January 22, 2018January 22, 2018
Alan Bearman from Washburn University joins the show to talk about the Ichabod Success Institute which helps students out of high school prepare for the college experience. Noni Cremer from Topeka City of Character discusses the word of the month, “diligence”, and expresses steps we can take to become more diligent.
January 19, 2018January 19, 2018
Dana Schoffelman, Zeneb Mebed and Torey Berndt join the show to discuss Florence Crittenton Services, which empowers youth, women and families through a variety of behavioral health services. Donna Rae Pearson from the library joins the program to talk about the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery which opens tonight. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a group of young philanthropists.
January 18, 2018January 18, 2018
Top Tank finalists Allyson Shove, Allison Bugg and Lucas Ryan join the show to pitch their business ideas for downtown Topeka. Alpha Media Promotions Director Torey Berndt joins the show to discuss the upcoming 47th Annual Bridal Fair. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a drug addict who decided to seek help.
January 17, 2018January 17, 2018
Top Tank finalists Lee Hanner and Dusty Snethen join the program to pitch their business ideas. Luke Schulte from the Special Olympics, Detective Kristi Powell and Torey Berndt from Alpha Media join the show to talk about the upcoming Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a teenage musician who is using his talents to help others.
Audio: The Danielle Norwood Show – January 16, 2018January 16, 2018
George Kearse, Heather Graves and Austin Wright join the program to pitch their business ideas. They are 3 of the 10 finalists for Top Tank, a Shark Tank-like competition that takes place in Topeka. Actress Melissa Joan Hart joins the show. Warren Taylor from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins the program to discuss some upcoming book sales. Phil ends the show on a good note.
January 12, 2018January 12, 2018
Riva Wywadis, Executive Director of Child Care Aware, joins the show to talk about the Designer Showhouse, where the top interior decorators in the area all contribute to designing a luxurious home in Topeka. Barry Feaker and Miriam Krehbiel from the Topeka Rescue Mission join the program to discuss their child care program and how they are helping those in need during the winter months. Our very own film critic Skyler Lindquist joins the show to discuss the movies he thinks have a good shot at winning some Oscars.
January 11, 2018January 11, 2018
Ashley Howard Charest from Junior Achievement explains how her organization educates children on how to handle their money and how to prepare them for the workforce. Pam Evans from the Family Service and Guidance Center joins the show to talk about how the organization provides mental health services to children in need. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a MLB pitcher providing his mansion to a good cause.
January 10, 2018January 10, 2018
Shelley Bearman and Joel Bluml from Washburn University join the program to talk about sexual harassment in today’s world and courses they are providing to educate students about the problem. Joe Maloney and Shanna Simpson from the Topeka Zoo join the program to discuss the arrival of a new sloth, Foley, and bring a peppered roach into the studio. Danielle ends the show by becoming a member of the Foley Fan Club!
January 8, 2018January 8, 2018
Susan Duffy from the Topeka Metro joins the show to discuss the service and shares good news for people employed in the south Topeka area. Kathleen and Allison Marker from the YWCA join the show to provide a glimpse of what's to come in 2018. Britt ends the show on a good note.
January 5, 2018January 5, 2018
Members from the United Way joined the show to talk about celebrating Dolly Parton’s birthday for a good cause. Diana Friend from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library joins the show to discuss what the library has to offer and how they help non-readers become readers.
January 4, 2018January 4, 2018
Nikki Martinek from Easterseals Capper Foundation joins the program to discuss how their organization helps people with disabilities enter the workforce and the different types of employment they offer at their building. Shannon Reilly from the Topeka Civic Theatre joins the show to discuss the upcoming performance season and the different types of programs that they offer to children. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a neighborhood teaming up together to help those in need.
January 3, 2018January 3, 2018
Tiffany McManis from Washburn University joins the program to discuss getting your health on the right track for the new year. Members from Valeo join the program to discuss how they help people with mental illnesses find employment.
January 2, 2018January 2, 2018
Misty Kruger from USD 501 joins the program to talk about the new preschool center and the reality show that was shot at Highland Park High School. Allie Manning from the Expocentre joins the program to discuss upcoming events. Britt ends the show on a good note.
December 29, 2017December 29, 2017
Cindy Evans and Tim Hagan join the program to discuss the several services in the Topeka area that will assist you with your taxes. Local musicians Dave Liston and Marc Houser perform live in studio.
December 28, 2017December 28, 2017
Bob Keckeisen from the Topeka Symphony Orchestra joins the program and tells about the history of the orchestra and what’s to come in 2018. Michelle-Cuevas Stubblefield from Downtown Topeka Inc. joins the program to discuss what will be happening downtown in 2018.
December 27, 2017December 27, 2017
John and Terry from the YMCA join the program to discuss the special Christmas program they had for the kids in the community, their successes in 2017, and what their plans are for 2018. Local musician Brail Watson performs live in studio!
December 18, 2017December 18, 2017
Sherry Lundry from Winter Wonderland joins the show to give an update and overview of the light show. Kimberly Wolff from the United Way joins the program to tell us about the Christmas Bureau, where people in the community are helping buy gifts and food for those in need. Chef Kyle joins the show to talk about some of his favorite holiday dishes and even brings in some samples.
December 15, 2017December 15, 2017
Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield from Downtown Topeka Inc. joins the show to give a preview of what’s going on during the holiday season in downtown as well as what’s to come in 2018. Zan Popp, curator at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, discusses the different exhibits and types of art that are in the gallery. Ryan, Ken, Kristi and Allie join the program to discuss the World Championship ICE Racing event, The Next Generation Fire On Ice Tour, which is happening tonight at the Expocentre and features the biggest names in professional motorcycle ICE racing and the craziest riders on the ice racing the wild Unlimited Outlaw Quads.
December 14, 2017December 14, 2017
Shelley Robertson from The Salvation Army joins the program to discuss the bell ringers and what we in the community can do to support the organization and help out those in need. Justin Brokar from Helping Hands Humane Society joins the show to discuss their Yappy Howlidays Adopt-A-Thon sale, and even brings in a dog, Jasper, who is up for adoption. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about of group of elves in North Carolina donating to those in need.
December 13, 2017December 13, 2017
Marilyn Stanley and Daniel Crook from Housing and Credit Counseling Incorporated join the show to give tips on how to get our spending under control so we can enjoy the holiday season. Local blues artist Cleveland Blue performs live in studio!
December 12, 2017December 12, 2017
Bill Persinger and Lisa Potter from VALEO join the program to talk about seasonal depression and how to get help if you are one who is suffering. Marsha Pope from The Topeka Community Foundation joins the program to discuss their new campaign, “Growing Generosity.” Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a boy who is giving Christmas gifts to kids in need.
December 11, 2017December 11, 2017
Misty Kruger and Niki Janke from USD 501 join the show to talk about how people in the community can help pay off students’ lunch debts. They also discuss what the school district is looking forward to in 2018. Jill Lincoln from Wendy’s joins the show to talk about their Giving Back Campaign. This year, a portion of proceeds from Wendy’s sales goes to local nonprofit Let’s Help. Allie Manning joins the show to discuss everything that’s happening at the Expocentre.
December 8, 2017December 8, 2017
Barry Feaker, Miriam Krehbiel and Torey Berndt join the program to discuss all of the work the Topeka Rescue Mission is doing in the community, including the Christmas gift drive that is currently going on and all of the different programs that they offer to Topeka families.
December 7, 2017December 7, 2017
Tiffany McMannis from Washburn University joins the program to discuss how you can eat a little healthier this holiday season. Todd Holmberg from McCain Auditorium in Manhattan discusses all of the upcoming events at the venue. Staci Wunder of Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to discuss the Children’s Shopping Spree, which is an event where children can come and buy presents for their families. Phil ends the show on a good note about a military mom who is sending care packages to many soldiers.
December 6, 2017December 6, 2017
Chef Kyle joins the program to share some of his favorite Christmas dessert recipes and even shares some samples. Lydia Chapman from St. Jude and Torey Berndt join the program to talk about the history of the hospital and how people can contribute during the holiday season.
December 5, 2017December 5, 2017
Kathleen and Allison Marker from the YWCA join the program to discuss their Holiday Store, which benefits the YWCA. Nikki Martinek from Easterseals Cappa Foundation talks about a Christmas gift shop where all of the items are made by people with disabilities. 100 percent of the money spent on an item goes back to the artist who made it. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a Santa that caters to autistic children.
December 4, 2017December 4, 2017
Sherry Lundry and Torey Berndt join the program to discuss Winter Wonderland, which benefits the TARC program. Captain Mark Fitzgerald and Officer Jonathan Juin from the Overland Park Police Department join the program to discuss Operation Rudolph, which helps out families in need for Christmas. Steve Elstrom and Mathew Fuqua from Fort Riley discuss Operation Santa Claus, which is another program that helps out families in need during Christmas. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about students helping out a teacher in need.
December 1, 2017December 1, 2017
Danielle and the gang broadcast live from Herman’s Meat and Smokehouse! Tim Kolling from Alpha Media joins the program discuss all the restaurant has to offer. Jennifer Haugh from AAA joins the program and shares how to travel safely during the holidays. Torey Bernd joins the program to discuss all of the upcoming promotions at Alpha Media, including one involving a gift card from Herman’s Meats. She also discusses a new podcast from Alpha Media called “Chick Chat”, which is hosted by Torey and our very own Danielle. You can check it out at: www.wibwnewsnow.com/listen/chick-chat/ Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a man who bought an entire store’s worth of toys that were on layover for other families.
November 30, 2017November 30, 2017
Danielle welcomes John Mugler and Terry Jones from the YMCA to talk about early childcare activities and all of the programs and accomplishments that the YMCA made in 2017. Local musician Brail Watson joins the program and performs live in studio!
November 29, 2017November 29, 2017
Noni Cremer from Topeka City of Character joins the program to discuss the word of the month which is Enthusiasm and a special event that is occurring on Valentine's Day. Larry Gawronski and Rudy Gatlin from The Gatlin Brothers talk about the performance at TPAC.
November 28, 2017November 28, 2017
Bill Persinger and Laura Sidlinger from Valeo join the program to discuss a $250 thousand gift that they received from St. Francis and how they plan to use it. Jared Bednar from the Topeka Zoo joins the show to talk about how they are participating in Giving Tuesday, and even brings a turtle into the studio. Phil ends the show on a good note about how a homeless man who paid it forward received plenty in return.
November 27, 2017November 27, 2017
Nick Gosnell fills in for Danielle on this episode. John Holicek from the Jayhawk Theatre joins the show to discuss all of the happenings at the venue. Shelley Robertson from the Salvation Army discusses how their organization is helping out those in need during the holidays.
November 22, 2017November 22, 2017
Dave Navarro Jr. from the Topeka Community Photo Studio joins the program to discuss his business which allows people from the public to come in and shoot photographs in a professional grade studio. He also talks about how they are offering professional holiday forwards at an affordable cost. Local music duo Fox and Wills performs some original tunes live in studio, along with a Christmas song.
November 21, 2017November 21, 2017
Jo Ann Long-Tate, Vice-President of Development for SLI, discuss the Festival of Trees, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for SLI. Local band Smith and Liston join the program and perform a couple of cover tunes for us, including a Christmas song.
November 20, 2017November 20, 2017
Jessica Lehnerr, Kimberly Wolff and Gina Milsap from United Way join the program to discuss how they are giving free books to area children through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Reva Wywadis, Executive Director of Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, joins the show to discuss Giving Tuesday, in which people donate gently used books and toys to children. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a dentist helping a veteran in need.
November 17, 2017November 17, 2017
Tiffany McManis, Interim Director of Student Health Services at Washburn University, discusses tips for people who want to quit smoking cigarettes. Shelley Ramos from CASA of Shawnee County and David Porterfield of Porterfield’s Flowers and Gifts discuss the CASA Homes for the Holidays Tour, in which the public is invited to tour five elegant Topeka homes.
November 16, 2017November 16, 2017
Sherry Lundry from TARC and Torey Berndt from Alpha Media join the program to discuss the 20th Annual Winter Wonderland. All proceeds go towards TARC who’s mission is to enhance the lives of people with developmental and related disabilities and their families. Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield from Downtown Topeka Inc joins the program to discuss Small Business Saturday and Nikki McMillan talks about NOTO’s 6th Annual Candlelight Christmas. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about police officers helping a woman in need.
November 15, 2017November 15, 2017
Danielle broadcasts live from French Middle School as she was chosen to be Principal for a day! Misty Kruger, Director of Communications for Topeka Public Schools, joins the show to discuss USD 501 and how Principal for a Day got its start. Kelli Huffman, Principal at French, discusses what goes on at her school and how the teachers and staff adapt to students needs in the classroom through trauma-informed care. Sarah Sharp, Lead Principal at State Street Elementary, discusses what’s going on at her school and public schools taking pride in Kindergarten Preparedness. Dustin Dick, Principal at Topeka West, discusses a program in which high school students in 501 are earning college credits.
November 14, 2017November 14, 2017
Taryn Glidewell and Lovina Wall from Harvesters join the program to discuss the Harvesters Healthy Pantry Partnership Program and how they are trying to better the health of their recipients. Shenae’ Elem and Reverend Roger Neufeld Smith from Topeka JUMP explain their organization, who’s mission is to build people-based power to influence local decision-makers to consider policy and funding changes that address systems which perpetuate poverty and injustice. Jill Lincoln and Kirk Williams from Wendy’s discuss Wendy’s National Adoption Night. From 5 – 8 p.m. on November 14th, 15% of all restaurant sales will go towards the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
November 13, 2017November 13, 2017
Pam Foster, Equal Opportunity Director at Washburn University, discusses sexual harassment in the workplace and what you can do if you are facing a harassing situation at work. Chef Kyle from Hy-Vee discusses some of his favorite Thanksgiving dishes and even brings in some recipes for tasting. Recipes are attached below. Phil ends the show on a good note by sharing a story about a restaurant that is requiring it’s customers to perform acts of generosity.