The Apex Roundup Podcast with Lance Olive
By Lance Olive
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I work to bring you relevant information about Apex, North Carolina. I want to tell you what's going on... to fill the void left by the print media... partially filled by social media... but so you can hear it from a voice that, hopefully, you've come to trust by now to give it to you straight... but in a manner you've come to expect from living in the #1 Best Place to Live in America. I want to bring you some real people stories that happen right here in Apex. Some of you may remember the Western Wake Herald, later the Apex Herald. They covered this kind of local news. Well, I see that as a lost art. So I'll be bringing this back to you, but with modern technology... namely, this podcast. Sorry I can't afford to print newspapers, but maybe this is more personal. Yeah, I think that's what I'm going for here. Lastly, I want to update you on, what some may consider the mundane, others may take it quite seriously, and still others just bring their popcorn and watch for entertainment. Yes, that's right, I'm talking about the Apex town council meetings. And as mayor, I do run the meetings, but I've noticed that there is no one out there telling you what happened... at least, not consistently, and without an angle. And, yeah, I realize as the mayor, you might be thinking, "Well, what's YOUR angle, Lance?". So let's make this clear... my commitment to you is that I'll make sure I tell you when I'm giving you my take on some development request or ordinance change or whatever. If I don't say otherwise, I'm just going to give it you straight -- part news anchor, part friend. But since I'm there at every meeting, I figure, I might as well share with you what we did. So that's where we're going on this Podcast journey. I hope you will give me a few episodes of support, feedback, constructive criticism and maybe even a bit of grace while I get this thing launched. Why do I call this The Apex Roundup Podcast? Well, my goal is to make this a 30-minute rodeo for you... every couple of weeks ... rounding up all Apex tidbits. So, the Apex Roundup Podcast seems like a good name that, don't you think?
||CleanARP013 - Arbor Day; Ewan Pritchard (pt.2); Swan Song Swearing||Episode #013 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It’s the “Swan Song” special! [audio src=""] [caption id="attachment_1395" align="alignnone" width="550"] Mayor Lance Olive declares December 13th, 2017 as Arbor Day in Apex[/caption] Intro In this...||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanARP012 - Veridea UDO Again; Ewan Pritchard (pt.1); 1968 DNC Vietnam||Episode #012 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It's the "Veridea Came Back Again" special! [caption id="attachment_1381" align="alignnone" width="2118"] Dr. Ewan Pritchard, Assistant Director of FREEDM Systems Center at NCSU[/caption] Intro In this...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Shortest Meeting Ever; Amy Simon (Part Two); Unnecessary Chasm||Episode #011 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It’s the “Shortest Meeting Ever” special! Lance Olive presents Steve Nelson the proclamation for Apex GIS Day. Intro In this episode, I’ve rounded up for you… My thoughts on what might happen with...||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Horton Park; Amy Simon (Part One); 1968 Drought||Episode #010 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It's the "Horton Hears from You" special! Intro In this episode, I've rounded up for you... Part One of my interview with model, actress, voice artist and Apex resident, Amy Simon Old News about the Apex...||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Downtown Dentist; Whitney Ludlow (Part Two); Public Speaking Policy||Episode #9 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It's the "Let Me Speak" special. Intro In this episode, I've rounded up for you... Part 2 of my interview with Apex resident and Human Trafficking Freedom Fighter, Whitney Ludlow, where she has confessions...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Pointe at Lake Castleberry; Whitney Ludlow Part 1; 1968 Drought Averted||Episode #8 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It’s the “Human Trafficking” special. “Unbridled” deals with the recovery of victims of Human Trafficking through horsemanship Intro In this episode, I’ve rounded up for you… Part 1 of my...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Sep 5 Veridea; Julia Beam (Part Two); Hurricane Irma||Episode #7 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It's the "Hurricane Irma" special. Intro In this episode, I've rounded up for you... Part 2 of my interview with Julia Beam of the Grow Preschool in downtown Apex, A few tips on preparing for Hurricane Irma's...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – Crossroads Ford; Our Policemen||Episode #6 of the Apex Roundup Podcast. It’s the “Ford is Back” special. Intro This is a special episode of the podcast. The Apex town council held a special meeting in order to have three public hearings related to Crossroads Ford proposal to...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Aug 15 Council Mtg Summary; Grow Preschool's Julia Beam (Part One); May 1968||Intro In this episode, I’ve rounded up for you… Part 1 of my interview with Julia Beam of the Grow Preschool in downtown Apex, Some news clippings from the Western Wake Herald from May 1968, Apex town council updates from the August 15th meeting...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 Aug 1 Council Mtg Summary Peak City Podcast s Shane Reese Part Two Spurs in Nashville||My road trip to Nashville to see Tottenham Hotspur play English football against another British team, which took me through several small towns. Part 2 of my interview with Shane Reese of the Peak City Podcast, where we talk about being parents in...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003_ July 18 Council Mtg; Podcaster Shane Reese (Part One); OId Apex News||Today on Episode #3 of the Apex Roundup Podcast it's my Hot July Special. In this episode, I've rounded up for you... Some Interesting articles from Late July 1976 Western Wake Herald what happens when a snake gets near electricity the state of our...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Finally Friday; Authors Saccenti, Alonso-Sierra (Part Two); Bicentennial||Today on Episode #2 of the Apex Roundup Podcast it's our Independence Day Special. In this episode, I'll share with you... 1) My experiences from Finally Friday in downtown Apex. I'll also have... 2) Part 2 of my interview with...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Pilot; Mission; Author Victoria Saccenti; Author Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra||Apex Town Council Recap 6/20/17; On the Paris Agreement||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
All things good.
As I listened to my recent download of
the Apex Round Up with Lance Olive. It reminds me about how good this slice of Apex is - past present and the future yet to be seen. Without local print newspapers or news in general covering Apex. Glad to listen and support this endeavor.
This is a great podcast for all Apexians; highly informative, and not at all dry or boring - I love it!