Community Voices Get to know your neighbors with Community Voices. Community Voices is conversations with neighbors, artists, and area business people along with events you might have missed.
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Community Voices

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Get to know your neighbors with Community Voices. Community Voices is conversations with neighbors, artists, and area business people along with events you might have missed.

Most Recent Episodes

Comedian Al Nimpson says to do standup you just have to do it | Community Voices

Al Nimpson is a Springfield comedian and half of the two men behind Belly Laffs, an independent comedy group. He spoke to Community Voices about his first time doing standup and how, despite it not going well, it encouraged him to keep trying. He also provided insight into the Springfield comedy scene and gave advice on how to practice standup comedy.

Comedian Al Nimpson says to do standup you just have to do it | Community Voices

Angela Holland of Broad Strokes Home Design creates colorful and interesting spaces | Comm...

Angela Holland is the interior designer behind Broad Strokes Home Design in Springfield. She spoke with Community Voices about how remodeling an older home opened the doors to learning about interior design. She also shared how she creatively uses colors, textures and other design elements to tell a story.

Angela Holland of Broad Strokes Home Design creates colorful and interesting spaces | Comm...

Dr. Tanya DeSanto, bringing dentists together to increase patient services | Community Voices

Dr. Tanya DeSanto is a dentist at Prairie Dental Group. She spoke with Community Voices about the challenges of dentistry school as well as how she helps put patients at ease when they are nervous about receiving dental care. She also talked about being an author and how she has helped bring area dentists together to expand upon services offered to patients.

Dr. Tanya DeSanto, bringing dentists together to increase patient services | Community Voices

Horace Mann, helping teachers since 1945 | Community Voices

Horace Mann is a national insurance company with roots in Springfield, Ill. Ryan Greenier, the Principal Officer of the Horace Mann Educators Foundation, spoke to Community Voices about the history of the company and its interest in educators. He also shared the programs and ways Horace Mann helps teachers invest in themselves, as well as ways educators can reach out to the community to invest in their classrooms.

Fed Kitchen fuels the body with nutritious, flavorful meals | Community Voices

Celeste Malham is the CEO of Fed Kitchen which provides healthy meals with flavor. She combined her passion for health and nutrition to create Fed Kitchen. She spoke to Community Voices about her business and how nutrition is the foundation of athletic performance.

Fed Kitchen fuels the body with nutritious, flavorful meals | Community Voices

Kamen Petkov's violin has taken him around the world | Community Voices

Kamen Petkov is a violinist who teaches his students how to play not only the violin but several other instruments as well. He spoke to Community Voices about how he first became interested in playing the violin. He also shared his experiences performing, including for the Queen of England, and his love of teaching.

Lincoln cubed - Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College in Lincoln Illinois | Community Voices

Olivia Partlow, director, Lincoln Heritage Museum shares what the Lincoln, Illinois museum offers including its current 9-11 special exhibit and the Hawes family letters that provide a window to life at and away from battle during the Civil War.

Lincoln cubed - Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College in Lincoln Illinois | Community Voices

Cindy Sinclair says job on a steamboat led to career in entertainment industry | Community Voices

Cindy Sinclair is from Petersburg, IL, but she lives and works in Nashville. She is a show producer for the Musicians Hall of Fame Awards and Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville for Public Television. She has also worked on numerous other shows including American Idol, The Grammy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, American Music Awards and the Country Music Association awards. She spoke to Community Voices about growing up in central Illinois and her career in the entertainment industry.

Cindy Sinclair says job on a steamboat led to career in entertainment industry | Community Voices

John Freml explains gender and how it changes | Community Voices

John Freml is an instructor of Women's and Gender Studies at Lincoln Land Community College. He has a masters degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati. He spoke to Community Voices about the topic of gender and explained how it is often confused by a person's sex. He also shared his thoughts on how to be a better advocate for the LGBTQ community and how to talk to children about gender and inclusivity.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance explains how changing what is on your plate starts with poli...

The Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) is a non-profit that works to find, connect, train and amplify the leadership of farmers and eaters who use their choices and their voices to shape a more just and regenerative local food and farm system. Communications Director Molly Pickering spoke to Community Voices about the organization and how policy helps bring about the changes ISA hopes to see in agriculture.Originally aired January 10, 2022.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance explains how changing what is on your plate starts with poli...