County Introduces Podcast Series 2/6/2007 7/2/2015 2:26 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson talks about this innovative new program
Wireless Oakland Makes County Stand Out 2/6/2007 7/2/2015 6:29 AM L. Brooks Patterson describes this first-of-its-kind free wireless service for all.
State of the County 2007 Highlights - Wireless Oakland 2/14/2007 7/2/2015 10:13 AM L. Brooks Patterson discusses Wireless Oakland and the team of developers and sponsors that will bring this innovation to life.
State of the County 2007 Highlights - Emerging Sectors 2/14/2007 7/2/2015 4:30 AM he Emerging Sectors of Economic Development are an imperative element to Oakland County's diversified and growing economy.
State of the County Address 2007 2/7/2007 64:00 Full (2007) State of the County address in which Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson recounts the highlights of the past year and announces new initiatives.
State of the County 2007 Highlights - Cobo Hall 2/14/2007 7/2/2015 7:34 PM This highlight features L. Brooks Patterson speaking about the
"The Patterson Plan for the Cobo Hall expansion"
State of the County 2007 Highlights - China 2/14/2007 7/2/2015 4:30 AM L. Brooks Patterson talks about the growing economy in China and his proposal to Oakland Schools to teach our children Mandarin Chinese.
eGovernment Programs Make a Difference 2/27/2007 7/2/2015 1:26 PM Oakland County CIO/Deputy County Exec Phil Bertolini discusses how eGovernment helps citizens connect with government.
2007 Count Your Steps Kicks Off at Walled Lake Schools 3/5/2007 7/2/2015 8:56 AM Hear what the kids have to say about gearing up for this years competition.
Drain Office Uses Private Sector Services Responsibly 3/20/2007 7/2/2015 6:30 AM Drain Commissioner John McCulloch addresses how his office integrates private sector contracts to deliver the best service available for the citizens of Oakland County.
Start or Grow a Business with the One Stop Shop 4/3/2007 7/2/2015 5:00 AM Erick Phillips, supervisor of Oakland County's One Stop Shop,
explains key services available for starting or growing a business in Oakland County
Get the Facts on the Spring County Auction (2007) 4/24/2007 7/2/2015 2:00 PM Get the facts from Todd Birkle of Oakland County Support Services. He discusses the upcoming Spring County Auction.
Your County Career Path Streamlined 5/10/2007 7/2/2015 9:34 AM HR Supervisor Lori Motyka gives an overview of Oakland County's
new streamlined employment application system
Protect Yourself with FRAUDCHECK 5/22/2007 7/2/2015 2:00 PM Learn how to protect yourself from deed and mortgage fraud using a free online service called FRAUDCHECK.
Volunteer at the Pet Adoptions Center 6/6/2007 7/2/2015 4:49 AM The Animal Care Center is looking for greeters, dog walkers, adoption counselors and people who love to cuddle with and brush cats and kittens.
Sun Safety - Answers to your Burning Questions 6/20/2007 7/2/2015 11:15 AM Learn about the importance of healthy sun habits, how to buy the right sunscreen for you and your family, and how to prevent damage to your skin
Thinking About Paying a Ticket Online? 6/28/2007 7/2/2015 10:00 AM Find out how to pay a ticket online, what types of tickets can be paid, and what happens to your personal information you submit
How Safe is Your Water? Get it Tested.. 7/18/2007 7/2/2015 6:26 AM Is your swimming water and the private well water that you drink safe? This Podcast will let you know how you can ensure safe water for you and your family.
Summer Fun at the Parks (2007) 7/30/2007 7/2/2015 2:36 AM A brief overview of how to enjoy the outdoors at the Oakland County Parks!
Shopping in Your Own Backyard 7/31/2007 7/2/2015 10:29 AM Take an audio tour of the Oakland County Farmers and Flea Market.
Freedom Hill's Pet-a-Palooza (2007) 8/8/2007 7/2/2015 2:09 AM Come and join the Oakland Pet Adoption Center for a day filled with family fun activities for you and your pet. Looking for a new furry family member? Pet-a-Palooza is the place to be!
Get the Most Out of Your Next Waterpark Outing! 8/9/2007 7/2/2015 2:36 AM Hear tips to enjoy your time at Red Oaks and Waterford Oaks Waterparks.
Oakland County Rails to Trails 8/16/2007 7/2/2015 9:48 AM Oakland County Parks trails network coordinator Melissa Prowse talks about Oakland County's involvement with the Rails to Trails program.
Groveland Oaks Hosts PowWow in September (2007) 8/29/2007 34:13 Expected to draw over 20,000 participants, the "Wewene Mawjeshnok" or "They are Gathering in a Good Way" PowWow will include traditional dance competitions, arts & crafts and food on September 15-16, 2007.
Protecting Your Child Against Internet Crimes 9/12/2007 7/2/2015 9:26 AM Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about internet safety and how to protect your children against online predators.
Fall Parks Fun (2007) 9/26/2007 7/2/2015 2:43 AM Hear what fun outdoor activities are being offered this fall at Oakland County Parks.
Upcoming Oakland County Flu Shot Clinics (2007) 10/2/2007 7/2/2015 5:39 AM Learn more about Oakland County Flu Shot Clinics and find out how you can register and pay online.
Staying Safe on Halloween 10/22/2007 7/2/2015 7:15 AM Sheriff Michael Bouchard discusses how to keep your family safe on Halloween.
Road Commission - Safety is Our Top Priority 11/7/2007 7/2/2015 3:04 PM Find out why Oakland County has the safest roads in the world and learn about what the Road Commission is doing to help reduce traffic congestion.
Staying Safe While Hunting 11/7/2007 7/2/2015 6:30 PM Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about the main causes of hunting accidents and what hunters can do to be responsible and safe while operating off road vehicles this season.
GIS Day 2007...What's That? 11/13/2007 7/2/2015 3:49 AM Scott Oppmann, manager of Application Services at Oakland County Information Technology, discusses how GIS impacts everyday life.
Driving Oakland County Business to the World 12/5/2007 7/2/2015 8:49 AM Ken Rogers, Executive Director of Automation Alley talks about Automation Alley and their successful trade mission program.
Winter Parks Fun (2007) 12/17/2007 7/2/2015 3:19 AM Listen to the fun outdoor activities being offered this winter at Oakland County Parks.
Raid the Fridge! 12/19/2007 7/2/2015 2:58 AM Michigan's only refrigerated toboggan run is now open at Waterford Oaks County Park. Come join the fun
(This podcast is from 2007. The Fridge closed in 2010)
Drain Commissioner: On the Importance of Asset Management 1/7/2008 7/2/2015 5:15 AM Drain Commissioner John McCulloch addresses the importance of the Collaborative Asset Management System (CAMS) and the need to manage, operate and maintain our water and sewer systems more efficiently.
2011-2012 Michigan Teacher of the Year 3/14/2012 7/2/2015 10:08 AM Paul Galbenski is the first technical education teacher to win the Michigan Teacher of the Year award. Listen as he expresses his passion for teaching. [http://www.paulgalbenski.com/]
Bullying Prevention 5/31/2012 7/2/2015 3:25 PM Two to three children in every classroom spend their day afraid because of bullying. In this podcast find out what is being done to help prevent bullying amongst children.
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Why, When and How to Properly Wash Your Hands 1/19/2012 7/2/2015 7:59 AM Hand washing and covering coughs are good ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs. In this podcast find out how simple habits can play an important role in protecting your health..
Oakland County Lawsuit on Behalf of County Taxpayers 1/26/2012 7/2/2015 10:47 AM Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner talks about the County's lawsuit against the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation also known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Oakland County Foreclosure Prevention Initiative 1/18/2012 7/2/2015 11:21 AM Learn more about this innovative program that connects families with homes that are foreclosed.
Fire and Ice Fest 2012 1/13/2012 7/2/2015 10:26 AM The Fire and Ice Fest returns to Downtown Rochester for the fifth year. Due to the unseasonably mild weather, the Fire & Ice Fest has been rescheduled to February 24-26, 2012. Join us for this free family event.
Have You Licensed Your Dog this Year? 2/27/2012 7/2/2015 6:01 AM Every year thousands of lost animals get placed into shelters, simply because they cannot be identified. In this podcast we talk to the Oakland County's Pet Adoption Center's Animal Control Supervisor about dog licenses.
2012 Winter Activities - Oakland County Parks 2/2/2012 7/2/2015 4:21 AM Explore all of the things to do in Oakland County this winter. From ice fishing and hiking, to skiing, skating and sledding Oakland County Parks offer a wide variety of winter activities.
2012 State of the County Insights 2/10/2012 7/2/2015 7:50 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson highlights some key items from his recent 2012 State of the County Address.
2012 Global Trade Mission 3/2/2012 7/2/2015 10:12 AM The Global Trade Mission offers high school students an opportunity to think, act, create and present a marketing plan just like business professionals. In this podcast learn more about the event and how businesses can participate in future.
Golf Programs and Clinics 3/10/2012 7/2/2015 3:13 AM Oakland County Parks offers programs and clinics for golfers of all ages and levels from beginner to very advanced. In this podcast find out what programs are offered and how you can sign up.
2012 Count Your Steps Kickoff 4/12/2012 7/2/2015 6:25 AM Students from Shrine Catholic Grade School joined Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he kicked off the ninth annual Count Your Steps program. We spoke to Mr. Patterson and others about the importance of counting your steps.
Oakland County Farmers Market 5/3/2012 7/2/2015 10:38 AM What does the future hold for the Oakland County Farmers Market? Find out the plans for the market, from Dan Stencil, Parks Executive Officer.
Natural Resources Stewardship 5/15/2012 7/2/2015 8:09 AM Oakland County Parks are more than just a splash in a pool or a hole in one. Did you know conservation is also part of the park system? Find out more in this podcast.
Synthetic Marijuana Reduction Initiative 6/1/2012 7/2/2015 4:29 AM County Executive Patterson, Sheriff Bouchard and Health Director George Miller announced an initiative to get area retailers to stop the sales of synthetic designer drugs
2012 Facilities Management Update 6/15/2012 7/2/2015 10:17 AM Facilities Management (FMO) oversees the construction, renovation, repairs and management of properties and grounds owned and operated by the Oakland County. In this podcast Art Holdsworth, Director of Facilities Management give us an update on FMO.
2012 Oakland County Fair 6/22/2012 7/2/2015 6:39 AM Since 1971, the Oakland County Fair has been at Springfield Oaks County Park. In this podcast we talk to L.C. Scramlin about this year's event, which starts on July 6, 2012.
2012 Count Your Steps Finale 7/17/2012 7/2/2015 6:42 AM Eating healthy and making smart choices each day has it's rewards. Many of the winning classes from this year's Count Your Steps program were treated with a trip to the Detroit Zoo. In this podcast get the latest information on the program.
Discovering Oakland County Roads 7/17/2012 7/2/2015 11:58 AM From understanding roundabouts to discovering Natural Beauty Roads, we find out about these and the upcoming Summer construction projects from Craig Bryson from the Road Commission for Oakland County.
Cool Off at Oakland County Waterparks 7/31/2012 7/2/2015 9:06 AM Discover the number of activities available at Red Oaks and Waterford Oaks that are sure to keep you cool this summer.
Protecting Your Family from West Nile Virus 9/7/2012 7/2/2015 8:54 AM This year we've seen the highest number of West Nile Virus disease cases in the United States. Find out who's at risk and how to protect yourself and your family from West Nile Virus.
2008 Fire & Ice Fest - County Message 1/17/2008 7/2/2015 4:09 AM David Vanderveen, Director of Central Services for Oakland County gives us an overview on Oakland County's involvement in the 2008 Fire and Ice Fest, which takes place on January 25th and 26th in Downtown Rochester.
2008 Fire & Ice Fest Details 1/17/2008 7/2/2015 3:34 AM Looking for fun activities for the entire family? Come join us January 25th and 26th in Downtown Rochester at the 2008 Fire & Ice Fest. This event is co-sponsored by Oakland County, the City of Rochester, the Rochester DDA and Oakland County Parks.
Staying Safe on the Ice 1/25/2008 7/2/2015 8:05 AM Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about ice safety and what you need to know, if you or someone else has fallen through the ice.
2008 State of the County Insights 2/12/2008 7/2/2015 10:00 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson highlights some of the key points from his 2008 State of the County Address and gives us some insight into the future of Oakland County.
Go Global - GTM 2008 2/20/2008 7/2/2015 8:38 AM The Global Trade Mission (GTM) is hands-on learning experience designed to immerse students in an international business simulation. The Oakland County GTM will take place on February 28, 29 and March 1, 2008 and will also take place on April 3-5, 2008 in Macomb County
Problem Gambling Awareness 3/5/2008 7/2/2015 6:01 AM Do you know how to be a responsible gambler? Learn about the various types of gamblers and ways you or someone close to you can get help.
Help Keep Young Drivers Safe 4/2/2008 7/2/2015 8:24 AM Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about the STOPPED Program and how parents can get involved in this parental notification program to promote safe driving.
Substance Abuse Awareness 4/16/2008 7/2/2015 5:15 AM Do you know or suspect that someone close to you has a substance abuse problem? Learn how to detect the signs and how to get help.
2008 Count Your Steps Kicks Off 4/24/2008 7/2/2015 10:10 AM Students, parents and teachers kicked off this year's high-energy event singing, dancing to popular songs by teenage sensation Hannah Montana and High School Musical and participating in a wide variety of games and contests. Listen to fitness tips and suggestions for increasing your steps.
County Effort to Reduce Jail Overcrowding 4/25/2008 7/2/2015 4:28 AM Oakland County Board Chairman Bill Bullard, Jr. talks to us about a new electronic offender-monitoring program to help save taxpayers money.
Youth in Government Day 2008 4/29/2008 7/2/2015 6:42 AM High school students had the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their concerns while participating in a real-life civics lesson. Listen as Oakland County Board Chairman Bill Bullard, Jr. gives us an overview of the program and hear what students had to say about this year's event.
Spring Auction Online Registration 4/29/2008 7/2/2015 5:27 AM Are you new to auctions or an experienced bidder? Join us Saturday, May 10, 2008 for the Spring Auction
Important Information Regarding Dog Licensing 5/8/2008 7/2/2015 2:04 AM Did you know that less than 34% of lost dogs are returned to their owners? Don't let this happen to your dog. Listen to find out how to license your dog.
Household Hazardous Waste Collections 2008 5/15/2008 7/2/2015 6:53 AM Do you know how to properly dispose of potentially hazardous household products? Listen to our podcast to find out more about these collections and the upcoming events being held on Saturday, May 31, September 6 and October 4, 2008.
Keys to a Safe Boating Season 5/14/2014 7/2/2015 10:04 AM Listen as Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard tells us how to prevent injuries and fatalities while boating this season.
How to Prepare for a Public Health Emergency 6/13/2008 7/2/2015 6:54 AM Would your family be ready if there was a public health emergency? Find out what Oakland County is doing to help protect your health and what you can do to prevent your family from becoming sick.
Court in the Schools - Critical Life Choices Program 6/25/2008 7/2/2015 3:37 AM Will your child be prepared to make the right choices in life? Listen as Judge Julie Nicholson talks about the program and discusses what parents can do to help their child make good decisions
Pet Abandonment 7/10/2008 8;24 What would you do if you could no longer afford to take care of your pet? Let the Oakland County Animal Adoption Center be your solution.
Don't Let a Few Mosquitoes Spoil Your Summer 8/13/2008 7/2/2015 8:18 AM Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of becoming infected with the West Nile Virus and learn how to protect your family.
Summer Care for Your Pets 7/30/2008 7/2/2015 7:42 AM Did you know that pets can suffer from heat related issues such as sunburns, heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Find out how you can care for your pet this summer.
Childhood Obesity Conference (2008) 7/27/2008 7/2/2015 6:37 AM Did you know obesity costs society nearly $100 billion annually? Listen as Commissioner Marcia Gershenson talks about the upcoming conference that will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008.
Discount Dental Program 8/25/2008 7/2/2015 4:51 AM Would you like to save up to 50% on your dental care? Listen to learn more about the program and how to begin saving on your dental costs today.
Prescription Discount Card Program 9/25/2008 7/2/2015 4:10 AM Learn how you can take advantage of this no-cost plan and begin saving money on your prescription medications
Holiday Shopping Safety 11/25/2014 7/2/2015 12:32 PM Do you know what it means to be a safe shopper? Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about things that you can do to help protect yourself and reduce your odds of becoming a victim of crime while shopping this holiday season.
Getting to School Safely 10/16/2008 7/2/2015 10:58 AM Is your child's route to school safe? Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about what parents can do to ensure their child has a safe route to and from school.
Do You Know Who Keeps Track of Your Records? 10/30/2008 7/2/2015 7:41 AM Listen as your Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Ruth Johnson talks about what her office does and how it works for you as a citizen.
Are You Prepared for the Flu Season? 11/12/2008 7/2/2015 3:50 AM Did you know that up to 20% of the population gets the flu each year? (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Find out how you can help prevent catching the flu and what steps to take if you end up getting sick.
Holiday Safety for Your Pets 12/10/2008 7/2/2015 9:36 AM Did you know that the holidays can be a very dangerous time for your pet? Find out what you can do to help protect your pet this holiday season.
Hollywood comes to Oakland County 12/23/2008 7/2/2015 7:20 AM Is your community ready for it's close-up? When Hollywood comes calling, how will you respond? Local and national film industry experts discuss the importance of communities working together with the film industry to become film friendly.
Fire & Ice (2009) 12/27/2008 7/2/2015 5:36 AM Looking for some fun outdoor activities? Join us January 23rd and 24th 2009 in Downtown Rochester for the 2nd annual Fire & Ice Fest.
Fire & Ice Fest 2009 1/8/2009 7/2/2015 5:15 AM Last year's successful outdoor winter festival returns to downtown Rochester January 23rd and 24th. Ice skating, fireworks and a toboggan run are just some of the things you will find at the event this year. The 2009 Fire & Ice Fest is co-sponsored by Oakland County, the City of Rochester, the Rochester DDA and Oakland County Parks.
Winter Driving Safety 2/11/2009 7/2/2015 6:59 AM Are you prepared for winter driving? Sheriff Bouchard discusses how to properly prepare yourself and your car for traveling this winter.
2009 Consumer Protection Forum 2/25/2009 7/2/2015 4:29 AM Are you a smart consumer when it comes to financial matters? Join us at the Oakland County Consumer Forum on Saturday, March 7, 2009 and get unbiased advice from local experts.
2009 Michigan Green Schools Program 3/3/2009 7/2/2015 5:49 AM Is your school a place that creates a healthy environment for learning while saving energy, resources and money? Find out how your school can participate in the Michigan Green Schools 2008-2009 program.
2009 Count Your Steps Kickoff 3/5/2009 7/2/2015 5:52 AM Listen to the excitement as students from Green School Elementary in West Bloomfield kickoff the start of the 2009 Count Your Steps event. Find out what they are doing to stay healthy and motivated.
Prescription Medication Abuse 3/17/2009 7/2/2015 4:08 AM Did you know that prescription drugs are the second most commonly abused category of drugs? Learn how to detect the signs of drug abuse and how to get help.
How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medications 5/6/2009 7/2/2015 4:47 AM Don't let your prescription drugs fall into the wrong hands. Learn how you can properly dispose of unused or expired medications.
2009 Household Hazardous Waste Collections 4/15/2009 7/2/2015 5:52 AM Is there a safe way to dispose of hazardous household waste? Find out the environmentally responsible way at the upcoming events: Saturday, April 25, May 30, September 12 and October 17, 2009.
New Court Teleconferencing Program 4/8/2009 7/2/2015 4:54 AM Oakland County Circuit Court introduces a brand new program as an alternative to face-to-face court hearings.
2009 National Public Health Week 3/30/2009 7/2/2015 4:05 AM Help celebrate National Public Health Week, April 6 through April 12, 2009 by supporting public health efforts aimed at Building the Foundation for a Healthy America.
What You Need to Know About the Swine Flu 4/28/2009 7/2/2015 4:02 AM A new strain of influenza is infecting people around the world. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Senior Safety 5/20/2009 7/2/2015 9:07 AM Don't fall victim to con-artists and their scams. Sheriff Bouchard talks about ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming a scam victim.
Automation Alley 2009 Update 6/5/2009 7/2/2015 4:49 AM Ken Rogers, Executive Director of Automation Alley updates us on Automation Alley and how it is investing in the region.
Vacation Safety (part 1) Protecting Your Home While on Vacation 6/22/2009 7/2/2015 6:52 AM Did you know that summer has the highest rates of home breakins? Find out what you can do to help protect your home
Vacation Safety (part 2) Keep Yourself Save on Vacation 7/29/2009 7/2/2015 6:45 AM Sheriff Bouchard tells us how we can not only protect ourselves but our valuables while we are on vacation.
Women's Commission for Oakland County 7/8/2009 7/2/2015 5:15 AM The Women's Commission conducts public forums and studies matters concerning women in Oakland County. Find out some of their goals for the upcoming year.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness 9/2/2009 7/2/2015 4:09 AM Did you know that consuming alcohol while pregnant can harm your unborn child? Find out how this can affect your child.
District Courts Most Wanted Program Update 8/5/2009 7/2/2015 3:56 AM Designed to track down criminal defendants who have eluded justice. Judge Julie Nicholson gives us an update on the Most Wanted Program .
Oakland County Green Team 9/22/2009 7/2/2015 7:15 AM Going green is nothing new for Oakland County Government. The leader of the County’s Green Team, Robert Larkin, discusses ways employee suggestions and future projects will help to save the County money.
What is New at Facilities Management - 2009 Edition 8/7/2009 7/2/2015 10:06 AM Art Holdsworth, Director of Facilities Management talks about their new web site and the future projects and goals of the department.
Oakland County Historical Commission 8/21/2009 7/2/2015 4:56 AM Jennifer Radcliff, Chair of the Oakland County Historical Commission talks about what the commission does and how they plan to help promote interest in Oakland County's history.
Election Reminder Service 10/28/2009 7/2/2015 3:02 AM Ruth Johnson, Oakland County Clerk talks about this new service and why it is so important for voters to take advantage of it for future elections.
H1N1 “Swine Flu” Prevention 11/4/2009 7/2/2015 3:34 AM Does coughing in your sleeve help prevent the spread of flu causing germs? Find out what you can do to avoid the flu.
Oakland County Clerk's Mobile Office 11/23/2009 7/2/2015 4:10 AM Has the Clerk's Mobile Office visited your neighborhood yet? Ruth Johnson, the Oakland County Clerk talks about the services her office is bringing to the road.
Personal Protection Orders 1/13/2010 7/2/2015 5:53 AM Do you know someone who maybe a victim of domestic violence? Find out how and where to get help through the court.
2010 State of the County Insights 2/16/2010 7/2/2015 11:40 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson talks about some of the upcoming initiatives and challenges the County is currently facing.
Oakland County Board of Commissioners 2/23/2010 7/2/2015 5:28 AM Listen as Oakland County Board Chairman Bill Bullard, Jr. talks about what the Board does and how the community can become involved.
2010 Global Trade Mission 3/16/2010 7/2/2015 7:01 AM For the past few years Oakland Schools in partnership with Automation Alley have hosted a virtual international trade mission for high school students. In this podcast Dr. Marlana Krolicki from Oakland Schools, gives us an overview of the international business simulation and what a typical day is like for the students.
What is New with Oakland County Parks (Part 1) 4/8/2010 7/2/2015 6:34 AM Oakland County Parks is building something new and completely different in Waterford. Learn more about the new accessible playground.
What is New with Oakland County Parks (Part 2) 4/8/2010 7/2/2015 10:16 AM Find out what is being planned for the re-development of Catalpa Park in Southfield.
Adaptive Recreation 4/21/2010 7/2/2015 8:33 AM Find out how Oakland County Parks are providing experiences for the disabled that most people take for granted.
2010 Youth in Government Day 5/19/2010 7/2/2015 4:47 AM In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Youth in Government Day, local high school students had the opportunity to participate in various functions of County Government. Listen as Vice Chairman of the Board, Commissioner Michael Gingell gives us an overview of the day.
Oakland County Treasurer 6/2/2010 7/2/2015 7:06 AM Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer tells us about what his office does for Oakland County and you the citizen.
Oakland County Parks Millage Renewal 6/16/2010 7/2/2015 6:54 AM Dan Stencil, Executive Officer for Oakland County Parks talks about the upcoming millage renewal and some of the recent improvements to the park system.
Count Your Steps to a Healthier You 7/1/2010 7/2/2015 4:35 AM Are you taking the right steps for a healthier future? Find out why kids of all ages are counting their steps.
What is CLEMIS? 8/4/2010 7/2/2015 7:13 AM Joe Sullivan, Operations Manager of CLEMIS tells us about the system and the services offered to local agencies.
Conservation and the Massasauga Rattlesnake 9/18/2014 7/2/2015 4:04 PM The Massasauga Rattlesnake can be found in most parts of Michigan including Oakland County. Find out why this snake benefits humans and should be protected.
(Originally Broadcast 8/18/10)
Oakland County International Airport 8/30/2010 7/2/2015 6:24 AM Oakland County is currently in the process of insulating over 600 homes with noise reduction materials in an effort to be a good neighbor. Find out what other improvements have been made to the second busiest airport in Michigan.
2010 Brooksie Way Half Marathon 9/16/2010 7/2/2015 6:20 AM Whether you are a spectator, volunteer or a participant, make strides for a good cause. Join us on Sunday, October 3, 2010 for The Brooksie Way Half Marathon.
2010 Clinton River Review 9/20/2010 7/2/2015 5:55 AM The Clinton River Review is a free event that will be held on the campus of Oakland University. Learn in this podcast about the challenges associated with protecting the Clinton River and its watershed.
2010 Flu Season Information 9/30/2010 7/2/2015 8:08 AM What should we expect from this year's flu season? Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family from the flu.
2010-2011 Immunizations 10/13/2010 7/2/2015 9:51 AM Are you a parent who has questions about immunizations? We talked to the Chief of Medical Services for Oakland County Health, Dr. Pamela Hackert about why it is so important for your child to be immunized.
Explore Oakland County Trails 11/17/2010 7/2/2015 1:30 PM Did you know that our 13 County Parks have over 60 miles of biking and hiking trails? Find out how Oakland County Parks and the Oakland County Trails Advisory Council plan to connect and expand trails within our communities.
MSU Extension Entrepreneurship Program 12/1/2010 7/2/2015 6:40 AM Do you know of a young person that has a product idea that might be the next big thing? Explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur with the MSU Extension.
Discover Oakland County Parks this Winter 12/16/2010 7/2/2015 6:36 AM Get outside and explore the winter activities Oakland County Parks have to offer.
Fall Camping 2012 9/21/2012 7/2/2015 5:03 AM Take advantage of the last few weeks to camp at Addison Oaks County Park. Select weekends in October feature special Halloween activities.
Waterford Oaks - Your Wintertime Destination 2011 1/6/2011 7/2/2015 2:43 AM What is there to do at Waterford Oaks Park in the winter? Find out the status of the Fridge, Michigan's first toboggan run and other things you can do at the park.
Fire and Ice Fest 2011 1/19/2011 7/2/2015 10:17 AM Ready for some winter fun? Join us for the 2011 Fire and Ice Fest taking place January 28th, 29th and 30th in Downtown Rochester.
Mentor a Child 1/25/2011 7/2/2015 9:01 AM Would you like to make a difference in a child's life? Find out how you can become a mentor for a child in your community.
Winter Skiing in Oakland County (2011) 1/26/2011 7/2/2015 8:34 AM Looking for a place close to home to cross country ski? Find out where you can take advantage of the fitness benefits of this winter activity at Oakland County Parks.
County Executive Speaks at Detroit Economic Club Luncheon 2/3/2011 7/2/2015 7:48 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joined other regional leaders at the Detroit Economic Club Luncheon on January 21, 2011. Hear what Mr. Patterson had to say about some of the key issues.
Synthetic Marijuana 2/14/2011 7/2/2015 3:29 AM A new concern for parents to be aware of is an herbal substance teens are using to get high. Find out some of the harmful side effects of this dangerous substance
2011 Count Your Steps Kicks Off 3/2/2011 7/2/2015 8:56 AM Students, parents and teachers from Oakland County got off to a good start in the fight against childhood obesity at the Palace of Auburn Hills for the 2011 Count Your Steps Kickoff.
2011 Severe Weather Awareness Week 3/11/2011 7/2/2015 6:43 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has designated March 27 - April 2, 2011 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Oakland County. Find out how your family can prepare for severe weather.
Volunteer Opportunities at Oakland County Parks 3/22/2011 7/2/2015 9:15 AM Do you have a passion for the outdoors and like to assist others? Learn more about the volunteer opportunities and incentive program available through Oakland County Parks.
2011 National Public Health Week 3/28/2011 7/2/2015 4:03 AM National Public Health Week is April 4 to April 10, 2011. It only takes a moment to prevent injuries and make our lives and communities safer. Find out what you can do to prevent injuries in young children.
Operation Medicine Cabinet 4/11/2011 7/2/2015 6:01 AM Many of our waterways are being polluted by people dumping unused, unwanted, or expired medications down the drain. Find out what the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is doing to provide citizens with a safer alternative to dispose of unused medications.
Protecting Your Family Online 4/20/2011 7/2/2015 9:24 AM With dangers lurking around every corner, parents should be fully aware of what their kids are doing online and who they are communicating with on the internet. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard talks about Internet safety and cyber bullying.
2011 Count Your Steps Finale 5/18/2011 7/2/2015 4:50 AM County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the newly unveiled Detroit Zoo mascots walked around the Zoo with this year's first place winners of the Count Your Steps Program.
Recreation Assistance Partnership Program 5/25/2011 7/2/2015 4:26 AM Whether you are a community, recreation department, downtown development authority or school, Oakland County Parks may have a collaboration program for you.
Avoiding Home Improvement Scams 6/8/2011 7/2/2015 5:59 AM Each Spring scam artists prey on unsuspecting home owners sometimes costing them thousands of dollars. Sheriff Bouchard tells us how we can avoid becoming a victim of home improvement scams.
Swing into Golf (2011) 6/9/2011 7/2/2015 4:38 AM Swing into summer fun at one of Oakland County Parks golf courses. Find out about the upcoming golf programs.
Splash into our Waterparks 6/13/2011 7/2/2015 4:05 AM Looking for a way to keep cool on a hot summer day? Find out why Oakland County Waterparks are the place to be this summer.
Summertime Food Safety 6/1/2014 7/2/2015 8:20 AM Summer is a great time for getting together with family and friends. Don't let foodborne illness ruin your picnic or barbecue. Find out some simple safety tips for outdoor cooking and eating.
Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program 7/6/2011 7/2/2015 6:32 AM WIC Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program helps clients eat well and stay healthy. Find out what services they offer to qualifying families.
Adventure Jam and Airfair 7/13/2011 7/2/2015 8:54 AM Looking for a long weekend camping event or just a day of fun? Find out about a couple of special events taking place at Groveland Oaks on August 3-7, 2011 and at Addison Oaks on August 18-21, 2011.
Children's Special Health Care Services 8/7/2011 7/2/2015 6:05 AM The CSHCS is a program that assists families of children with special needs. Find out about the program in today's podcast.
Friend of the Court 8/24/2011 7/2/2015 4:11 AM In this podcast find out about what the Friend of the Court does and what people can do on the newly added kiosk that was added to their lobby.
Being Prepared for a Emergency 8/31/2011 7/2/2015 5:01 AM Emergency Preparedness starts with a plan. Find out how to get started and what to include in your plan as we speak with Oakland County's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Heather Molson.
Michigan's First Green Airport Terminal 8/31/2011 7/2/2015 8:39 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson tells us about Oakland County's new LEED certified terminal. Find out why visitors will be impressed with this state-of-the-art facility.
Kids Step Into the 5k Middle School Challenge (2011) 9/11/2011 7/2/2015 4:01 AM County Executive L. Brooks Patterson challenges middle school students to take a stand against childhood obesity. Find out how the Count Your Steps Program is teaming up with this year's Brooksie Way Marathon.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count 10/10/2011 7/2/2015 10:58 AM Find out how you can participate in a tradition that has helped researchers track the bird population.
Grassland's Bird Survey 9/25/2011 7/2/2015 10:01 AM Grassland birds are among our nation's fastest declining species. In this podcast learn more about the Grassland's Bird Survey and how you can help.
Fall Camping 2011 10/17/2011 7/2/2015 3:48 AM Fall is the best time to camp in Oakland County. Take advantage of the last Oakland County Parks camping weekend of 2011 (October 21st to 23rd) to camp and enjoy the special Halloween activities.
Thinking About Adopting a Pet? 10/24/2011 7/2/2015 5:00 AM Many loving animals at the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center are just waiting for a home. Learn more about the center and how you can adopt a homeless pet.
Ernst Barn and Greenhouse 12/1/2011 7/2/2015 6:40 PM Oakland County Parks is always exploring new and unique recreational activities for county residents. We find out what is happening at the recently acquired Ernst Barn and Greenhouse.
Taxpayer Assistance Meetings with County Treasurer 12/5/2011 7/2/2015 9:28 AM If you are facing foreclosure, you are not alone. Find out how Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner wants to help taxpayers avoid foreclosure.
2012 Oakland County Voter Information 10/5/2012 7/2/2015 9:03 AM Do you have questions about voting? In this podcast we find out about the voting process from Oakland County Clerk, Bill Bullard.
Oakland County Clerk's Mobile Office 10/9/2012 7/2/2015 3:04 AM Pontiac can be a long way for Oakland County residents to travel to get copies of birth certificates or other public records. What if these services could be brought to the road? County Clerk, Bill Bullard tells us about the Mobile Office.
Early Intervention Conference and the SMILE Program 10/18/2011 7/2/2015 4:06 AM Find out about this early intervention program that brings litigants together early on in the divorce process to help resolve divorce cases in a more dignified way.
2012 Clinton River Review 10/1/2012 7/2/2015 6:13 AM The Clinton River Review is a half-day event where elected officials, municipal staff, consulting engineers and planners, environmental groups, students and the public learn about the progress and challenges associated with protecting and restoring the Clinton River and its watershed.
Platform Tennis 2/1/2015 7/2/2015 3:41 AM Are you looking for a different kind of winter activity? Platform tennis offers a unique way to enjoy the fresh air and a little bit of competition on a winter afternoon.
Wireless Oakland 11/30/2012 7/2/2015 7:33 AM Downtown Oxford became the first area to receive free Wi-Fi in the new Wireless Oakland initiative. Phil Bertolini, Deputy County Executive and CIO for Oakland County tells us all about Wireless Oakland.
County Employees Help Local Charities 12/21/2012 7/2/2015 7:13 AM Over a half million dollars have been donated to various organizations in Southeastern Michigan during the 20 years of the Oakland County Casual Day program. In this podcast find out more about the program and hear from a few of the receiving charities.
Explore Oakland County Trails 1/9/2013 7/2/2015 8:02 AM Trails are an important part of a community. They provide connectivity to neighboring communities and encourage healthy lifestyles through physical fitness. In this podcast learn about the trail system and upcoming projects.
Mentor a Child - Make a Difference 1/10/2013 7/2/2015 9:01 AM Would you like to make a difference in a child's life? Find out how you can become a mentor for a child in your community.
Sixth Annual Rochester Fire and Ice Festival 1/11/2013 7/2/2015 9:18 AM The Fire and Ice Festival returns to Downtown Rochester the weekend of January 25, 2013. Enjoy three days of free winter themed events which include a tastefest, dog sledding, fireworks and the return of the Big Bright Light Show.
Teachers to Receive Active Shooter Training 1/24/2013 7/2/2015 5:02 AM Would you know how to respond if a shooter entered your campus or building? Find out how teachers in Oakland County are learning to react in an emergency situation.
Patterson Speaks at 2013 Detroit Economic Club Luncheon 1/18/2013 7/2/2015 8:14 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joined other regional leaders at the Detroit Economic Club Luncheon on January 17, 2013. Hear what Mr. Patterson had to say on some key issues for the region.
2013 State of the County Insights 2/15/2013 7/2/2015 10:31 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson highlights some key items from his 2013 State of the County Address.
A Oakland County Parks Volunteer Story 12/14/2011 7/2/2015 7:25 AM Volunteering can not only be fun but it gives you an opportunity to change your life by helping others. Listen as a Oakland County Parks volunteer shares her story.
Become a Parks Volunteer 3/12/2013 7/2/2015 6:39 AM Love people and the outdoors? Oakland County Parks offers a variety of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
Oakland County Parks - 5 Year Plan 3/19/2013 7/2/2015 7:24 AM The Oakland County Parks Five Year Plan serves as a guide in planning for the present and the future. In this podcast we learn the benefits of having a plan and how it helps to improve the park system.
Count Your Steps 2013 Kickoff 4/9/2013 7/2/2015 5:54 AM Thousands of Oakland County 3rd and 4th graders have participated each year in the Count Your Steps program. Find out more about this program geared to helping our children live a healthier lifestyle in today's podcast.
Money Smart Week 2013 4/12/2013 7/2/2015 5:04 AM Are you Money Smart? Fact is, we all could use a little help when it comes to managing our finances. In this podcast find out about the events which take place during Money Smart Week, April 20 - 27, 2013.
Disease Threatens Popular Flower 5/3/2013 7/2/2015 6:05 AM This year you may not be seeing a popular shade-loving flower in neighborhood gardens and nurseries. In this podcast, find out what is devastating America's impatiens beds.
Get Out and Explore Nature 5/23/2013 7/2/2015 7:42 AM Oakland County Parks Nature Centers are great places for families to discover new things about our natural environment. In this podcast, learn more about the nature centers at Red Oaks and Independence Oaks parks.
Count Your Steps 10th Year Finale 5/31/2013 7/2/2015 7:45 AM Oakland County celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Count Your Steps program at the Detroit Zoo. In this podcast we hear from organizers and participants from this year's event.
Upcoming Workshop - My Money and Me! 6/3/2013 7/2/2015 5:14 AM Are you a young adult or do you know someone who is looking for tips on how to wisely manage their money? In this podcast learn about this upcoming event: June 17-26.
Mini Nature Camps 7/1/2013 7/2/2015 3:42 AM Looking for a cool way for your kids to enjoy the summer? Oakland County Parks offers a variety of mini day camps for kids to explore nature, create crafts and make new friends.
Oakland County Airport Open House 2013 8/2/2013 7/2/2015 8:31 AM On Sunday, August 25th, if you are in the Waterford area and you are not looking up, you will be. Military, civilian and commercial aircraft are all part of the 28th annual Oakland County International Airport Open House.
Oakland County Farmers Market 8/22/2013 7/2/2015 11:06 AM Haven’t been to the Oakland County Farmers Market lately? It’s about time you see what’s new!
2013 Brooksie Way 9/6/2013 7/2/2015 10:28 AM Deb Kiertzner, Race Director for the Brooksie Way talks about the activites for the race, which will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
2013 Fall Camping 9/27/2013 7/2/2015 4:33 AM As the summer of 2013 comes to a close, the last chance for families to camp at a Oakland County park is the weekend of October 18, 2013. In this podcast find out about Fall camping and the special activities at Addison Oaks County park.
2013 Land Sale Auction 10/11/2013 7/2/2015 7:54 AM Oakland County Treasurer, Andy Meisner tells us about the upcoming foreclosed property auction which takes place October 22nd and 23rd.
Coats for the Cold 11/4/2013 7/2/2015 4:31 AM Each year the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office helps the less fortunate stay warm in the Winter, with the Coats for the Cold program. In this podcast Sheriff Michael Bouchard tell us about this wonderful program which takes place November 5 to November 30, 2013.
Operation Good Cheer 2013 11/21/2013 7/2/2015 7:12 AM Each year Oakland County residents help make lasting holiday memories for children who are living in foster care, through Operation Good Cheer. David Vanderveen, Director for Central Services for Oakland County tells about this wonderful program.
2014 Financial Literacy Art Contest 12/10/2013 7/2/2015 12:22 PM Do you know a creative high school student who would love to show off their art skills plus their knowledge of financial literacy? Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner shares with us the details on this year's contest.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree 12/20/2013 7/2/2015 3:56 AM Once the holiday season is over and all of the gifts have been unwrapped, one question comes to mind. What to do with the tree? In this podcast learn more about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program offered by Oakland County Parks.
Fire and Ice Festival 2014 1/17/2014 7/2/2015 11:18 AM The 2014 Fire and Ice Festival returns to Downtown Rochester the weekend of January 24, 2014. Enjoy three days of free winter themed events which include a tastefest, dog sledding, fireworks and the return of the Big Bright Light Show.
Waterford Oaks Greenhouse 1/27/2014 7/2/2015 4:48 AM Love to garden, but do not have the space to plant? Learn more about year-round gardening at Waterford Oaks Greenhouse.
2014 State of the County Insights 2/14/2014 7/2/2015 7:12 AM Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson highlights some key items from his 2014 State of the County Address.
Oakland County 2014 Economic Outlook 5/1/2014 7/2/2015 3:32 AM U of M economists George Fulton and Donald Grimes tell us about their findings for the annual Economic Outlook forecast for Oakland County.
Coffee with the Sheriff - Graduation Parties 6/4/2014 7/2/2015 4:34 AM June is graduation time. At a Coffee with the Sheriff event, we had the chance to ask Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard on graduation parties.
Oakland County Farmers Market 6/5/2014 7/2/2015 8:48 AM Listen to find out what is new at the County Farmers Market this season. We had a chance to speak with the market manager Jeremy Brown.
Coffee with the Sheriff - Firework Safety 6/26/2014 7/2/2015 4:42 AM With the 4th of July approaching, we had a chance to talk with Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard on Fireworks. We spoke with him at a recent Coffee with the Sheriff event in Bloomfield Hills
Coffee with the Sheriff - Water Safety 7/11/2014 7/2/2015 5:59 AM Every summer, the lakes of Oakland County are filled with people and watercraft. Sheriff Mike Bouchard talks to us on having a safe time in the water.
Keeping Track of Your Credit 8/5/2014 7/2/2015 6:30 PM Wanda Roberts, Financial and Homeownership Education Team Co-Chair at Michigan State University Extension, sheds some fascinating light on the loaded topic of your credit score; including tips and tricks to build and maintain your credit and, in the long run, save yourself money.
Coffee with the Sheriff - Distracted Driving 8/18/2014 7/2/2015 5:36 AM It’s not uncommon on the road these days to look next to your car and see someone on their smart phone. These devices are changing the world, but drivers are paying the price on the road. We sat down with Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard to get his take on the issue of distracted driving.
Navigating the Healthcare Marketplace 8/28/2014 7/2/2015 1:29 PM The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 changed healthcare in America substantially. The new federal insurance marketplace has a lot of factors a shopper needs to consider. Wanda Roberts, Financial and Homeownership Education Team Co-Chair at MSU Extension, gives her perspective.
BFC - Springboard to Success - Troy Gymnastics 11/17/2014 7/2/2015 5:50 AM The Oakland County Business Finance Corporation can help you open your business and do it successfully. In todays podcast we hear about the experience of Toby Buechner from Troy Gymnastics and the BFC SBA 504 loan program.
BFC - Serving Up Success - Jersey Mikes 12/15/2014 7/2/2015 5:09 AM Oakland County SBA 504 loan program provides viable small and medium size businesses with long-term fixed rate financing. Today we hear from Jersey Mike's franchise owner Robert Middleton about bringing the first Jersey Mike's to the region, and his experiences with the Oakland County Business Finance Corporation. also learn the many ways the business gives back to the community.
BFC - Brewing Up Success 12/26/2014 7/2/2015 5:51 AM What type of business's uses Oakland County's Business Finance Corporation's SBA 504 loan program? More then you can imagine. One of them is the Rivers Edge Brewing Company in Milford. We talk with Tom Ouvry, one of the owners, about the brewery and how they jumpstarted their business with the BFC.
BFC - Expanding with Exports 12/31/2014 7/2/2015 5:08 AM The Oakland County Business Finance Corporation can help a company overcome many of the hurdles in getting a SBA 504 loan when it's time to expand and grow. Today we hear from Hosco president Thomas Murray, who will tell us how they grew their manufacturing company internationally with a little help from the BFC.
The Oak Alert System 1/2/2015 7/2/2015 5:32 AM The Oakland County Emergency Notification System, OakAlert, will provide updates to the public on events like public health or public safety emergencies. Today we have a chat with Theodore Quisenberry, Manager of the Oakland County Homeland Security Division.
Women Infant and Children (WIC) Program 7/22/2009 7/2/2015 4:52 AM WIC helps families by supplying them with healthy nutritious foods. Find out what other services they offer to qualifying families.
Off the Leash at County Dog Parks 7/20/2010 7/2/2015 7:06 AM Looking for a place where dogs can play together and run wild? Learn more about our dog parks and the upcoming 2010 events.