IT'S YOUR COMMUNITY Apr 2016 - Jun 2016


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Washinton State Department of Transportation project engineer Bill Elliott and information officer Doug Adamson explain upcoming improvements to I-5 near JBLM.

Debbie Haddock and Beth Capec with the Little Red Schoolhouse Project talk about the need for basic school supplies and clothing for children in need.


Listen to Bill Elliott & Doug Adamson

Listen to Debbie Haddock & Beth Capec


Sunday, June 19, 2016


Richard Green, chair of the South Sound Advisory Council for Blood Works Northwest, makes an appeal for more blood donors.

Community activist Bob Jacobs explains why he thinks it's time to close down the Port of Olympia's marine terminal.

Listen to Richard Green


Listen to Bob Jacobs


Sunday, June 12, 2016


Olympia Port Commissioner Joe Downing talks about the importance of shipping operations to the local economy.

Bicycle advocate Michelle Swanson with the City of Olympia explains the workings of the city's innovative new bike corridor.

Listen to Commissioner Downing

Listen to Michelle Swanson



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Allyson Brooks, vice president of the Olympia Chapter of the League of Women Voters, emphasizes the importance of voting.

Ernie Malick, President of the Tanzanian Teaching Foundation, and volunteer Nancy Winter, show how local residents can help educate children in an impoverished country.


Listen to Allyson Brooks 

Listen to Ernie Malick & Nancy Winter



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Alicia Elliott, founder of Olympia's privately developed West Central Park, talks about her unique way of serving the public.

Frank Ordway, Assistant Director of the State Department of Early Learning, and Media Director Stephanie Liden, explain what the state is doing to ensure young children are enrolled in daycare centers that are not only safe but provide early education.

Listen to Alicia Elliott

Listen to Frank Ordway & Stephanie Liden


Sunday, May 22, 2016


Lori Pyne, president of the Olympia Bee Keepers Association, talks about the declining bee population.

Howard Burton, president of Celebrate Lacey, talks about the city's history and plans to celebrate its 50th birthday.


Listen to Lori Pyne

Listen to Howard Burton



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hanford McCloud, Executive Director of the Leschi Heritage Foundation, talks about upcoming Native American events.

Mary Harrison with Washington Enterprise Services and Janet Spingath with the Noxious Weed Control Board talk about a new way to maintain a lawn and help the environment.


Listen to Hanford McCloud

Listen to Mary Harrison & Janet Spingath


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Olympia Council Member Jessica Bateman gives a "Millennial's" perspective on her city's future.

Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts discusses his department's priorities in maintaining a respectful & safe environment for everyone.


Listen to Council Member Bateman

Listen to Chief Roberts


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Patty Belmote, Executive Director of the Hands On Children's Museum, talks about their summer offerings designed to educate children.

Julie Pietz snd Judy Berg with the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary talk about the work they do in helping the homeless.


Listen to Patty Belmonte

Listen to Julie Pietz & Judy Berg


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kyle Cronk, president and CEO of South Sound YMCA, talks about the many services provided by the "Y."

Annette Roth with the Thurston Economic Development Council talks about the Veterans Micro-enterprise program.


Listen to Kyle Cronk


Listen to Annette Roth


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Liz Davis, coordinator for Thurston Thrives, explains how public health and safety initiatives can work together to make our community a better place in which to live.

Author Ned Hayes says the upcoming "Readers are Leaders" event is more than just a slogan - readers are, in fact, leaders.


Listen to Liz Davis

Listen to Ned Hayes




Sunday, April 3, 2016

David Sederberg, an organizer for the Procession of the Species, and his daughter Whitney, talk about raising "50 Flags for Earth Month" in downtown Olympia.

Architect Ron Thomas talks about what's behind Olympia's sudden construction boom.


Listen to David & Whitney Sederberg

Listen to Ron Thomas