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LA Metro Magazine Podcast
53 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Episode 17 - Tom Platz
A long time resident of Auburn, Tom Platz has his hands in a number of organizations, understands the importance of attracting young professionals to the twin cities, and notably, is someone who not only believes in the power of community but puts that philosophy into practice every day. Our conversation takes us on a journey from the founding of his architecture firm, to his involvement in local theatre and art, to uncovering the title of one of his most treasured books.
44 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Episode 16 - Chip Morrison Part 2
In this episode, we continue our conversation with a true Champion of LA: Chip Morrison. As we cover a wide range of subject matter from business challenges due to a global pandemic, to reminiscing about his role as Chamber president, to being a trombonist in the Auburn community band, a central theme begins to emerge: Chip loves his community. Thanks to the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston for sponsoring this program HTTP://ymca.org
48 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Episode 15 - Charlie Summers
On this special Veterans Day edition, we sit down with Charlie Summers, who currently serves in the Navy Reserve, and was recently appointed the President and CEO of the Maine Energy Marketers Association (also known as MEMA). Charlie takes us on a journey through his diverse professional experience, sheds light on MEMA’s technical school MTEC and gives his own perspective on what it means to serve in the Armed Forces. This program is brought to you in part by the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston HTTP://www.alymca.org
45 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 14 - Joe Philippon Part 2
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Lewiston Police Department’s Joe Philippon. The detective and I jump around many topics including community engagement, why he chooses to stay in Lewiston, and cultural division--what Joe coins ‘The Two Lewistons’ -- plus some dialogue on a diverse fleet of police vehicles and the correlation between hockey goaltending and mindfulness. We pick up the discussion on a question about out of state specialized training. This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast episode 14. LA Metro Magazine Podcast is here to bring you the entertaining, informative, and inspiring stories of the people who live, work and play in the greater Lewiston Auburn, Maine area. This program is brought to you in part by the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston. HTTP://www.alymca.org
31 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 13 - Matt Leonard
In this episode, we sit down with Matt Leonard, the founder and CEO of Military Talent Source. He talks about what it’s like to be a veteran, how it’s sometimes challenging to find work after the military, and how MTS helps with that. This podcast is brought to you in part by the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston. HTTP://www.alymca.org
46 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 12 - Cyndi Robbins
In this episode, we sit down with Cyndi Robbins, the owner of Poland Spring Resort and Cyndi’s Dockside Restaurant in Poland, Maine. She talks about how she got involved in hospitality from a young age, why she loves her community, her late husband Mel, and some of the fascinating history of Poland Spring. This program is brought you in part by the YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston. www.alymac.org
36 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Episode 11 - Chip Morrison Part 1
In this episode, we chat with a true Champion of LA: Chip Morrison. He’s the former president of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and City manager of Auburn. In this episode, the first of a two-part feature, Chip describes his early years in the midwest and what eventually lead him to Maine, reflects on his role as Auburn’s City Manager, and details his function as the president of the Chamber. Thank you to our sponsor YMCA of Auburn Lewiston! HTTP://www.almyca.org
36 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Episode 10 - Joe Philippon Part 1
In the first of a two-part feature, we sit down with Joe Philippon, a detective for the Lewiston Police Department. We chat about how he first got involved in law enforcement, his thoughts on modern policing in Lewiston, and why it’s important to meet people where they are. Thank you to the YMCA of Auburn Lewiston for sponsoring this program. HTTP://alymca.org
52 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 9 - Jimbo Marston
In this episode, we chat with Jimbo Marston, the owner and publisher of Uncle Andy’s Digest and LA Metro Magazine. Jim takes us on a brief journey through his childhood, we get insight into his acquisition of the Digest, hear about his involvement with Make A Wish Maine and we also get into some deeper questions about the meaning of life and why it’s important to stay positive. This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast episode 9. This program is brought to you by: https://www.alymca.org/ https://lasummerblockparty.com/
47 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 8 - Keith Tannenbaum
In this episode, we chat with Keith Tannenbaum, the owner of The Vault a shop in downtown Lewiston for exceptional wines, crafty beers, and tasty bites. Keith and I talk about how he came to own the store, his thoughts on Lewiston Auburn as a supportive community for small businesses, plus plenty of discussion about beer and wine. This program is brought to you by: YMCA of Auburn Lewiston and Uncle Andy's Digest https://www.alymca.org/ https://lasummerblockparty.com/
50 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Episode 7 - Kate Vickery
In this episode of LAMMP, we chat with Kate Vickery - the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Maine. We talk about her background and how she got to Make-A-Wish, what it’s like to lead a mission-driven organization, and how community support is so important to making wishes come true. https://maine.wish.org/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to our sponsors! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Auburn-Lewiston YMCA https://www.alymca.org/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Uncle Andy's Digest (and the 6th Annual Summer Block Party) http://lasummerblockparty.com http://uncleandysdigest.com/
48 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Episode 6 - Ray Michaud
In this episode of LAMMP, we sit down with Ray Michaud - the Site Coordinator for Veteran’s Inc in Lewiston. We chat about his military experience and living in northern Maine, deployments overseas, and we dive into his current role and how he’s affecting the lives of homeless veterans in this area. Thank you to our sponsors! YMCA of Auburn Lewiston https://www.alymca.org/ Uncle Andy's Digest http://uncleandysdigest.com/ This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast Episode 6.
67 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Episode 5 - Christopher Schario
In this episode, we sit down with Christopher Schario - the artist director for the Public Theatre. We talk about his background as an actor in New York, his move to Maine to take the reins at the Public theater, and later on, we get into some deeper philosophical discussions about life — so be sure to stay tuned for that. This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast Episode 5.
54 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Episode 4 - Steve Wallace
On this episode, we sit down with Steve Wallace, the CEO of the Auburn Lewiston YMCA. We get into his military background and how that lead him to Maine, we talk about all the different aspects of the YMCA, and discuss the importance of fitness for the mind, body, and spirit. This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast Episode 4. https://www.alymca.org/
49 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Episode 3 - Shanna Cox
In this episode, we sit down with Shanna Cox the President of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. We talk about growing up on Mount Desert Island, what brought her to LA, and her new role as Chamber President. There’s also some discussion about going off the grid, later on, so be sure to stick around till the end.
60 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Episode 2 - Chief Jason Moen
Today we sit down with Jason Moen, Chief of Police for the Auburn Police Department. During the discussion, we get into his background as a firefighter and subsequent transition to a police officer. We talk seriously about what policing means to a community and to him, plus some fun stuff like dogs, Harleys, and ice cream. This is LA Metro Magazine Podcast episode 2.
51 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Episode 1 - Katie Lisnik
In this episode, we sit down with Katie Lisnik, the Executive Director of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston. We start with her background and how that lead to her passion for animal welfare… Katie explains what the GAHS is here for, what you can do to help, and we also touch on the importance of the human and animal connection. https://gahumane.org/
1 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
LA Metro Magazine Podcast, hosted by Colby Michaud, is here to bring you the entertaining, informative, and inspiring stories of the people who live, work and play in the greater Lewiston Auburn, Maine area. Episodes will be released weekly, each featuring a new guest. With a focus on variety, you’ll get to hear from influencers like a theatre director, a police chief, a Chamber president, and much more.
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