R-Town Season 18


Season 18 - Episodes

R-Town, Episode 1801

This week on R-Town, Nicole sit's down with Ken Baerg, Operations Director for 125 Live, to discuss the new R-Town filming location and the future of 125 Live following the pandemic. We head to Silver Lake Pool to learn more about the temporary shut down earlier this summer, and Danielle Teal visits with Judy Braatz to discuss this year's turnout for Rochesterfest. Nicole also has a discussion with Jorrie Johnson about the Bloomberg Global Mayor's Challenge and initiatives to increase diversity in Rochester's workforce.

R-Town, Episode 1802

Nicole sits down with Tiffany Alexandria to discuss the upcoming Night Market in Rochester. We head to Thursday's Downtown to explore the in-person celebration, and talk with some vendors about their experience. Kate Jirik from the Elder Network stops by to tell us about how they're helping seniors in 2021. Lastly, Planner Emma Miller-Shindelar comes by to tell us how we can get involved with the new City Zoning Ordinance.

R-Town, Episode 1803

Danielle Teal hears from Zoe Cinel with the Rochester Art Center about their upcoming Iraqi American Cultural Celebration. Javier Ortiz tells us how he followed his dreams to become a barber, and we take a walk through 125Live. Scott Schneider tell us all about the upcoming Olmsted County Fair, and Holly Masek from the Rochester Downtown Alliance stops by to talk about all the upcoming events this summer.

R-Town, Episode 1804

Nicole sits with fashion blogger Trina Morris to discuss some 2021 fashion trends. We learn about an Egyptian immigrant who made his way to Rochester, and we head to Tom Kadlec Auto Body for Bike Night at Torque and Tacos. Dennis Wong from Dunn Brothers Coffee and Blue Plate Diner stops by to discuss his business and the construction on North Broadway. Lastly, we welcome the newly named program manager for Olmsted County’s Diversity, Equity, and Community Outreach Team Sidney Frye II.

R-Town, Episode 1805

Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara discusses the spreading Delta variant of COVID-19 with Director of Public Health at Olmsted County Health Services, Graham Briggs. We learn more about Family Promise Rochester and the services they provide, and we check out a parking lot concert from the Rochester Community Band. Lastly, April Dahl from Dahl Dance comes by to chat with Danielle Teal about the future of ballroom dance.

R-Town, Episode 1806

Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara chats with Misha Johnson from the Rochester Civic Theatre about their upcoming 70th Birthday Bash. Sylwia Oliver shares the story of how she came to Rochester, and we check out the "Yield: Keeping A House" installment for Art4Trails. Steven Schmidt from Rochester Civic Music stops by to share about upcoming events. Nicole Mucheck from the new Southeast Regional Crisis Center discusses the services they provide and how they're working to help the community.

R-Town, Episode 1807

Danielle Teal sits down with Dr. Kent Pekel, Interim Superintendent of Rochester Public Schools, to discuss the coming school year amidst a pandemic. We head to Rochester Gymnastics Academy to learn more about the difficult sport, and we head to McQuillan Field Park to check out Rochester Community Development Neighborhood Week.

R-Town, Episode 1808

Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara checks in with the Village Agricultural Cooperative to learn about their mission to create a place where global cultures gather to share everything there is to know about food. The founders of Eureka Childcare tell us about their plan to prepare children for a lifetime of learning, and Erin Vasquez sits with Danielle Teal to talk about the importance of community schools. Lastly, Wendy Turri from Rochester Public Works stops by to discuss the research around detecting future COVID-19 outbreaks in wastewater.

R-Town, Episode 1809

Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara sits with MN State Auditor Julie Blaha to discuss her latest projects and how they can benefit local governments like Rochester. An asylee from Cameroon shares his story, and we check out the Neon Green Studio Pop Up Art Cart. Danielle Teal sits with Julie Johns and Ivete Martinez to discuss the upcoming Med City Arts Festival.

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