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:

Friday, January 04, 2019

Eye on Oshkosh - Legislative Fiasco, New Laws for 2019 - taped 1-3-2019

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. In this first show of 2019, host Cheryl Hentz chats with attorney George Curtis and 54th Assembly District representative Gordon Hintz about a variety of issues. A couple of the biggest issues include measures passed by Republicans in the December lame duck session that, in essence, took away some power from the incoming governor Tony Evers and incoming attorney general Josh Kaul. There’s also a rousing discussion about the federal government shutdown by the Trump
administration over billions of dollars for a southern border wall and where the shutdown will lead. Other topics focused on the Mueller investigation, campaign finance reform, prison reform, school reform, and new laws people need to be aware of that took effect Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter. You can catch the show in its entirety here or by following this link: 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Rental Housing and Economic Development - taped 12-20-18

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. During the hour-long conversation host Cheryl Hentz chats with Allen Davis, Community Development Director for the City of Oshkosh, and John Zarate, Chief Building Official, Inspection Services Division, also with the City of Oshkosh. They
discuss the city’s rental housing inspection program in detail and a variety of economic development projects that are either underway or in the proposal stage. 
If you’re curious about an area under construction, or concerned about safety issues in rental properties, or would just like to become better informed about what’s going on in the city, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Catch it here or by following this link:

Friday, December 07, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - City Council members talk city issues - taped 12-6-18

Here is the latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh. During the hour-long show, host Cheryl Hentz talks with three city councilors – Deputy Mayor Lori Palmeri, Deb Allison-Aasby and Steve Herman – about community development projects currently being proposed, or which are already underway or in the works; what’s happening with Oshkosh Avenue and the rest of the Lakeshore Golf Course property not being used by Oshkosh Corp.; what our property tax bills have in store for us; ever-increasing water bills; snowplowing and the city policy on shoveling sidewalks; as well as other city-related topics.