Episode 42: Collin Creek Mall

Collin Creek Mall is headed for a bright new future. But for the “mall rats” who grew up at the mall, the memories live on.  We talk to the founder of the CCM An Era Gone By Facebook group  – 7000 strong — that’s keeping those memories alive; we meet the security officer who’s walked the halls of Collin Creek Mall since 1992 ; and we discover an urban explorer who clues us in on the Stranger Things going on underneath the mall. So dig out your hair scrunchie and Z Cavaricci’s and take a trip to the past with Plano Podcast.

Photo Credit of all tunnels: Eric Kuhns | Koonagi Media

Podcast Extra: Phil Pollacia | Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

On this historic 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 Mission- we give you more from our December, 2018 interview with Plano resident Phil Pollacia.  This special Plano Podcast Extra goes in depth with Pollacia about his hand in the space program while at IBM working a NASA in Houston, and shares facts about the Apollo Mission.

Episode 41: Greg Matthews | Wild Awakening

The story of Greg Matthews Wild Awakening is more that meets the eye. All his life, Greg J. Matthews felt the need to prove himself as a man — until a horrifying, near-death encounter with a grizzly bear put him on the path to healing. Hear this Plano resident’s amazing story, and why he wrote the book Wild Awakening: How a Raging Grizzly Healed My Wounded Heart.

Greg’s story was featured on Animal Planet’s “I Was Prey” series, Season Two Episode Six.

Episode 40: Plano Politics | Who’s Pulling Your Strings?

Plano politics have grown up in a big way. Money from developers, endorsements from Governor Abbott and a Midland-based PAC working behind the scenes.  Why are so many outside influences involved in Plano’s elections? Who’s pulling the strings and why? Three political consultants with experience ranging from local to statewide elections help us look for answers.