kohnle

January 4th, 2024 10:00am
United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle is urging you to help them get across the finish line of their 825,000 annual campaign. At over 733,000 raised, the United Way of Door County is at approximately 90 percent of their goal. After their January 7th deadline, the United Way of Door County will begin awarding grants to the dozens of organizations that requested them as they look ahead to 2024. Kohnle says even the smallest donations can make a big impact on their goal in the final days.

Annual Campaign Update with United Way of Door County's Amy Kohnle

December 28th, 2023 10:00am
Behind every great organization, you will find a dedicated team behind the scenes helping it go. That is especially true for non-profit organizations, where as much as 35 percent of the money they raise goes towards overhead costs, according to 501( c ) Services. Some of these costs cover the day-to-day business operations that non-profit organizations incur. According to Charity Watch, organizations are considered highly efficient if they dedicate at least 75 percent of their funds to direct programming costs. This is important for potential donors who use such statistics to make decisions so they feel comfortable with how far their donation will be stretched. United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle is proud of her staff members and volunteers who help ensure that 89 cents on the dollar gets funneled right back into the community they serve.

Year in Review 2023: Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward

December 22nd, 2023 12:00pm
In this episode, DCDN's Tim Kowols and Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward discuss what he is most proud of accomplishing in 2023 while looking ahead to 2024.

Birch Creek wraps up summer academy season, but WAIT THERE'S MORE!

August 11th, 2023 08:11am
Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christenson and Tim Kowols put a bow on the academy season with a preview of the final three shows of the big band jazz season. They also look ahead to the retreat schedule and the fall concert series.

Final countdown with Birch Creek Music Performance Center's Mona Christenson

July 28th, 2023 12:00pm
You will have to hurry in if you have not caught a show at Birch Creek Music Performance Center yet this summer. The Egg Harbor institution will begin its final session of its academy season with the second group of big band jazz students with students and new staff members moving in on Sunday, the first performance by its jazz ambassadors taking place at the Jacksonport Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, and the first full performance inside Birch Creek’s concert barn on August 3rd. Across all of its sessions, Executive Director Mona Christenson says the audiences have been adoring the concerts and have been coming in bigger numbers as well.

Algoma Police Chief David Allen on his first month as the top law enforcement officer in Algoma

July 23rd, 2023 10:30pm
Algoma Police Chief David Allen on working for the community and adjusting to his new leadership role.

Leading with Care with Dr. Phil Clampitt

July 21st, 2023 12:00pm
UW-Green Bay professor and Fish Creek resident Dr. Phil Clampitt believes you may have to change your leadership style to adapt to your evolving workplace. Gallup recently reported that 15 percent of employees in the United States are truly engaged in their workplace, adding that they would work harder if they felt more appreciated. It is a trend that started well before the pandemic sent many employees to remote roles within their organizations. It was those realizations that led Clampitt to join forces with Bob DeKoch to write the book Leading with Care in a Tough World: Beyond Servant Leadership. We explore the book and some of its concepts in this interview.

Midsummer's at midsummer

July 21st, 2023 12:00am
Midsummer's Music's Seth Hanford gives us a progress report on the season so far and a look ahead to their upcoming performances including concerts featuring the works of Michael Haydn, Ernest John Moeran, Felix Mendelssohn, Dmytro Klebanov, and Franz Schubert.

Swinging into Jazz Session with Mona Christenson

July 14th, 2023 12:00pm
It's hard to believe the Birch Creek Academy session is half over! We put a bow on the symphony session and we preview the big band sessions with Executive Director Mona Christenson.

Education at Midsummer's Music

June 27th, 2023 12:00pm
We talk to Development Director Seth Hanford about the upcoming performances and the learning you can do along the way.

A new season of Midsummer's Music begins!

June 16th, 2023 03:00pm
In this episode, Executive Director Allyson Fleck introduces us to not just the first two weeks of the 2023 season but also to new Development Director Seth Hanford.

Percussion kicks off Birch Creek season

June 16th, 2023 03:00pm
In this episode, Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christenson previews the Percussion, Steel Drum, and World Music session at Birch Creek.

Birch Creek Minute: We Need You!

June 1st, 2023 11:00am
We talk to Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christenson about the open spots still available

Opening Notes with Birch Creek's Mona Christensen

May 23rd, 2023 11:00am
We talk to Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen about the upcoming season.

Welcome Home, Washington Island Sea Perch team!

May 16th, 2023 12:00am
Two teams from Washington Island School once again made a name for themselves over the weekend at the International Sea Perch Challenge hosted at the University of Maryland. Team Flounder (Teagan McGrane, Corbin Kellerman, and Allison Bennett) finished in 22nd place out of 56 middle school teams, while Team Sea Angels (Jaida Mann, Jaylyn Nickchen, and Julia Pratt) came in 40th place. We recap their experience in this interview along with their teacher and program supervisor, Miranda Dahlke.

National Travel and Tourism Week

May 10th, 2023 12:00pm
For nine years (yes, even the COVID year), Tim Kowols and Destination Door County's Jon Jarosh have celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week. This year, Destination Door County President and CEO Julie Gilbert joined the conversation as they talk tourism and the organization commitment to the area's parks.

Allow Me To Introduce Myself: Boys and Girls Club of the Bay and Lakes Region CEO Lisa Kogan-Praska

May 8th, 2023 10:00am
The smile you see on the face of the Boys and Girls Club of the Bay and Lakes Region CEO Lisa Kogan-Praska when she visits Door County is real and sincere. Kogan-Praska was named the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay three years ago after a career that included a six-year stint as the President and CEO of Catalpa Health in Appleton. We talked to Lisa about how the first two months with Door County in the fold have been going.

Where are they Now? Southern Door's Keagan Keddell

May 5th, 2023 12:00pm
Bringing you a little closer to nature while on the hunt is the goal for freelance photographer and 2013 Southern Door alum Keagan Keddell. Growing up in the Brussels area, Keddell says he and his friends dreamed of doing hunting and fishing shows. We talked to Keddell about how one job turned into a different passion.

ALICE in America

May 2nd, 2023 12:00pm
We are joined by United for ALICE National Director Stephanie Hoopes and Brown County United Way President and CEO Robyn Davis to discuss the most recent data covering ALICE in the nation and specifically in northeast Wisconsin.

Help of Door County making a difference with Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 10th, 2023 05:00pm
Milly Gonzales and Ava Beaudot from Help of Door County share the importance of healthy relationships for teenagers.

Exit Interview: Miss Door County 2022 Chloe Staudenmaier

February 3rd, 2023 09:00am
In one of her final acts as Miss Door County 2022, Chloe Staudenmaier chatted with Tim Kowols about her year-long reign and looked ahead to the 2023 pageant on February 4th, 2023.

Wrexham AFC's Mark Griffiths

February 2nd, 2023 06:00am | Duration: 53:00
One of the biggest soccer clubs in the world right now is in one of the smallest countries thanks to the popularity FX's Welcome to Wrexham. As Tim Kowols prepares to run the London Marathon for JDRF UK, he talks shop with Wrexham's audio commentator Mark Griffiths about the club's popularity and sports broadcasting.

DCEDC offering Entrepreneurial Training Program in February

January 11th, 2023 11:00am
Executive Director Michelle Lawrie and Communications Director Korey Mallien talk about the course to help grow or start your business and the comprehensive plan for the DCEDC in the next three years.

Newsmakers: Destination Door County's Julie Gilbert

January 6th, 2023 01:00pm
In this episode, Destination Door County President and CEO Julie Gilbert discusses their new partnership with the Door County Community Foundation to create the Community Investment Fund.

Rotary Interact Thanksgiving Project Kickoff 2022

November 8th, 2022 11:00am
In this episode, members of the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Interact Club announce their fourth annual Thanksgiving Project.

News Makers: Miss Door County Outstanding Teen Claire Bohn

October 13th, 2022 12:00am
Miss Door County Outstanding Teen Claire Bohn shares her efforts to battle dyslexia in Door County.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5th, 2022 09:00am
Help of Door County Executive Director Milly Gonzales and new Violence Intervention Coordinator Tracey Robertson talks about the local impact of abuse and the "Walk With Me" event. The Walk to help end domestic abuse will be at 4:30 pm Wednesday, October 5 starting at Sawyer Park

Todd Maas shares tips on caring for plants in the fall

September 30th, 2022 02:20pm
You can find out how to care for your outdoor plants and perennials this fall with help from Todd Maas of Maas Floral and Greenhouse.

Senator Tammy Baldwin on Great Lakes Icebreaker and USCG Authorization Act

September 14th, 2022 08:30am
Sen. Baldwin introduced the United States Coast Guard Authorization Act for 2022-23. She shares what is in the proposed legislation and how the bipartisan bill will help the shipbuilding and Great Lakes commerce in the the area.

Door County Fair 2022: DC Scrap Metal's Hilary Heard

August 9th, 2022 12:00am
DC Scrap Metal's Hilary Heard talks about her connection to the Door County Fair and why it led her to support the fair by sponsoring its Main Stage and its demolition derby.

Birch Creek Beat: Second Week of Jazz

July 29th, 2022 12:00pm
In this episode, we talk about the Jazz and Big Band session that is concluding this weekend, and starting up again next week and two retreat programs for adults.

Birch Creek Beat: Big Band Jazz 2022

July 15th, 2022 12:00pm
Birch Creek Music Performance Center's Mona Christensen visting the NEW Radio Studios to put a bow on the symphony and start up the big band jazz sessions.

K -D Salmon Tournament with organizers Jerry MacMillin and Kevin Naze

July 12th, 2022 04:25pm
The 40th K-D Salmon Tournament begins Friday and we visit with the two main organizers of the event that will be for 10-days for the first time ever!

Birch Creek Beat: Symphony Season 2022

July 1st, 2022 12:00am
Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christenson recaps the percussion season and looks ahead to the symphony session coming up.

150th Anniversary of Tanum Forest Congregation

June 18th, 2022 11:00am
Pastor Peter Mannoja shares the history of the oldest Lutheran church in Door County and the special meaning behind the 150th year and the hard-working congregation.

Birch Creek Banter: Percussion and Steel Drum

June 14th, 2022 08:00am
In this interview, Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen helps preview the upcoming percussion and steel drum session and teases the Fourth of July Concert.

Newsmakers: The Ridges Sanctuary's Andy Gill

May 23rd, 2022 02:00pm
In this interview The Ridges Sanctuary Executive Director Andy Gill talks about the organization's pending purchase of The Ridges Inn and Suites and how it potentially fits in with the

Getting to know: Destination Sturgeon Bay's Rachel Malcore and Andrea Buboltz

May 23rd, 2022 12:00am
We chat with the two newest members of the team at Destination Sturgeon Bay: Rachel Malcore and Andrea Buboltz. We also look ahead at Destination Sturgeon Bay's first season as the organizer of the Sturgeon Bay Farm Market.

Newsmakers: State Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski

May 17th, 2022 09:00am
In this interview, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski shares with us her plan to address mental health if elected to the U.S. Senate and the difference between running for a statewide office compared to a federal one.

Newsmakers: Midsummer's Music Allyson Fleck and Birch Creek Music Performance Center's Mona Christensen

May 9th, 2022 09:00am
Midsummer's Music Allyson Fleck and Birch Creek Music Performance Center's Mona Christensen joins Tim Kowols to discuss their upcoming Music for Food concert benefitting the Door County Food Pantry Coalition

News Makers: DDC's Julie Gilbert and Jon Jarosh

May 5th, 2022 10:00am
We celebrate National Travel and Toursim Week with Destination Door County President and CEO Julie Gilber and Chief Communications Officer Jon Jarosh.

Newsmakers: Rep. Joel Kitchens

April 14th, 2022 09:00am
We talk to Rep. Joel Kitchens about the end of the legislative session last week and what he is looking forward to trying to accomplish if he is elected again to the Wisconsin Assembly.

Newsmakers: State Senator Andre Jacque

April 12th, 2022 09:00am
State Senator Andre Jacque reflects on the past session, including some of the bills of his that were recently signed into law.

Newsmakers: United Way of Door County's Amy Kohnle

April 5th, 2022 08:00am
In this episode, United Way of Door County Executive Director Amy Kohnle shares with us some of their upcoming events and reflects on the good work they have been able to help fund in the community.

District 4 Supervisor Kara Counard on running for re-election

March 31st, 2022 04:20pm
Kara Counard is running against Nancy Robillard who was the District 5 supervisor before the political lines were redrawn last year. Counard shares her thoughts on running for re-election.

Spring Election Day 2022: Sturgeon Bay School District Referendum

March 29th, 2022 10:00am

Candidate Profile: Kimberly Hardtke for Kewaunee County Circuit Judge

March 25th, 2022 02:00pm
DCDN profiles Kimberly Hardtke, candidate for Kewaunee County Circuit Judge.

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