Kankakee Podcast

Kankakee Podcast

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#55: Heather Wagner - Country Singer
August 08, 2022

St. Anne country artist, Heather Wagner, joins us on this episode of Kankakee Podcast to talk about the newest version of her song, "Gone", that was just released this past Friday.    "Gone" Featuring

#54: Merchant Street Music Fest 2022
July 25, 2022

Merchant Street Music Fest, the biggest music festival of the year in Kankakee County, takes place this Friday and Saturday in downtown Kankakee near the train depot. I thought it would be fun to give

#53: Strickler Planetarium - Jeri LaMont & Steve Case
July 18, 2022

I hate to burst your bubble but The Big Dipper is not a constellation of stars. I know, shocking, right? I learned SO many things while having a conversation with both Jeri LaMont and Steve Case of Ol

#52: Hotel Riverview - Kankakee County Museum
July 05, 2022

Before all the grand homes were built near present day Cobb Park in Kankakee, stood the luxurious Hotel Riverview. Even though the hotel only lasted from 1887 to 1897, it's legacy has become one of th

#51: Mattea’s Joy - Jamie Freedlund
June 27, 2022

Most likely at some point in the last twelve years, you've heard or seen the name Mattea's Joy around town. What exactly is it though? Mattea's Joy is nonprofit organization here in Kankakee County th

#50: Connect Roasters - Caleb Benoit
June 22, 2022

Did you know the coffee that's currently brewed for the professional baseball players in the Chicago Cubs Clubhouse comes from Bourbonnais? Connect Roasters right here in Bourbonnais manufactures coff

#49: Emily LaVoie - Eating Psychology Coach
June 13, 2022

There are four different types of hunger. I thought there was only one. That is, until I sat down with Eating Psychology Coach, Emily LaVoie. Born and raised in Kankakee, Emily has always had a passio

#48: Kent Wade Guest Hosts - Talks Juneteenth 2022
June 06, 2022

Since day one of starting Kankakee Podcast, I've always had the idea of having people "Guest Host" an episode every now and then. We are finally making that happen! I'm excited to welcome Kent Wade as

#47: Knack Brewing - Matt & Emily Strysik
May 31, 2022

For the first time in several decades, the City of Kankakee is now home to a brewery once again! After two plus years of planning and lots of hard work, Knack Brewing & Fermentations, has opened it's

#46: Jake Vaughn - Patron Episode
May 27, 2022

When you pledge $100 or more per month in the Kankakee Podcast Patron Program, one of the many rewards you will receive is getting to be a guest on an episode. The first person to take us up on this w