Sole Source

Sole Source

Sole Source is brought to you by Red Shoes Inc. and brings you the stories you will only hear here. This podcast is hosted by Emmy award-winning former journalist, Raquel Lamal and it shares stories that are influencing our world today. A new episode o…


EP20: Recommendations for starting the school year and Florida Teachers Association files a lawsuit against the Governor
Aug 3 • 30 min
In episode 20 of Sole Source we’re talking about the upcoming school year. What is the best decision for kids? Should they go back to brick and mortar classes or is virtual learning safer?We’re speaking to Andrew Spar, vice president of the Florida…
EP19: WWBIC and COVID-19 Small Business Loans & Financing
Jul 27 • 22 min
Is your small business struggling while COVID-19 wages on? Is financing running out? The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has a COVID-19 Loan Program.Melanie Manuel owns Celesta Restaurant a vegan restaurant and small business…
EP 18: From Start Up to Fully Operational with Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
Jul 20 • 37 min
Whether you’re a new business owner looking to start your dream job or a long-time business just looking to improve, the Wisconsin Women Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) can help.WWBIC provides individuals with financial resources, education and…
Ep17: Building a Virtual Community with The Nest
Jul 13 • 27 min
It seems like everything is going virtual these days, but if you’re planning on hosting a virtual event, how do you prevent virtual meeting fatigue? How can you build a community online when everyone seems to be trying to do the same thing?The Nest, a…
EP16: Couples Therapist Talks Being With Your Partner 24/7 During a Pandemic
Jul 6 • 30 min
Are you finding your patience is wearing thin? Is your partner getting on your nerves? How about your kids, are they a little stressed out?Quarantining with your family is great for a while, but as the pandemic lingers on, people’s fuzes are getting…
EP15: Face Mask Face Off - Two Sides to a Hot-Button Issue Facing the World
Jun 29 • 37 min
In episode 15 of Sole Source we’re talking to our listeners and showcasing two sides to a heated debate that has taken the world by storm. How many people are wearing face masks? Why are people choosing to go out and not wear masks despite medical…
EP14: Dairy Month Part 2 Helping Farmers During a Difficult Year
Jun 22 • 24 min
June is Dairy Month and dairy farmers are undergoing a huge change right now. The way people eat and consume products has changed, possibly forever. What is that doing to the food industry? What can lawmakers do to help farmers continue to move product…
EP13: Dairy Month Part 1 How Our Food Supply Is Changing Due to COVID-19
Jun 15 • 24 min
Are we facing a food shortage? Why were grocery store shelves across the U.S. empty and will that happen again? Is there enough food to go around?Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation spokesperson and a farmer’s daughter, Amy Eckelberg breaks it all down for…
EP12: Small Business Is Changed Forever & 12-Years of Red Shoes Inc.
Jun 8 • 26 min
Small businesses are facing more pressure than they ever have before and it’s changing the landscape for small business owners, particularly female small business owners. Red Shoes Inc.’s owner and president, Lisa Cruz is talking about this monumental…
EP11: Job Searching & Interviewing in a Virtual World
Jun 1 • 31 min
In episode 11 of Sole Source we’re talking about the millions of people who are out of work and what job searching and interviewing looks like in a world where nearly everything has gone virtual. Where are the opportunities? Where are the setbacks? We…
EP10: COVID-15: Weight Gain in Quarantine
May 25 • 33 min
Coming out of quarantine and dealing with the stress of the past few months has taken a toll on all of us and one of the biggest battles besides trying not to get sick has been trying not to gain the dreaded COVID 15. Those pesky pounds that seem to…
EP09: Domestic Abuse Concerns & Safer at Home Orders
May 18 • 19 min
In this episode of Sole Source we’re talking with a spokesperson from a domestic abuse shelter about how state Safer at Home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic don’t necessarily mean everyone is safer at home. We’re also talking about procedures in…
EP08: Grief, Death and Supporting Others during Social Distancing
May 11 • 21 min
What are the best ways to help someone who is grieving the death of a loved one? How can you grieve when you can’t even hold a funeral? In this episode of Sole Source we’re talking about grief, death and loss in the midst of a global pandemic.
EP07: Ginger Zee Part 2 Her Battle with Depression, Abuse and her Passion for Helping Others
May 4 • 33 min
Episode 7 is our second installment of a two-part interview with Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee. She shares her battle with depression, the abusive relationship she was in and why she checked herself into a mental health hospital…
EP06: Generational Changes and How They Shape Our World
Apr 27 • 39 min
COVID-19 is shaping our current and future generations and that is going to have a huge impact on what our world looks like post-pandemic. In Episode 6 of Sole Source, we’re talking with generations expert, Jessica Stollings-Holder, founder of…
EP05: Ginger Zee Part 1 Overcoming COVID-19 and Natural Disasters and What We Can Learn From Them
Apr 20 • 17 min
In this episode ABC Good Morning America’s chief meteorologist, Ginger Zee talks about having COVID-19 and how this global pandemic compares to the natural disasters she covers every day.(This interview was recorded on April 6, 2020).
EP04: Battling Addiction through Isolation in a Pandemic
Apr 13 • 24 min
In this episode of Sole Source we’re talking about battling addiction during a pandemic. Isolation can be hard for anyone but for those battling addiction right now things can be extra hard. We talked with addiction recovery coach, Jesse Heffernan to…
EP03: Reporter Burnout, Fake News and Giving Reporters Some Love
Apr 6 • 27 min
In this episode Sole Source speaks with former NBC TODAY show correspondent and ABC News One anchor, Diana Alvear. We’re talking about all things journalism, burnout in the media business, fake news, reporting during COVID-19 and overall just giving…
EP02: Business Owner Anxiety and Stress Coping Mechanisms
Mar 30 • 33 min
This episode focuses on the anxiety and stress business owners are dealing with during COVID-19 and ways they can cope with those stressors. Sole Source speaks with Julie Fischer, founder and therapist at Full Circle Counseling Services LLC in Appleton,…
EP01: Homelessness and COVID-19
Mar 23 • 26 min
This episode of Sole Source explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the homeless population, how shelters are dealing with the influx of people they’re seeing and how the community can come together to help during this time of need.If you find…