Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.
Sunday, August 30
This week we’ll meet Movin’ 92.5 DJ Justin and hear how his local Scooter Club, the Sons of Destiny, have dedicated themselves to helping kids who have had the rug pulled out from under their world. Hand In Hand’s Executive Director Todd McNeal joins the conversation to describe the plight of children in need of transitional housing when they have been found to have been neglected, abused, and in the unknown world of CPS or the Foster Care system.
Justin encourages listeners to donate back to school items through the Big Hearts & Backpacks drive to benefit Hand In Hand’s Safe Place program lovingly run by Todd.
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Sunday, August 23
This week we are happy to hear about a non-profit community music school that offers music lessons, music therapy, and performance experience for all ages.
Karen Nestvold is the Director of Development and Classical Programs and Patti Catalano is the Music Therapy Program Manager at Music Works Northwest.
Music Works NW believes that by providing a variety of programs of music experience and making music education accessible to children of all ages of diverse backgrounds and economic conditions, they can enrich the quality of life.
Karen and Patti invite listeners to visit their Bellevue facility on Instrument Discovery Day September 20th to see what type of music interests you.
Learn more online at www.musicworksnw.org or call 425-644-0988.
Sunday, August 16
This week we meet Kim Bogucki, Seattle Police Detective & Founder of The If Project; and Honey Jo Herman, Project Manager of The If Project. Kim and Honey Jo share with us the inventive work of The If Project, a unique collaboration of former and current inmates and law enforcement personnel working together to reduce and prevent the cycle of incarceration: inspire youth to make healthy choices and to ask for help, and to put a human face back on those that are, or have been, incarcerated. Their work is built upon and inspired by former and present inmates sharing their personal experiences and answering the question: “If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?”
Learn more online at www.theifproject.com
Sunday, August 9
Our guest today is Chiyo Ishikawa, the Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art and Curator of European Painting & Sculpture at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).
The Seattle Art Museum has been a part of Seattle’s cultural scene since the early part of the last century. Located on 1st Avenue, they also operate the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on Seattle’s waterfront.
Chiyo tells us about the current exhibits at SAM and gives us an in-depth look into an upcoming exhibit from the National Gallery of Art; Intimate Impressionism. Featuring works from Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, van Gogh and more, these smaller pieces show us the more private side of Impressionism – portraits of friends, pets, food, etc…the same kind of images we all take pictures of now and post on Instagram.
Intimate Impressionism opens October 1 and runs through January 10, 2016.
Learn more online at www.seattleartmuseum.org
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