Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, December 11
Our guests this week are two women who, at one point, found themselves, along with their infants, homeless. Thanks to the women and children’s shelters operated by Mary’s Place, they are now stable and enthusiastically grateful. Also sharing what Mary’s Place can do for the community is Marty Hartman, the Executive Director of Mary’s Place.
Mary’s Place is more than just a homeless shelter for women and families; after listening to Kaleana and Antoinette, you’ll know that it provides love, hope, and a new future.
Mary’s Place is working on raising enough money to ensure that “no child sleeps outside” by using social media.
To help go to https://www.crowdrise.com/nochildoutside
Learn more about Mary’s Place online at http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/
Sunday, December 4
This week we hear from the Bellevue Youth Theatre, a program of the city of Bellevue’s Parks and Community Services. James McClain is the Administrator and tells us of not only their productions, support foundation, volunteers and participants; but of the overall vision of the program. Bellevue Youth Theatre provides opportunities in the performing arts for all young people, regardless of income or ability, and allows them to perform before a live audience. Whether a child has a disability, doesn’t feel they fit in anywhere else, has trouble with English or for any other reason, no one is turned away.
The next production, A Christmas Carol, will play December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18.
Learn more online or call for ticket information:
Sunday, November 27
Joining us this week are Executive Director Monica Rojas and Board Chair Milvia Pacheco from Movimiento Afro-Latino Seattle, or MÁS .
Latinos of African descent are often considered too black to be Latino, or likewise, too Latino to be considered black.
MÁS is an arts based initiative that activates and empowers communities, raising awareness about the history and cultural contributions of Latinos of African descent for social change and racial equity in the Seattle area.
Monica and Milvia are actively seeking more people to join in their movement.
Learn more online, through facebook, or by email.
Sunday, November 20
There are plenty of after school tutoring, mentor, and internship programs that help low-income children work toward academic success; but Seattle has one with a 12 year plan that serves hard-working, low-income students of color who will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Rainier Scholars combines rigorous academics and leadership development with personalized support from 5th grade through college graduation.
Ray Roberts, the Recruitment Specialist, and Bisrat Gebre, a Rainier Scholars graduate, join us for an in depth discussion of what Rainier Scholars offers not only the students, but their families and the community.
Learn more online at www.rainierscholars.org
Sunday, November 13
The most popular group in all of music history, the Beatles, changed, not only music, but our culture as well. If you don’t believe me just listen to our guest this week, Mark Lewisohn.
Mark Lewisohn is the world’s leading authority on the Beatles, having written the best selling
The conversation centers around some of the people that had a big impact on the Fab Four in their very early days.
Learn more online at www.marklewisohn.net
Sunday, November 6
This week we once again tackle the subject of poverty and homelessness in our area. Janet Pope, the Executive Director of Compass Housing Alliance explains that we will keep facing it until our priorities change.
Compass Housing Alliance is involved with a pilot program called Compass Crossing that will use steel modular housing units at about a third of the cost of traditional model. Used elsewhere in the world, the steel modular concept will allow high quality housing that can be easily customized to meet the needs of a variety of populations including families, youth, veterans, and differently-abled residents.
Learn more online at www.compasshousingalliance.org