Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, February 7
This week we will talk about rescuing horses, recovering kids, and restoring families; that is what Raven Rock Ranch is all about. Using the uniqueness of Equine Facilitated Therapy, they have seen lives transformed from desperation to hope through the bond that happens between a horse and child.
Co-founders Sandy and Tim Matts explain to us that horses who know pain and neglect are somehow perfectly equipped to help heal children who know of those things themselves. In fact, they help heal each other!
Learn more online at www.ravenrockranch.org or call 425-869-2302.
Sunday, January 31
This week we’ll talk Heart Health with Cardiologist Dr. Margaret Hall and American Heart Association Volunteer Sara Hoffman.
Friday, February 5th is Go Red For Women Day, and Sara has a personal story to share that we should all pay attention to. Healthy and in her mid-30s, she suffered a heart attack on a plane while en route to her wedding in Mexico. Dr. Hall and Sara discuss the need to know the warning signs and risk factors of heart disease.
The American Heart Association is sponsoring their annual Go Red For Women campaign with several activities around the area.
Learn about the Go Red Luncheons, Red Dress Collection Viewing Party, and National Wear Red Day online at www.heart.org/goredseattle or call 206-632-6881 in Seattle.
In the south sound go to www.heart.org/goredtacoma or call 253-272-7854.
Sunday, January 24
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and our guest this week works hard at eliminating that horrible crime.
Sophia Sanders is the Director of Programs and Operations at Stolen Youth, a local non-profit that provides funding to support a collaboration of local organizations that brings together the strengths of direct service, policy development and the public sector.
StolenYouth is presenting a forum on preventing human trafficking at Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday, January 27th. Topics will include strengthening the safety net of services as well as implementing several different prevention programs.
Sunday, January 17
This week we’ll meet Bob Carey from the Washington chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Bob is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for a program called Flood Plains By Design.
With the damage done in dollars and 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 that Flood Plains By Design has already had several successful projects on the Skagit, Snoqualmie, and Puyallup rivers.
Learn more online at www.floodplainsbydesing.org or www.washingtonnature.org
Sunday, January 10
Joining us this week is the Manager of the new Transition Support Program at Sound Mental Health Beth Anderson.
Sound Mental Health has been providing King County with support and resources for a wide variety of mental health needs for 50 years. Their newest program addresses the problem that someone homeless or without any means of support finds themselves in when about to be discharged from a county hospital. Sound Mental Health will identify needs and contact as well as engage the full range of community providers required to achieve stability upon discharge. Then SMH will work with the participant for up to 90 days as they teach them how to manage their own mental health.
Learn more online at www.smh.org
Sunday, January 3
This week we’ll celebrate the 81st birthday of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley with Elvis Tribute artist Danny Vernon.
Danny shares his insights of Elvis and tries to describe what it is about Elvis that continues to capture new generations of fans.
Danny brought his guitar and gives us a quick taste of what fans can expect at his “Illusion of Elvis” show on the King’s birthday, January 8th at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.
Learn more about Danny Vernon online at www.dannyvernon.com