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