Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

Sunday, May 28
5:30am –

This week we’ll hear from the Military Aviation Curator at The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in Everett, Cory Graff.
Started from the passion of Paul Allen, The Flying Heritage Collection at Everett’s Paine Field has been restoring aircraft to flying condition for years and has recently added land and even sea vehicles to their collection.
Cory tells us of the need to preserve history and honor legacies through such museums.
Coming up on June 10th is their D Day Commemoration, followed by Pacific Theater Day on June 24th.
Learn more online at www.flyingcollection.com

Sunday, May 21
5:30am –

Komen Puget Sound’s annual Race For The Cure will take place on Sunday, June 4 and on this week’s show we’ll hear about the continued need for funding of both breast cancer research and breast cancer survivor programs.
Joining us are Executive Director David Richart, Chair of the Board of Directors Nicole Grogan, and last year’s top fundraiser, 11 year old Ella Grogan.
Ella is hoping to raise more than $10,000 again this year with her team Ella, Marta and Friends by baking and selling cookies.
75% of the funds raised by Komen Puget Sound stays in the Northwest for outreach programs and funding research. So far, Komen’s total investment in Washington State based research is more than $11,000,000.
Learn more about breast cancer, register for the Race For The Cure, or support a team in the race online at www.komenpugetsound.org

Sunday, May 14
5:30am –

If there’s one thing that we could use more of it’s Love!
Our guests this week are the President Kristine Moreland and Vice President Jeff Lanctot from the MORELove Project.
The MORELove Project serves the homeless in downtown Seattle by not only offering food, blankets, and referrals to shelters; but by constantly being present for this overlooked population, they are changing lives and spreading love.
Kristine and Jeff tell us of the difference in people that comes by providing them with the simple gift of personal dignity.
Funds are short at this time and donations are necessary to continue their work. They have a fundraising golf tournament on June 21st at The Golf Club at Newcastle.
Learn more about The MORELove Project online at www.themoreloveproject.org

Sunday, May 7
5:30am –

Our guests this week offer some ideas on how to better make affordable housing more attainable in the crazy Puget Sound real estate market.
Shannon Affholter is the President of Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, and Mike Pattison is their Government Affairs Manager and they discuss some of the problems of short supply of not only housing, but of buildable land. Potential changes in our our Growth Management Act of some 25 years ago are also discussed with an eye toward the tens of thousands of people that will be expanding our population in the coming decades.
Learn more about Master Builders online at www.mbaks.com  and learn more about their ideas about Housing Attainability here
https://www.mbaks.com/newsandblog/blog-post-details/advocacyblog/2017/02/28/mba-releases-housing-attainability-issue-brief

 

Sunday, April 30
5:30am –

Who is it that touches the lives of our children in profound ways everyday year after year? Teachers!
May 1 – 5 is Teacher Appreciation Week and our guest certainly is appreciative of all they do. She is the Principal of Maltby Elementary School in the Monroe School District, Bonnie McKerney.
Principal McKerney shares the inside picture of the daily non-stop, hectic pace of elementary school teachers, the skills they have, the challenges they face; as well as the help they get and need from parents, PTO, and the community.
Give the teachers in your local school the appreciation they deserve this week with a card, letter or a kind word of thanks!

 

Sunday, April 23
5:30am –

The Seattle Humane Society has been serving our area for 125 years and are still motivated to connect people and pets.
Jenna Pringle, Marketing/Communications Manager at Seattle Humane talks about not only the animal adoptions they provide, but also education programs, volunteer opportunities, a new facility nearing completion and upcoming events.
Their biggest annual fundraiser, Tuxes and Tails, will be held at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center on May 13th. This is always a fun gala and auction that includes the popular runway show featuring local celebrities walking dogs and cats along a fashion-model style runway.
Learn more online and get tickets to Tuxes and Tails at www.seattlehumane.org or www.tuxesandtail.org