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THE KOSH Podcast spotlights interesting people associated with Oshkosh, WI and the surrounding Fox Cities area.

Recent Episodes

Episode 80: Tony Gonzalez - People with Disabilities

March 27, 2023

Get to know Tony Gonzalez as we discuss: People with Disabilities, Covey, Driving on Hwy 41, Regional Boomerang Effect, Red Cross, Sai Ram Indian Cuisine, Broken Dishwashers, Volunteerism, Tempest Coffee, Affordable Housing,…

Episode 79: Wendy Baumann - WWBIC - Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

March 19, 2023

Get to know Wendy Baumann as we discuss: WWBIC - Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation, Women, Bodegas, People Not Being Nice, Oshkosh Area School District DEI Position, Entrepreneurship, Spanish Speaking Dog, Ma…

Episode 78: Rafa Figueroa - Allyship

March 13, 2023

Get to know Rafa Figueroa as we discuss: Allyship, 300-400 Passed Anti Trans Legislation Bills, Bodegas, Code Switching, Intrigue Fashion and Beauty Supply, McFleshman's Brewing Company, Japanese / Korean Karaoke Rooms, Lawr…

Episode 77: Patti Heffernan - Addiction Policy

March 6, 2023

Get to know Patti Heffernan as we discuss: Addiction Policy, Foster Care, Substance Abuse Support, Fox Cities Roller Derby, Mike Tyson Fights, Coffee vs Tea, The Breaking Point, Rummage Sales, Jexi's Restaurant, and other ex…

Episode 76: Dr. Bryan Davis - Superintendent Of Oshkosh Area School District

Feb. 27, 2023

Get to know Dr. Bryan Davis as we discuss: The Oshkosh Area School District, Fishing, Game Time Sports Bar, The Education After Covid Transition, UWO CAPP Program, Hootie and the Blow Fish, Brewing Futures Program, Carmel C…

Episode 75: Dick Knapinski - EAA Director of Communications

Feb. 19, 2023

Get to know Dick Knapinski as we discuss: EAA 70th Anniversary, Submitted Questions from THE KOSH Listeners, The History of EAA, Old Glory Honor Flights, Unidentified Flying Objects, West End Pizza, The WIOUWASH Trail, Avio…

About the Host

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Timber Smith

Timber, a resident of Oshkosh for 30 years, is currently the diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator for the City of Appleton. Prior to this role Timber served as the Veterans Resource Coordinator, as an Admissions Counselor, and a Senior Equity Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He has also worked as the Cultural Retention and Recruitment Support Specialist for Appleton Area School District and Fox Valley Technical College. Currently, Timber serves on the board of UW Fox Cities Foundation and Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities.

Timber was also elected Vice President of the Sigma Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek letter fraternity established for African American men. Timber was previously enlisted in the Army Reserves. Timber holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.