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The Iowa Western Podcast
The Iowa Western Podcast is a podcast for students made by students. Join us as our students describe all of the fun and exciting experiences they have at Iowa Western Community College.
Jan 19, 2023
Episode 21: A Sit Down with Corey from 89.7 The River
Media student Sid enters the studio and interviews Corey the afternoon jockey at 89.7 The River to discuss all things radio! Corey talks about his history, his routine as the afternoon jockey, and his experiences with Iowa Western and the Radio Studies Program. Fans of 89.7 The River, as well as fans of radio in general, will enjoy this longer episode!
Dec 5, 2022
Episode 20: Marching Band
Media student Baylie sits down with the director of the band Don Fisher in a podcast episode that is all about the music! Find out what color guard is if you didn't already know and learn more about this great creative program here at Iowa Western.
Nov 23, 2022
Episode 19: Dr. Kinney Returns
Dr. Dan Kinney, the Iowa Western President, returns to the POD to talk about all things from his experiences in the military and how they helped shaped him to be a leader to his love and admiration for the faculty and student body on campus. Media student Daniel L. talks to Dr. Kinney.
Oct 1, 2022
Episode 18: Fall Sports 2022
Fall Sports are in full swing in Reiver Nation. This week we talk to two head coaches with championship aspirations. Jacob O. talks to football coach Scott Strohmeier and Derrick B. talks to men's soccer coach Mike Brown. Cole and Ryan produced this episode. Go Reivers!
Sep 13, 2022
Episode 17: New Head Volleyball Coach
We are back for the Fall 2022 semester! Media student Cole starts the new season off with an exclusive interview featuring Korie Tetzlaff the new head coach of Women's Volleyball. The women's volleyball team is coming off two national championships and the hope of a three-peat is in the air! Join us for this exclusive look into the preparation of Korie's team. Go Reivers!
Apr 18, 2022
Episode 16: Digital Communication and Media Studies
This week Aaron talks to instructor of media studies Bill Riccetti about the brand-new program; Digital Communication Arts. The program launches in Fall 2022 and this episode contains information on what exciting things the program will bring including streaming, podcasting, social media, digital content creation and photojournalism. Potential media students will not want to miss out on this episode!
Mar 11, 2022
Episode 15: Nursing
Did you know that Iowa Western has a robust and diverse nursing program? This week, media student Natalie brought Jessica Pauley, the Dean of Health, on the podcast to explain all the great benefits of getting a nursing degree with Iowa Western.
Feb 17, 2022
Episode 14: Women's Basketball
This week, Aaron sits down with the head basketball coach of the Iowa West Reivers, Lindsey Vande Hoef. They talk about the lady Reivers, their current win streak and the playoff push. Coach Vande Hoef also gives us some insight into how she felt when she recently won her 200th game.
Feb 10, 2022
Episode 13: ESports
Iowa Western's new Esports program has started! Aaron interviews the new program's director Ian Alumbaugh about all of the fun things the ESports program is doing this semester.
Nov 22, 2021
Episode 12: Holiday Phone-A-Thon with 89.7 The River
The holidays are upon us and that means one thing... Holiday Phone-A-Thon! 89.7 The River, Iowa Western's premier radio station, is hosting a holiday pledge drive with a ton of gifts for music fans and more! Media studies student Jake interviews three of the key figures in making this event happen, Sophia John (Program Director), Stephanie Doty (Former Sales Director) and Reily Hiles (Promotions Director).
Nov 19, 2021
Episode 11: Mental Health Services
Finals are just around the corner and that can be stressful. This week is all about Mental Health. Aaron comes back to the pod to interview Lindy Larsen, Director of Student Assistance and Taylor Wiese, Mental Health Practitioner, about the mental health services Iowa Western offers.
Nov 1, 2021
Episode 10: The Arts Center
This episode is for everyone interested in theater and arts! Media student Natalie hosts her first episode of the podcast and interviews Tim Dickmeyer the Director of the Arts Center here at Iowa Western Community College. They chat about all the upcoming productions and how students can get started if they would like to participate. If you are a fan of music or theater and are looking to get involved, this episode is for you!
Oct 18, 2021
Episode 9: TRIO
How many of you know what TRIO is and how it can benefit students? If you don't know the answer to that, this podcast is one for you! Iowa Western student Jake talks with Jodie Smith, the Director of TRIO, in this weeks episode. They talk about all the great benefits of working with TRIO and more!
Oct 5, 2021
Episode 8: Reiver Fall Sports
Fall sports are in full swing in Council Bluffs and there is nothing better! Sports Media Technology student Aaron H. talks to TWO head coaches this week. First up is women's volleyball Head Coach Alicia Williams who discusses the team and their National Championship win from last year. Head football coach Scott Strohmeier also stops by the studio to chat about the football team and their great start! Reiver sports fans will not want to miss this!
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 7: Vaccine Incentive on Campus
It is a brand-new semester at Iowa Western and in our first episode back Brandon sits down in studio with Reanna Heim, the Dean of Student life to discuss the Campus’ vaccine incentive program. They discuss how important the vaccine is and how students can possibly receive $1,000 in a weekly drawing once they are fully vaccinated. Great to be back Reiver nation!
Apr 22, 2021
Episode 6: Diversity and Inclusion
This week, Brandon and guest host Thomas Gilmore share their opinions on the college's diversity goals and practices. Brandon also interviews Ambe White, Academic Dean of Social Sciences & Business, about the organizations on campus that are helping to create a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for Iowa Western.
Mar 27, 2021
Episode 5: Tutoring and Academic Success
This week, Brandon talks with some important people on campus to learn all about tutoring and our state-of-the-art Cyber Library.
Mar 6, 2021
Episode 4: President Kinney Talks to the Team
In this episode, students Nick, Austin and Brandon talk with the new president of Iowa Western, Dr. Dan Kinney. The team talks to Dr. Kinney about all the great things Iowa Western has to offer and what excited him the most about his new role as president of the college.
Feb 23, 2021
Episode 3: The Start of Spring Sports
In this episode, students Austin G, Nick N. and Brandon T. talk about the start of the spring sports season at Iowa Western. They also talk to head football coach, Scott Strohmeier, and head men's soccer coach, Mike Brown, about how they and their teams are preparing to start unusual but highly anticipated seasons.
Jan 29, 2021
Episode 2: On-Campus Activities
In this episode, students Austin G, and Nick N. talk about what they like to do on campus. They also talk to some IWCC employees to discuss events that are happening on campus and how to get involved. Spring semester is in full swing this week!
Dec 3, 2020
Episode 1: Navigating Covid-19
In this episode, students Austin G, and Nick N. detail their experiences with Covid-19 on campus and how the pandemic as altered their schedules and mindsets. They also talk to some IWCC employees to discuss how they are handling the pandemic while continuing to keep students engaged and entertained.