Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues.

Sunday, June 24
5:30am –

This week we talk about healthy babies! Our experts are Kasey Rivas, the March of Dimes Maternal Child Health Director for Washington State, Jennifer Riffel and Lindsey Frank, Certified Nurse Midwives with CHI Franciscan Health.
The March of Dimes has been the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health for decades. They have been advocating and funding Group Prenatal Care such as the Centering Pregnancy program administered by CHI Franciscan. Jennifer and Lindsey discuss the results based particulars of the program including interactive learning in a group setting, more 1 on 1 time with a provider, social support, and more.
Learn more about the March of Dimes and their healthy baby resources online at www.marchofdimes.org
Find a Centering Pregnancy class with CHI Franciscan Health at www.chifranciscan.org

Sunday, June 18
5:30am –

Our guest this week is Rick Henry, the Executive of the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project.
Carkeek Park in Northwest Seattle is an active science laboratory as well as a well visited urban park. The non-profit Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP) puts education into action to promote clean water using the might of the Clean Water Act to support the health and safety of salmon, the watershed, the community, and Puget Sound through community engagement.
Rick tells of the more than 20 schools in Seattle that are part of this project by annually raising salmon in their classrooms from eggs to fry and then participate on their release in Carkeek Park each spring. The salmon returning every fall are also a fascinating educational tool for the community, showing how the water quality and habitat restoration in a single watershed can have an impact.
Learn more about the work of The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project online at www.carkeekwatershed.org

Sunday, June 11
5:30am –

This week we hear about new ways that builders are working toward constructing more environmentally friendly homes from Leah Missik, the Manager of Built Green. Built Green is a non-profit program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties that, through different levels of certification, encourage home builders to construct homes in a more Eco-friendly manner.
The benefits include monetary savings, healthier, more comfortable living, the conservation of natural resources, a healthier local habitat, and an overall reduction in our footprint on the only earth we’ve got.

Learn more about Built Green online: www.builtgreen.net
Email Leah Missik directly – builtgreen@mbaks.com


Sunday, June 4
5:30am –

One in 200 people are afflicted with the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Crohn’s or Colitis. It hasn’t been something people share about themselves, but this week’s guests are trying to change that as they raise awareness and funds for research.
Kathleen Waite is the Education Manager, Mallory Cwik is the Take Steps Manager, and 8th Grader Sophie Raymond is this year’s Honored Hero for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Take Steps Walk of Western Washington.
There is no cure for Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis and the causes are unknown. Our guests talk about the need for more research as well as the support to patients offered by the CCFA such as Camp Oasis. Camp Oasis a summer camp for children living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and provides a week of non-judgmental, no questions necessary fun.
Their biggest fundraiser each year is the Take Steps Walk. This year’s walk is Sunday, June 11th at Seattle’s Magnuson Park, with activities starting at 2pm.
Learn more about what the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does and support the Take Steps Walk online:


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