Racine & Me July 30, 2017: Foxconn Announcements, Beer Me Candles, Racine’s Got Talent 3, & a Hidden Talent
Jacob Kittilstad did a brief recap of the past week’s Foxconn announcements before starting his conversation with a new local small business. Beer Me Candles markets recycled beer bottle candles that come in scents including tobacco, grass, and bacon. The pair of entrepreneurs explains that the operation is run out of one of their homes - but they’ve already gotten steady orders coming from Mars Cheese Castle and Milwaukee Public Market. Click here to learn more about Beer Me Candles
After revealing the latest Ugly Mug, Jacob welcomed the organizer of Racine’s Got Talent 3 to the studio. The city-wide talent show highlights the special skills of people under age 18. This could include musical performances, dance, and spoken word. The event is also done in the style of a reality television show with live feedback given immediately after performances. Click here to learn more about Racine's Got Talent 3
One of the competitors in Racine’s Got Talent 3 is Christina Pringle. She’s 15(and a half)-years-old and is already writing her own music. She performed her original song “To Say Goodbye” before discussing her inspirations with Jacob. She also says that she still gets nervous while performing, but her competitive nature is pushing her to get on the talent show stage.
Lastly, Jacob revealed a talent of his own: drawing a county-by-county map of the state of Wisconsin in less than three minutes - the grand finale, of course, being Racine County.
Guests: Marshall Klein – Drummer and Graphic Designer for CBS 58, Sam McFarland – Beer Me Candles Marketing, Nick Koenen – Beer Me Candles Product Development, Jesse Booker – Racine’s Got Talent 3 Organizer, Christina Pringle – Musician and Competitor in Racine’s Got Talent 3