Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, May 31
This week we learn how to turn your passion for running and training into raising money for a great cause.
Kelsey Hubbard is the Senior Campaign Manager and Dorothy Gorman is a participant, recruiter, and captain with Team In Training; part of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Washington/Alaska chapter.
Team In Training will get you in shape for that marathon or half marathon that has been your goal for so long while at the same time give you the tools and resources to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Leukemia and Lymphoma are blood cancers that have no cure or known cause…yet. The LLS supports and encourages basic and translational leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research. Blood cancer research relates readily to other forms of cancer, therefore research sponsored by LLS is of vital importance.
Learn more online at www.lls.org/wa and www.teamintraining.org
Sunday, May 24
Our guests this week are from Washington State’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program, better known as GET. Betty Lochner is the Executive Director and Ryan Betz is the Associate Director of Marketing & Communications.
The GET program is now in its 17th year and has been offering students and their families a way to save for a college education by the purchase of tax free tuition credits guaranteed to keep pace with in-state tuition.
Betty and Ryan discuss the advantages and flexibility of the GET program and share the many ways parents, grandparents, family and friends can easily participate in paying for a child’s higher education that will be guaranteed by the State of Washington.
Learn more on line at www.get.wa.gov or follow their events on facebook at www.facebook.com/guaranteededucationtuition
Sunday, May 17
Lights, Camera, Action! It’s time once again for the Seattle International Film Festival. Our guests this week are Carl Spence, the Artistic Co-Director, and Beth Barrett, the Director of Programming at SIFF.
When the Seattle International Film Festival started in 1976 it was barely two weeks long and now it covers 25 days, involves 10 theaters, has participants from 92 countries, and will have more than 150,000 tickets sold.
In discussing some of the films that will be screened, Carl and Beth make a point of SIFF’s mission to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world, as well as to foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.
The Seattle International Film Festival runs through June 7th.
Learn more online at www.siff.net
Sunday, May 10
Joining us this week is David Richart, the Executive Director at Komen Puget Sound.
This is the time of year Komen raises much of the money needed to fund the cutting edge research that will eventually end breast cancer. The 23rd annual Race for The Cure is Sunday, June 7th at the Seattle Center. David encourages participants to register at an XFINITY retail store this year because Comcast will match up to $35 for each in-store registration.
Each year Komen distributes the money from the Race for The Cure and much of it stays local, as David mentions, Dr. Mary-Claire King at the UW who discovered the BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations.
Learn more online at www.komenps.org
Sunday, May 3
This week we meet the Director of Neurosurgery & Neuro-Interventional Surgery at Overlake Hospital, Dr. Abineet Chowdhary as well as Charlene Raunio, Overlake Hospital’s Education Coordinator.
May is Stroke Awareness Month and Dr. Chowdhary explains the realities of Strokes, risk factors, prevention, and treatments.
Charlene gives us the inside information on what to expect at Overlake’s annual Active Senior Fair coming up on Saturday, May 16th at Bellevue’s Westminster Chapel. Informative lectures on Strokes and Vitamins, workshops on nutrition and more, health screenings, music, fashion show, vendors and food will make up this free event.
Learn more online at www.overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair
Sunday, April 26
Our guests this week have demonstrated what a community development authority is all about. Lance Matteson is the Executive Director and Tony Benton is on the Board of Directors at SEED Seattle. SEED stands for South East Effective Development and since 1975 they have been improving the quality of life in Southeast Seattle by creating partnerships and inspiring investments in housing, arts and economic development – with a specific focus on residents with fewer opportunities and resources. Of particular interest is the upcoming Rainier Valley Radio; a low power community radio station designed to be the voice of local arts, music, news and cultural information.
Learn more online at www.seedseattle.org and www.rainiervalleyradio.org
Sunday, April 19
Joining us the week to honor Earth Day is King County’s Eco-Consumer Tom Watson. Tom works for King County in their Solid Waste Division and he is their outreach specialist.
This year on Earth Day he highlights a few new ways of taking care of the only earth we’ve got by identifying unique businesses that are reusing and recycling computer parts, electronics, clothes, even shoes and socks!
There is a local non-profit called Interconnection that not only collects your old computer, they will find a new use for it in other parts of the world.
And through a new program called Threadcycle, we find that even ripped and old clothes and linens have another use besides the land fill.
Learn more online at www.kcecoconsumer.com www.interconnection.org
Sunday, April 12
This week we speak with Gina Legaz, the State Director of Programs and Government Affairs with the Washington Chapter of the March of Dimes, and Debbie Raniero, RN, and Regional Director at the Family Birth Center at CHI Franciscan Health Tacoma.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to see that moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies and they do that through programs like CenteringPregnancy. CenteringPregnancy, funded by a grant of the March of Dimes, is an innovative model of group prenatal care whereby the care is not done in an exam room, but rather in a large enough space to accommodate groups of 8 to 12 women. In that space, women receive their basic prenatal assessment, share concerns informally with other women, and discuss together content related to childbearing and parenting. Led by healthcare professionals, the format has shown to significantly lower rates of preterm births, higher birth weights, increased satisfaction, increased breastfeeding rates and better pregnancy spacing than their counterparts that received traditional prenatal care.
March of Dimes raises money for such grants through fundraisers like the annual March for Babies coming soon to the Puget Sound area.
Learn when and where a March for Babies in your area is online at www.marchforbabies.org
Learn more about prenatal care and the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.org
Find a CenteringPregnancy class with CHI Franciscan at www.chifranciscan.org
Sunday, April 5
This week we speak with Michael Reading, the Crisis Services Director and Libbie Stellas, the Development and Community Relations Manager at Crisis Clinic.
Crisis Clinic has been helping lives on the line in King County since 1964 and is the second oldest crisis hotline in the country.
Not only do they offer 24 hour confidential help on the phone for people in emotional distress, but they administer the King County 2-1-1 service, the statewide Washington Recovery Help Line for people facing addictions, and they operate Teen Link, a peer to peer confidential help line dedicated to helping teenagers with the issues and problems unique to them.
Learn more online at www.crisisclinic.org