• Episode 30: Dirt Track Fire Rescue Team. How it works.
    by Gary Metivier on June 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    In the special The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier “American Drive” we take you inside the world of fire rescue. These men and women volunteer to be there so that dirt track racers and their families have protection. They talk about their training and the adrenaline they get while working in the sport they love. With tribute to Gil Short @speedway fire rescue who they lost this season. watch the youtube version here https://youtu.be/pRYe7dZ_7oc Edited by Ryan Beintema Produced, written and hosted by Gary Metivier https://www.facebook.com/metiviermedia/ listen to our podcast at https://metiviermedia.com/the-heart-of-the-story/ Score by Roger Metivier Music Info: Epic Sport Rock – AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: https://youtu.be/9m5aQ3xnAjY     Thanks to our sponsors for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Hoker Trucking https://hokertrucking.com/ and Petersen Insurance

  • Episode 28 Rosie The Riveter Special
    by Gary Metivier on June 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet an amazing group of women who made history by making bombers, tanks and so much more. With so many men off fighting in World War II –women entered the workforce in record numbers to fill the void. The icon became known as Rosie the Riveters for their work putting the rivets into planes to connect the metal. Their slogan is “we can do it.” and they sure did. We sit down with the largest group of Rosie’s still with us–most in their late 90’s –to share their stories.

  • 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/

Check out some behind the scenes images and footage here.