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The Right Idea

Join the President of No Better Friend Corp., Kevin Nicholson, on the Right Idea Podcast where we’ll tell the stories of real people and the ways in which their lives have been positively impacted by conservative ideas and polices. The Right Idea Podcast takes a deep dive into the human stories behind our group’s five pillars: promoting policies that drive economic growth; strengthening education for all Americans; promoting market forces in health care; creating a culture that embraces and protects innocent life; and the promotion of a strong national defense to stop wars before they start.

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The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 1 – Introduction
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 1 “Introduction to The Right Idea Season 1: School Choice” Welcome to Season 1 of The Right Idea Podcast, where we focus on the life-changing impact of school choice in Wisconsin for students and their families. Children don’t have time for politicians to fix broken schools, and that’s the beauty of school choice: a program that enables success for thousands of Wisconsin students each year.  Join No Better Friend Corp. on our Right Idea Podcast as we take a deep dive into the school choice movement, it’s history, it’s politics, it’s enemies, and it’s incredibly positive impact on Wisconsin’s kids. We’ll talk with parents, students, educators and advocates across the state and country. And we’ll reveal the uplifting stories behind the school choice movement, the hope it fosters, and the policy solutions that will put even more kids on the path to success. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin Andrew Campanella, President, National School Choice Week Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay Ron Kelly, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee Gissell, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Randy Schirz, Parent, Lutheran Special School, Hales Corners Tommy Schultz, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, American Federation for Children Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Governor Tommy Thompson Brenda White, President, Siena Catholic Schools, Racine Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay
09:11 05/30/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 2 – Background on School Choice
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 2 “The History and Basics of School Choice in Wisconsin” School choice began with bipartisan support in Wisconsin, with the ideas that parents should have options when it comes to educating their children. Today, “school choice” can mean anything from open enrollment, to using a voucher or special needs scholarship, to attending a public charter school. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin State Senator Alberta Darling, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Finance, Wisconsin State Legislature Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence State Representative Jessie Rodriguez, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Family Law Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Governor Tommy Thompson OTHER AUDIO SOURCE MATERIAL: https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/celebrating-school-choice/ https://www.c-span.org/video/?31297-1/republican-national-convention-pm-session
59:41 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 3 – Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Milwaukee
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 3 “A Visit to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee” Student “trailblazers” at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School are working in businesses in the community as part of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. And the results are worth it, with 100% of their graduates receiving acceptance from colleges. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Gissell, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee OTHER AUDIO SOURCE MATERIAL: http://www.cristoreymilwaukee.orghttps://www.jsonline.com/videos/news/2019/06/01/cristo-rey-jesuit-high-school-holds-first-graduation-ceremony/1307104001/)
32:21 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 4 – Lighthouse Christian School – Madison
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 4 “A Visit to Lighthouse Christian School in Madison” Showing love to their students and meeting them where they’re at, sets Lighthouse Christian School apart from other schools. But despite often-difficult circumstances, students are also achieving great results, with the school receiving a rating of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://www.lcsmadison.net https://madison.com/opinion/column/jim-bender-dont-miss-lighthouse-christian-schools-stellar-report-card/article_580ececb-e217-516f-9faf-c66bb1de0073.html?mode=comments
38:28 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 5 – Milwaukee Lutheran High School
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 5 “A Visit to Milwaukee Lutheran High School’s Free Enterprise Academy” The educators at Milwaukee Lutheran High School have responded to a need to help students figure out what to do after high school graduation by teaching them practical life skills through the Red Knight Institute – a group of five in-house academies within the school that help students prepare for the future, including an Arts Academy, Career Academy, Free Enterprise Academy, Honors Academy, and Urban Education Academy. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://www.milwaukeelutheran.org
35:08 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 6 – St. Marcus Lutheran School – Milwaukee
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 6 “A Visit to St. Marcus School in Milwaukee” With the structure provided to students through a “No Excuses” policy, St. Marcus School is helping students to be the best they can – and rewarding them with the addition of a color-coded tie to their uniform that signals their level of achievement for all to see and cheer. Teachers are a key component to the success of the school, going out of their way to foster strong relationships with both students and parents. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Ron Kelly, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee Chris Lawrence, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee Mikayla, Student, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: http://www.stmarcus.org/school
41:11 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 7 – Lutheran Special School and Education Services – Hales Corners
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 7 “A Visit to Lutheran Special School in Hales Corners” With a focus on supporting the unique learning challenges faced by students with special needs, many attending Lutheran Special School & Education Services are recipients of the Special Needs Scholarship – an important part of school choice in Wisconsin that provides parents and students much-needed support in getting the best education possible. The school community works together to ensure students are maximizing their God-given spiritual, academic, emotional and social potential – and to have some fun along the way too. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Randy Schirz, Parent, Lutheran Special School, Hales Corners Sheila Schirz, Parent, Lutheran Special School, Hales Corners Jenny Stollenwork, Principal, Lutheran Special School, Hales Corners OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://www.lsses.org
42:35 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 8 – Siena Catholic Schools – Racine
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 8 “A Conversation About Siena Catholic Schools in Racine” With a network of five grade schools and a middle/high school that has a 100% graduation rate, Siena Catholic Schools is building a solid foundation for students to grow and reach their full potential as a whole person – on a personal, spiritual and communal level. The students, parents, educators, parishes and local businesses work together to show students where their education can lead them as they work together to build a flourishing community. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Brenda White, President, Siena Catholic Schools, Racine Justin Wood, HR Recruiting Specialist, Modine, Racine OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://www.sienacatholicschools.org https://www.sienacatholicschools.org/siena-leadership/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/teals
33:10 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 9 – GRACE Catholic Schools – Green Bay
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 9 “A Conversation with GRACE Catholic Schools in Green Bay” The educators at GRACE Catholic Schools in Green Bay see the option of school choice as a justice issue, since families who have financial hardship also deserve to provide their children with a high-quality education that suits their children’s needs. Families looking for a strong community can find it at GRACE, a network of nine schools in the Green Bay area that provides a home for every child’s educational needs. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay Andrew Mulloy, Principal, St. John the Baptist School, Green Bay Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL:https://gracesystem.org
33:42 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 10 – The Politics Behind School Choice – Part 1 – Ft. Kevin Nicholson
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 10 “The Politics of School Choice-Part 1” Despite widespread support for school choice among families of all political stripes in Wisconsin, Democrat legislators have launched a variety of attacks on the program. This episode debunks some of the criticisms often lobbed at choice schools. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy, EdChoice Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin State Representative Jonathon Brostoff Heather DuBois Bourenane, Wisconsin Public Education Network Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay State Senator Chris Larson Chris Lawrence, Parent, St. Marcus School, Milwaukee U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Marcio Sierra, Pastor, Lighthouse Church, Madison Tia Sierra, Pastor & Principal, Lighthouse Christian School, Madison Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Andrew Stith, President, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Milwaukee State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Shannon Whitworth, Director of Free Enterprise Academy, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://fox6now.com/2020/01/28/vp-mike-pence-attends-wisconsin-school-choice-student-showcase-in-madison/ https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/celebrating-school-choice/ https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/pence-barnes-battle-over-school-choice-vs-public-schools https://wkow.com/2020/01/28/pence-visit-touts-school-choice-wisconsins-voucher-program/ https://www.c-span.org/video/?457145-1/wisconsin-state-state-address https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/news-conference-reintroduction-of-public-education-reinvestment-act/ https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/news-conference-national-school-choice-week/
61:54 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 11 – The Politics Behind School Choice Part 2 – Ft. Kevin Nicholson
The Right Idea Podcast Season 1, Episode 11 “The Politics of School Choice-Part 2” Finishing up with a final look at the politics of school choice in both Wisconsin – and at the national level. Podcast Host: Kevin Nicholson, Founder and President of No Better Friend Corp. Produced, Written & Edited by Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Voices in this episode (in alphabetical order): Jim Bender, President, School Choice Wisconsin Jonathan Butcher, Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation Andrew Campanella, President, National School Choice Week State Senator Alberta Darling, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Finance, Wisconsin State Legislature Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice, Reason Foundation Kimberly Desotell, GRACE Schools, Green Bay U.S. Vice President Mike Pence Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO, No Better Friend Corp. Emelia Rohl, Podcast Producer / Communications Director, No Better Friend Corp. Tommy Schultz, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, American Federation for Children Libby Sobic, Director & Legal Counsel of Education Policy, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Chair, Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education U.S. President Donald J. Trump Brenda White, President, Siena Catholic Schools, Racine Edgar Zaragoza, Outreach Administrator, GRACE Schools, Green Bay OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL: https://wiseye.org/2020/01/28/celebrating-school-choice/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu/
60:31 05/31/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 12 – Interview with Former Madison Police Chief Mike Koval
Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation's challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 1: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 1 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with former Madison Police Chief Michael Koval to discuss a path forward, as our nation and state are plagued by protests and violence after the death of George Floyd and the shooting of a man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp. Guest: Michael Koval, Former Chief of the Madison Police Department  Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Production Music: : https://www.bensound.com, https://www.premiumbeat.com
66:21 08/26/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 13 – Interview with Marty Calderon of God Touch Milwaukee
Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 2: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 2 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Marty Calderon, Founder of God Touch MKE. God Touch MKE is a six month to one year residential program for men coming off the streets or out of the prison system. They are shown acceptance and love, and given hope through Godly teaching, mentoring, and hands-on practical opportunities such as employment and life skills. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Marty Calderon, Founder of God Touch MKE Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
65:17 09/09/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 14 – Interview with Professor Yuri Malstev
Welcome to Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast! Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 3: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 3 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Professor Yuri Malstev of Carthage College to discuss the dangers of the rise of socialism on college campuses. Host: Kevin Nicholson, President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Professor Yuri Malstev, Carthage College Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple.
67:41 09/16/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 15 – Interview with Pastor Jerome Smith
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 4: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 4 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Pastor Jerome Smith of Greater Praise Church of God in Christ in Milwaukee, and founder of the Joseph Project. He discusses the life-changing opportunities at the Joseph Project. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Pastor Jerome Smith, Founder of The Joseph Project Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
83:24 09/23/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 16 – Interview with Kevin Hermening
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 5: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 5 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Kevin Hermening a community leader and businessman in Mosinee Wisconsin, who was one of the American hostages taken captive during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979. He highlights the sacrifices made for freedom and why America is still the greatest country in the world and most certainly a country worth fighting for. Host: Kevin Nicholson, President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Kevin Hermening Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
53:41 09/30/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 17 – Interview with Bob Dohnal
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 6: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 6 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Bob Dohnal a longtime Republican activist, community leader and a Wauwatosa pharmacist. In this episode we discussed the conservative policies needed to forge a successful path forward in 2020, Bob’s hunting escapades, and Bob’s famous event planning including the inception of the Chicken Burn. Host: Kevin Nicholson, President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Bob Dohnal Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
55:27 10/07/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 18 – Professor John McAdams
Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 7: Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 7 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Professor John McAdams of Marquette University an outspoken conservative leader on the Marquette campus. Professor McAdams takes a deep dive into the dangers of cancel culture on college campuses and he shares the story behind the Wisconsin Supreme Court's ruling in his case McAdams v. Marquette. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Professor John McAdams Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple.
58:01 10/21/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 19 – Claire Culwell
Join Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 8: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 8 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with Claire Culwell- an abortion survivor and prominent pro-life activist- who's going to break down the misconceptions about the pro-life movement and talk about how we have these crucial conversations with our families. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Claire Culwell Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple.
40:13 11/11/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 20 – Justice Michael Gableman
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 9: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 9 of Season 2 we’re sitting down with No Better Friend Corp. Advisory Board Member and Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman about the current status of the election in Wisconsin, and about the importance of protecting the validity and accuracy of the election process in our state both today, and well into the future.  It’s an important conversation about maintaining the legitimacy of our governmental institutions. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple.
77:28 11/16/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 21 – Sue Lynch
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 10: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 10 of Season 2, we’re sitting down with a familiar face in Wisconsin politics. Sue Lynch, who has been a Republican activist for decades. Sue’s served as the President of the National Federation of Republican Women, she worked in President Reagan’s administration, she’s a longtime member of AIPAC, and she was even part of President Trump’s Victory Team in Wisconsin. We are so excited to welcome Sue today, and hear her insight on the policy issues that are most important to the people of Wisconsin. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Sue Lynch Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple.
58:57 11/24/2020
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 22 – Bob Donovan
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 11: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 11 of Season 2, we’re sitting down with long-time Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan. If you lived in Milwaukee during Bob’s 20 years of service, you no doubt remember Bob for his common-sense opposition to the Milwaukee streetcar. Our conversation covered everything from the history of Milwaukee, to his time in public service, and a look at some of the positive, common-sense policy initiatives we could implement to improve Milwaukee’s infrastructure and police force. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Retired Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
65:10 01/13/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 23 – Chris Pope
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 11: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 12 of Season 2, we sit down with Chris Pope a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute who’s research centers on health care payment policy. Some of his most recent reports dive into hospital market-regulation, entitlement design, and insurance market reform.  Chris gives us valuable insight on the pitfalls of government-run healthcare, the flaws in our current healthcare system, and practical, conservative solutions for the future. Host: Kevin Nicholson, President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Chris Pope, Manhattan Institute, Health Care Payment Policy Expert Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
59:00 01/28/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 24 – Sam Rogers
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 11: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. In Episode 13 of Season 2, we sit down with Sam Rogers an army vet who's served three tours abroad and now advocates for veterans issues through Concerned Veterans for America. He travels the state of Wisconsin giving veterans a positive platform to be heard. We dive into defining limits for our conflicts abroad, advocating for veterans rights- especially in healthcare- and getting to the heart of how we honor service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Sam Rogers, Concerned Veterans for America Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
84:46 02/24/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 25 – NBF Team
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast. This season, we’re sitting down and having conversations with a series of great Americans to celebrate our country, to talk about addressing our nation’s challenges, and to lay out a path forward.  Season 2- Episode 12: Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. on Season 2 of The Right Idea Podcast. Today on the final episode of Season 2 of the Right Idea Podcast, we’re introducing you to the force that is the No Better Friend Corp team. We hope you enjoy getting to finally put a face to the name and ideas behind No Better Friend Corp.  Host: Kevin Nicholson, President and CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Jessie Nicholson, Darryl Carlson, Adam Chewning, Chris Lawrence, Carlton Huffman, Emelia Rohl Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp.
77:55 03/03/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 26 – Sobleman’s
Join Kevin Nicholson, volunteer president and CEO of No Better Friend Corp., on Season 3 of The Right Idea Podcast. In this season, we’re highlighting the creativity and work ethic behind the businesses that make Wisconsin’s economy go round. Today, we’re interviewing Dave Sobleman, owner of the famous Wisconsin burger chain “Sobleman’s” – and our No Better Friend Corp. Team can attest to the fact that there is no better burger or bloody mary in Milwaukee.  In today’s episode with Dave, you’ll hear our conversation, centered on how he built his business, the inspiration behind his famous burgers and bloodies – including the new Giannis Bloody Mary – and how his business has navigated a pandemic. This is The Right Idea Podcast.  Host: Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp. Guest: Dave Sobleman, Owner/Founder of Sobleman's Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Additional sources: https://www.wisn.com/article/soblemans-burger-month-cooking-on-the-grill/5946719# https://www.wisn.com/article/sobelmans-fried-chicken-bloody-mary/5960013 Food Wars
42:27 03/17/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 27 – Explorium Brewpub
Welcome to Season 3 of The Right Idea Podcast. I’m Kevin Nicholson, volunteer president and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. In this season, we’re highlighting the creativity and work ethic behind the businesses that make Wisconsin’s economy go round. Today, we’re interviewing Mike Doble, owner of Explorium Brewpub with two locations in Greendale and Third Ward. We’ll dive into the history behind Explorium Brewpub’s location, growing a business during a global pandemic, and how a hobby and love for brewing turned into a successful business. This is The Right Idea Podcast. Host: Kevin Nicholson, President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp. Guest: Mike Doble, Owner of Explorium Brewpub Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director of No Better Friend Corp. Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
53:02 03/31/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 28 – Sierra Delta
Welcome to Season 3 of The Right Idea Podcast. In this season, we’re highlighting the creativity and work ethic of Wisconsin’s businesses and organizations. Today, we’re interviewing Marine veteran BJ Ganem founder of Sierra Delta, a non-profit that pairs veterans with their “life buddies” or therapy dogs.  In today’s episode with BJ, we discuss his service in Afghanistan and Iraq, some of the realities of the VA healthcare system, and the story behind how he founded Sierra Delta to help thousands of veterans find relief and support through adopting dogs.    Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: BJ Ganem, Sierra Delta  Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director  Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
70:02 04/13/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 29 – Summerset Marine
Welcome to Season 3 of The Right Idea Podcast. In this season, we’re highlighting the creativity and work ethic of Wisconsin’s businesses and organizations. Today, we’re interviewing Larry and Katyrose Chapman, owners of Summerset Marine, the largest pier manufacturer in Wisconsin. If you've enjoyed a summer fishing or boating on a Wisconsin lake, odds are that you've utilized one of their piers. In today’s episode with Larry and Katyrose, we'll dive into the evolution of their pier business, how they've grown, and how they've created a successful strategy in an uncertain business climate. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: Larry & Katyrose Chapman, Summerset Marine Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director  Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
65:00 04/21/2021
The Right Idea Podcast – Episode 30 – Team Industries
Welcome to Season 3 of The Right Idea Podcast. I’m Kevin Nicholson, volunteer president and CEO of No Better Friend Corp. In this season, we’re highlighting the creativity and work ethic behind the businesses that make Wisconsin’s economy go round. Today, we’re interviewing John Panetti, President & Owner of Team Industries, North America’s leader in high-quality pipe fabrication – a company located right here in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. In today’s episode with John, we’ll dive into Team Industries renowned reputation for high-quality manufacturing, the significance of the Keystone Pipeline to national security, and the challenges of adapting a business during an era of pandemic chaos and heavy environmental regulation. It's an important story, and I know that you’ll learn a lot as you listen. Host: Kevin Nicholson, Volunteer President & CEO of No Better Friend Corp.  Guest: John Panetti, Team Industries Producer: Emelia Rohl, Communications Director  Find this episode on Apple or Spotify.
54:35 04/22/2021