• Episode 29: Playing in the Dirt: Racetrack promoters work
    by GARY METIVIER on June 4, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you behind the scenes at small dirt tracks. It is up to promoters to keep these races going. We meet a husband and wife who loves the sport so much, when they saw the signs of an uncertain future, they put the pedal to the metal and jumped into the driver’s seat. Ricky and Brenda Kay share their story.   Edited by Adam Metivier @adam_metivier 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/ Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/

  • Episode 27: The Music Man. Small Town Leads Growing Trend
    by Gary Metivier on May 29, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take to a small town making lots of noise on the music scene. What started as a simple series of porch concerts has lead to national attention and grants to build a stage and much more. Music is being used to bring communities together, getting people out of their homes to share a common experience. And even now, the group is working virtually to support musicians and new fans. check out https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandConnections/ and the play it forward weekly events https://www.facebook.com/events/234735761134049/ Photography by Ryan Beintema Produced by Gary Metivier https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia Metiviermedia.com

  • Episode 26 Thank the Seals: Kickstands up for gold star families
    by Gary Metivier on May 25, 2020 at 12:40 am

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you on a wild ride! They guys (men and women) may be wearing leather, riding chromed out bikes and seem tough (some of them)–but they have hearts of gold. Their mission is to help families suffering a loss while serving our county. Gold star families are the reason these guys work so hard to show that we appreciate the service and sacrifice. This is the behind the scenes version. There is also a youtube story at https://youtu.be/iApGLxrSykQ find thank the seals here https://www.facebook.com/thanktheseals/

  • Episode 25: Bugler Plays Record Number of Taps
    by Gary Metivier on May 24, 2020 at 12:58 am

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we introduce you to Tracy  Hepner, a volunteer bugler. Inspired to perform for others, she found her calling using her talents to give a gift to veterans and their families. Now, with a shortage of people available to pay tribute at military funerals, she is working harder than ever and training the next generation. In this story she explains why this is so important to her. She also gives us a lesson on how to play.  Watch her play on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6aact5KpaW9iKlKPyzNRA find out more at https://www.buglesacrossamerica.org/ Produced 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  

  • Episode 24: Race Car Driver Rescues Wife
    by Gary Metivier on May 14, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we introduce you to a couple with a love for dirt track racing. Kelly Meyer nearly lost his life just a few months ago when their home exploded. He fought his way through the flames to save his wife Becky. He survived, though badly burned. They lost nearly everything they had —except his race car. He is about to offer to let a friend take the wheel of the only thing he has left. see part of this story at https://youtu.be/ls-yhBxn0Rs Produced 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– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Hoker Trucking  https://hokertrucking.com/ and Petersen Insurance  

Check out some behind the scenes images and footage here.