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Real Talk with Rick
32 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Rick talks with Lauren Stufft, the City’s forestry and natural resources specialist, as we learn about how she got her start in the field of urban forestry, some of the more interesting calls she’s received and invasive species.
40 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
House of Rock
Jonathan Stanley, the City’s housing and community services manager, chats with Rick about attending school in the Ivy League and abroad, current and upcoming housing projects in Eden Prairie, and his fascination with the electric guitar.
52 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Farm Fresh from the Prairie
Sever Peterson, a third-generation Eden Prairie farmer, discusses why his family came to Eden Prairie in the late 19th century, his adventures around the world, and he reveals the theme for the 25th season of Sever’s Fall Festival.
42 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Chief Weber's Swan Song
Recently retired Eden Prairie Police Chief Greg Weber talks about rising through the ranks of the department, how policing has changed in the last year and his fascination for otters.
43 minutes | May 27, 2021
Talking Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT)
Southwest Light Rail Project Director Jim Alexander and Community Outreach Coordinator James Mockovciak drop by to discuss the genesis of SWLRT, its construction progress and its community impact.
47 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Bringing Sherlock Home
Jeff Falkingham, a local author, stops by to discuss what inspired him to start writing and how Sherlock Holmes was worked into the equation.
40 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Assistant Fire Chief Kurt Buchanan talks with Rick about some impactful calls, saving cats from trees and how his interpretation of music has changed over the years.
40 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Best Wishes, Brad!
City Council Member Brad Aho chats with Rick about why he decided to serve his community, his involvement in regional transportation issues and his plans after leaving the council.
38 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
A 1973 Conversation with Pappy Grill
Rick and Eden Prairie Historical Society President Kathie Case discuss a recently-discovered interview from a 1973 radio show featuring Martin “Pappy” Grill. Kathie prefaces the clip with a lesson on the origin Eden Prairie’s historic Cummins-Phipps-Grill House.
41 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
J. Lo in EP
Former State Representative Jenifer Loon stops by to discuss what brought her to Eden Prairie, why she ran for office, her current endeavors and more in the latest podcast.
47 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Eden Prairie Facilities Manager Rick Clark talks about his moves between California and Minnesota, Eden Prairie’s cost-effective sustainable practices and challenges the City’s facilities team has faced during the Coronavirus pandemic.
56 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Banking on Eden Prairie
Roy Terwilliger stops by to talk about taking a gamble by opening Eden Prairie’s first bank, his time in the State Senate with two very different governors, and his role in getting the Vikings stadium deal done.
39 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Who da man? You da man, Alex.
Jeopardy’s 2020 College Champion Nibir Sarma discusses growing up in Eden Prairie, competing in Quiz Bowl, the process of landing on a spot on Jeopardy and what he’s doing with his winnings.
51 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Real Talk with Ric
Former Eden Prairie City Attorney Ric Rosow touches on some of his fondest memories working alongside the City Council and staff, and details how his career path shifted from wanting to join the seminary to practicing law.
31 minutes | May 1, 2020
COVID Conversation 3
Rick shares a few messages from individuals who responded to the City’s resident check-in survey. He and the show’s producer discuss how human interaction has shifted from in-person to over-the-screen meetings, managing the work/life balance with kids at home, and trends such as growing a beard during the stay-at-home order.
36 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
A Second COVID Conversation
Eden Prairie's Economic Development Manager Dave Lindahl discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and how some local businesses are getting creative by shifting production methods to help combat the spread COVID-19.
32 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Rick discusses the City's response to COVID-19 with Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management Scott Gerber.
39 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
A Conversation with U.S. Rep Dean Phillips
U.S. Congressman Dean Phillips shares what inspired him to run for office, which social channels he uses to maintain relationships with Minnesotans while working from Washington, and how his connection to Dear Abby helped him build strong core values.
50 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Along Came Molly
Molly Koivumaki talks about her time as a Renaissance woman in Eden Prairie, from working through various roles in the Police Department—including a stint as McGruff—to laying the foundation and hitting the ground running with the City’s Housing and Community Services Division.
53 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
A Healthy Dose of Hospitality
Eden Prairie Liquor’s Operations Manager Jaime Urbina drops by to chat about his history working in retail, why the City is in the liquor business, popular holiday spirits, and upcoming promotions and events.
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