We began the show previewing the Iowa Caucuses.
Of course, by the time this episode posted, the results have been tabulated and we can see who predicted things right. Yes, that was me, Eric…ok, so technically Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders, but really it was a tie, so it’s a win in my books for Sanders.
“Impressed” was not a word we used for our conclusion.
February is here, so it’s time to plan for #HelpingonLeapDay2016.
We’re encouraging folks to take our “extra” day, Leap Day, Feb. 29th and lend a helping hand to someone. Together we can be a big help in our community.
In order to help you decide who you would like to help, we’ll be interviewing folk from various charities and groups across Greenville County and letting you hear their needs. We’ll be posting them here as well as on our Facebook page and our #HelpingonLeapDay2016 event page.
Today’s group, United Way’s Hands on Greenville is an amazing resource.
They connect volunteers with approx. 400 charities, agencies and groups that need volunteer help as well as promote volunteerism in a variety of ways. If you want to be a part of #HelpingonLeapDay2016, but don’t even know what you would like to do, a visit to their web page will allow you to browse a wide variety of volunteer needs from soup kitchens, animal shelters to yard work and so much more. My interview with the manager of Hands on Greenville, Sheila Mettetal is under 15 minutes so please give it a listen.
Remember that if Feb. 29th won’t work for you to be a part of #HelpingonLeapDay2016, that’s alright, just pick any day in Feb. and make that your Leap Day and trust me, I’m certain Hands on Greenville will have something you can do.
Also, please send us a photo or video of what you end up doing. You can post them on our #HelpingonLeapDay2016 event page or email them to Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh and please share this event with, well… everyone you know.
Let’s make a difference in our community.
Time definitely flies when you’re having fun and this has been one fun ride. That early January 2011 Saturday morning when Jason and I stepped into the WOLT 103.3 studio for the very first Another Voice with Jason and Eric show, we really had no idea what we were doing. We researched and prepared to discuss 4 or 5 topics and only had time for two. We thought no one would listen, but had callers the first show. We had no clue how long the show would last and here we are 5 years later, going strong. Sure, the name is slightly different, Another Voice with Eric and Friends, we moved to a new medium:online podcasting, the cast of characters has changed and the emphasis has expanded, but Another Voice is going strong and looking forward to another 5 years of making a difference in our community.
While we didn’t have an online presence from the very beginning, we did record and save the shows. We’ve added the first or second show we did here for you to enjoy and for us to reminisce.
We’ve had some amazing experiences along the way:
Hosting a candidate forum in 2012,
These are just some of the wonderful ways that Another Voice has been able to make a difference and we look forward to so much in the next 5 years.
I have to thank a few people for making Another Voice what we are today.
First, my original partner on the show, Jason Rogers
It was Jason’s confident belief that two average Joes with no experience in radio or talk show hosting could actually create a successful talk show that mattered that made Another Voice even possible. Jason brought a unique perspective to politics, including a sense of humor that made me cringe from time to time.(Ask him about selling nukes to terrorists..he was joking) His big passion was education and he promoted the need to improve the state of education in South Carolina every chance he got.
What can I say about our original producer, John Boone
We learned so much from John and he made Another Voice a great success. He took our raw desire to have a great show and gave us the practical tools to succeed.
Then there is our comic relief, our Pun Master, Brandon Blizzard
Whether he was bringing us his weekly segment, Ramble On or just bringing his sarcastic political commentary to our topic of the day, he provided insight and laughs.
Then there is Jonathan Rogers, who started as our board operator but quickly graduated to co-host.
He brings an unique perspective to the show and a consistent side kick and “partner in crime” for all the activities that Another Voice does.
Finally, we want to thank you, the listeners.
Here’s looking forward to another 5 yrs. Join us for the ride!