Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, October 23
October is Domestic Violence Action Month and our guests from LifeWire will discuss how they have been action oriented on this topic for 34 years.
Maria Williams, the Program Director and Ward Urion, the Social Change Manager share with us the many programs offered to survivors of domestic violence as well as programs designed to prevent domestic violence in the first place; such as Coaching Boys Into Men, which equips coaches with tools to help their young athletes build respectful, non-violent relationships.
LifeWire operates a 24 Hour Help Line at 1-800-827/8840
Learn more about their organization and programs online at www.lifewire.org
Sunday, October 16
October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we speak with Komen Puget Sound Executive Director David Richart and Board Member Carlo Malaguzzi.
Komen has been fighting breast cancer for 35 years now and David outlines their ambitious goals for the next ten.
Komen raises funds to distribute locally to organizations that provide mammograms, patient services, education and more. They also spend money raised on cutting edge research; which in the recent past discovered the BRCA gene.
Learn more online at www.komenps.org
Sunday, October 9
This week we get the inside scoop on just how your property values are figured out, how your property taxes are calculated, and what kind of appeals, exemptions, and help is offered to you. John Wilson is King County’s Assessor and speaks not only about the valuation notices going out now, but other topics as wide ranging as affordable housing, the real estate market, and the fact that there are 161 different jurisdictions within King County that may affect your property taxes.
Learn more online at www.kingcounty.gov/assessor or call about the Low Income, Senior, or Disability Program at 206-296-3920.
Sunday, October 2
This week we’ll hear about a new way to get local youth as competent and comfortable with tools as they are with a touchscreen.
Sawhorse Revolution Program Director Sarah Smith and Operations Director Micah Stanovsky are picking up where shop class leaves off. Actually, we learn that only four of the 14 high schools in Seattle even have shop anymore.
Sawhorse Revolution takes local high school students out into the field; and via hands-on projects they learn design, carpentry, and craft; as well as teamwork, communication skills, time & resource management, and leadership.
Learn more online at www.sawhorserevolution.org
Sunday, September 25
This week we get an update on the campaign to a Coal Free Washington from the Sierra Club. Robin Everett is the Lead Organizer and Doug Howell is the Senior Campaign Representative for the Washington chapter of The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal effort.
We learn that Puget Sound Energy produces about one third of its power by burning coal. In the past four years The Sierra Club has successfully influenced the citizens and politicians of our region to begin retiring the coal mine in Montana that Puget Sound Energy owns. The conversation also discusses the upcoming challenges of transitioning from other sources of power that produce green house gases, natural gas and oil.
Learn more online at www.sierraclub.org/washington
Sunday, September 18
The Seattle Repertory Theater is about to open their 2016 – 2017 season with a play that is as timely now as it was when it first debuted in 1959.
Artistic Director at The Rep Braden Abraham joins us this week to discuss A Raisin In The Sun and its relevance to today’s racial tensions. It opens on September 30th in the Bagley Wright Theater.
The Seattle Rep has a mission to not only entertain, but to challenge and enlighten theater goers in ways that help us view our own community with a different perspective.
The Rep will also produce the world premiere of Roz and Ray in October.
Learn more online at www.seattlerep.org or call 206-443-2222.