2023 AM Podcasts

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Episode 174 – 5/24/23 – ACLU Fires Warning Shot at MISD

Stories we’re covering this week:
• ACLU fires warning shot at Mansfield ISD
• Mansfield man shoots sleeping son and stepdaughter in the heat of a domestic dispute
• Innovation Corridor passes first reading in A Moment with the Mayor
Local nonprofit receives sizable donation
• Feed the Kids for Summer starts this week

In the Features Section:

• Angel Biasatti talks about keeping your bones healthy in Methodist Mansfield News to Know.
• Realtor Beth Steinke talks about the psychology of buying in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves up lemonade like you’ve never seen before in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks with Dr. Tonjia Grimble about a new E-Sports center coming to Mansfield where kids young and old can learn while they play. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 173 – 5/17/23 – That School Board did WHAT?

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Have you protested your property tax bill yet?
• School board poised to tackle district book policy
• In sports, Lake Ridge baseball remains alive in the playoffs

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti says allergies are nothing to sneeze at in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
•Realtor Beth Steinke addresses common mistakes that buyers experience in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves up fresh strawberries and ginger in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks with a local couple who are taking a leap of faith in the entrepreneurial world. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance.

We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 172 – 5/10/23 – Sarah Zink Panama Followup Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• School board race ends in a landslide
• Voters re-elect city council incumbents and one returning face
• Council sends planned development back to the drawing board in A Moment with the Mayor
• Two ballot propositions pass giving more leeway for economic development
• Ben Barber culinary students cook up second place at Nationals

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti says ice cream may be good for your health in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Are we in a buyer’s or seller’s market? Realtor Beth Steinke has the 4-1-1 in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves up a twist on the classic Mint Julep in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his talk with Sarah Zink, a longtime Mansfield resident who recently packed her bags for the tropical paradise that is Boquete, Panama. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield. 


Episode 171 – 5/3/23 – Sarah Zink Panama Followup Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Seventh grader receives Community Health Hero Award
• Recent mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti talks about joint replacement surgery in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke starts a series of reports on buying a home in 2023 in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain servers up a ‘Top of the Morning’ in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks with Sarah Zink, a longtime Mansfield resident who packed her bags for the tropical climes of Panama. Plus, you will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield. 


Episode 170 – 4/26/23 – Vaughan Wynne-Jones A.I. Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• “Shots fired” sends people into a panic at a local sports facility
• Early Voting has begun in Mansfield
• City councilman breaks down the two ballot propositions
• City takes a walk in the park, three of them, actually
• Mansfield receives its own award in A Moment with the Mayor
• Downtown gets ready to rock this weekend

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti says allergies are nothing to sneeze at in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke breaks down the why versus the what in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain is making a batch of Lavender Spritzer in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his in-studio talk with local Artificial Intelligence expert Vaughan Wynne-Jones. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 169 – 4/19/23 – Vaughan Wynne-Jones A.I. Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Timberview student is arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school
• Early voting starts next week here in Mansfield
• Mansfield ISD is looking for a few good teachers
• Mansfield PD investigate fatal cul-de-sac crash
• In Sports, it’s one for the record books for a local marathon runner

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti takes on allergies in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke fires up her computer and looks at the facts around Zillow and Realtor.com in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain is making a batch of White Wine Mojitos in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve will has an in-studio talk with local Artificial Intelligence expert Vaughan Wynne-Jones. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 168 – 4/12/23 – Corey Berlin Interview

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Community gets passionate over school library books
• City unveils plans for a new arts district in A Moment With the Mayor
• City gears up with multiple events in honor of Historic Heritage Month

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti pays homage to local volunteers in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke warns about real estate scams in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain is making a batch of Summer Peach Tea in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks in-studio talk local marathon runner Corey Berlin. your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 167 – 4/5/23 – Jason Harris Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Four Mansfield ISD students advance to DECA International competition
• Texas Tech University celebrates second class of graduates of the Mansfield-based nursing satellite campus
• Mansfield Parks says “hit us with your best shot”
• Mansfield Environmental Services offers some tips as we head into Mosquito Season

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti has information about an upcoming free event for UIL sports, cheerleading and band health screenings in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• 
Realtor Beth Steinke breaks down P.I.T.I. — principle, interest, taxes, and insurance — in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves a batched cocktail fit for a run for the roses in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his in-studio talk about the grief and mourning process with local funeral celebrant Jason Harris. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 166 – 3/29/23 – Jason Harris Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• MISD falls victim to “swatting”
• Chunk Your Junk Day is this weekend

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti talks with a local doctor about how chronic heartburn could lead to cancer in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke shares real estate facts and figures for February in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves a Cosmopolitan by the batch in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks about the grief and mourning process with local funeral expert Jason Harris. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 165 – 3/22/23 – What Makes a Good School Board Trustee Interview

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Mansfield Fire receives elite insurance rating
• Citizen’s Fire Academy holds open enrollment
• Chief Nursing Officer honored with leadership awards
• Mayor Evans recaps a short but jam-packed council meeting in A Moment With the Mayor

In the Features Section:
• Realtor Beth Steinke talks about contingencies in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves a Texas Sunset by the batch in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve revisits a conversation with former Mansfield ISD school board member Karen Marcucci about what makes a good school board trustee. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 164 – 3/15/23 – Amanda Kowalski Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Spring Break party gets out of hand at Rose Park
• City gears up for a big dill weekend
• In Sports, Summit nipped at state tourney
• Lake Ridge grad breaks U.S. record in triple jump

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti compares the difference between a headache and a migraine in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Roger Steinke goes to the mailbag and answers a listener’s question about driveway cracks in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves up a slice of dessert in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his talk with Pickle Queen Amanda Kowalski. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 163 – 3/8/23 – Amanda Kowalski Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• 
School board ballot gets a little lighter as two candidates withdraw
• A historic proclamations highlights A Moment With the Mayor
• 
Music, dance and film kicks off Arts Week
• 
Summit advances to the Boys Basketball State Semi-finals

In the Features Section:
• 
Angel Biasatti offers some Spring Break travel tips in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• 
Brian Certain continues his series on freezer door cocktails with a twist on a Sex in the City classic in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve welcomes the Managing Editor of The Mansfield Record Amanda Kowalski to the studio. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 162 – 3/1/23 – Chief Greg Minter Interview III

Stories we’re covering this week:
• City breaks ground on new police station
• Council saves $20M in A Moment With the Mayor
• Mansfield Public Library Receives Excellence Award
• The city wants to know your thoughts on who should be performing at the this year’s Music Alley festival
• Mansfield High School girls swim team earn state medals

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti offers some tips on how to put an extra spring in your step in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke peeks into her crystal ball for 2023 in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain continues his series on freezer door cocktails with a twist on a Martini in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his talk with MISD Chief of Police Greg Minter. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 161 – 2/22/23 – Chief Greg Minter Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• School board ballot sees last minute changes
• One withdrawal and one addition to the City Council ballot
• Mansfield City Council named “City Council of the Year”
• And we conclude with a ‘thank you’ to you, our listeners

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti talks about the importance of dietary fiber in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke breaks down reverse mortgages in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain continues his series on freezer door cocktails in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve continues his conversation with MISD Chief of Police Greg Minter. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 160 – 2/15/23 – Chief Greg Minter Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Confused driver ends up in neighborhood pond
• A slice of Hollywood comes to town in A Moment With the Mayor
• Community speaks out on Council’s monthly stipend
• Mansfield Public Library honors local African-Americans during Black History Month
• Mansfield Cares offers up A Night in Paris
• Blaze Pizza is poised to open their doors next week

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti offers up a healthy platter of dark chocolate and red wine in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke addresses ways to come up with a down payment in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain continues his series on freezer door cocktails in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks with MISD Chief of Police Greg Minter. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 159 – 2/8/23 – The Cherries Interview!

Stories we’re covering this week:
• H-E-B breaks ground in Mansfield
• Did the council vote in their own monthly stipend? We have the answer
• Are your plants OK after the freeze?
• We’ll tell you about an event this weekend involving pancakes and community service

In the Features Section:
• Science reporter Dennis Webb shares a local science story
• Angel Biasatti offers up tips on maintaining a healthy heart in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke addresses selling a home during a divorce in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain starts his series on freezer door cocktails in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks with a local organization with a charitable heart. Plus, you will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 158 – 2/1/23 – Ken Aldridge Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• May ballot sees little movement over the past week
• Chamber honors the best of the best
• Mansfield’s ‘Innovation Vision’ set to take shape
• Parks & Rec receives sizable grant from the state

In the Features Section:
• Science reporter Dennis Webb shares his first-hand experiences with the Space Shuttle Challenger while working for NASA
• Angel Biasatti offers up cold weather ticker tips in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke shares why Real Estate as an investment (when done right) is for everyone in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain says “yes” to peanut butter in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his talk with local author Ken Aldridge, who has just published his twelfth book. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 157 – 1/25/23 – Ken Aldridge Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Teacher tells PTA board “we have been sadly deceived.”
• May ballot starts to take form for city council and school board
• Ballot propositions, parks improvements and landmarks in A Moment with the Mayor
• A sneak peek at the State of the City address
• Thor makes the “best looking” list of MLB players

In the Features Section:
• Science reporter Dennis Webb goes nuclear in today’s science segment
• Angel Biasatti talks about starting the new year with a “new you” in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke runs down the top 5 mistakes that sellers make in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain dips into the blackberries in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks in-studio with a local author who has just published his twelfth book. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 156 – 1/18/23 – Vanessa Ramirez Interview II

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Former PTA board member arrested on Theft of Property charges
• City and school board open application process for upcoming elections
• 17 MISD students named All State musicians
• Local food pantry seeks your help

In the Features Section:
• Science reporter Dennis Webb stretches the truth about bungee cords
• Angel Biasatti presents a challenge for you and your family in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke has some tips on finding the right Realtor for you in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain serves up a taste of Spain, with a twist, in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve concludes his in-studio talk with the new Mansfield Assistant City Manager Vanessa Ramirez. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 155 – 1/11/23 – Vanessa Ramirez Interview I

Stories we’re covering this week:
• Mansfield residents set precedence at the state level regarding air quality regulations
• Mansfield ISD seeks a few good people
• Animal shelter to host adoption event this weekend
• Mayor announces plans for an innovation corridor

In the Features Section:
• Angel Biasatti says it’s time to look out for Number One (you!) in today’s Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke shares her do’s and don’ts tips on buying land in Texas in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain offers a taste of France in the Cocktail of the Week
We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve talks in-studio with the new Mansfield Assistant City Manager Vanessa Ramirez. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


Episode 154 – 1/4/23 – Nicholas Sakelaris Interview Revisited

Stories we’re covering this week:

• New County Court Commissioner sworn in on New Years Day
• Methodist Mansfield rings in the new year with a baby girl
• Two Mansfield ISD boys teams compete in the annual Whataburger Basketball tournament
• Timberview takes top honors in the Spring Creek Girls Basketball tournament
• Two Lake Ridge grads headed the National Championship

In the Features Section:
• Science reporter Dennis Webb answers a listener’s question about the Moon’s name
• Angel Biasatti helps you shed those extra holiday pounds you may have gained in Methodist Mansfield News to Know
• Realtor Beth Steinke helps turn your new years resolution into a reality in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update
• Brian Certain welcomes the new year in the Cocktail of the Week

We have the seven-day weather forecast and, in the talk segment, Steve digs into the archives and pulls an interview from 2019 with former Mansfield News-Mirror newspaper reporter Nicholas Sakelaris. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a local Mansfield eatery with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield’s only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.


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