The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 64-Hiking Through with Adventurer/Author Paul Stutzman from Berlin, Ohio

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 64, I had the pleasure of talking with Adventurer/Author Paul Stutzman.  Paul has had an incredibly interesting journey that has led him on his current path.

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Here are the talking points of our conversation:

  • what it was like growing up as a Conservation Mennonite, how he felt as a child/teen vs. how he felt as an adult
  • the number #1 tourist destination in Ohio
  • the role of faith in his life
  • how he met his wife and how he raised his family
  • the tragic event of his wife’s passing, the life lesson he learned, and his motivation for hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • how God directed him to write the book Hiking Through, and the impact his work has had on others
  • the adventures he has had after the through hike and the books he has written, including his travels in Israel and Spain
  • what legacy does he want to leave behind
  • what’s his next big adventure
  • You can learn more about Paul and connect with him at his website http://paulstutzman.com/
  • memorable quote “Enjoy the journey, don’t wait for the destination”
  • Previous Outstanding Ohioans episode mentioned:  Episode 9 about Lehman’s Hardware

 

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The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 63-The Evils of Common Core, with Dr. Duke Pesta, Part 2

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 63, I had the pleasure of conducting a second conversation with Dr. Duke Pesta, an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Freedom Project Academy.  Dr. Duke speaks often on the drawbacks of Common Core in the United States educational system.

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Here were the topics we discussed in our second conversation:

  • What helped him become an very interesting, engaging public speaker?  Check out this video talking about Common Core.
  • Hear about the “contract” he has his college students sign on the first day of class to promote freedom of speech and discussion of multiple viewpoints
  • Hear about his on-line primary school Freedom Project Academy.  He discusses the type of curriculum, the methodology, and Socratic teaching approach.
  • Check out Dr. Duke’s podcast here.  This weekly show discusses issues/topics at all levels of eductation.

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I highly recommend The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children.

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com. Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 62-The Evils of Common Core, with Dr. Duke Pesta, Part 1

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 62, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Duke Pesta, an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Freedom Project Academy.  Dr. Duke speaks often on the drawbacks of Common Core in the United States educational system.

To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • growing up in West Park (Cleveland, Ohio), going to Lakewood St. Edwards High School, and then his academic career
  • New London video Common Core presentation from April 2018
  • History of Federal Government takeover in the United States
  • Motivation(s) to nationalize education
  • collectivist vs. individual education
  • Specific Common Core examples within the following topics:
    • confidentiality/secrecy of the testing practice between the feds and students…teachers can’t see the questions or the results
    • Sexualized content
    • Reading/Cursive Writing/English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

Tired of always trying to keep your phone charged? Check out this great on-the-go battery charger.

I highly recommend The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children.

To help support the show, please shop on Amazon with this link.  I receive a small commission for any sales with no added expense to you.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com. Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 49-My reflection on the first 48 episodes and the future of the show

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For episode 49 of the show, I wanted to reflect on where we are as a show and where we are going.  I am so thankful for the great guests I have had the privilege of having a conversation with.

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For starters, we have a new logo for the show, designed by Miami University graduate David Allen Burns (’16).  I knew David from working with him at the Miami University Rec Center, where he did an outstanding job helping to run our aquatic operations.  Thank you David!

As intended, the purpose of this show is to share the great success stories of Ohioans doing remarkable things in their communities of varying sizes.  Through the wide range of guests, the common traits I have heard are the following:

  • great personal values and great role models
  • high belief & hope
  • monster impact and love of serving others
  • humble with great self-esteem
  • commitment to quality
  • leaders in their community
  • desire to leave a great legacy
  • pride of place

Moving forward, here are my goals in the future development of the show:

  • keep talking to unique, interesting people, giving them another platform to share their remarkable stories
  • develop a set schedule for show releases
  • involve the audience more
  • improve the production quality of the podcast
  • grow the audience
  • partner with great sponsors with high value and purpose

Thank you for your continued listening & support!