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Nick in the AM #6: Decades of Peoria hockey with beat writer Dave Eminian

Sports writer Dave Eminian (@icetimecleve) has covered 33 seasons of the Peoria Rivermen for the Journal Star. "Cleve" joins his fellow writer Nick Vlahos (@VlahosNick) to discuss his long career covering Peoria hockey and his love for his hometown Cleveland sports teams, plus share a few war stories from behind the scenes of the Rivermen beat in this edition of Nick in the AM, the Podcast.

Duration: 00:59:15

Nick in AM #5: Journal Star assignment editor and political reporter Chris Kaergard

The Journal Star's Nick in the Morning —Nick Vlahos — chats with co-worker Chris Kaergard about state and local politics, the state of journalism and the process and strategy for newsgathering in central Illinois. Chris started out as a copy editor and editorial page writer, and is currently the paper's assignment editor and political reporter.

Duration: 00:54:56

Nick in AM #4: Beer talk with Mark Johnstone of Rhodell Brewery

Journal Star reporter Nick Vlahos talks with Mark Johnstone, proprietor of Rhodell Brewery in Peoria, about his business, his journey from his native Scotland to central Illinois and whether the craft-beer craze is at its peak.

Duration: 00:50:10

Nick in AM #3: Former TV journalist Audrey Williams of the American Cancer Society

In this edition, the Journal Star's Nick Vlahos talks with American Cancer Society spokeswoman Audrey Williams about her days in Peoria TV news, her current job and a big fundraising campaign in which Nick has a personal stake.

Duration: 00:31:08

Nick in AM #2: Journal Star sports editor Kirk Wessler

Journal Star reporter Nick Vlahos talks with sports editor Kirk Wessler about working for his hometown newspaper, blurring the line between sports and politics on ESPN and how good Bradley University basketball might be this season.

Duration: 00:52:35

Nick in AM #1: Q&A with Journal Star digital guru Adam Gerik

Nick talks to Journal Star assistant managing editor/digital Adam Gerik about his job, his Kansas roots and his organ (the musical instrument, of course.)

Duration: 00:38:20