Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, August 2
There are museums where you get to walk quietly and look at old relics behind glass displays; and then there are museums like the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent. Joining us this week for Seafair Sunday is the Executive Director of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, David Williams.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of boat racing in Seattle by not only displaying memorabilia related to the sport, but by actually restoring famous old boats to running condition, bringing them out to events like Seafair, and running them on the water in front of the fans of the sport.
The next big project of the museum is the restoration of the 1973 “Winged Wonder” Pay n Pak.
Learn more online at www.thunderboats.org or follow them on facebook at www.facebook.com/thunderboats
Sunday, July 26
This week we speak with the President of World Vision, Rich Stearns.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Rich shares facts about poverty everyone should know, such as 2.4 billion people live on less than $2 a day; and that where World Vision works, half of the child deaths are caused by bad water.
Solutions are not so hard; in fact Rich suggests how little it actually takes to provide a supply of clean water to a community for years.
Learn more at http://www.worldvision.org
Sunday, July 19
Joining us this week to talk about the economic potential for young people is Ali Friedman, the Sr. Director of Development at YearUp Puget Sound. YearUp identifies urban young adults who are highly motivated, yet lack opportunity; and offers them an intensive one year program of education and an internship that prepares them to launch a meaningful career and contribute to our economy and community.
Learn more online at www.yearup.org
Sunday, July 12
Our guest this week is Diane Bradley, the Development & Communications Director at Safe Streets. Safe Streets is a grass roots organization in Tacoma that has been instructing and inspiring neighborhoods with techniques in high risk areas with block watches, graffiti removal, safe routes to schools and other practices that have proven successful.
Safe Streets is inspiring a new generation of community leaders with their Youth Leading Change program at local high schools and middle schools.
You can join and support them Friday night, July 17th at 5 pm for their annual Walk for Safe Neighborhoods through Wapato Park.
Learn more about the Walk for Safe Neighborhoods and Safe Streets online at www.safest.org
Sunday, July 5
Our guests this week are from Seattle Tilth; Amanda Boyle and Katie Vincent.
Seattle Tilth is all about Urban Farming; inspiring and educating people about equitable and sustainable food system practices.
Seattle Tilth not only teaches you what crops work well in our area at different times of year, but which animals work well and are allowed in the city as Urban Livestock. They also host a Garden Hotline to ask questions directly of horticulturists.
Seattle Tilth is hosting a Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour Saturday, July 11th.
Learn more online at www.seattletilth.com or call 206-633-0451. The Garden Hotline has its own website and phone number 206-633-0224 and www.gardenhotline.org