OMGDSM #005 – Art Month DSM

OMGDSM is back! K.O. and new co-host Sara Neppl explore some of the impressive list of arts events happening around Des Moines in June. Click here to listen or download. Thanks to all of the guests who shared their perspective: The co-founders of Art Week Des Moines: David Safris, President of Visionary Services and Liz Adelman, …

OMGDSM #004 – Community Youth

This time on OMGDSM, we’re learning about programs and people working with at-risk youth in the city. We’ll talk to the staff of Community! Youth Concepts about their new programs designed to connect students to career skills and community opportunities. And we’ll speak to John Mark Feilmeyer, Executive Director at Art …

OMGDSM #003 – City Sounds

This time on OMGDSM, we’re exploring the musical landscape in Des Moines. We’ll talk to Christopher Ford, Program Manager at the Des Moines Music Coalition, about the experience of making and sharing music in Iowa. Kathryn Dickel, founding partner of MIDWESTIX, shares her plans for City Sounds: The Des Moines Public …

OMGDSM #002 – Because Des Moines

Despite a ton of positive press, Des Moines still seems to lack a strong identity, particularly on the national stage. We’ll talk to Ryan Crane and Maggie Carlson of New Leaders Council Des Moines about their leadership training institute, and a fundraiser celebrating all things uniquely Des Moines. Then we’ll ask reporter Josh Hafner about …

OMGDSM #001 – Tomorrow

On April 22nd, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unveiled The Tomorrow Plan, a blueprint for sustainable community development through the middle of the 21st century. We spoke to Senior Transportation Planner Bethany Wilcoxon to learn about the Plan, and its vision for the region. We also spoke about Bethany’s campaign to raise money for …