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How to Have Fun and Improve Your Mood

When you think of improving your mental health, you might first imagine a psychiatrist’s office or a group therapy session. While these are valuable and useful ways for people to tackle their mental illnesses, there are other ways you can feel better while also having fun. Thankfully, the conversation around mental health is much more open than it was in the past and people are able to share their experiences and come to solutions much sooner. Here is a brief list of ways you can enjoy yourself while seeking to improve your own mental health. Enjoy Nature It is scientifically…


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Let’s Talk Some Football and Festivals with Gabe Duverge and Doris Sims

Are you ready for some football? And are you ready for some of the country’s most spectacular country and rock and roll performers right here in Louisville? You’ll hear all about both on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast. First up, Doris Sims makes a return engagement at the REMAX Properties East studios to talk about three September festivals — Hometown Rising, Bourbon and Beyond and Louder Than Life. We talk about how her employer, Danny Wimmer Presents, doubled down on the ‘Ville despite the disastrous weather that forced cancellation of most of two festivals down along the Ohio…


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Rusty Satellite Showcases Whitney Austin, Survivor of Mass Shooting, and Financial Expert Randy Raque

Perhaps the most serious issue in our society today is how to deal with gun violence. Mass shootings like the ones in El Paso and Dayton bring the issue back to the nation’s front pages on a regular basis. Almost a year ago, Whitney Austin drove from her home in Louisville to Cincinnati on a routine business trip. But on that morning, she walked into the middle of a mass shooting. Here on the Rusty Satellite Show, she tells the remarkable story of how she survived, and how the event changed the course of her life. Mark your calendar for…


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Eight Appliances and Gadgets Every Modern Home Should Have

We seem to be moving at an ever-increasing rate and modern lifestyles are more chaotic and demanding than ever. Balancing work schedules with family commitments means there is usually little time for self-care and relaxation. Although the advances in technology have played a significant role in this acceleration, it has provided some pretty brilliant gadgets and appliances that make life a little easier to cope with. Most households these days are stacked full of the latest products on offer, creating an efficient home that slots right in with busy schedules. Here are some of the most popular items today: Coffee…


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Rusty Satellite: Robin Mountain Opens Ntaba Coffee Shop; Jeff Brantley’s Looks Ahead to EatDrinkTalk

When I tell you the Rusty Satellite Show showcases the most interesting people in the ‘Ville, it’s because of people like Robin Mountain. He’s a South African who moved to California to inseminate honey bees, then came to Kentucky where he operates a tour business taking groups to Africa and has now opened a coffee shop in Clifton from which he sells art, imports foods and yes, sells coffee. Not to mention he’s been three times to the top of Camp Kilimanjaro. Intrigued? Listen in. The show also has a keen interest in the local restaurant scene, so I asked…


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How To Come Out On Top: Tackling Your Business’ Weaknesses

One of the most effective strategies for accelerating growth and dominating in your particular industry is tackling your business’s weaknesses. Like many areas in life, it is the weaknesses that must be identified and addressed if you are to succeed yet many business owners ignore weaknesses and only focus on strengths. It can be hard to point the finger at one area of the company and to work to make improvements, but this will all be worthwhile in the end and should help your company to take the next level. Here are a few ways to come out on top…


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Jonathan Searle’s No Kid Hungry Event at Proof; Ed and Mary F. Glasscock on the World Championship Horse Show

Welcome to the 318th episode of the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast –where this week I went on location to a couple of pretty remarkable and impressive locales. First I met 36-year-old executive chef Jonathan Searle in a private room at Proof on Main, which features a clock that counts down founder Steve Wilson’s life expectancy (he’s got more than eight years left). We talked about Searle’s rise from his start as a chef in Lexington to his new assignment at one of the city’s most prestigious dining spots. Searle, wearing a Bernie Sanders hat, brings tons of energy…


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Market Report – Interest Rates Declining, Homes Are Selling Quickly

No matter what happens with my condo in Clifton, I may be in the market soon to sell some stuff — including furniture, some kitchen gadgets and more. So I may take Bob Sokoler’s advice and offer up those items on Facebook Marketplace. But Bob’s latest video is interesting in another way – thanks to lower interest rates, buyers are still hungry to make a move despite prices that are steadily climbing. It’s no longer unusual to see houses come on the market and have contracts within hours — I experienced it myself over the weekend. In one case, the…


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5 Things to Help Your Teen Fight Mental Illness

Any person struggling with a mental illness, no matter their age, needs the support of those around them, and this is particularly important when it comes to a young teen and their parents. Depending on the level of your relationship, a teen’s first instinct might be to hide their feelings from their parents rather than discuss openly. This is why you need to pay attention to the signs and make active efforts to tackle the issue, even if your teen may be unwilling at first. Reinforce Positivity Your teenager may be feeling some very self-deprecating things about themselves and suffering…


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First on the Org Chart: Lisa Benson of Business First and Louisville Tourism COO Cleo Battle on the Rusty Satellite Show

Not from around here are you? There are plenty of people who have adopted the ‘Ville as their hometown like this week’s guests on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast. Lisa Benson and Cleo Battle both have high-profile positions and great impact on the business community here. Benson is just weeks into her new job as publisher of Business First, and she explains how the paper has thrived in a media environment that suffered another casualty when Insider Louisville announced it is shutting down Aug. 7. Benson, from Oklahoma City, started at the bottom in the world of business…