Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

Sunday, January 21
5:30am –

Our guests from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter tell us about their efforts to raise money for research and support programs.

Sarah Morningstar is the Campaign Director and McKenzie Johnson is a Campaign Manager as well as a top fundraiser for this year’s Big Climb.

The Big Climb is just that, a pledge to climb the stairs in tallest building in Seattle, The Columbia Center, on March 25th. This has become a popular fundraiser and Sarah and McKenzie tell us of the camaraderie and spirit that flourishes as you make it to the 69th floor…the 1311th step up the 788 foot tall tower.

By recruiting sponsors, team members, and volunteers to participate in the Big Climb and other LLS events, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hope to eradicate this destructive blood cancer.

Learn more about the Big Climb and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online at:

www.bigclimb.org

 www.lls.org/wa

 

Sunday, January 14
5:30am –

Our guests this week have big news about a very big sporting event coming to Seattle this summer. Beth Knox is the President and CEO of the Special Olympics USA Games and Nathan Zeidman is an athlete representing Washington State. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in and around Seattle July 1-6.
Beth tell us that more than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports.
Nathan is Washington State’s Gold Medalist in Bocce and tells of the camaraderie and fun of not only competing, but  of meeting people. Beth also talked of the need of approximately 10,000 volunteers and the personal rewards that come with such an experience.

Learn more online at https://www.specialolympicsusagames.org/

 

Sunday, January 7
5:30am –

Joining us this week is Natalie Walker, the Executive Director of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls is much more than music lessons; it’s a powerful way of incorporating a curriculum that infuses leadership skills, self-esteem building, confidence, empowerment, self-advocacy, and more into a week of fun while girls from 8 to 19 learn to play an instrument, write a song, and perform in front of a crowd.
RCRC is a nonprofit and is run by a small staff and lots of loving volunteers.
Registrations for summer sessions are filling up fast.
Learn more online at www.raincityrockcamp.org or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Sunday, December 31
5:30am –

There are very few people who have made as lasting an impression on not only music, but the wider culture. This week we speak with one of the country’s best Elvis Presley tribute artists to talk about the influence, impact and lasting effect of the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley. Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis show is having a Birthday Bash Celebration at Tacoma’s Emerald Queen Casino Elvis’ birthday on January 8th to commemorate the occasion.

Learn more about Danny Vernon online at www.dannyvernon.com or follow him on facebook at www.facebook.com/dannyvernon2

Sunday, December 24
5:30am –

This week we meet Beverly Graham, the Founder and Executive Director of OSL.

OSL has been serving folks living their lives on the edge since they began their program as Operation Sack Lunch in 1989.

OSL is a non profit that brings food that is nutritional and safe to all those who struggle with hunger in our community through the creation and delivery of nutritionally dense no-cost meals and by being instrumental in advocating for, and supporting an equitable food system for all.

Beverly tells us of the daily ‘rescue of food’ and delivery methods via their Food In Motion program.

Learn more online at www.oslserves.org