This week on the Edge of Indy, we were joined by a father and son team. Dr. Dean Stratman, and his son (also named Dean), joined us to discuss their interesting take on dentistry - 24-hour Care.
The company is called 24-Hour Dental Care and they actually do take patients at any time of the day. You can walk in and receive treatment that day, with or without an appointment. They have two locations in Indianapolis, one on the north side and one on the south side, and hope to have one in Avon by the end of the year.
We had a great conversation with Dr. Stratman and his son discussing how they came up with the idea, how they are marketing it, and we also enjoyed some of the stories about the interesting phone calls you get for being open 24 hours.
We live in a connected society. Social Media has taken over our lives and sometimes we just need to disconnect. Well, we invited Lisa Whitman and Aaron Douglas from "A Place to Float" to discuss how they help people to disconnect and relax.
According to their website, A Place to Float is a place to relax, recover, and recharge. At their spa, you can relieve stress, pain, insomnia, and clear your mind. When you come to A Place to Float you lay down in a buoyant tub that has 10 inches of water with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.
If you would like to learn more about A Place to Float, you can visit their website here.
Forty years ago (1977) in downtown Indianapolis, Tony Kiritsis went to the fourth floor of 129 E. Market Street - his left arm was in a blue string, and carrying a department shoe box and blueprints in his right. It wasn't strange for the director of Meridian Mortgage, Richard Hall, to see Kiritsis sitting in the lobby of his office when he arrived after 8 a.m. Kiritsis would regularly show up to discuss his plans for a strip mall on the west side of Indianapolis. But this morning was different. Richard Hall invited Kiritsis into his office and for the next 63 hours, Kiritsis held a sawed-off shotgun to Hall's head with a dead man's line wired to the trigger.
Alan Berry and Mark Enochs are Indianapolis filmmakers who have spent the last four years putting together a true-crime documentary about this importance piece of Indianapolis history. They have interviewed over 40 people - news reporters, police officers, lawyers, jury members, family, & friends - to help make this film.
We had Alan and Mark on the podcast to talk about this crazy story and how it changed policing, news reporting, and even state law. The footage of the event is absolutely remarkable and to have all of this film available later in 2017 will truly be a remarkable piece of Indianapolis History.
Mark Light is the Co-founder and President of The Pancreatitis Foundation, a non-profit organization who's mission is to provide funding to advance research leading to a cure for pancreatic disease and provide support for patients and their families.
Mark joined us on the podcast to discuss the work he is doing with the foundation as well as the #EmmeSmiles fundraising campaign. Emily (Emme) Theisen, a 4-year-old from Noblesville, who is battling pancreatitis, a rare condition for a child of that age.
Last week, Emme underwent a surgery at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital to remove her pancreas to help relieve the pain. So Mark, and his foundation, have partnered with the Theisen family to help cover some of the medical costs. One of the most recent fundraising efforts was Mark's cross-country bike ride that raised about $30,000 to help support the Theisens. <a href="https://pancreatitisfoundation.org/pedaling-coast-to-coast-for-the-warrior-princess/" target="_blank">If you would like to donate to the cause, please visit their website</a>.