Episode 163: A Whiskey Origin Story

291 Whiskey is making a mark in Colorado Springs and at the international level – recently bringing home a major award for its rye whiskey. But it the story and history behind 291 Whiskey that makes this COS based company stand out. This week we sit down with Michael Myers, the founder of 291 Whiskey,…

Episode 162: Bikes and Ballots with Jill Gaebler

Councilwoman Jill Gaebler sits down with Jeff to discuss the recent bike lane summit (the “Battle of the Bike Lanes”) and some of the issues surrounding trying to get a city ready for the next generation. Jill and Jeff also discuss the large swath of city council candidates running for the three at-large city council…

Episode 158: Coffee & Confections

This week we sit down with some new businesses in COS that we are excited about! Bon Bon Bombardier makes confections (ie: candy!) that is unique and fun and is helping to distinguish COS as a hot spot for artisan chocolates and sweets. Blank Coffee + Donuts is a great new coffee shop located in…

Episode 156: 2018 Year In Pop Culture

2018 is over (and good riddance). But before we say goodbye, DC Jim joins Jeff in the studio to talk about their pop culture highlights from 2018. Despite not being a great year on a lot of fronts (looking at you terribly functioning Federal government) 2018 did provide us some great music, books, concerts and…

Episode 153: WTF Is On The Ballot? – Candidates

In our second show focusing on the 2018 mid-term ballot we cover the people running for offices throughout Colorado, including the governorship, our 5th Congressional district and more. If you still need to register to vote it’s not too late! You can go to the Secretary of State website here:¬†http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/VoterHome.html Make sure to get your…

Episode 152: WTF Is On the Ballot?! Part 1: Amendments and Propositions

Ballot season is here! Colorado doesn’t have much in the way of “big” national level elections (except for District 5 for the 116th US Congress, currently held by Doug Lamborn) – BUT, that said, every election is important, and to help you sort through the ballot we present you with Part 1 of our semi-annual…

Episode 151: 8 Steps to Reduce Homelessness In Colorado Springs

This week we have Andrew Phelps in the studio, the city’s Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator. He has spent much of the last year putting together an eight point plan to help reduce homelessness in COS. In this episode we walk through the different proposals in the plan, why they are there and the specific…

Episode 129: Facts, Figures and the Future of the Homeless in COS

  This week we sit down with Andrew Phelps, the City of Colorado Springs’s Homelessness Prevention and Response Coordinator for the City of Colorado Springs. In his role with the City Andrew evaluates best practices, provides project management assistance to community non-profits, acts as a liaison between community organizations and City leadership, and keeps elected…

Episode 102: Love In the Age of Twitter

Like many couples before them, Jacen and Brenda met via the internet. Except their meet cute moment wasn’t via the use of a “traditional” dating websites such as okCupid or Match.com. Instead, Jacen and Brenda found love via Twitter; a social media site more known for a bombastic President than for its matchmaking abilities. This…

Episode 96: Building Loyal with Tyler Hill

Tyler Hill is one of the owners of one of COS’s coolest businesses; Loyal Coffee. We sit down with Tyler to discuss Loyal’s business model and how they make it work with six different owners. We also discuss the philosophy behind how they approach coffee and the customer service experience. Tyler also has a lot…