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Our Town with host Andy Ockershausen

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We are thrilled to submit our new podcast “Our Town, with host Andy Ockershausen”. Our Town is a new podcast based on community history of the Washington DC metro produced by Best Bark Communications and hosted by Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy spent his career in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership at major stations has allowed him to conduct business and develop close relationships with individuals including presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. Twice weekly, listeners will have the opportunity to catch up with people they consider their heroes, old friends or newsmakers from the past in Our Town. Each guest will share their personal stories and how they view their contributions to Washington, D.C. community. After all, it is what we learn from the past that may help us with the challenges of the future. © 2016 · Our Town · All Rights Reserved. Use of any image that appears on this website for any purpose requires prior written permission from Best Bark Communications.

We are thrilled to submit our new podcast “Our Town, with host Andy Ockershausen”. Our Town is a new podcast based on community history of the Washington DC metro produced by Best Bark Communications and hosted by Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy spent his career in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership at major stations has allowed him to conduct business and develop close relationships with individuals including presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. Twice weekly, listeners will have the opportunity to catch up with people they consider their heroes, old friends or newsmakers from the past in Our Town. Each guest will share their personal stories and how they view their contributions to Washington, D.C. community. After all, it is what we learn from the past that may help us with the challenges of the future. © 2016 · Our Town · All Rights Reserved. Use of any image that appears on this website for any purpose requires prior written permission from Best Bark Communications.
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We are thrilled to submit our new podcast “Our Town, with host Andy Ockershausen”. Our Town is a new podcast based on community history of the Washington DC metro produced by Best Bark Communications and hosted by Andy Ockershausen. A third generation Washingtonian, Andy spent his career in broadcasting at the Evening Star Broadcast Group, WMAL and WMAL TV, Channel 50 and most recently Comcast/NBC Universal. Andy’s experience and leadership at major stations has allowed him to conduct business and develop close relationships with individuals including presidents, sports heroes, and influencers in the political, business and charitable communities. Twice weekly, listeners will have the opportunity to catch up with people they consider their heroes, old friends or newsmakers from the past in Our Town. Each guest will share their personal stories and how they view their contributions to Washington, D.C. community. After all, it is what we learn from the past that may help us with the challenges of the future. © 2016 · Our Town · All Rights Reserved. Use of any image that appears on this website for any purpose requires prior written permission from Best Bark Communications.

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Episodes

Carol Schwartz – Former DC Councilwoman and Author

12/12/2017
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Carol Schwartz reading from the back cover summary of her new book "Quite A Life!, From Defeat to Defeat and Back"~ "Carol Schwartz tells it like it was. Warts and all. . . if you want an outspoken, personal autobiography with pictures galore, that also talks about the history of DC since Home Rule, takes you behind the scenes of chaotic campaigns, as well as shows you the inner workings of government, all rolled together, come on this ride with me. . . It's a journey of wins and defeats and...

Duration: 00:31:06


Joe Hadeed – Entrepreneur – Hadeed Carpet and Rug

12/8/2017
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Joe Hadeed on how he kept his employees working during the slow months his first year as owner ~ ". . .the first January that came up, he kept telling me . . . we don't have any business at that time. We usually lay everybody off and I said I'm not gonna do that. So . . .I put on a suit and tie and went to Cameron Mills Road, one of the exclusive areas in Alexandria . . .and I started knocking on doors. I went door to door for the next three months. . . We stayed busy ever since. Everybody...

Duration: 00:28:36


Peter Newsham – Chief of Police Metropolitan Police Department

12/5/2017
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Chief Peter Newsham, Chief of Police Metropolitan Police Department when asked about his predecessor former Chief of Police Cathy Lanier ~ ". . .whenever one of our officers comes up and they tell me a story similar to some of the things that Chief Lanier had to go through when she was an officer, I immediately think of Chief Lanier. You know what I mean? I take it very, very seriously. Nobody should have to go through some of the things that she had to go through in her career." Andy...

Duration: 00:29:19


Happy Thanksgiving from Our Town

11/21/2017
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Thanksgiving 2017 With gratitude Janice and Andy Ockershausen Andy Ockershausen: Our Town, Thanksgiving 2017. Janice Ockershausen and I want to take this time to thank all of those who have made this podcast so special. To name names, like Bill Brower from GEICO, who is our underwriter. Thank you to Ken Hunter, technical director par excellence, and image director JJ Surma. To the staff at WMLA Radio. To our Best Bark communications producer Stephanie Colli, and especially to Rose Caplan,...

Duration: 00:04:46


Tony Zeiss – Executive Director, Museum of the Bible

11/7/2017
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Tony Zeiss on the upcoming dedication and opening of the Museum of the Bible scheduled this November ~ Visitors will "want to have a pilgrimage back and forth. We have over 1,500 groups already have signed up. These are bus loads of ... Some of them up to 400 in a group down to 20 in a group that are coming. November, we open November the 17th, we dedicate it. We open November 18th of this year." A Ockershausen: This is Our Town. This is Andy Ockershausen and delighted to have the...

Duration: 00:31:57


Podcast Our Town DC Season 2 Wrap Up

10/17/2017
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Podcast host Andy Ockershausen, Our Town DC, on losing Legendary Our Town News Anchor Jim Vance ~ "We were in the unique position of interviewing Jim before the news broke of his terminal cancer. We shared a glorious hour with Jim Vance, with lots of laughs and a new awareness of his impact on Our Town. We went to his memorial service at the National Cathedral with thousands of others who loved Jim. There will never be another Jim Vance." Andy Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen, and...

Duration: 00:09:16


Tony Cibel – Celebrating 30 Years – Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place

10/3/2017
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Tony Cibel on Phyllis Richmond's review of Tony & Joe's ~ "Phyllis Richmond said, 'Tony & Joe's, a contender on the waterfront.' And ever since that, boom we took off like crazy and 30 years later we're still going." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen and this is a special edition of Our Town. And I have a wonderful, wonderful friend and acquaintance by the name of Tony Cibel, who is the man who started some of the most successful restaurants in Our Town. And Tony, I can't believe...

Duration: 00:09:09


Susan Davis – Founder and President of Susan Davis International

9/21/2017
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Susan Davis on her recent position as Chair of the Board of Vital Voices Global Partnership~ "We work with emerging women leaders throughout the world. We've trained over 15,000 young women leaders and some not so young in countries that are in conflict and transition. And I loved, loved, loved that work. . ." A Ockershausen: All right, welcome to Our Town. This is Andy Ockershausen, and we're so delighted with ... I know, see, I say it all the time but it's true. A guest is so special to...

Duration: 00:35:22


Doug Duncan – CEO, Leadership Greater Washington and Former Politician

9/19/2017
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Doug Duncan on depression and his message to others who also suffer from it ~ "To me, it was just telling the truth, that I had this illness. Part of it was from my family history and knowing that. If I had cancer, if I had something else, you just tell people what you have and you've got to deal with it and take care of it. . . . I got treatment and I got better. That's my message to people around the region." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen. This is Our Town. I'm so delighted...

Duration: 00:36:28


Cathy Merrill Williams – President and Publisher Washingtonian Magazine

9/14/2017
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Cathy Merrill Williams on lessons learned from The Chocolate Chip Cookie Test ~ ". . . it is really important that we get things, like cookies, right. We better know a good cookie from a bad cookie, a good restaurant from a bad restaurant. Because if you don't trust us on cookies and restaurants, you're never gonna trust us on doctors and lawyers and things that are hard to measure." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen and this is Our Town. And a very special guest, a woman who's...

Duration: 00:30:57


Donald Graham – Former Publisher and Chairman of The Washington Post

9/12/2017
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Donald Graham on his mother, Katharine Graham ~ ". . . my mother was one of the highest ranking women in American business. To say that she was unsure of herself is a gross understatement, she went through life telling people she was not up to the job, she was scared, and all the while she was doing just an incredible job." A Ockershausen: Our guest today has been described by his colleagues as an incredibly nice person. Always willing to give advice, especially to young business people,...

Duration: 00:34:30


Kathleen Matthews – Chairwoman, Maryland Democratic Party

9/7/2017
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Kathleen Matthews on being a Democrat in Our Town~ "I'm a Democrat, and the Democrats in this area really care about our country, and they’re trying to figure out how they make a difference in the current political environment. And I’m all about being part of that process, and helping give voice to the values that I think are so important." A Ockershausen: I met our very special guest probably 40 years ago or close to it, in the lobby at WMAL, she was waiting for an interview. I want her...

Duration: 00:29:01


Pat Collins – Award Winning Reporter – NBC4

9/5/2017
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Pat Collins Snow Stick ~ "My career sort of morphed into two things, okay? I cover murders, and I measure snow. I have the official Pat Collins Snow Stick. It’s the only way to officially measure snow in Washington. I’m more accurate than National Airport, you just ask people." A Ockershausen: This is a special day for me for a lot of reasons, which I'll get into, but News 4 viewers know this man as the guy with the yardstick. I know them as the consummate professional, the go to guy to...

Duration: 00:36:56


Father Mike Conway – President, DBCR High School – The School That Works

8/31/2017
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Father Mike Conway on ". . .our school can only be as successful as the corporate partnerships that we have in the community. That’s extremely important. So, as many jobs that we have, that’s as many kids as we can take. Unfortunately, we can’t take all our kids. . .For us, that’s the linchpin. That’s what makes us different from any other Catholic high school in this community and around the country." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen. This is Our Town. Our guest today is a new...

Duration: 00:26:55


Ric Edelman – Author, Innovator, Philanthropist, and Visionary

8/29/2017
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Ric Edelman on visiting New York City after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "We got in a conversation with the waiter about it, and he was just describing what life was like in the city in the aftermath . . . the four of us decided we’re gonna leave him a $150 tip. . . We got up and we left. He came running after us. He thought we made a mistake. He said, “You left me me too much money.” He was trying to give it back. We looked at him and said, “No, no, no. That’s for you.” He...

Duration: 00:49:07


Carol Highsmith – America’s Photographer

8/24/2017
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Carol Highsmith on the importance of her mission ~ "I am now using the highest digital camera made on Earth. . .That's what I come to the map with. The real important aspect of this is that it is not for now I'm doing this. It's for 1000 years from now, or 5000 years from now." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen. This is Our Town, and it's a special treat for me to talk to somebody, we go way back. This young lady worked in the WMAL sales department in the 1980s. She even won the...

Duration: 00:41:10


Joseph diGenova – Legal analyst and Former US Attorney to the District of Columbia

8/22/2017
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Joseph diGenova on interviewing President George H.W. Bush during Clinton passport file investigation ~ ". . .at the end of the meeting he said "Come on, let's have a drink." So I went into his office and we started talking about our families and my daughter at that time was having very serious medical problems, and he said bring her down here, I'll get her into the Houston Center, we'll have her taken care of, it won't cost you a dime, let me know, give me the phone, I'll call her, I'll...

Duration: 00:36:23


Josh Carin – Owner, Geppetto Catering and Philanthropist

8/17/2017
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Josh Carin on effective communication today ~ "I think that's the challenge with technology today is that we are so accustomed to communicating via email, via texting. I tell my team if you can't communicate what you need to say in three sentences, pick up the phone and call them." A Ockershausen: This is Andy Ockershausen and this is Our Town. We're so delighted to have a special guest. Now, I say that to everybody because I mean it. I'm delighted to have you here, Josh Carin. A great...

Duration: 00:32:04


Christianne Ricchi – Community-Minded Chef and Restaurateur

8/15/2017
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Christianne Ricchi on memorable encounter with Shimon Peres at Ristorante i Ricchi's ~ "Now picture this. These are 12 Israelis. They're sitting at a long table and they were all sitting on their elbows hunched forward talking about world peace. . . Only I can serve them. I go to the bar, I get 12 of my best long-stemmed crystal cordial glasses. . . We fill to the brim with limoncello . . .I go with the tray and I take one glass and I bend over to put it in front of . . .the prime...

Duration: 00:32:22


Connie Morella – Former Ambassador, US Congresswoman, and MD State Delegate

8/10/2017
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Connie Morella on becoming a Republican ~ "Mac was running for office and he had very stiff competition. He was a Republican. I had to cross-over and become a Republican to vote for him in a primary. I did, and I thought, I think I'll go back. Then, I looked at what was happening in our Country. I saw Jacob Javits, Clifford Case, Everett Dirksen. I saw all of these great men who brought both sides together who were Republicans. Who believed in fiscal responsibility, but also believed in...

Duration: 00:34:38

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