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En Garde

Mike Papp has been a fencer since he’d taken up the sport in ’89. Since then, he’s needed to shift his role as Fencer to Coach to keep and create local opponents. This volunteer fencing coach has kept fencing alive in Rockford, Illinois.

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Home in the Kitchen

Usually, when we hear of people being deported, it is being deported from the US to another country. The opposite happened with the Chef from Octane Interlounge.  Pat Alberto was deported from the Philippines to the U.S. and had to start over. Hear how he made a new home here, in the kitchen, in Rockford.

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When Oprah Calls

When Oprah called, Susan Pitkin answered.

CACAOCUVEE chocolate is a craft chocolate company in Rockford, Illinois that was featured on Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things gift guide not once by twice.

Produced by Pablo Korona
Music by Daniel Pingrey, Jason Kaye and the infamous Zach Staas.