Dubuque Rising with Alex Dixon: A Surprising Gem on the Mississippi

Dubuque Rising with Alex Dixon: A Surprising Gem on the Mississippi

A podcast series hosted by Alex Dixon, President and CEO of DRA and Q Casino. The podcast focuses on various Dubuque-related topics and provides an inside look at this unique community’s future. Each episode strives to connect the past to the future through stories and the voices of people who play a role in the betterment of Dubuque, a great American treasure located on the shores of the historic Mississippi River. A natural conversationalist and big promoter of all-things- Dubuque, Dixon’s conversations with featured guests cover a variety of timely topics and reveal big ideas – all while shining a positive light on the rich history and evolution of the community. The goal is to educate listeners about the rich, "community-first" innovation that has occurred in Dubuque over the years, which has allowed the community to survive and grow into a destination-type area where thousands of people live, work and play on a daily basis. Season 1, which features four separate episodes, is currently available for download for free. Visit dradubuque.comfor more information.

Episodes

November 22, 2023 34 mins

This episode features City of Dubuque Mayor Brad Cavanagh, an unlikely politician. Mayor Cavanagh talks to Alex about his path from social work and education to serving his community in several roles that ultimately led him to become Dubuque's Mayor in November 2021. Listen to Mayor Cavanaugh’s insight into the challenges and hopes that he has for the current and future state of Dubuque as a template for how communities come t...

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This episode features Lynn "Tut" Fuller,  CEO and Chairman of Capra Bank in Dubuque. He will be speaking with Alex about his path from medical school to banking. As a fourth-generation banker, Tut has a unique Dubuque story: His great-grandfather started Dubuque Bank & Trust (DB&T), both his grandfather then his father succeeded to run the bank, his father notably built the business from $70M to $20B during his te...

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October 25, 2023 12 mins

This episode features Rick Kruser, VP and General Manager of Potosi Beverage Company. Alex and his guests take the listener through a variety of economic-related topics that are impacting Dubuque and other rural-oriented communities today. 

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This episode features Rick Dickinson, President & CEO of Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, and John Gronen, President of Gronen. Alex and his guests take the listener through a variety of economic-related topics that are impacting Dubuque and other rural-oriented communities today. 

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August 30, 2023 20 mins

This episode features Molly Grover, President of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ali Fuller, Founder, Driftless Consulting Group. Alex and his guests take the listener through a variety of economic-related topics that are impacting Dubuque and other rural-oriented communities today. 

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August 16, 2023 14 mins

This episode of Dubuque Rising features John Sutter, VP, Field of Dreams Operations. Alex and John's enthusiasm for what the Field of Dreams project represents and where it's headed as a key Iowa asset are discussed. 

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Gary Stoppelman, Executive Director of the Dubuque Museum of Art, and Racquel McClellan of Dubuque's Dream Center join Alex. They share how local organizations can positively impact our unique community. 

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July 19, 2023 35 mins

The Origin features Gary Dolphin, a legendary Iowa sports broadcaster, Dubuque-area business owner and passionate advocate for the community. Alex and Gary will discuss the history and development of Dubuque, including the formation of the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) and what that meant to the city. 

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July 14, 2023 1 min
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