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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 66, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Perz, Addict & Business Owner.  Jason has a very moving life story with all too common theme, drug addiction that begins with PRESCRIPTION drug use.  

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Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

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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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Direct download: perz1.mp3
Category:addict, entrepreneur, bmx, politics -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

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 65, I had the pleasure of speaking with Travis Irvine, the Libertarian Candidate for Ohio Governor.  Travis is a journalist, film maker, and media entrepreneur who has been involved in politics in many different ways.

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

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

If you do not like candidates from the two major parties, it is important to vote for 3rd party candidates to increase future voting options.

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.


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.  

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

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

 

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

Direct download: Duke_Pesta_2.mp3
Category:education, life, culture -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

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.

Direct download: duke_pesta_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

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 61, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Milkovich Jr, owner of Local History Productions.  Mike believes that by looking through the lens of local history through the power of coaching at pride of place and economic development, the heads and hearts of people can be won to create and take advantage of opportunities where they are.  

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

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

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

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

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.


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 60, I had the pleasure of speaking with Satolli Glassmeyer, President of History In Your Own Backyard. Satolli has produced 325 videos (and counting) documenting local history in five states in various communities.  These videos are archived into state collections to preserve the documentation. 

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

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • growing up on the west side of Cincinnati
  • how taking up to 100 mile bike trips sparked an interest in learning about the stories behind the sights he saw on these trips
  • The three reasons he created this business:
    • Educate younger generations so there is a desire to maintain local history
    • Educate the general public
    • Create archives that will be preserved in State History Libraries
  • how watching the TV show On The Road with Charles Kuralt influenced Satolli
  • his process of selecting the topic, production, and distribution
  • the experience of climbing a bell tower during a courthouse video shoot
  • upcoming projects
  • how to connect and contact Satolli History In Your Own Backyard

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.


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 59, I had the pleasure of speaking with David Kelley, a highly regarded Philosophy Teacher/Writer and Founder of The Atlas Society. David has spent his life studying, teaching, and promoting Objectivism associated with Ayn Rand.  To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • Growing up in Cleveland and Shaker Heights
  • reading Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
  • concept of Individualism vs. Collectivism
  • Definition of Objectivism, under these four pillars:
    • Reason
    • Achievement
    • Individualism
    • Freedom
  • his teaching career and process of deciding to form The Atlas Society
  • speculation on universities and intellectuals becoming more collectivist in the United States, and what in Ayn Rand's background led her to oppose this movement
  • his role in the creation of The Atlas Shrugged Trilogy
  • The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children

To contact David, please go here.

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.


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 58, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Petro, Life Coach/Speaker/Author and Owner of The Nick Petro Company. To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • Growing up in Northeast Ohio
  • The role of his Dad and Mom in shaping his life
  • His journey on working with youth, his move to Encinitas, CA, and his current path
  • The inspirational story of his hero, his brother Corey
  • His other influences in life, such as Tony Robbins
  • Two pieces of advice working with youth-Earn the right to be heard, and Meet them where they are.
  • How he came up with the Seven Pillars as a framework and his process for writing the book
  • the importance of Legacy

Nick can be reached at his website nickpetrocompany.com

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.

Direct download: Nick_Petro_interview.mp3
Category:business, life, culture, leadership, movement, giving back -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

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