Holstein and Company

Holstein and Company

The Holstein and Company Morning Show was the No. 1 radio show in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, for almost 24 years and delivered almost 30,000 hours of award-winning entertainment and information. Steve Holstein catches up each week with friends old and new. Spread the word!

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June 14, 2021 29 min

Becky Ames is a donation liaison with Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. In this episode we hear how many Illinois residents are in need of an organ transplant, and learn about the fascinating and compassionate work done by donation liaisons.

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To be an organ donor text HOPE to 51555

Gift of Hope: https://www.giftofhope.org

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Starting in 2006 Aaron Bennett could be found on WCIA-TV as a sports reporter, sports anchor, and eventually a news anchor. In 2018 Aaron left television for a position at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois.

In this episode Aaron and I talk about loyal small town sports fans, having a "normal" schedule, why a good sportscast is more than just scores and highlights, and how an idea for a news story goes f...

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Matt Difanis is one of Champaign-Urbana's top real estate agents who's made fair housing one of his passion projects. In this episode I talk to Matt about fair housing and the current real estate market — including a 30-way bid for a single home.

Matt's website: http://mattdifanis.com

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There’s some special about seeing a kid in a scouting uniform. Today it seems kids in sports uniforms are more common, but scouting is alive and well and has evolved to give kids a reason to show up and stay interested. And now that COVID infections have dropped, scout camping is back... so I thought I’d give Jared White with the Prairielands Council a buzz.

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In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed in the line of duty. In this special episode of the podcast I speak with friend and retired Champaign police officer Bruce Ramseyer about the day, how his students at the police academy reacted to the news, and how police approach a "domestic" 911 call.

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Dan Moisson is the former owner of Simplified Computers, which he sold to Pavlov Media in 2019. He’s the owner of Moisson Properties in Champaign, Illinois. In this episode Dan shares how he accidentally found his way into buying property, his initial fears, and why he didn’t sleep very well on the night he purchased his first multi-family building.

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Lauren McMillan is a sophomore at the Univeristy of Illinois and was just named Vice President of Orange Krush. Lauren hails from Princeton, Illinois, and shares the mission of Orange Krush, what it's like going to college during a pandemic, and the apps she checks first when she wakes in the morning.

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Scott Olthoff is a Champaign husband, father, Wealth Strategist, World Vision sponsor, and ultramarathon runner. What defines an ultra? It’s any distance over 26.2 miles, which is the length of a regular marathon. Scott shares what it takes to fuel up before and during an ultra, what gear he relies on, and how he makes time for training.

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For the third time since the podcast launched, bees are a topic — but only briefly. Former Champaign Dept. of Public Works Director Dennis Schmidt has taken up beekeeping as a hobby. We talk about this for a few minutes before learning how un-flat East Central Illinois is and what the bar Pia’s has to do with it.

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Ray Cunningham has been the Mayor of Homer, Illinois, since 2013. His background in historical research and his passion for organizing data is the backbone of an ongoing project to build a massive database of historical information about the village.

Ray is not only a world traveler who's been to dozens of countries — including multiple trips to North Korea — he's a respected photographer who has shot over 1 million photos.

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We are zombie-free in Champaign-Urbana thanks to Jeff Sylvester and his Zombie Defense Vehicle.

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Angie Kerr is a realtor, volleyball mom, and loves her Instagram. Also, she knows to respect the Ring doorbell.

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Shortly after Carolyn Farren raved about The Haunted Hamburger in Jerome, Arizona, my sister mentioned she would be out that way. She texted from inside the restaurant and I gave her a call.

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Farren's Pub & Eatery is home to one the country's best hamburgers. She shares her location for one of her favorite burgers outside of Illinois, how the Russell got its name, and why water has been a theme at both Farren's locations.

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March 12, 2021 3 min

My mom's got an iPad and an iPhone and is pretty savvy at using them. Now that her son has a podcast it's time for her to learn how to find the app and subscribe.

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For nearly a decade the Holstein & Company Morning Show enjoyed twice-monthly studio visits by Champaign police officer Bruce Ramseyer. Just like me, he's retired from radio — and from policing. In this episode we talk about tanks, Fort Knox, teaching future police officers over Zoom, cleaning church basements, and working for the fire department.

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Welcome to the first edition of Holstein & Company the podcast. I'll explain why this is show 7489 and I talk wit Shane Cultra about his getting the new Ford Bronco, his new dog Lincoln, a new honey business, bitcoin, running in the cold, and website domains.

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