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The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier

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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.

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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 64 A Pastor's Promise: Organ Donation

2/23/2021
She has dedicated her life to giving of herself to others. First through her ministry as a pastor, now through organ donation. In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we dig down into what inspired her to pursue her career touching lives with her words, and how that moved her to literally give of herself. https://www.facebook.com/tiffany.horvath1 our podcast fb page https://www.facebook.com/The-Heart-of-the-Story-with-Gary-Metivier-101230791929498 Americana Series...

Duration:00:22:18

ep. 63 Paul's Postcards: You've Got Mail

2/16/2021
Remember going to the mailbox, hoping for a card or letter? The excitement that comes from discovering a photo of someone's vacation or reading of life's ups and downs in a letter from a friend or relative? Paul Laird, aka the postcard guy, is keeping a bit of Americana alive. For the past couple of decades, he, along with his wife Debbie, have teamed up to send thousands of postcards to strangers and friends. He calls his ability to remember dates as God's gift. And despite considerable...

Duration:00:26:01

Classic Car Club Ep. 60

2/5/2021
Classic car clubs continue to grow as Americans are looking for that connection to the past. In this episode of the Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we stop in for the last event of the season for one classic car club. They park at a farmer's market to share their classic cars with whomever wants to see them, or drive by a retirement community to give others that same thrill. They meet with old friends and make new ones. Spending the afternoon talking about life and of course,...

Duration:00:18:03

ep. 58: One Room Schoolhouse: Teachers Give History Lesson

1/26/2021
One room schoolhouses or "country schools" were the norm in rural America for about 100 years. So it is fitting that three teachers, each celebrating their 100th birthday, give us a history lesson. What was it like teaching all grades in a one-room schoolhouse? Americana Series Sponsors Blackhawk Bank and Trust https://www.choosethechief.com/ Quint City Stone Center http://qcstonecenter.com/ Weber Auto Group https://www.weberautogroup.com/ Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive...

Duration:00:14:50

Episode 54: On Track: Race Announcer Makes History

1/12/2021
He is the voice that brings local race tracks to life. Most communities across this great country have people like him behind the mic--at sporting events or other activities. They get us excited, they calm our fears, take us back in time or help create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Shane Davis on what it means to be a race announcer and so much more as he takes us to the heart of his story. Thanks to our "Americana" Series Sponsors! Blackhawk Bank and Trust...

Duration:00:18:35

Episode 52: Wundram’s Words: A Newspaperman’s Delivery

12/29/2020
He painted pictures with the written word. While many newspaper columnist become mainstays in their communities, none has made more history than Bill Wundram. The old-school writer sits down with an old-school tv news guys to talk about telling stories and living life searching for unique people and places. Americana Series Sponsors Blackhawk Bank and Trust https://www.choosethechief.com/ Weber Auto Group https://weberautogroup.com/ Quint City Stone Center...

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 46 Dance. What Moves You?

12/22/2020
I am posting this the week of Christmas when many would have been performing for family and friends. Some still are-- virtually. But on stage or just in their hearts this year, dance has a special place in so many lives. Let's dance. If you would like to donate to support a dancer email Carissa @ dancequestcarissa@yahoo.com

Duration:00:16:11

Episode 53: Weinermobile/Hot Dog History

12/16/2020
In this Americana Series we take a bite out of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile! To help spread smiles (and market their products:) Oscar Mayer developed a hot dog shaped vehicle and hit the highway. We caught up with the two people who drive it around to see what is so unique about this part of American history. #oscar mayer #hotdogs #americana #garymetivier

Duration:00:12:00

Episode 51: Order Up! American Diners

12/9/2020
In this special Americana Series we take you inside Joni's Diner in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This is the American spirit alive and well! A couple with a dream of having their own old-fashioned diner and bringing in their culinary chef daughter to add a new twist to the menu. A taste of the past mixed with dreams of a future. Americana Series Sponsors Blackhawk Bank and Trust https://www.choosethechief.com/ Morrison Community Hospital https://morrisonhospital.com/ Quint City Stone Center...

Duration:00:14:29

Episode 48 Whiskey Business: A Taste of the American Spirit

12/1/2020
He gave up a career forecasting the weather to pursue his dream of owning his own business. It turned out to be the perfect storm for his family and a new niche that has since exploded. We give you a taste of what it took to get there. Whiskey Business. Find out more at https://www.mrdistilling.com/ Thanks to our Americana Series Sponsors! Blackhawk Bank and Trust https://www.choosethechief.com/ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds https://mvfair.com/ Quint City Stone Center...

Duration:00:23:45

Episode 47: Santa For Seniors

11/25/2020
A nationwide effort is underway to make sure some of our seniors have something special this year. From a pair of socks to a gift card for food and necessities, Home Instead is leading the way with the "Be A Santa to a Senior" program. You can sponsor a senior now. Cara's info Cara Joiner General Manager Illinois Home Instead Senior Care Iowa Office 1977 Spruce Hills Drive Bettendorf, Iowa 52722 O: 563.359.0027 Illinois Office 1465-41st Street Suite 9 Moline, Illinois...

Duration:00:18:45

Episode 44: Lola's Love. Outreach Center Fills Gap for Veterans

11/19/2020
In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet Lola at the QC Veterans Outreach Center. There is likely a special person similar to her in a community near you. Inspired by her father's service and the story he told her as a little girl of strangers feeding him, she is now feeding thousands of veterans and doing so much more. find out more about her at https://www.qcvetsoutreach.com/

Duration:00:13:19

Episode 43: Korean War Vet Still Fighting

11/15/2020
In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside a makeshift garage in a small town. It is home to Korean War veteran Bob Fitts. But now his 90's Bob is still fighting this time to keep the word "war" in the Korean War. He is also trying to make sure we never forget the often called "forgotten war." His home museum is free and open to anyone who wants to discover the history here. Don’t Forget to Subscribe My Youtube Channel ➜ https://bit.ly/367ysCE (see his museum...

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 41: What's Within You? No Barriers USA.

10/21/2020
In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier, Tom Lillig lifts us up with heartwarming tales of people overcome barriers in their lives. In this podcast, he takes us through some critical steps to making our lives more fulfilling right now. See the links below to his new book and information on nobarriersusa. https://nobarriersusa.org/ https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Within-You-Roadmap-Barriers-ebook/dp/B089QVLWGR

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 42: Veteran Finds Hope To Save Foot

10/7/2020
Veteran finds hope in doctor after decades in pain. In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet a veteran who got a diagnosis he just couldn't live with. Chronic pain was making the making everyday life unbearable. Doctor after doctor said the only option was amputation until he found one who said he was will to try something new. Find out what happens next. Don’t Forget to Subscribe My Youtube Channel ➜ https://bit.ly/367ysCE Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive...

Duration:00:09:17

Episode 40: The Long Way Down To Lift Others Up

10/2/2020
Dan Plys is on a unique mission. The Minnesota man is attempting to ride a longboard skateboard the entire length of the mighty Mississippi river. We catch up with him to talk about what drives him to spend weeks on roads and paths all by himself. His mom is a phone call away. His dad is always in his heart -- pushing him toward his goal. Find out more at https://www.2500forhunger.com/ and follow his journey on instagram @the.longwaydown

Episode 39: Going for the Gold: Teen Dirt Racer Takes on the World

9/23/2020
Tanner Whipple has been a dirt track racer for as long as he remembers. When he got the change to compete for a spot on Team USA he went into overdrive to get ready. What happens next will inspire you! Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Thanks to our sponsors for this story— IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement https://www.facebook.com/iailti/ Petersen Plumbing and...

Duration:00:12:01

Episode 38: World's Largest Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet

9/14/2020
The Chief Black Hawk Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet is the largest in the world. Every labor day for nearly 50 years people people travel and tow themselves, their bikes their spare parts to Davenport, Iowa. The event is capped by a motorcycle race in the dirt. You'll see that here too, as Gary Metivier takes us to the Heart of the Story in this special "American Drive." Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook...

Duration:00:11:48

Episode 37 Motocross Dreams: Full Throttle

8/27/2020
In this American Drive we take you inside the high-flying world of motocross, to meet rising stars in this growing sport! See the action on youtube https://youtu.be/KmM5CTGWJlg Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Thanks to our sponsors for this story— Hoker Trucking https://hokertrucking.com/ IITI Taylor Insulation and Abatement...

Duration:00:10:58

Episode 36 Bobby Pierce: Making His Mark

8/7/2020
In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we go back to the dirt track to meet Bobby Pierce. His dad is a hall of fame racer himself. So what's it like for this young man trying to make his mark? Edited By Ryan Beintema @rbp7 Executive Producer/Host Gary Metivier http://metiviermedia.com/ Find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ Original Score by Roger Metivier Thanks to our sponsors for this story— Hoker Trucking https://hokertrucking.com/ IITI Taylor...

Duration:00:14:54