Friday, April 19, 2019

Oshkosh Underground, Basement Businesses - taped 4-18-2019

In this latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with local author and Oshkosh historian Julie Johnson about her book entitled Oshkosh Down Under: Basement Businesses and the Tunnel from the Hotel Athearn to the Grand Opera House. Some of the topics discussed during the hour include why tunnels were perhaps built in Oshkosh and what things were like here in the 19th and early 20th centuries, how things have changed over the years, and whether any tunnels still exist today.

If anyone wishes to purchase a copy of this extremely well-researched and documented book, they can contact Julie Johnson at Jansen's Restaurant in Oshkosh, or by email at

In the meantime, you can watch this fascinating show in its entirety here, or by clicking on the following link:

Friday, April 05, 2019

Equine Therapy and Unity in Community discussed on the latest Eye on Oshkosh

On this edition of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz talks with Sara Keller, a board member with BEAMING, Inc. about their equine therapy program and the people they serve. Equine therapy has become a huge thing in the United States in the last decade or so, and with good reason. It has provided tremendous benefit to those it serves - physically challenged, veterans, and more. They also discuss how people wanting to volunteer can get involved with this wonderful organization. 

In the second segment, Hentz chats with two students from Oshkosh West High School's Academy for Global Studies program about their work on and involvement with this year's Unity in Community.  That event, by the way, is held from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 13 at the Oshkosh Convention Center and is totally free.

Catch the entire episode here or by clicking on this link:

Friday, March 22, 2019

A unique School2Work program is discussed on latest Eye on Oshkosh

In this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with her guests about a unique, first-of-its kind school to work program between the Oshkosh Area School District and the Oshkosh Defense division of Oshkosh Corp. Joining her in the conversation are Nicole Peterson, Career & Technical Education Coordinator, K-12 College, Career and Community Ready Action Team, Oshkosh Area School District; and Brant Wruck, student at Oshkosh West High School; and Jenna Lavey, Oshkosh Defense and HR support for the School2Work program. This program is getting 11 Oshkosh students ready for the workforce and a career in manufacturing when they graduate. You can see the program in its entirety here or by following this link:

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Eye on Oshkosh - Mayoral Candidates 2019 - taped 3-7-19

In the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz chats with Oshkosh Mayoral candidates Steve Cummings and Lori Palmeri. Cummings currently serves as Mayor and Palmeri as Deputy Mayor. Topics discussed include why they are running, what the role of mayor is (in their opinion), the current form of government, how to achieve tax reductions, the city's controversial rental housing inspection program, water rates and water bills, new fees on water bills being proposed for road work, the inspections department, growth Oshkosh has seen, etc. Election day is Tuesday, April 2, 2019. See the episode in its entirety here or by following this link:

Friday, February 22, 2019

Eye on Oshkosh - Tibetan monks exhibit and Y2Y Advocates for Justice

During the first segment in this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, Cheryl Hentz talks with Interfaith Coordinator Rev. Tom Willadsen and Christine Melms-Simon, special projects coordinator at The Paine Art Center and Gardens about the upcoming Tibetan exhibit at The Paine. It runs from March 17-24, 2019 and features portraits from documentary filmmaker and photographer Phil Borges, as well as beautiful artwork with sand that Tibetan monks will make during the week, then release back to nature at the end of the exhibit. It is a beautiful exhibit that you will not want to miss. In all, the event includes educational programs, a community art project and a performance at The Grand on March 23.

In the second segment, Hentz talks with three members of a group known as Youth to Youth (or Y2Y) Advocates for Justice. This is a youth-centered leadership program that advocates for social and racial justice, and the prevention of violence in all of its forms. You can see the show in its
entirety here or by clicking on the following link:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Changes to OPD's Non Emergency Phone Service

Effective February 1st, callers will notice a change to the Oshkosh Police Department’s non-emergency phone service.
By making this change to the phone service, we anticipate less wait time when calling the police department, thus creating better customer service and improve efficiency. Callers will be able to immediately choose the appropriate division that they need to speak with.
When citizens call the front desk of the police department (920) 236-5700, instead of speaking directly to an operator, they will be prompted to make a selection from several options listed.
These options include a selection for:
-requesting a copy of a police incident report, accident report, or other open records requests
-matters relating to parking
-scheduling an appointment for the release of property being held in evidence
-file a police report/speak to a patrol officer
-speak with an officer in the Criminal Investigation Division: Vice and Narcotics Unit, School Resource Officer or Detective

Eye on Oshkosh - LGBTQ Resource Center - taped 1-17-19

In the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz visits with the UWO's LGBTQ Resource Center director Liz Cannon, Ph.D. and her assistant Gabby Thompson about LGBTQ issues and how the resource center provides a safe place for students who identify in one of these categories (or beyond, as you'll learn in the show). The Center is also open to members of the public. The women also talk about events they have going on this Spring. You can see the show in its entirety here or by following this link: