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Podcasts Tell Stories and Build Brand

Jack Macholl appeared as a guest speaker at the September 2021 meeting of the PR Council of Lake County. He shared insights on the importance of long-form interviews that can be leveraged to create content in (print) newsletters, social posts, website copy and more.







May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness month, and we visit with the Reverend, Doctor Scott Mitchell of SamaraCare, an Illinois-based 501c3 mental health service provider and township grantee. Doctor Mitchell shares his thoughts on building public awareness about mental illness to reduce the negative stigma regarding seeking treatment. Hear this leading expert’s view on the impact of COVID-19 on everyone’s mental health, and what it will be like to acclimate to the workplace as the pandemic declines. To learn more about SamaraCare visit


The diagnosis of Autism has reached record levels. In Illinois, waiting lists for long-term supports are lengthy and growing. So what do families do to cope with caregiver fatigue and get through today? Kim Berenberg of Glenkirk talks about their respite program and the need for advocacy to generate action on services for the developmentally challenged. Episode 25 of the New Trier Township Podcast hosted by Jack Macholl.


Dr. Renee Dominguez shares her thoughts on Preparing the Child for the Path, Not Preparing the Path for the Child. Renee says being a parent is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. Hear her thoughts on improving family communication skills, and the growth versus fixed mindset approaches to learning. Innovative thoughts from one of Illinois’ leading psychologists are available on Episode 27 of the New Trier Township Podcast hosted by Jack Macholl.


Mental health is at the forefront of the American healthcare/insurance debate. This interview with Amy O’Leary, Executive Director of Youth Services Glenview Northbrook investigates the stigmas associated with mental health and the limited options for youth/young adult counseling for low/moderate income families.