Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, June 26
Seattle has a wealth of history and much of it is housed and displayed in the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
Our guest this week is Leonard Garfield, the Executive Director at MOHAI.
MOHAI has been in their current building at South Lake Union for over two years now and with more display room and a more central location, they have been experiencing an uptick in visitors.
Opening in July is a touring exhibit called Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Leonard describes the unique way the exhibit will be displayed as well as what an exhibit like this can teach us about ourselves.
The Museum of History and Industry is open seven days a week with the first Thursday of each month having no entry fee.
Learn more online at www.mohai.org
Sunday, June 19
Seafair Is Summer! That’s the mantra this year from those wonderful folks who have brought us our annual summer celebration for 67 years now!
This week we speak with Seafair President and CEO Richard Anderson as well as the Chairman of the Seafair Clowns, Carl Jorgensen.
Seafair and the Clowns are both non-profit enterprises and the love of community is what keeps these guys going year after year.
Seafair has just crowned this year’s King Neptune and Queen Alcyone to officially get this 10 week party started.
Find your favorite event as well as a new one to enjoy with your family online at www.seafair.com and don’t forget to check out the clown site at www.seafairclowns.org
Sunday, June 12
This week we learn about one of those parts of Seattle that maybe only the tourists visit. We welcome Michael Luis, the Executive Director at The Center for Wooden Boats to the show.
The Center for Wooden Boats preserves the maritime heritage of Seattle with its collection of boats that are part of the past of either Puget Sound or the Northwest. Located at South Lake Union and at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, the CWB not only rents boats to the public for pleasure, but also teaches classes on sailing & boat building, hosts field trips, offers summer camps and much more. Michael tells of the past and future of this “hands-on” experiential museum.
Learn more online at www.cwb.org
Sunday, June 5
Joining us this week are Kathleen Waite, Regional Education Manager, and Kara McCarthy, Take Steps Walk Manager, from the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.
One in 200 people suffer from the incurable Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis; and the CCFA offers patients a number of resources and support. They raise awareness and research as well. Sunday, June 12th at Magnuson Park they will having their annual Take Steps Walk in order to raise money for the programs and research discussed in this interview.
To participate in the Take Steps Walk or learn more about Crohn’s & Colitis call Kara at 425-451-8455 or go online at http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/northwest/
Sunday, May 29
Bear with me as I air a more personal interview this week.
My Uncle Arthur Shipe and his friend Roscoe Mitchell were guests on this show three years ago speaking about their service in World War II and their comrades in arms that did not return from the war. That’s what Memorial Day is all about.
I am repeating that show this weekend in honor of both Roscoe and Art, as they have both passed away recently.
Do something to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day. (buying sheets that are on sale doesn’t count)
Sunday, May 22
Joining us this week from Komen Puget Sound are Executive Director David Richart and volunteer and two time cancer survivor Lynda Weatherby.
The first weekend each June brings about the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, the largest annual fundraiser for Komen Puget Sound. Sunday, June 5th, over 6000 runners, walkers and even dogs are expected to converge on the Seattle Center to raise funds for research and patient programs. 75% of the funds raised stay local, and David and Lynda discuss the ways cancer patients are helped through these various programs.
The conversation also covers the advances and potential breakthroughs in research with the goal to finally eradicate breast cancer.
Their website is a wealthy resource for breast cancer questions as well as the place to register and sign up for the Race For The Cure, support a team, or volunteer to support the race.
Sunday, May 15
Our guests this week have demonstrated what a community development authority is all about. Lance Matteson is the Executive Director and Tony Benton is on the Board of Directors at SEED Seattle. SEED stands for South East Effective Development and since 1975 they have been improving the quality of life in Southeast Seattle by creating partnerships and inspiring investments in housing, arts and economic development – with a specific focus on residents with fewer opportunities and resources. Of particular interest is the upcoming Rainier Valley Radio; a low power community radio station designed to be the voice of local arts, music, news and cultural information.
Learn more online at www.seedseattle.org and www.rainiervalleyradio.org
Sunday, May 8
We are joined this week by the Executive Director of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, Natalie Walker.
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is much more than music lessons; it’s a powerful way of incorporating a curriculum that infuses leadership skills, self-esteem building, confidence, empowerment, self-advocacy, and more into a week of fun while girls from 8 to 19 learn to play an instrument, write a song, and perform in front of a crowd.
RCRC is a non profit and is run by a small staff and lots of loving volunteers.
Registrations for summer sessions are filling up fast.
Learn more online at www.raincityrockcamp.org or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.