Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

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.


Sunday, February 12
5:30am –

Joining us this week from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo are Gorilla Keeper Stephanie Payne-Jacobs and Mammal Curator Martin Ramirez.
Stephanie and Martin discuss the use of Species Survival Plans that the Association of Zoos and Aquariums use as a tool to further that part of their mission to save wildlife and wild spaces.
Zoos are well positioned to reach millions of people each year with the opportunity to connect us with nature, while at the same time educate us about conservation issues around the globe.
Stephanie tells the story of one of Woodland Park’s Silverback gorillas, Leonel, to demonstrate the effectiveness of these Species Survival Plans.
Learn more online at www.zoo.org/conservation


Sunday, February 5
5:30am –

This week we hear from Bob Carey, the Director of Strategic Partnerships of Flood Plains By Design, a project of The Nature Conservancy.
With the damage done in dollars as well as to wildlife from repeated river flooding, The Nature Conservancy is working with all interested parties to find new ways to manage the flood plains in Washington. This includes farmers, business owners, recreational users, the State Department of Ecology, local Tribes and citizens.
Bob shares how Flood Plains By Design has already had several successful projects on the Skagit, Snoqualmie, and Puyallup rivers.

Learn more online at www.floodplainsbydesign.org or www.washingtonnature.org


Sunday, January 21
5:30am –

It’s time to Go Red For Women. If you don’t know what that means, our guests will fill you in. Alysse Bryson is a Go Red Ambassador for the American Heart Association, and Rose LaPorte is a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner with CHI Franciscan Health and both have been cardiac patients.
The annual Go Red For Women movement aims to end heart disease and stroke through education, awareness and research fundraising.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined. More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease. But here’s an important fact about that….80% of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable!
Alysse and Rose are encouraging people to wear red on this year’s National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3rd. There are two luncheons in the Puget Sound area on March 16th in Seattle and April 25th in Tacoma.
Learn more online at www.heart.org/goREDseattle or www.heart.org/goREDtacoma