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  • PODCAST: The Making of Christkindlmarkt with John Nelson

    Three weekends of Christkindlmarkt kicks off in Sister Bay over Thanksgiving weekend, and John Nelson of the Sister Bay Historical Society joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to tell us what to expect, new highlights, and what went into the creation of a hugely popular new holiday event.

  • PODCAST: Talking Law Enforcement with Sheriff Sternard

    Door County Sheriff Tammy Sternard talks with Debra Fitzgerald about the county’s largest, tax-levy-supported department and how they enforce the law, use community policing, respond to increasing mental health call challenges, manage the jail population, and find the employees they need for Door County’s public safety sector.

  • PODCAST: Books and Butter Boards

    Andrew Kleidon is joined by Grace Johnson to talk about how she spends her winter: with books. Door County Reads is on the horizon, plus a sneak peak at a profile on Door County author Jill Stukenberg from the winter Door County Living magazine. After the break, a deep dive into the final evolution of […]

  • PODCAST: Making A Better Cycling and Walking Community with Nate Bell

    What if we didn’t design our communities around cars? That’s the question Nate Bell, a trustee for the Village of Sister Bay and an avid cyclist, has been thinking about a lot since he started biking in 2020. He joins the podcast to talk about changing thinking when it comes to connecting communities and steps […]

  • PODCAST: Expanding Access with Adam Peronto

    A walk in the park is something most of us take for granted. Adam Peronto and Kinect M1 are trying to make it possible for those who can’t. Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to Peronto about the Action Trackchair the organization hopes to donate to Peninsula State Park, and the experiences it provides for people with […]

  • PODCAST: Political Signs of the Times

    For Pulse Editor Debra Fitzgerald, election season brings adrenaline – and frustration. She joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to discuss how the national political discourse now infiltrates the letters page of a small-town local newspaper, and how she wades through the mess. They also talk about the election signs that now dominate the county roadsides.

  • PODCAST: Halloween Highlights and A Fire at Mr. G’s

    It’s a weekend of frightening fun in Door County, and Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen Jr. break down what they’re looking forward to, and Andrew airs his  Halloween grievances. Then, they discuss the fire at Mr. G’s and the art of Nathan Hatch.

  • PODCAST: Fighting Domestic Violence with Milly Gonzales

    The Director of HELP of Door County, Milly Gonzales, joins Myles Dannhausen JR. to talk about the struggle to stop and prevent domestic abuse in Door County, and the many ways it impacts the community.

  • PODCAST: Door County’s Civic Leaders

    Susan Kohout and Ann Morgan with the League of Women Voters of Door County sits down with Debra Fitzgerald to talk about the organization’s nonpartisan work to inspire civic involvement and education, and how they’re recruiting the next generation of civic leaders who are so important to local communities and to the health of a […]

  • PODCAST: The Many Sides of Fall Fest

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon talk upcoming Halloween events, Fall 50 runners, and last week’s improv show at Peach Barn. Plus, they recap a Fall Fest weekend that has become much more than crowds and drinking, Dannhausen says.

  • PODCAST: Discovering Door County with Sam Watson

    Andrew Kleidon is joined by Pulse reporter Sam Watson to talk about journalism, discovering Door County through writing, and how Watson tackles news reporting versus arts and entertainment writing.

  • PODCAST: Connecting Community to Theater with Jacob Janssen

    Andrew Kleidon is joined by Third Avenue PlayWorks artistic director Jacob Janssen to talk about his return to Door County, his first season at TAP, the importance of bringing a community together through theater, and TAP’s upcoming Play Reading Club.

  • PODCAST: Pumpkin Patch Preview, and Remembering Patty Williamson

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon talk Pumpkin Patch and broadband progress in Liberty Grove. Then, we remember Patty Williamson, who for 14 years wrote hundreds of articles for the Pulse and became our office grandmother. Patty died in September not long after turning in her final article.

  • PODCAST: The Door County Economy with Michelle Lawrie

    Michelle Lawrie, new executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation, talks with Pulse editor Deb Fitzgerald about the rebuilding of the nonprofit organization, the various economic challenges Door County faces, and the different economic industries that contribute to the peninsula’s GDP (gross domestic product). She also talks about the October awareness campaign for Door County’s […]

  • PODCAST: Bringing Broadband to You

    Jessica Hatch, Door County broadband coordinator, sits down with Debra Fitzgerald to give an update on what her office is doing to help bring fast, reliable, affordable broadband to all homes and businesses in Door County.

  • PODCAST: Tossing Discs with Shane Solomon

    Disc golf has rapidly gained popularity on the peninsula, with a half dozen courses now open or in the works. Shane Solomon of the Night Owls Disc Golf Podcast joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. to talk about the sport’s growth and potential in Door County.

  • PODCAST: Sunflowered Celebrates Sisterhood

    When a young woman faces a life-changing decision, she calls upon her inner circle to gather for an outdoor camping trip. Sunflowered is on stage at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, and Andrew Kleidon is joined by Lachrisa Grandberry, Molly Rhode, Alexis J Roston, and Aidaa Peerzada to talk about the musicals inception, workshopping, and world […]

  • PODCAST: The Movers and Shakers of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    DKAF is back in person for the first time since 2020, and Andrew Kleidon is joined by Alan Kopischke to talk about the history and mission of the event, some of the guest artists who have come to Door County to workshop their art, and the full schedule of events this week at Bjorklunden. Find […]

  • PODCAST: Smelling Orchid Roots at The Ridges

    There are roughly 29 known species of orchids at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor and Tony Kiszonas is now responsible for assuring their health, productivity and future. While that may be a bit of an overstatement, it’s not far from the truth: Tony is the Ridges new Director of Research, the organization’s first. Tony […]

  • PODCAST: Debating the Price of Preservation in Sister Bay, Gills Rock

    Sister Bay residents are fighting to preserve the old village hall, while Liberty Grove makes plans to remove old fishing shacks from its new public waterfront. Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon discuss how the two communities are thinking about the price of preserving history. Plus, a look at the new issue of Door County […]