• Episode 11: Beads of Courage /Woodturners Work For Kids
    by Gary Metivier on January 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    In This Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we meet a retired police officer who has found another way to serve his community. Bill worked mostly in crimes involving children. Now he is helping children through his hobby that has turned into so much more. Woodturning has become a big part of is life. His club is working with the Beads of Courage Program. Children fighting cancer gets beads as badges of honor after each treatment and milestone. The woodturners make custom wooden boxes to hold those beads. Bill’s Page https://www.facebook.com/Hurtwood-1146618538772432/ More on Beads Of Courage https://www.beadsofcourage.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 Thanks to our sponsors for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Quad City Bank and Trust https://qcbt.bank/    

  • Episode 12: Night to Shine
    by Gary Metivier on January 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

    For one night a year, all across this country, and in other parts of the world, hundreds of thousands come together to shine. Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine event is about giving those who happen to have special needs, a night of their own—a prom of their own. In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet two volunteers who represent so many that have touched countless lives through their work. 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 sponsor for this story– Quad City Bank and Trust https://qcbt.bank/ Burke Cleaners Iowa/Illinois https://www.burkecleaners.net/  

  • Episode 10: Bellson Beats/The World’s Best Drummers
    by Gary Metivier on December 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    In this The Heart of The Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of a legendary composer and drummer. Louie Bellson made history with his music. Now, a young man with incredible talents of his own, is making sure the music and the message stay alive. A professional drummer and master teacher himself, Josh Duffee gives us a performance you won’t soon forget. 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 sponsor for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/ Quad City Bank and Trust https://qcbt.bank/ and Ridgecrest Village  https://www.ridgecrestvillage.org/ Special thanks to Josh Duffee https://www.facebook.com/Josh-Duffee-All-Things-Music-342218379968691/

  • Episode 9: Cody’s Christmas Tradition
    by Gary Metivier on December 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we share a Christmas story. My children’s book Cody and Grandpa’s Christmas tradition was inspired by a true story as told to me by a veteran following a veterans day event at a school.  In this podcast, we share the story behind the story–and the book itself, as read by me–the author. (book reading begins at 6:28) I hope you enjoyed this simple gift. Download and share with your children. And please give us a good review in return 🙂 Edited and produced by Ryan Beintema Executive producer and host Gary Metivier

  • Episode 8: Esports/Sports with an E
    by Gary Metivier on December 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of esports. Gaming has become a billion dollar industry. Some colleges are hiring coaches and recruiting gamers with scholarships and more. We hear from a coach living his dream and his team playing for theirs. 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 sponsor for this story– Petersen Plumbing and Heating https://www.petersenplumbing.com/

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