169 episodes

Jessie interviews authors & influencers on topics ranging from healthy friendships & baking to spying on terrorists & racism. This radio show turned podcast features conversations with writers, podcasters, poets, journalists, and other influencers who are shaping our culture. Join us in the studio, and jump into the discussion!

WGRT's LIMElight with Jessie Wiegand WGRT 102.3 FM

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Jessie interviews authors & influencers on topics ranging from healthy friendships & baking to spying on terrorists & racism. This radio show turned podcast features conversations with writers, podcasters, poets, journalists, and other influencers who are shaping our culture. Join us in the studio, and jump into the discussion!

    Fictionalizing the Worst Natural Disaster in Michigan's History wsg. Carol Nickles

    Fictionalizing the Worst Natural Disaster in Michigan's History wsg. Carol Nickles

    When Carol Nickles learned of the Great Thumb Fire of 1881, she knew she had to write a story about the families affected by the tragedy. She shares what the story meant to her as a Thumb Area resident, and how she went about writing her book, Thumb Fire Desire.
    Learn more about Carol Nickles here:
    https://www.carolnicklesauthor.com/home (https://www.carolnicklesauthor.com)
    Carol will be speaking at the St. Clair County Library and presenting a writer's workshop on Wednesday, August 10th. More information is available here:
    https://stclaircountylibrary.org/events/list/Thumb-Fire-Desire-Book-Presentation-with-Michigan-Author-Carol-Nickles (https://stclaircountylibrary.org/events/list/Thumb-Fire-Desire-Book-Presentation-with-Michigan-Author-Carol-Nickles)


    LIMElight with Jessie is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here:
    https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm/ (https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm)
    WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie is produced by the following team members:
    Executive Producer: Jessie Wiegand
    Audio Engineer: George James
    Administrator: Jessie Wiegand
    Marketing: Jessie Wiegand
    Follow Jessie on Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/ (https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/)

    • 18 min
    How an Eleven Year Old Can Change the World wsg. Bellen Woodard

    How an Eleven Year Old Can Change the World wsg. Bellen Woodard

    Eleven-year-old Bellen Woodard saw a need for change, and she figured out how to be the one to start it. In her book, More Than Peach, she shares how a simple conversation with her friends led to a company and a movement.
    Learn more about Bellen Woodard here:
    https://www.morethanpeach.com/ (https://www.morethanpeach.com/)


    LIMElight with Jessie is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here:
    https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm/ (https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm)
    WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie is produced by the following team members:
    Executive Producer: Jessie Wiegand
    Audio Engineer: George James
    Administrator: Jessie Wiegand
    Marketing: Jessie Wiegand
    Follow Jessie on Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/ (https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/)

    • 7 min
    Inspiring Girls of Color with Smart Toys wsg. Kristel Bell

    Inspiring Girls of Color with Smart Toys wsg. Kristel Bell

    Kristel Bell talks about her STEM-inspired Surprise Powerz dolls for kids ages 2-5. As a female entrepreneur, Kristel loves showing girls that they can be anything they want to be, and she created Surprise Powerz to break barriers, solve problems, and reflect the diversity of girls today.
    Learn more about Suprize Powerz dolls here:
    https://www.surprisepowerz.com/ (https://www.surprisepowerz.com/)
    LIMElight with Jessie is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here:
    https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm/ (https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm)
    WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie is produced by the following team members:
    Executive Producer: Jessie Wiegand
    Audio Engineer: George James
    Administrator: Jessie Wiegand
    Marketing: Jessie Wiegand
    Follow Jessie on Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/ (https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/)

    • 12 min
    When Loving Breaks Your Heart wsg. Jessie Stephens

    When Loving Breaks Your Heart wsg. Jessie Stephens

    Jessie Stephens shares how her own heartbreak led her on the path to sharing the pain of many others. In her candid and tender new book, Heartsick, she captures the universal experience of love and heartbreak.
    Learn more about Jessie Stephens and Heartsick here:
    https://www.instagram.com/jessiestephens90/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/jessiestephens90/?hl=en)
    LIMElight with Jessie is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here:
    https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm/ (https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm)
    WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie is produced by the following team members:
    Executive Producer: Jessie Wiegand
    Audio Engineer: George James
    Administrator: Jessie Wiegand
    Marketing: Jessie Wiegand
    Follow Jessie on Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/ (https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/)

    • 17 min
    Living With Someone Experiencing Serious Mental Illness wsg. Rachel Pruchno

    Living With Someone Experiencing Serious Mental Illness wsg. Rachel Pruchno

    Rachel Pruchno experienced living with a family member with serious mental illness from the perspective of a daughter and a mother. Now she shares her story to help others see that there is hope and possibility for family members and those struggling with mental illness.
    Learn more about Rachel Pruchno and her book, Beyond Madness, here:
    http://rachelpruchno.net/surroundedbymadness/ (http://rachelpruchno.net/surroundedbymadness/)
    LIMElight with Jessie is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here:
    https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm/ (https://wgrt-1023-fm-podcast-network.captivate.fm)
    WGRT’s LIMElight with Jessie is produced by the following team members:
    Executive Producer: Jessie Wiegand
    Audio Engineer: George James
    Administrator: Jessie Wiegand
    Marketing: Jessie Wiegand
    Follow Jessie on Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/ (https://www.instagram.com/wgrt_jessie/)

    • 16 min
    Embracing Oldness with Acceptance and Humor wsg. Sandra Butler

    Embracing Oldness with Acceptance and Humor wsg. Sandra Butler

    Sandra Butler isn't afraid to say she's old. She's also honest about the process it took to get there and the realities that await her in the future. Sandra talks about her book, The Kitchen is Closed and Other Benefits of Being Old, and why it's important for old women to share their stories with the world.
    Learn more about Sandra Butler here:
    https://sandrabutler.net/ (https://sandrabutler.net/)

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

M. R. Saferstein ,

A podcast of great variety

Jessie is an excellent interviewer who asks excellent questions. Having been a guest on her podcast, I experienced firsthand how she guides each conversation and draws out answers which lead the listener to learn and grow.

Mck1ly ,

Always interesting

Jessie is an insightful and interested interviewer. I’ve learned so much and I love it when she talks to authors too.

Psycho Snicket ,

A Love Letter to Family

Be still my heart. Jessie Wiegand is a master at compiling the most thoughtful and diverse, yet intimately cohesive, group of authors, intellects, and creators. Balancing professional and personal, Jessie consistently astounds those she interviews with comprehending questions, to the extent hearing “that’s a great question, Jessie” should be some sort of podcast-inspired drinking game. To learn and be left contemplating is the expectation with this series; but, as Jessie says in her closing remarks, growing comes lovingly with the territory. If you aren’t listening to this podcast, you’re kind a dummy. Just saying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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