The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier

The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier

In The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we focus on positive, inspiring stories of everyday people doing cool stuff. What drives people to go after their dreams? What can the rest of us get out of hearing their stories? We take you deeper into the story as we get to the heart of why this is so important to them.... Show More

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside a converted church where volunteers are busier than ever. A nonprofit with a mission of helping the homeless has done a 180 to fill an urgent need to feed hundreds of families in isolation. They are bringing food to their doorsteps. 

People and groups like this are working hard in communities all around this country right now.

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we join the Million Mask "March." Two fashion designers put out a call for scraps of fabric and elastic to make homemade mask covers for healthcare providers at their local hospital.

Before long, their mission turned into a nationwide movement. Now, so-called sewing angels are coming together in several states to assemble, collect and distribute much needed materials to comb...

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In this special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we explore isolation and its effects on all of us during this health care crisis.

A mental health professional talks about lifting people up in these tough times. How social media and other aps can be used to share smiles, connect through hobbies, and help us feel less isolated at home.

Find Vera French here https://www.verafrenchmhc.org/

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

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In this special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier podcast we talk about the importance of taking care of our seniors, scared and isolated during the coronavirus crisis.

There are simple things you can do to not only help others in this difficult time, but releave some of your own stress and the stress on those you love.

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet a man who has dedicated his life to helping others. From giving workshops on grant writing, to bringing people together to enjoy free concerts on his porch and in other towns-- John is a rare individual who seems to have a never-ending amount of energy and enthusiasm.

He may inspire you to get more involved in your community.

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take to a small town where we meet an inspiring community-centered veteran who gives back in so many ways. The veteran of the war in Iraq is still fighting to help those who got him home safely so that he can live the  American dream.

The interpreters, whom he credits with saving his life in war-torn Iraq, are still targeted there for helping the Americans. John is trying to help...

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of beekeeping. A husband and wife are living a dream they never expected.

The reserved man would rather live quietly on the farm pursuing his life-long interest in bees. His wife is allergic, put has a talent for marketing and making products from the bees. Together they found a way to walk away from working for others. Their small business is buzzing. L...

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February 18, 2020 11 min

In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you to a pre-glam party for A Night to Shine event. Community volunteers coming together to help those who happen to have special needs look their best for a prom like no other.

In this story, hair and makeup specialists give their time and talent to help "glam up" these special guests. 

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you to the sidelines of a high school football game. We meet Casey, a young man with a "special" role helping young athletes learn about football and life. It's a win-win for everyone.  

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the word of trapshooting --a sport exploding in popularity in high schools across the country. Taya learned how to shoot when she was a little girl. In a sport dominated by boys, she soon set her sights on trapshooting and is already a state champion.

 

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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In This Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we meet a retired police officer who has found another way to serve his community. Bill worked mostly in crimes involving children. Now he is helping children through his hobby that has turned into so much more. Woodturning has become a big part of is life. His club is working with the Beads of Courage Program. Children fighting cancer gets beads as badges of honor after each treatment an...

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January 16, 2020 20 min

For one night a year, all across this country, and in other parts of the world, hundreds of thousands come together to shine. Tim Tebow's Night to Shine event is about giving those who happen to have special needs, a night of their own---a prom of their own.

In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet two volunteers who represent so many that have touched countless lives through their work.

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In this The Heart of The Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of a legendary composer and drummer. Louie Bellson made history with his music. Now, a young man with incredible talents of his own, is making sure the music and the message stay alive. A professional drummer and master teacher himself, Josh Duffee gives us a performance you won't soon forget.

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December 19, 2019 14 min

In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we share a Christmas story. My children's book Cody and Grandpa's Christmas tradition was inspired by a true story as told to me by a veteran following a veterans day event at a school. 

In this podcast, we share the story behind the story--and the book itself, as read by me--the author. (book reading begins at 6:28)

I hope you enjoyed this simple gift. Download and share wi...

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December 18, 2019 26 min

In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of esports. Gaming has become a billion dollar industry. Some colleges are hiring coaches and recruiting gamers with scholarships and more. We hear from a coach living his dream and his team playing for theirs.

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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In This Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of female wrestling. Young girls are turning out in record numbers for a chance to show what they can do in this sport. But in some states, they are finding themselves pinned by rules that keep them out of the game.

"I think boys and girls should both have the same chances, an opportunity. Nothing should stop the girls," Sydney Park, two time state c...

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December 3, 2019 12 min

In this The Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we take you to the dirt track with a driver making a comeback 20 years after a near fatal accident. He is determined to race again so that his youngest son can see him drive for the first time. The community comes together to build a car to make his dream come true.

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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A high speed chase leads to a police chief fighting for his life. But this is a story about giving thanks as the family sees the community gather around them. Heidi Behning takes us step by step through what happened that day and into the process of recovery. She reveals the heart of this story.

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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November 24, 2019 16 min

In this The Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we take you inside a non-profit that helps veterans suffering from PTSD. Sundance For Our Soldiers uses equine therapy as a tool to help veterans come to terms with what they have been through and are going through now that they have come here. https://www.sundanceforoursoldiers.org/

In this podcast we take you inside a session-- and we meet Doc who welcomed us to be a part of this un...

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November 24, 2019 12 min

In this The Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we take you to the race track where among the seasoned dirt track drivers is an up-and-coming teenager looking to leave her mark.

The high-schooler spends her summers driving around the country with her dad. He works on the car--she races it.

Produced By Ryan Beintema @rbp7

Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/

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