THE PULSE Podcast
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Release Date: September 12, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Natalie Johansen. Natalie is the Board Advocate for HAV Life. HAV Life's mission is to prevent lost potential in the youth of the Quad Cities, focusing on Arts, Athletics and Music. We talk with Natalie about Cat Shows, Richard Belsar, and singing Hall and Oates with Freddie Mercury.
Release Date: September 5, 2014
We have reached the 25th episode of The Pulse! For the occasion, Ian and Andy sat down and took The Pulse of each other. They reflect on twenty-five episodes of The Pulse and how The Pulse came to be. We talk about being a father, our favorite moments, and eating steak with Abraham Lincoln and Giordano's with Lee Harvey Oswald.
Release Date: August 29, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Jill Roderick! Jill is the Curator of Conservation and Education with Niabi Zoo. We talk about animals, animals, and eating African food with Jane Goodall.
Release Date: August 22, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Karen Romer! Karen is the Kittan District Popcorn Kernal, and Committee Chair of Troop 82. Popcorn season starts soon and we want to make sure every unit is prepared! We talk about the appeal of The Walking Dead, online popcorn sales, and eating Italian with Wonder Woman.
Release Date: August 15, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Jeff Rieter! Jeff is the Director of the Bettendorf Family Museum. The Bettendorf Family Museum has been newly remodeled and features traveling exhibits throughout the year. The Museum also features workshops for Webelos Pins and other Pack and Troop activities! We talk with Jeff about museum family memberships, playing ball with the St. Louis Cardinals, and eating steak with Bono and Eddie Vedder.
More can be found on the Bettendorf Family Museum here: https://www.familymuseum.org/
Release Date: August 8, 2014
With the start of school just around the corner, this week we took The Pulse of Dr. Theron Schutte! Dr. Schutte is the Superintendent of the Bettendorf School System. We talk with Dr. Schutte about Bettendorf's success', Ken Burn's documentaries, and eating surf and turf with President Kennedy.
More can be found out about the Bettendorf School District here: http://www.bettendorf.k12.ia.us/
Release Date: July 30, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of John Knoble! John works with the US Army Corps of Engineers in LeClaire. The US Army Corps of Engineers has a great relationship with the Scouts and can provide a wealth of opportunities. John is an old friend of Andy's. We talk about frightening rabbits, the appeal of the Big Bang Theory, and eating Happy Joes with Morgan Freeman.
The world's longest train did interrupt our Podcast at one point.
Release Date: July 25, 2014
This week we close out our Month-of-Bob by taking The Pulse of Bob Christopher! Bob is the Assistant Dean of Students and Head of Security at St. Ambrose University, and an overall Jack of All Trades. Bob has helped the Kittan District as a former District Chairman and current Nominating Chair. We talk with Bob about the growing popularity of Gaga, Scuba Diving, and eating Surf-and-Turf with Jacque Cousteau and Walt Disney.
Release Date: July 18, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Bob Fox! Bob Fox is the General Manager of the Mississippi Valley Fair. Bob is full of stories and experiences, and Ian and Andy could have talked with him for hours. The Mississippi Valley Fair is July 29-Aug 3. We talk with Bob about wrestling, monkeys riding dogs, and eating fried chicken with your parents.
Find out more about the Mississippi Valley Fair here: http://www.mvfair.com/
Release Date: July 10, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Bob Sutton. Bob is the Program Director for the Illowa Council. Before becoming District Executive, Bob served as the District Executive of the Hoover District. We are excited that Bob has gotten the opportunity to take on this role. We talk about burning cars in Panama City, traveling with the military, and eating chicken and pork and beans with Jim Morrison.
Release Date: July 4, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Bob Haffarnan! Bob is the former Scoutmaster of Troop 89 in Bettendorf. Bob is taking on the new role of Kittan District Chairman, and we are excited for what Bob can do for our District! We talk about High Adventure bases, cross-river rivalries, and eating dinner with Albert Einstein in Rome.
Release Date: June 27, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Sam Hawk! Sam is a Territory Manager for the Supply Group of the Boy Scouts of America. Sam's territory includes our Davenport Scout Shop! The BSA Supply Group sells everything from uniforming and books to camping equipment and everything in-between. We talk about Beakman's World, the Chicago Cubs, and eating Grandma's Spaghetti with your Grandparents.
Find everything you'ld ever need from the BSA Supply Group at: http://www.scoutstuff.org/
Release Date: June 20, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Bill Michaels! Bill is a morning radio personality on Dwyer and Michaels on 97X. He is also a member of the Backwater Gamblers and an Eagle Scout! We talk about the change in classic rock, building a ski pyramid, and eating dinner with Harry Houdini!
Find out more about Dwyer and Michaels and 97X here:
Find out more about the Backwater Gamblers here:
Release Date: June 13, 2014
Today we took The Pulse of Hilary Tanner! Hilary is the new District Executive for the Hoover District. She starts on Monday, so we had a great chance to talk with her before she had a chance to get her first taste of the job. Hilary is going to be a great addition to our team. We talk about life at UNI, living in Space, and eating Tacos(with a side of freedom) with George Washington.
(It was a little windy today)
Release Date: June 6, 2014
The week we took The Pulse of Christine Garrow. Christine is the Children's Librarian for the Scott County Library System. The Scott County Library System has an awesome Summer Program to get kids into reading! The Davenport and Bettendorf libraries also have programs for Summer Reading. Ian already has his kids signed up, and you should too! We talk about just what is the Bookmobile, favorite children's books, and eating pizza with Douglass Adams.
Find out more about the Scott County Library System at http://www.scottcountylibrary.org/
Release Date: May 30, 2014
The week we took The Pulse of Theresa Hauman! Theresa is the Senior Recreation Manager of Davenport Parks and Recreation. Davenport Parks and Recreation has hundreds of things for kids to do this summer, from swimming to drama and everything in between. We talk about the Kid's Pass which is a great way to enjoy the Putnum, River Bandits, YMCA, and the Davenport Parks all summer! We also talk about the truth behind Parks and Recreation, eating steak oscar with the First Lady, and getting interrupted by a train.
Activity books are available at the Scout Office and you can find out more about Davenport Parks and Rec at http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/department/index.php?structureid=21
Release Date: May 23, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of John Diggs! John is a long-time Scouter and owner of Power Grafx, Inc. Power Grafx made all of the shirts for our Cub Day Camp this year and has made shirts and other items for many events across the Council. John has years of Scouting experience as well and has helped in many areas including Unit, District, Council, and National events. We talk about feuding Woodbadge animals, making t-shirts for the Buffalo Bills, and eating dinner with Jesus.
Find out more about Power Grafx at www.powergrafxinc.com
Release Date: May 16, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Sarah Kisner, Admissions Director of Capri College in Davenport. Capri College offers many things from classes, hair care, and Summer Programs. Capri also hosts a Summer Program for youth this summer and charters an Exploring Post for youth 14 to 21. Sarah is a great friend to the Kittan District! We talk about getting a Masters in nail tech, choosing your favorite Beatles song, and eating Mexican with a Beatle.
Find out more about Capri at: http://www.capricollege.com/davenport-page.cfm
Release Date: May 9, 2014
This week we take The Pulse of the Putnam Museum with Nichole Myles, Vice President of Education and Exhibits, and Heather Brinkschroeder, Education Specialist. The Putnam has recently opened its new Science Center with over forty-five hands on exhibits! There is also a wide array of Summer Camps available for boys and girls of all ages. We talk about blogging, creepy robots, and eating with Aaron Copland and Peter Higgs.
Find out more at the Putnam Museum: http://www.putnam.org/Home.aspx
Release Date: May 2, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of the Kittan District Day Camp Camp Director and Program Director: Gina Ekstrom and Rikka Stewart. Day Camp is just around the corner and we here in Kittan can not be more excited! Ian is joining us by phone. This week we talk about favorite Day Camp moments, Scouting with your family, eating fish and chips with David Tennet and eating ravioli with your Grandmother.
Release Date: April 25, 2014
This week we took The Pulse of Ryan Yoder. Ryan is the Kittan District Tiger Leader Mentor. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with Tiger Cub Leaders. Ryan works for the University of Michigan. We talk about being Naked and Afraid, being a Hoosier, and eating with the Apostle Paul.
Release Date: April 17, 2014
This week we took the Pulse of Pastor Kerrin Kirkpatrick of Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf. Asbury United Methodist is the Chartering Organization for Pack 129. Asbury will be hosting a special Scout Sunday Service on April 27th for both their 8:30 and 11:00 services. We talk about watching Judge Judy, rich scouting histories, and having a potluck with your great grandmother.
You can learn more about Asbury United Methodist at http://www.asbury-bett.org/
Release Date: April 11, 2014
This week we took the Pulse of Miller Time Bowl with Michelle Miller! Michelle and her husband own and operate Miller Time Bowl in Davenport. Miller Time is offering great summer opportunities for kids. We talk about growing up in the bowling alley, league bowling, and eating Chicken with Ronald Reagan.
Release Date: April 4, 2014
This week we took the Pulse of Webelos at the Y with Jessica Hurd! Jessica is the Youth Leadership & Development Director at the Davenport North and West YMCA's. We talk about Webelos at the Y, meeting the Easter Rabbit, and eating steak with Jesus.
You can learn more about the YMCA at scottcountyfamilyy.org
Release Date: March 27, 2014
This week we sat down with Dr. Rich Hintz! Rich has been the head of the Kittan District Eagle Board of Review and has overseen over 300 boys attain the rank of Eagle Scout! Dr. Hintz is an optometrist at the Eye Care Pavilion in Davenport.
We talk about Eagle Scouts, busted brackets, and eating Ribs with Albert Einstein.
Thank you to Dr. Hintz for his years of service to the Kittan District!
Note: Ian is joining us Live from the Center for Professional Development in Westlake, Texas!
Release Date: March 24, 2014
This week we took the Pulse of the awesome Paul Kleinhans-Schulz, Account Executive with the Quad Cities River Bandits! We talk about German names, being a mascot, and Minor League Baseball!
Scout Night with the River Bandits is June 20th!