Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

Sunday, March 26
5:30am –

Joining us this week are President Harvey Drake, and Development Associate Rosa Booker from Urban Impact.
Urban Impact has been doing great work in the Rainier Valley/Rainier Beach area for 30 years to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty. Through a number of programs and initiatives using this big picture approach, they have found long term success that is now paying dividends as those who were once kids in their programs are now successful adults giving back to the community.
Urban Impact’s annual fundraiser is Friday, March 31st. A Fondue night gala with a theme of Hope At Work.
Learn more online at www.urbanimpactseattle.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Sunday, March 19
5:30am –

Our guests this week are a non profit that helps other non profit groups.
Rainier Valley Corps promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between the diverse communities of Seattle. They do this through Fellowships with Community Based Organizations that don’t have the resources or capacity to fully function yet; through Leadership Coaching; Operations Support; and Block Granting.
Jaleh Sadravi is the Development Director and Suyoung Yun is an RVC Fellow working at Families of Color Seattle. They share the challenges and successes that Rainier Valley Corps has with local community based organizations.
Learn more online at www.rainiervalleycorps.org and www.focseattle.com or email them at info@rainiervalleycorps.org

Sunday, March 12
5:30am –

Speaking with us this week are Killian Noe and David Uhl from Recovery Café in Seattle.

Recovery Café is not your typical social service agency; they run an actual café at 2022 Boren Avenue in downtown Seattle, but it is much more than that. It is a community of people recovering from their addictions and hard lives together…relying on each other with commitment and as Killian says “loving accountability.”

They have been successful enough over their 12 years that they are branching out with a Recovery Café Network.

Learn more about them online at www.recoverycafe.org


Sunday, March 5
5:30am –

This week we talk about a physical condition that we all face…aging!
Dr. Kentaro Nishino is a Geriatrician at Overlake Hospital’s Senior Health Clinic, and Charlene Raunio is Overlake Hospital’s Education Coordinator.
Overlake Hospital is sponsoring a fair for Active Seniors on March 11th in Bellevue and Dr. Nishino will present a lecture on Aging Successfully and he shares some of his tips with us. Charlene tells us of the other lectures, workshops, entertainment, and health screenings at the fair.
The Active Senior Fair is Saturday, March 11th from 10a.m. – 3p.m. at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue.
Learn more online at www.overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair or call 425-635-6191.


Sunday, February 26
5:30am –

Our guest this week is the Executive Director at Havens Community Connections, Danielle Madrid.
Havens Community Connections helps women in affluent marriages build a safe exit strategy out of the domestic abuse they may find themselves in. Danielle explains that women from affluent backgrounds have unique challenges when facing the problem of spousal abuse; many people don’t understand that they would need help, or that such problems exist in those types of neighborhoods in the first place. The bruises and emotional pain are just as real though, and Havens Community Connections uses coaches who have been through the same struggles to connect women with the resources they need to build a life raft as they jump ship from an abusive life.
Learn more online at www.havenscc.org
Email or call Danielle at director@havenscc.org  425-753-8700

Sunday, February 19
5:30am –

Senator Rosemary McAuliffe has been a leader in the education community for more than 30 years, as a member of the School Board in the Northshore School District, and most recently in Olympia’s Senate; and she is our guest this week.
Washington State’s constitution declares that “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.”  In 2007’s McCleary v. Washington lawsuit, the State Supreme Court ruled that, in essence, Washington was not adequately funding basic education.
With her background in education as well as the workings of the legislature in Olympia, Senator McAuliffe brings unique insight to this topic of concern.