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Interviews with
Interesting People

Hosted by Ed Sutkowski

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Episode 99

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with world traveler and eclectic performing artist Colt Sandberg.

Interesting People

Created and hosted by Ed Sutkowski, Interesting People is an American podcast program produced in Peoria, Illinois. Interesting People features men and women who have made their mark in the arts, business, education, science, healthcare, and sports. Ed’s modest demeanor and insatiable curiosity starts with his belief that there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life. The key to the program’s success is that Ed’s base knowledge, preparation and approach gain the interviewee’s respect. From there, good things follow. Ed asks nontraditional questions of his guests which leads to lively conversations mixed with insight and humor. While Ed is quite accomplished in his own right, he never overshadows whoever is on the air, and always gets the best out of his guests. That is a skill that comes with experience and the self-confidence of knowing that this is not about me.

All Episodes

Episode 97

The identical twin Shaheen brothers, George and Gerry, are from Elmwood, Illinois, year 2005 population 1,889; Both twins received their “hands on” undergraduate education by bagging groceries and trimming meat at the Elmwood/Shaheen grocery store.

Episode 96

Both Bill and Bob discussed the current state of farming – the number of acres required to make a living, the investment in equipment and the increase in the value of farm land with its impact on the “family farm.”

Episode 95

Neil is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Episode 93

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Shaun Livingston, an American professional basketball player. Livingston entered the league directly out of high school and was selected fourth by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2004 NBA draft. In a 15 year professional career in the league, Livingston played 959 games for nine teams and won three NBA championships as a Golden State Warrior—in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Episode 92

Thomas J. Day, the President and founder of Bugles Across America, was born and raised in Chicago, served in the United States Marines and for 30 years was active in the financial industry.

Episode 91

Thomas S. Bagley is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C., a private equity fund. Since founding Pfingsten in 1989, Tom has been involved in all aspects of the firm's private equity investment and management activities and had experience working with middle market companies for many years before founding the firm.

Episode 90

American conductor George Edward Stelluto, Music Director for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, is the Resident Conductor at the Juilliard School, the Assistant Conductor of the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony and an advisor to Sinfonia por La Vida in Ecuador - a new orchestra based on Venezuela's Il Sistema program.

Episode 89

Robert W. Wilson, a Peoria native, was frequently cited in Gregory A. Freeman's book, The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked all for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II, as the B-17G radar/navigator/bombardier on the "point plane" which delivered tons of bombs over the Ploiesti/Romanian oil fields during his 20 missions.

Episode 88

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Steve Vinovich, an actor who has appeared on Broadway, in the movies, and on television.

Episode 87

Isaac W. Oliver earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan in 2012.